Lisa Rinna finally set a record with her exit The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
After first joining the cast in 2014, Lisa announced on January 5 that she was leaving the beloved franchise after eight seasons.
“This is the longest work of my 35-year career, and I am grateful to everyone at Bravo and everyone involved with the series,” she said. people“It’s been a fun eight years. I’m looking forward to the future!”
If you’re a fan of the hit Bravo show, you know that Lisa’s departure was no surprise.
Despite offering some of the show’s most iconic momentit’s no secret that her final season as the Housewives of Beverly Hills was riddled with controversy.
In Season 12, the 59-year-old embarks on a troubling and mysterious journey as she grapples with the death of her mother, Lois. Aspenwhich saw the eventual breakdown of her strained relationship with Cathy Hilton, led Cathy to declare her “Hollywood’s biggest bullyat a series reunion in October.
Lisa used to enjoy playing villains on screen, which she recently admitted during a wide-ranging chat with Mel Ottenberg. interview magazine She said she “fucked off” on last year’s show.
“I hated this year. For many reasons,” she began. It wasn’t as two-sided as I would have liked. How about that?”
The mother of two children shed a little more light on Aspen’s controversy — centering around Lisa’s claim that Kathy was a major if you’re not keeping up with the show.”meltdown” While the cameras were not rolling, Lisa (the only witness) was very frightened and upset and locked herself in a room.
it’s still pretty unclear actually Down in Aspen, fans continue InferReflecting on the incident from her perspective, Lisa said it was simply “disappointing” that neither she nor the camera crew could understand Kathy’s point.psychotic break” in the movies.
“It just happened so naturally,” she recalled. “In that moment, I didn’t think I’d turn on voice memos. It doesn’t come to mind. “
“At the People’s Choice Awards, I met her…and I said, ‘Hey Kathy, how are you? you look fine. ‘And it broke the ice,’ Lisa recalled. “She and I were chatting with Erica [Jayne] And I give her a lot of kudos for attending the reunion…respect she is doing well and standing up for what she wants people to believe and what she believes doing. “
Lisa’s Explosive 12th Season — and Her “Disastrous” Social media The activity when the show was airing last year — caused a huge uproar from the show’s fans, with many demanding she be removed from the lineup in the cast shakeup ahead of next season.
The backlash was so intense that Lisa was booed when she took the stage Rob panel at BravoCon in October — but things didn’t get much better as she grew up middle finger to the crowd in response.
Because of that, fans Infer Lisa’s exit from the show wasn’t as mutual as ours came to believeHowever, it is made very clear – both by Lisa When bravo executive producer Andy Cohen — It was she who made the decision to stay off camera.
“I think of everything housewife I have to leave for a while, but that’s a good thing. You don’t have to date anyone,” she added, noting that she plans to maintain relationships with fellow housewives including Erica Jayne, Kyle Richards, and Dorit Kemsley.
“You can rest. It’s time for a break. No pause, I won’t pause. You won’t pause me. Bye-bye. You understand what I’m saying, right?” ” she added.
On the contrary, Andy recently said he hopes Rinna will return later.
“Think of all the memes that Lisa Rinna has created. Think of all the GIFs that she has created,” he said. Said, reflecting on her legacy in the franchise. “I really hope this is a pause. I hope she comes back. It’s true.”
But Lisa is happy to start a new chapter.
“I wouldn’t change anything about it. I’m grateful for this experience,” she told Interview Magazine. And now I can fight anyone in the fucking world.