Denise Richards Calls Lisa Rinna ‘Cruel’ Amid ‘RHOBH’ Drama

Lisa Rinna and Denise Richards
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You can call her out! Real Housewives of Beverly HillsAlum Denise Richardsis addressing her former co-star Lisa Rinna’s behavior on season 12 of the Bravo series.

“I watched #RHOBH last night,” the Wild ThingsStar, 51, shared her thoughts via Instagram on Thursday, 20 October. “While I have empathy for Lisa Rinna losing her mom, what is her excuse all the other years on the show for being so cruel & so vindictive?”

Throughout the course of the season, Rinna, 59, has had outbursts and even lashed out against her fellow Housewives — primarily Sutton Stracke — as she mourned the death of her mother, Lois, who passed away in November 2021.

During the second episode of the three-part reunion special that aired on Wednesday, October 19, the Emmy-nominated talk show host admitted it “maybe would’ve been better” if she had “taken the time off” to process her grief after viewing a montage of her dramatic moments from the season.

“When you’re in that deep of pain — I’ve done the best I can. I’m sorry for being crazy and a maniac and screaming and doing what I’ve done,” she said. “I’m really just trying to walk through life.”

The Days of Our LivesThe reality show’s fans have received mixed reactions to the actress. BravoCon 2022 was a negative experience for Rinna. RHOBH panel.

“They booed me. It was amazing. It’s fabulous,” The Celebrity ApprenticeOnly alum told Us WeeklyAfter the panel. “Well, I’d never been booed before. It was the best thing I have ever seen. It’s like being a wrestler. I loved it.”

Richards, who hasn’t been part of the franchise since season 10, was not invited to the New York City event and took to social media to address the apparent snub.

“I heard a few ex housewives were asked to be at #BravoCon @BravoTV @TheRealCamilleG,” the former fashion model tweeted on Friday, October 14, tagging fellow RHOBH alum Camille Grammer. “Wonder why we weren’t asked to be there? Fans didn’t want us?”

Many fans took to Twitter in support of the cause Blue Mountain State alum, teasing that — had she been in attendance — they wouldn’t have booed her arrival. “Thank you so much,” she replied.

Richards joined The RHOBHAfter appearing as a guest star in season 5, the cast was invited to participate in season 9. After appearing as a guest star during season 5, the cast was invited to participate in season 9. Love Happens AccidentallyAfter a fellow alum, actress left the series in 2020 Brandi Glanville’s accusations that the two had an affair, which Richards has continually denied.

“I absolutely don’t regret going on the show. I really loved working,” the Real Girl Next DoorOnly the author told UseJuly. “I love the moments that we had traveling and dinners with each other. And there’s a great camaraderie with the womanhood on the show. And that’s something that I think is really positive.”