While Denise did a good job of steering clear of drama last season, she seems to be smack dab in the middle of it in season 10. Ever since former Beverly Hills housewife Brandi cryptically and seemingly accused Denise of blackmailing and slut-shaming her, Denise has completely shut herself off from most of the cast and has even been rumored to potentially ditch the future season 10 reunion.
According to a source close to the cast, Denise “is completely broken up and divided” amid all the online drama. As expected, the fighting has caused a major rift in the cast, as was reported by Hollywood Life.
And while Denise is allegedly not on speaking terms with various cast members, she’s “been in touch with some of the ladies.”
Denise has reportedly found support in newbie housewife and fellow actress Garcelle Beauvais, who has been rumored to be “Team Denise” in the past. Denise “appreciates [Garcelle] defending her,” the insider said.
As fans already know, a lot of the drama seems to have stemmed from Denise not being able to film as much. This was especially true after she failed to show up to the show’s finale party at fellow castmate Dorit Kemsley‘s house back in December. The actress was then quickly called out online by Lisa Rinna, causing a complete online frenzy.
Additionally, news broke last week that Brandi had alleged to the other cast members that she and Denise had a months-long affair behind the back of her husband Aaron Phypers. Denise’s rep has since denied this claim. Things reportedly reached a boiling point during a cast trip to Rome in November after the cast confronted Denise about the claim and accused her of trashing them to Brandi.
“The ladies are still filming the current season and just want her to be honest and truthful about the things she’s said as they were so hurt,” the insider continued. “This caused a huge rift in the cast. The only one who jumped to her defense was Garcelle.”
For the time being, Bravo has yet to announce when the new season of the RHOBH will air.
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