Andy Cohen Responds To Bette Midler’s Request To Join RHOBH

The actor and singer is ready for reality TV.

Andy Cohen responds to Bette Midler's request to join Real Housewives.
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Bette Midler is ready for her RHOBH diamond. On March 30, the actor and singer took to X (formerly Twitter) to express interest in joining the cast of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, much to the excitement of reality TV fans.

“Is it too late for me to become a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills?” she asked. “I’ve never watched it, but I am in the mood to talk some s***. And to get paid for it? A dream! #RHOBH.”

Responding to Midler’s post, the official Bravo X account wrote, “Talk about a glorious crossover” along with a winking face and diamond emoji, referencing the show’s logo. Host Andy Cohen also responded, commenting “It’s time!

On RHOBH, stars read out their personal taglines during the show’s opening titles, and Midler has ideas for hers. “I think my tagline should be, ‘Those Beaches don’t know what’s about to hit ‘em!!” she wrote, referencing her 1988 movie Beaches.

RHOBH stars Annemarie Wiley, Sutton Stracke, Dorit Kemsley, Kyle Richards, Erika Jayne, Crystal Minkoff, and Garcelle Beauvais. Bravo/NBCUniversal/Getty Images

Andy Has Some Doubts

On April 1, Cohen again addressed Midler’s post, telling listeners of his SiriusXM radio show that “she would be the grand dame of Beverly Hills in a second!”

But while he’s excited at the prospect of Midler (an Emmy, Grammy, and Tony winner) joining the franchise, Cohen isn’t convinced she’s the right fit for reality TV.

“My only concern as I was really thinking this through is I don’t know that she would love us just showing up with cameras running, gunning her,” he explained, adding that she would likely request a hefty pay check. “I mean, Bette Midler is a superstar,” he continued. “How much would that cost because she said she wants to make a lot of money to s*** talk?”

Despite Cohen’s concerns, RHOBH fans were quick to comment on the possibility of Midler alongside current stars Kyle Richards, Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Crystal Minkoff, Sutton Stracke, and Garcelle Beauvais.

“I would pay to see this,” one viewer wrote under Midler’s post, with another adding, “We need queen Bette on RHOBH ASAP.”