Lisa Rinna Shares Receipts of Her Apology to Denise Richards

Lisa Rinna, Denise Richards
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Speak up. Lisa Rinnaconfirmed that she had apologized for her behavior to former Real Housewives of Beverly HillsCostar Denise Richards — and she has the receipts to prove it.

“Have you apologized to Denise Richards?” a fan asked the Rinna Beauty founder, 58, during a Q&A session on her Instagram Story on Thursday, June 23. After confirming that she had, in fact, apologized, Rinna added, “That’s what the text was about last night,” referring to her comments about a “text exchange” with Richards, 51, during the Wednesday, June 22, episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

A few hours later, it was Days of Our LivesAn Instagram Story captured the conversation between them by the alum. “Denise, I am deeply sorry for the way I treated you on and around the show,” Rinna wrote to her former friend in October 2021. “I hope you are doing well, and I wish you and your family nothing but the very best.”

In response, Richards wrote, “Thank you so much for your text. It means a lot. [sic]. I hope you and your family is good.”

The former Melrose Place star subsequently explained that she didn’t want to share the texts while filming “because I thought it was private,” but after seeing the episode she decided it was important to “set the record straight.”

Lisa Rinna Shares Receipts of Her Apology to Denise Richards: ‘I Am Deeply Sorry for the Way I Treated You’
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Despite this, Wild ThingsRinna and actress Rinna were already close friends since childhood when Richards came to the United States. RHOBHIn season 9, the couple had a very public fallout on the show after their Housewife colleague. Brandi GlanvilleRichards claimed that she had an affair with her. Richards has denied the allegations strongly, but Drinking and tweetingThe author, 48, maintains that the incident actually took place. Rinna supported Glanville at that time and publicly criticized Rinna for sending a cease-and-desist to her costars in order to stop them from talking about the alleged affair.

“You have to be true to yourself and if you find out your friend of 20 years is a phony? Run,” Rinna wrote via her Instagram Story in July 2020, along with several definitions of the word “phony,” all of which seemed to be directed at Richards. Richards left RHOBHDespite the drama of August 2020, she remained a topic for conversation among her former co-stars.

“Denise isn’t thrilled about her name being brought up during the reunion or even this season,” a source exclusively told Us WeeklyOctober 2021. “She believes producers provoked the conversation between Garcelle [Beauvais] [Lisa] Rinna just to give them something drama-filled to talk about.”

The insider adds, “She once joked, ‘Do I get paid for every time my name comes up?’ and she meant it. She thinks she should get paid if she’s going to be mentioned.”

Rinna, for her parts, first admitted that she regretted her actions during a September 2021 appearance of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. “I don’t like my behavior and how I treated her,” she said at the time. “I was mean, and I was cruel. I was too cruel. I absolutely was, and I’d like to atone for that.”

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