When asked what her most “surreal” moment of the ‘90s was, Rinna spilled, “Having an affair with the guy who played my brother,” before clarifying: "Well, not an affair, but a couple of one-night stands with the guy who [played] my brother. Patrick Muldoon and I had like, a thing.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star played Billie Reed on the iconic daytime soap from 1992-1995, and the hunky Muldoon played her brother, Austin Reed. The secret lovers also went on to star together in cult classic, Melrose Place.
Rinna made sure to clear the air that her tryst with Muldoon was way before she married her husband, Harry Hamlin.
The reality TV star gushed about the first time she met her husband of 24 years. "I was working at the eyeglass store, The Glen," she dished on the “PEOPLE in the ‘90s” podcast. "Harry came in to get his glasses and I gave him his glasses and didn't think twice, because he was Harry Hamlin and I was just like, 'Oh my God, it's Harry Hamlin.' And long story short, my boss at the eyeglass store was good friends with Harry. So one night I was bringing back my boss the key, because he would never let me keep the key. So I went and I gave him the key, and he was having dinner with Harry Hamlin. And he said, 'Sit down with us.'"
Rinna continued: "I had a glass of wine and sat with them, and I had just seen Cirque de Soleil for the first time. And I was so blown away, I just waxed poetic about Cirque de Soleil, and then I left. So then I got a call from my [boss]... and he said, 'Wow, that was so great last night and my friend Harry really liked you. And if you were single, he would like to date you.' And I thought, 'Well, that's gross because he's married' — because at the time he was married to Nicollette [Sheridan], or at least we thought he was, but she had left him three days earlier for Michael Bolton."
Muldoon also briefly dated Rinna’s RHOBH costar Denise Richards in the late ‘90s. Richards and the 52-year-old actor starred in the movie Starship Troopers, which came out in 1997.