“I’m not surprised with the way things went,” the 53-year-old Jamie Foxx Show alum began on SiriusXM’s The Jenny McCarthy Show on Thursday, September 10. “This was a really hard season for her and I think when you’re being constantly talked about, it could affect your marriage, it could affect your kids. I think that’s where she was coming from. It was like, ‘Just back off a little bit. Not every dinner needs to be about this.’ I think she’s just had enough.”
“Lisa Rinna was like, ‘The second season is usually when things happen.’ And I said, ’Is that a threat?’” she explained. “It concerns me, absolutely. I’m still human.”
A rep for Richards, 49, confirmed that she wouldn’t be back for season 11 on Wednesday, September 9, hours before part two of the three-part reunion aired. While the Wild Things star has yet to publicly comment on her decision, Andy Cohen shed some light on the decision during an interview with his assistant Daryn Carp on Thursday.
“I’m just upset that we couldn’t reach an agreement for next season, I’m kind of living in that sadness. We were negotiating a deal with her and we couldn’t reach an agreement on the deal,” the 52-year-old host said on People’s Reality Check. “She has a family and kids. Whatever happened or didn’t happen, I would imagine that it’s something she didn’t really care to discuss on a television show.”
Richards has been in the hot seat during season 10 of RHOBH amid allegations that she had an affair with Brandi Glanville. While the 47-year-old Celebrity Big Brother alum insists that the two women slept together in April 2019, Richards has denied all the accusations. Beauvais, for her part, has maintained that she believes Richards. She also previously claimed she wouldn’t return for season 11 without her friend.
“She’s like, ‘If you don’t come back, I’m not coming back,’” Beauvais said on SiriusXM’s EW Live in August. “And I’m like, ‘And if you don’t come back, I’m not coming back.’”
RHOBH also stars Rinna, Kyle Richards, Dorit Kemsley, Teddi Mellencamp, Erika Jayne and “friend” Sutton Stracke. The final part of the season 10 reunion airs on Bravo Wednesday, September 16, at 9 p.m. ET.
Listen to Getting Real with the Housewives, your one-stop destination for Housewives news and exclusive interviews