Denise Richards skipped yet another Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast trip on January 14. Her costars Teddi Mellencamp, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley and Sutton Stracke jetted off to New York City to cheer on their friend Erika Jayne in her Broadway debut.
Erika, 48, made her Broadway stage debut in the musical Chicago, portraying lead Roxie Hart. She will be in the show until March 29. She had her first show on January 6.
The ladies were also in town to celebrate Kyle's 51st birthday. After Erika's show, her Bravo cast took the stage and presented her with a beautiful bouquet of roses. They congratulated her and cheered her on! Erika broke down in tears in front of the audience and exclaimed over how much she loved her cast.
An insider told Page Six that RHOBH newcomer Sutton organized the trip to see Erika in action. The source added it is not a filmed trip for the Bravo series.
Other RHOBH newbie Garcelle Beauvais was also not present for the vacation. The eyewitness also noted that during intermission, the women gathered backstage to say “hello” to the "Pretty Mess" singer. They then overheard Lisa, 56, gushing that, “Jayne was f**king amazing!"
Denise's absence comes hot off the heels of a rumor that claimed she had an affair with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Brandi Glanville. The 48-year-old is currently married to husband Aaron Phypers. An Instagram account dedicated to Housewives news, titled, BestofBravo, posted about the alleged affair. “RHOBH: Denise Richards and Brandi Glanville allegedly slept together months ago,” the post from earlier this month read. “Because Denise and Aaron supposedly have an open marriage, Brandi was under the impression that Aaron knew, (but apparently he didn’t), so Brandi told several people. This is what allegedly started their feud. Also, Denise seems to feed the press trying to maintain control of the story.”
However, on January 8, Denise's rep revealed to People that the gossip was not true. A source also told the publication that drama will play out on the upcoming season of RHOBH. “What really happened with Brandi and Denise will play out on the season. There is a lot of she said, she said going on. But it’s going to be very dramatic," the source said.
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