On September 9, Variety revealed that a rep for Richards confirmed that she will not be coming back to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for another season. The announcement comes on the same day as part two of the Season 10 reunion. Richards herself has not yet announced this on any of her social media pages. This season has proven to be quite tricky for Richards, as she has been at the center of the drama.
During this season, former castmate Brandi Glanville alleged that she and Richards had an affair. Glanville revealed this information to some of the cast during the July 22 episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, claiming that she and Richards first hooked up while out to dinner and that it then spiraled from there. In recent months, Glanville and Richards have been feuding on social media, and Glanville has even leaked some of the text messages exchanged between the two of them.
Richards was a member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for the past two seasons, Seasons 9 and 10.
Richards’ Exit May Affect Other Cast Members Decisions to Come Back
Even though some of the cast members on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills may be happy that Richards will be leaving the show, it could affect some of the other members of the cast in a big way. During an August 2020 interview on SiriusXM’s EW Live, Garcelle Beauvais said that she wouldn’t want to come back to the show for another season without Richards. “She’s like, ‘If you don’t come back, I’m not coming back,’ and I’m like, ‘and if you don’t come back, I’m not coming back,’” Beauvais said on the radio show, according to People.
Although Beauvais hasn’t officially announced anything yet, it may be unlikely that she comes back to the show as she just accepted a position as a host on the popular talk show, The Real. In her statement, Beauvais mentioned her time on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. “I am thrilled to be joining the dynamic, bold and diverse women on the award-winning talk show The Real,” a statement from Beauvais on The Real’s Instagram page read. “My love for pop culture and news blended with my natural gift of gab, has always made me gravitate towards a talk show environment. It’s also exciting that it’s happening right after my amazing time joining The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
Dorit Kemsley Recently Spoke About the Possibility of Richards Leaving the Show
Richards’ announcement may come as a shock to some of her fellow cast members, including friend Dorit Kemsley, who recently said that she “wouldn’t see why” Richards would leave the show. During an August 26 interview on The Morning Toast podcast, Kemsley was asked whether or not she thought that Richards would return to the show for Season 11.
“I don’t see why she wouldn’t,” Kemsley said during the podcast episode. “I don’t see why she wouldn’t. I mean…she’s friends with me, she’s friends with Garcelle, you know, the only reason why someone wouldn’t return is if they’re either not friends with anyone in the group anymore, or if they’re just not wanted, and I don’t think it’s either of those.”