Her decision to leave the hit reality show was simpler than one might think.
It’s no secret that Lisa Rinna is one of the most iconic housewives in the realm of reality television. She’s been a staple on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” since the show’s fifth season, and has been a fan favorite throughout her tenure.
She was continuously stirring the pot and seemed to be at the center of every drama. However, it was recently announced that Rinna would be leaving the show after eight seasons.
So, it came as a shock to many when she announced that she was leaving the show. While many have speculated why Rinna is leaving, it seems that the real reason is much simpler than one might think.
Rinna recently revealed the actual reason for her departure in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, stating that while she enjoyed filming the program, she did not find the airing of the show to be as enjoyable.
“Filming is one thing. But once you see it, once it goes out into the universe, that I don’t love because it takes on a life of its own,” she said.” When filming, you have your drama, but it’s contained in a sense. And once it goes out, you get opinions and all the stuff that goes on; that’s the part I don’t like.”
The former housewife also acknowledged that producers have all the authority in the editing room and that neither she nor the other cast members do. Nevertheless, she said, “if you get a nicer edit, you’re happier.”
The actress even stresses how much she disliked the previous season, notably after her mother passed away since the storyline wasn’t as “two-sidedly” as she would have liked.
Additionally, Rinna brought up the drama in Aspen that she and her fellow co-housewives, particularly Kathy Hilton, became engaged in. Before quitting the popular reality program, this one was the most recent and contentious drama she was a part of.
“It was unfortunate that there weren’t cameras in Aspen,” Rinna remarked. “It was something that happened so spontaneously. In the moment, I didn’t think to turn on my voice memos.”
“When somebody’s having a nuclear breakdown, you don’t think, ‘Oh, I should be filming this.’ That doesn’t come across your mind. When you’ve actually tried to save somebody and get somebody out of a club because they were hurting themselves, you think, ‘What the f**k do I do? Do I call the police? I don’t know what to do.'”
“So yes, it was unfortunate that in this sprinter van, there were no cameras. Because we were done filming, we’d shut down,” she added.
Rinna then ended her statement by saying that throughout her 35-year career, working on “RHOBH” has been her longest-lasting position. She appreciates everyone at Bravo and engaged in the show, and she says the eight-year run has been enjoyable.
As we previously reported, Lisa Rinna, who has been on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” for eight seasons, announced her departure from the Bravo reality series, indicating that she had decided to do so.
After carefully examining her options and existing obligations, Rinna and Bravo decided she would not return to “RHOBH” because her contract had expired after the previous season.
It’s evident that Rinna encountered several unpleasant situations while a member of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” It’s understandable why she decided to depart, even if some fans might be sad that she’s no longer a part of the program.