Why Denise Richards Is Joining Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills

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If you have been keeping up with your reality television headlines, then you probably already know that model, actress, and former Bond girl Denise Richards has joined the cast of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Richards will make her debut in the series' upcoming ninth season. She previously dipped her toe in the reality television pond with her E! series Denise Richards: It's Complicated. So, why has the mom of three decided to join the Bravo series? Richards explained, saying:

I went through a lot and have been really private about a lot of things, and [I'm] just in a really good place right now... and thought it would be fun, so I thought why not?

Exactly. Why not? Denise Richards' explanation to Extra makes perfect sense. And, her wonderful approach to filming the show should help her weather any storms to come. Things are known to get dicey as cast members approach the end of the season. As seen in her E! reality show, Richards is down to earth and fun, so she should be more than okay, no matter what transpires. In case the drama ever overwhelms her, she can be sure to get pointers on how to press on from her friend Lisa Rinna.

Lisa Rinna joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2014 for Season 5. Despite all the drama that has unfolded on-screen over the course of the three seasons she has starred on the series, Rinna still has a great deal of enthusiasm for doing the show. Denise Richards shared that she checked in with Rinna and asked how she felt about doing it and Richards shared this:

I just asked her about it, she just loves it and has so much fun, so I just thought it would be fun to do.

Fans are definitely ready to enjoy the fun to come in Season 9. It is shaping up to be quite an exciting season, given the cast the show has assembled. So far, Denise Richards is the only new cast member in Season 9, meaning she will join the in-tact cast of Season 8. Richards also confirmed previous reports that her daughters will appear on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, as will Richards' boyfriend Aaron Phypers.

Having previously revealed that she is a fan of the Bravo franchise, Richards has an idea of what is in store for her. Of course, watching the show and being a full-time part of it are two different things. While The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers will be interested in seeing how Denise Richards ends up fitting into the group, fans of It's Complicated will be interested in getting an update on what she's been up to since that show concluded. Well, they are about to find out.

The ninth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills should begin airing sometime this fall on Bravo. For new television to watch while you wait for the season to start, check out CinemaBlend's summer premiere guide. For other television shows set to arrive soon, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's fall premieres.

Britt Lawrence

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