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No, Denise Richards and Kyle Richards Are Not Related, But They Do Go Way Back

These Real Housewives of Beverly Hills friends may not be related, but they have been running in the same crowd for years.

By Hannah Fusaro
After Show with Denise Richards and Kyle Richards

Sisters Kyle Richards and Kim Richards may have been the first Richards to appear on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills— but they wouldn’t be the last. Denise Richards joined RHOBH in Season 9 and viewers may have wondered if there was any relation between her and sisters Kyle and Kim.

Is Denise Richards related to Kyle Richards? 

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We’re here to confirm that there is absolutely no relation between Denise, Kyle and Kim (or their sister Kathy Hilton). However, that doesn’t mean the actress has zero history with anyone in the other Richards fam.

How do Denise Richards and Kyle Richards know each other? 

On the Season 9 premiere of RHOBH, Kyle revealed that she and Denise have been rubbing elbows in the same circles for years. "11 years ago, I was part of this 'Hollywood moms' group," Kyle said. "It was Lisa Rinna, Denise Richards, Ali Landry, myself, Alison Sweeney, and we would get together now and then. Everyone would bring a potluck, whatever their favorite dessert was, and that's how I got to know Denise originally."

Kyle revealed that not only has she known Denise for years but she also goes way back with Denise's ex-husband Charlie Sheen. "I've known Charlie Sheen since I was 13 or 14 years old," she shared. "He happened to be the best friend of my ex-boyfriend, C. Thomas Howell. Let's just say that I didn't love when my ex-boyfriend was hanging out with Charlie. You never knew what was going to happen... or what they could bring home."

The two actresses appeared together on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in 2013, where Andy Cohen read the ladies the following question from a viewer: "Denise, if you had to do another girl-on-girl kiss again, who would you want it to be?" Denise replied, "Kyle." Take a look at the moment above and hear more about what Denise loves about Kyle, below.

Denise Richards on Joining The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Are Denise Richards and Kim Richards friends?

Kim doesn't appear to have had such a storied history with Denise. Back in August, she told PEOPLE, “I don’t know her; I’ve just seen her, but I felt like, ‘OK, so I didn’t come back, so [bring on] another Richards. Add it to the list. I think she’s beautiful and I wish them all the luck.”

However, it looks like the goodwill between Kim and Denise may have ended, if the previews for the rest of the RHOBH Season 9 are any indication. See what we mean in the trailer below.

Your First Look at The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 9

Denise Richards will appear in Season 13 of RHOBH

Denise Richards poses in a pink blazer during a photocall in Cannes, France

On Season 13 of RHOBH, viewers will get to see the 'Wives have a good time with some familiar faces, including alums Denise Richards and Camille Grammer, along with The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Cynthia Bailey and The Real Housewives of Miami's Larsa Pippen. Get a peek at Denise’s upcoming cameo by watching the trailer here.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 13 premieres Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 8/7c on Bravo. Episodes will be available to stream the next day on Peacock.

Originally published Mar 6, 2019.

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