Reality TV is about to get a whole lot more entertaining if the latest rumor about The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills turns out to be true. According to the buzz, Denise Richards could be joining the Bravo series for season nine. Dear TV gods, let this be true.
Per Us Weekly, a source close to the actor confirmed that, yes, Richards will be signing a deal to come on board “next week at the latest.”
Although filming hasn’t kicked off yet, certain details about the upcoming season are already known — like, for example, Richards’ potential castmates. In June, Us Weekly revealed that Teddi Mellencamp would also be joining existing cast members Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley and Lisa Rinna.
This wouldn’t be Richards’ first foray into reality TV, of course. From 2008 to 2009, she headlined her own reality series on E! called Denise Richards: It’s Complicated.
RHOBH would be a logical progression of Richards’ reality TV career, considering she is in fact a real housewife of Beverly Hills… well, sort of. The neighborhood fits the bill, and she was married to Charlie Sheen. However, that union ended dramatically in 2005 amid allegations from Richards that Sheen had physically abused and threatened her.
Sheen and Richards have two children together, daughters Sam and Lola. In 2011, Richards adopted a third daughter, Eloise.
As a single working mother of three, Richards would make a dynamic addition to RHOBH. And judging by recent events unfolding in the press, it wouldn’t be a bad time to pick up another revenue stream.
In May, the actor was sued by Malibu stable Cross Creek Farm, which alleged that Richards had failed to pay for months’ worth of boarding for her horses, Hansel and Lily. The total owed, according to People, was $47,667.05.
If found guilty and the amount left unpaid, Richards would reportedly be at risk of losing her horses. However, according to The Blast, Richards has no intention of letting her equines go. The outlet reported that she enlisted Sheen to help settle the debt.
Richards’ reps have yet to respond to a request for comment.