Lisa Rinna may be ready to move on from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but that doesn’t mean she won’t miss certain aspects of the Bravo reality series.
During a recent appearance, Lisa, who confirmed her departure last month, revealed what she’ll miss most before sharing what she believes the show will be lacking without her, explaining why she has no regrets about her Aspen drama with Kathy Hilton, and dishing on her wine line, which was actually birthed amid a cast trip.
“Eight years is a long time to have a job. I’ve never had a job for eight years. I haven’t. [Melrose Place] was two years, Days of Our Lives was three years, so eight years is a very big part of my life,” Lisa began on the February 7 episode of E! News.
“I will miss a lot of things. I will miss the crew. I love the crew. I love working with the crew. I will miss the ladies. I will miss the experience of showing up and giving my all and leaving everything on the floor,” she continued. “I’m so grateful to have had the experience to do this job. [But] it’s a hard job to do, it’s not easy.”
As for what RHOBH will be missing without her, Lisa frankly replied, “Everything!”
“I mean, the girls are gonna be fine,” she clarified. “What I think that I brought to the show was I was always game. So I, it’s not that I don’t care what people think because we all care what people think, but I as an actor, now I didn’t go on that show to be an actor, but I’m professional to know that we have a job to do. So I went there and I gave it my all and I did my job, so I will always feel good about that.”
While Lisa garnered a lot of backlash from fans during season 12 due to her claims about Kathy’s vicious comments about Kyle Richards amid her Aspen meltdown, she doesn’t regret bringing the issue to light.
“Here’s the thing: It sucked. All of it really sucked, to be honest with you. Do I regret it? No. Because I am there to tell the truth. I am there to tell what happened. That is my job,” she stated. “For me to not say something would be much similar to what’s happening over on [The Real Housewives of Potomac].”
As RHOP fans well know, Robyn Dixon chose to keep husband Juan Dixon‘s inappropriate relationship with another woman away from the cameras of season seven, despite infidelity being a hot topic, and she was ultimately slammed by Andy Cohen for “withholding the truth.”
“I don’t work that way. I don’t,” Lisa continued. “Unfortunately, it wasn’t on camera. And unfortunately, it did get kind of skewed in a way. [But the] truth is it happened and I told my truth and that is all I can do.”
After leaving the show, Lisa said she’s “so much lighter.”
“I am free. I can go and live my life and be with my family. I always think it’s great, I mean, eight years is a long time and I’m so grateful for it, but to try something new after eight years. I’m ready. It was time,” she declared.
Also during the appearance, Lisa said that when it comes to her Rinna Wines, her line was birthed during the RHOBH cast’s trip to Provence during season nine.
“They send us in a helicopter to a winery and we do this wine tasting and we are making rose and we’re mixing it and at the time, I was on QVC so the girls were like, ‘Get up. Sell the line. Let’s do Rinna Rose.’ So I’m drunk and I get up and I sell the wine and then I’m thinking, ‘Why don’t a do a rose? Why not?’” Lisa recalled. “And it is from Provence. We did stay true to that. We made it in Provence.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 is currently in production.