The allegations against Sheridan were first made on Tuesday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, when Rinna, who has been married to Hamlin for over two decades, told her fellow housewives that Sheridan, 55, allegedly ended her marriage to Hamlin, 67, after meeting Bolton, 65, at a concert.
Days later, Sheridan fired back at Rinna, 55, on Twitter, slamming the alleged affair as “FAKE NEWS!”
“Harry and I ended our marriage nose to nose in Canada… Michael was a long time friend that was invited to our wedding… Happy Harry found happiness with housewife @lisarinna,” the star wrote on Friday.
Sheridan, of course, famously starred on ABC’s scripted series Desperate Housewives, which inspired Bravo’s Real Housewives reality franchise.
Turning up the heat, Hamlin responded on Saturday, criticizing his ex-wife’s denial and going on to claim that she allegedly stepped out on him two weeks after his mother’s death.
“Re Fake News! What’s it called when your wife of one year suddenly goes to bed with a pop singer? …two weeks after your mother dies?? I did a lotta stuff with my wife ‘nose to nose’ but ending our marriage was not one of them!” he wrote.
Believe it or not, there was a time when Lisa Rinna was not involved with The Real Housewives franchise. The soap star was on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen alongside Carson Kressley and discussed her secret Housewives origins.
While discussing Kressley’s accidental Real Housewives of New York City appearances, Rinna brought up her first-ever Housewives appearance—it was on RHONY.
“Sweetie, you were on season two episode seven,” Andy Cohen said. “It was the episode where [Bethenny Frankel] called [Luann de Lesseps] a snake at the fashion show…You were sitting between Kelly Bensimon and Bethenny and it was super uncomfortable, I loved it.”
“Yes! And I had no idea what I was in the middle of. None!” Rinna said.“It was an iconic episode for me,” Cohen said.
A caller asked Rinna if she was ever approached for the show before she joined in season five and Rinna let Cohen take it away.
“We did talk to Lisa at the beginning…season one and put her on tape. I felt very strongly, for better or worse, that…I didn’t get it. I felt like it should be all unknown people. Even though Kim and Kyle [Richards] had acted years before, whatever, I felt like Lisa Rinna was too much of a personality and name. And then, by the way, when you did join, I was like, ‘It’s time for Lisa Rinna to join.’ You had been on this show, I knew that you knew the women, you had a long history. I just felt that the show needed to establish itself on its own, before in my mind I could ever picture it,” Cohen said.
“And I totally agree,” Rinna said.
Lisa Vanderpump and Lisa Rinna haven’t been in the best place in recent seasons of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In fact, after we saw all the drama that’s about to go down in the 90210 when the upcoming Season 9 premieres on Tuesday, February 12 at 9/8c, we haven’t been sure abou which friendships will make it through the season.
So who better to provide some insight on Vanderpump and Rinna’s rumored rift than Eileen Davidson? Not only has Eileen been a close friend of her fellow soap opera queen Rinna for years, but she’s also well-acquainted with all the RHOBH goings-on, having been a part of the squad for three seasons.
Eileen recently weighed in on Vanderpump and Rinna’s drama, and she’s actually hopeful that the two will be able to work it out. “Things change so quickly, especially in reality TV. There’s always a way to patch something up for a specific reason. You never know,” she told HollywoodLife earlier this month. “I would say absolutely. They could be friends next year this time.”
Eileen didn’t always see eye-to-eye with Vanderpump during her three seasons on RHOBH. However, the pair seemed to have moved on from their drama by the time Eileen announced that she would not be returning for Season 8 of RHOBH.
As Lisa Rinna once said, her lips were made for talking and that’s just what they’ll do. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star threw shade at Lisa Vanderpump amid reported drama between the cast.
“Listen. What we do, is not that hard. We film for 4 months. We laugh, fight, we make up, whatever. We make a tv show. We are so blessed and so lucky to have a Job. For those who watch, Thank you!” the 55-year-old actress tweeted on Wednesday, December 5. “I felt like that needed to be said. We aren’t curing cancer here. It’s a f—king tv show. Ya know?! … And I think we all make a darn good tv show.”
Rinna then started taking questions from fans, including one about Vanderpump’s whereabouts.
“She’s on Vanderpump Rules,” the former Melrose Place star replied, referring to her costar’s spinoff, after a user tweeted “Where’s LVP? Can’t get enough of her!”
Social media users were quick to respond to Rinna’s tweet, calling her “iconic” and a “legend” for the “well deserved shade.”
Us Weekly broke the news in October that Vanderpump, 58, was on the outs and refusing to film season 9 with her castmates, including Rinna, Kyle Richards, Dorit Kemsley and Teddi Mellencamp. While reports surfaced last month that the restaurant owner was exiting the series, Vanderpump denied she was done with the show.
Lisa Rinna may have a new target in her crosshairs. The cast of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are currently promoting Season 9, and Rinna hinted this week that one of her co-stars acted out during a photo shoot. Is Rinna looking to take down Lisa Vanderpump this season?
Rinna posted a cryptic message on Twitter that included the dictionary definition of integrity. The RHOBH star did not tag Vanderpump in the post, but many fans suspected that the comment was intended for her.
In fact, RHOBH star Erika Jayne later confirmed that Vanderpump wanted to part of the promotional shoot and refused to attend the event.
The drama at the photo shoot is only the tip of the iceberg. Shortly after Rinna’s post, inside sources came forward and revealed that Rinna and Vanderpump had serious problems in Season 9.