Denise Richards is still relatively new to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but she has already become the centre of a ton of drama. In early 2020, a rumor leaked that she was having a secret affair with castmate Brandi Glanville. Richards has constantly denied being with anyone other than her husband, alternative energy therapist Aaron Phypers, but the gossip has only escalated, with leaked texts and cryptic social media reports galore. It was even rumored that at some point Richards would quit the show. The true story is set for the upcoming 10th season of the reality TV series, says People.
Through all this, Richards’ friend and castmate, Garcelle Beauvais, has witnessed the ups and downs of being a Real Housewife. Both actresses are new to the series, and Garcelle Beauvais told us weekly that Richards has become a dear friend. “I’ve become very close with Denise,” Garcelle Beauvais explained. “Denise and I are really good friends. I’ve been friends with Denise and [Lisa] Rinna for a long time. Erika [Jayne] I love her because she and I are very similar when it comes to how it is and we keep it moving. I really enjoyed working with her.”
Garcelle Beauvais also gave her two cents on how the Glanville ordeal has been for Richards, calling it a “difficult” and “shocking” situation.
RHOBH: Garcelle says it was ‘Hard To Watch’ Denise Richards’ drama
Garcelle Beauvais’s inside update on how Denise Richards deals with all The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills drama is revealing.
“All we’ve done is text and she’s like ‘Girl, I’ve got so much to tell you,'” Garcelle Beauvais told us weekly at the Los Angeles premiere of Cirque du Soleil Volta on January 21, 2020. “So we’ll catch up and figure it out, but it’s hard when you’ve exposed everything and you’ve got your side of it and people see their side of it.”
All the drama was difficult not only for Richards, but for everyone else, including Beauvais. We all know how real it is with Real Housewives, and the cast members are certainly not immune to the tension. “It shocked me that things are already here, because I feel like who’s leaking? But it’s very shocking,” Garcelle Beauvais said. “Sometimes it was hard for me to be there. Sometimes it was hard for me to look, if I can say so. You know what I mean? Because it’s a new experience for me. I’m an actress and I’m used to that, so seeing real life and people going after each other is new to me in that sense.”
We’ll see how much more drama unfolds over poor Richards while the viewers wait for Season 10!
RHOBH: Denise Richards appreciates Garcelle support
Fans can probably deduce from Garcelle Beauvais‘ comments above that she’s a good friend, a feeling not lost on Denise Richards. “Happy birthday to this beautiful woman @garcelle even more beautiful on the inside,” Richards captioned a December 2019 shot of the couple. “I met her many years ago one of our first jobs together in the TV. So much respect for this stylish strong compassionate girlfriend. Garcelle you’re a real gem of a girlfriend. Have a great birthday and you’re a timeless girl and I love you.”
In addition to the mother’s friendly message, sources claim she’s “defending” Garcelle Beauvais from the drama, per Hollywood Life. “The ladies are still filming the current season and just want her to be honest and truthful about the things she said because they were so hurt,” added the insider in the report of January 2020. “This caused a huge crack in the cast. The only one who jumped on her defense was Garcelle.”
Well, it’s nice to know that Richards has someone in her corner at this difficult time.