“I am so excited to join the cast of [RHOBH] as I am a huge fan of the show,” Richards said.
Lisa Rinna confirmed the news by posting a photo of her and Richards on her Instagram. The caption was a simply diamond emoji.
It took a lot of cash to convince Richards to join the cast of Beverly Hills. Radar Online reports that Richards is the highest paid Real Housewives cast member ever. She signed a contract worth $4 million.
Radar Online says that multiple sources confirmed that Richards signed a four year $4 million contract.
Thank you!! Thrilled to be part of this wild journey💋 https://t.co/XivDAINUeX
— Denise Richards (@DENISE_RICHARDS) August 8, 2018
“She was guaranteed to appear on the show for four seasons,” the insider told Radar.
The producers tried to keep Richards’ big payday under wraps, but the ladies found out how much their first-time cast member is making.
“The other ladies are pissed off about it,” the source said.
Another source told Radar that Kyle Richards, in particular, was not paid “anywhere near $4 million.” Kyle is an OG Beverly Hills housewife and was the catalyst for bringing the franchise together. Now another Richards is joining the cast and it’s unfortunately not Kim or Little Kathy.
Kyle is returning for season nine alongside Lisa Vanderpump, the last two OGs. Rinna, Erika Girardi/Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Teddi Mellencamp are all coming back. Camille Grammar and Faye Resnick will most likely make appearances during season nine. Why can’t Grammar just commit to being full-time? Who knows.
Richards’ three daughters, Sam, 14, Lola, 13 and Eloise, 7, will all be featured on the show. Richards’ kids being on TV was a point of drama for her and her ex-husband Charlie Sheen.
If you do recall Richards and Sheen married in December 2001 had two kids, but while pregnant with their second child Richards’ filed for divorce in March 2005
They had a quick reconciliation but then ultimately got divorced. It was finalized in November 2006. During their divorce, Richards snagged her own reality show on E! called Denise Richards: It’s Complicated. Sheen sued Richards for showing their kids on television, she ultimately won the lawsuit.
Right now Sheen pays $20,000 a month in child support to Richards. He filed court documents to have his child support lowered because his career has come to a halt due to his other issues.
Even though now Richards is probably out-earning Sheen thanks to her new $4 million contract, she is planning on fighting his suit in court.
Richards better be worth $4 million and bring the drama. God knows RHOBH needs it.