‘RHOBH’: Denise Richards’ Husband is Now Her Co-Star

It seems like Denise Richards has done it all. From modeling to acting to starring on The Bold and the Beautiful and the reality show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, we have seen her face just about everywhere over the years. 

Most jobs, including the acting industry, have felt at least some effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Just like millions of people who are logging into their jobs remotely in order to comply with social distancing, those who are in the entertainment industry have to find creative ways to continue to do their jobs while keeping themselves and others safe. We are experiencing a situation that most people never could have imagined in their wildest dreams, but still, production must continue to go on, and no one knows that better than Richards. Here is how she is surprising everyone by currently starring alongside her husband— but you might not notice it’s him.

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Who is Denise Richards?

For those who may not be familiar with the pretty celebrity, let’s do a quick rundown of exactly who she is. Richards got her start in modeling at a young age, being recognized for her strikingly good looks and poised appearance. Many people noticed her talents, and her career quickly took off. Richards began to dabble in acting, taking on some small parts before finally getting her breakout role in Starship Troopers, according to Refinery29. The movie made her name instantly recognizable, and more offers kept coming in.

It was in the early 2000s that Richards married actor Charlie Sheen, with whom she had two of her children. The couple eventually divorced, leaving Richards with custody of their two daughters. In the years following, she went on to do reality television, starring in her show Denise Richards: It’s Complicated, and currently, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

How long has she been on her current reality show?

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Fans love tuning in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to see what sort of drama unfolds between Richards and her co-stars, and there certainly is plenty of it. She has been on the popular show since 2019, and viewers just can’t get enough.

According to Refinery29, Richards is the current “villain” of the show, and those who watch every episode would probably agree. She found herself in the middle of a nasty rumor that included Brandi Glanville, and it doesn’t end there. The other housewives do their best to make sure that there is never a dull moment, especially with Richards around.

Denise Richards is starring alongside her husband

Not surprisingly, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills isn’t Richards’ only venture at this time. She also has a role on the popular soap The Bold and Beautiful, and it would appear as if she definitely has fans hooked. USA Today reports that the 48-year-old plays the role of Shauna, a single mother who doesn’t always reveal the truth about things. Richards has admitted that soap opera acting is different from what she is used to, but we have to say that she appears to be doing just fine! So, why is it that her husband, Aaron Phypers, is suddenly starring alongside her?

Well, the reason is actually quite simple. As we know, The Bold and the Beautiful has plenty of love scenes. According to TV Insider, the actors currently can’t engage in kissing scenes due to coronavirus precautions, so Richards’ husband has stepped up to the plate to stand in for Thorsten Kaye, who plays Richards’ love interest.

What does Kaye have to say about his temporary replacement? According to the actor Phypers “… is a beast. I don’t know how many hours a day he goes to the gym, but I’m glad he does because if they’re doing just neck down, I’m perfectly fine with that.”