Andy Cohen Discusses Denise Richards' Departure from RHOBH after Two Seasons

Bettina Dizon
Sep 16, 2020
10:00 P.M.
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As an executive producer, Andy Cohen is "upset" over Denise Richards' exit from "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and revealed why she did not elaborate on her disagreements with the other cast members.


Denise Richards' departure from "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" did not surprise the other cast members and was something they already expected after filming her second season.

However, executive producer Andy Cohen still tried to reach out to the reality star and settle on an agreement, which, unfortunately, they did not reach. Here's what he had to say about the issue. 

Andy Cohen during the Super Bowl LIV for SiriusXM on January 31, 2020, in Miami, Florida. | Source: Getty Images



During his guest appearance on People TV's "Reality Check," the talk show host revealed his true sentiments about Richards leaving the reality show. He said:

"I'm just upset we couldn't reach an agreement for next season. I'm kind of living in that sadness."

Cohen also talked about Richards' rumors and how the actress did not address them. He claimed her silence is "answering her truth" and how she, perhaps, wanted to protect her husband and kids.

Andy Cohen attends the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards New York on May 04, 2019, New York City. | Source: Getty Images



Richards was rumored to have an affair with Brandi Glanville, which she previously denied. Her castmates also called her a hypocrite after the actress spoke about her disagreement with threesomes being discussed at a family barbecue.

The couple tied the knot in an outdoor ceremony in Malibu, California, with the help of celebrity events planner Mindy Weiss.

Lisa Rinna hinted at Richards' lies by saying the reality show is supposed to feature the actress' real life, adding that her co-star was hiding something that would come out sooner or later.


Denise Richards during the premiere of Skyline Entertainment's "The Toybox" at Laemmle's NoHo 7 on September 14, 2018 in North Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images


The "Bold and Beautiful" star joined "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" season 9 and found herself in a feud with most of her co-stars by the following season. 


According to one source, Richards demanded a high salary raise to come back for another season, which the network did not want. However, another insider said otherwise and claimed she wanted to be with her family.

The second source said the actress wanted to spend more time with her husband, Aaron Phypers, and her three children, Sam, Lola, and Eloise, after returning from Spain.

Denise Richards during "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on August 13, 2018 in Universal City, California. | Source: Getty Images



Despite the rumors of her open marriage, the "Glow and Darkness" star celebrated her second anniversary with Phypers on social media alongside a photo of herself in a mask.

The couple tied the knot in an outdoor ceremony in Malibu, California, with the help of celebrity events planner Mindy Weiss. Both the bride and groom wore non-traditional wedding attires, designed by Mark Zunino.

Despite the abrupt wedding planning, Richards' special day was as beautiful as their relationship, as she exchanged vows with her husband, in the presence of their close family and friends.