Denise Richards had been friends with Lisa Rinna for more than two decades before joining Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but Denise says she ruined their friendship for a messy storyline.
“My experience with Lisa Rinna was so bad that I thought, ‘OK, what would happen next season?’” she said. “I did have a sh-tty experience. … It wasn’t good with Lisa Rinna and it was sad to me. I had a 20-year friendship with her, and to see how she could sacrifice a friendship of 20 years for a show that isn’t gonna last forever — obviously, she isn’t on it anymore — like, at what cost?” she said.
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Lisa was one of the ringleaders spreading the allegations that Denise had an affair with Bradi Glanville.
Denise has always denied the story.
“I think that you learn a lot about people when you live with them, travel or work with them. I had never worked with Rinna before,” she added.
Denise is not sure she’d return to the show as a full Housewife, but maybe as a friend of the show.