Lisa Rinna claimed Nicollette Sheridan cheated on Harry Hamlin on this week's episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

By Robyn Merrett
February 23, 2019 01:12 AM

It’s Desperate Housewives versus Real Housewives

Nicollette Sheridan is firing back at claims she left her former husband for a famous musician.

On Tuesday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa Rinna told her fellow housewives that Sheridan, 55, was married to her husband Harry Hamlin, but the union allegedly ended after less than a year because Sheridan left him for singer Michael Bolton when she met him at his concert.

On Friday, Sheridan fired back at Rinna, 55, on Twitter to slam the 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. Sheridan, of course, famously starred on scripted show Desperate Housewives which inspired the Real Housewives reality franchise.

Representatives for Bolton, Rina and Hamlin did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

The discussion of Sheridan and Hamlin’s brief romance came about after Housewives newbie Denise Richards revealed to castmates Rinna, Dorit Kemsley, Teddi Mellencamp, Camille Grammar and Erika Girardi that her now-fiancé Aaron Phypers is still technically married to Sheridan.

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That’s when Rinna, 55, dropped a major bombshell.

“Harry was married to her 30 years ago,” Rinna explained to the ladies, who couldn’t help but gasp upon hearing the news.

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“The story is, she went to a Michael Bolton concert at the Hollywood Bowl — and left with Michael Bolton!” Rinna claimed, prompting Girardi, 47, to yell “Is that really true?!”

“F— yes! Harry was in Canada!” Rinna responded.

In the end, Rinna is grateful things ended between Sheridan and Hamlin, 67.

Harry Hamlin, Nicollette Sheridan and Michael Bolton
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Michael Bolton and Nicollette Sheridan

“I thank Michael Bolton to this day. Are you kidding me? Let’s cheers to Michael Bolton! Thank you, Michael Bolton, because I would not have these beautiful children,” Rinna said.

Rinna and Hamlin tied the knot in September 1997. They share two daughters, Amelia Gray Hamlin, 17, and Delilah Belle Hamlin, 20.

RELATED: Lisa Rinna Celebrates 21 Years of Marriage with ‘Soulmate’ Harry Hamlin

Last year, during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Rinna opened up about their relationship and how they’ve kept the spark alive over the course of their 21-year marriage.

Nicollette Sheridan and Harry Hamlin
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Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna
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“I don’t really know. I really don’t know the answer,” she admitted. “I think that we are complete opposites. And I mean, we have nothing in common!”

“You know what you have in common that wildly comes across?” chimed in host Andy Cohen, 50. “You are crazy about each other.”

“We are,” said Rinna. “We are crazy about each other, and you can’t create that, you can’t make it — it either is, or it isn’t.”