After Lisa Rinna and Garcelle Beauvais were seen rehashing the drama she and Lisa endured during season 10, an insider claims the mother-of-three feels the producers used her name to create drama and believes she should have been paid for her role in their storyline.
“Denise isn’t thrilled about her name being brought up during the reunion or even this season,” a source told Us Weekly on October 14. “She believes producers provoked the conversation between Garcelle [Beauvais] and [Lisa] Rinna just to give them something drama-filled to talk about.”
“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,” the insider added.
According to the source, Denise believes it’s “distasteful” that she’s being talked about on RHOBH “just to prolong the story line.” As fans will recall, Lisa accused Garcelle of continuing to bring up Denise and the falling out they had during season 10 at part one of the reunion, prompting Garcelle to insist she was ready to move on for good.
After confirming her departure from RHOBH in September 2020 after being accused of having an affair with Brandi Glanville (and being hounded by Lisa about the issue), Denise appeared on The Real, where she spoke of the “challenging” 10th season and said she wasn’t completely ruling out a future return to the show.
Now, over a year later, the insider claims Denise is not “even thinking” about going back.
“She has other projects in the works,” the source explained. “She doesn’t have time for it, let alone does not want to be involved in the drama and stress it’s caused. She has enough of that already in her life.”
While appearing on Watch What Happens Live earlier this year, Garcelle told host Andy Cohen she thought Denise “wants to come back” to the show. However, she also noted that Denise likely wouldn’t return unless someone who she did not name was fired.
“Somebody’s gotta go though,” Garcelle state. “Just saying.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 reunion, part two, airs Wednesday, October 20, at 8/7c on Bravo.
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