Harry Hamlin has revealed the real reason his wife Lisa Rinna acrimoniously left the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after eight seasons, reports Page Six.
Rinna, 59, confirmed her shock exit from the Bravo show earlier this month following a feud with Kathy Hilton.
Now Hamlin, 71, is claiming his wife and Sutton Stracke’s feud over Elton John Oscars gala tickets in 2021, and viewers who subsequently sided with Stracke were the final nail in the coffin for Rinna’s time on the show .
Admission: Harry Hamlin has revealed the real reason his wife Lisa Rinna acrimoniously left the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after eight seasons, reports Page Six (pictured together on Jan. 6).
The feud erupted when Stracke, 51, claimed she never received a thank you for inviting Rinna and Harry Hamlin to the 2019 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars party – but Rinna said she and Hamlin had their own Get tickets to the party.
PageSix overheard Hamlin saying during Saturday’s Sundance Film Festival that Rinna “could still be on the show if the fight hadn’t happened.”
He said: “Lisa had all the receipts from that night but they never showed the receipts at the reunion.
“She could still be on the show if Sutton hadn’t said so. She could still be on the show, but audiences believed Sutton.
Fire starter: Rinna, 59, confirmed her shock exit from the Bravo show earlier this month following a feud with Kathy Hilton
Oh dear: Now Hamlin, 71, is claiming his wife and Sutton Stracke’s feud over Elton John Oscars gala tickets in 2021, and the viewers who subsequently sided with Stracke were the final nail in the coffin for Rinna’s time in the show
‘All good things come to an end. She took it as far as she could take. Now I work like crazy so she doesn’t have to work.
has reached out to representatives from Rinna and Bravo for comment. Stracke’s rep declined to comment to .
The feud erupted when Stracke claimed she invited the pair to the party during an appearance “a few years ago” on Watch What Happens Live in 2021, but Lisa fired back quickly enough for her response to make it onto the show .
“We didn’t come as your guests @suttonstracke. @eltonjohn invited us to his event, you asked us to sit at your table. So we did. Let’s just get that straight,” Lisa hit back on her Instagram Stories.
In a follow-up post, Rinna said she had been going to the party “for years” and recalled attending the party when she was a contestant on Dancing With The Stars
Stracke spilled the alleged tea after a fan asked if Rinna “enough” because she asked Garcelle Beauvais to thank him for his sauce.
“A few years ago — that’s really bad,” Sutton replied when asked. ‘Okay, I’ll do it. A few years ago Harry and Lisa both came, I invited them to the Elton John Gala and they came as my guests. I never got a thank you,” Stracke claimed.
End and end: He said: “Lisa had all the receipts from that night but they never showed the receipts when they met again. She could still be on the show if Sutton hadn’t said so.
After Lisa hit back on Instagram, Andy Sutton asked for Rinna’s response.
“Okay, look, we’re going to talk about this,” Sutton said.
Andy added that Sutton confessed to him during the commercial break that tickets to the gala cost $10,000 each.
“I bought them for her,” Sutton said, agreeing with Andy that she did end up buying a table.
“They may not know that I actually bought these tickets for them,” added the RHOBH star. “So maybe that’s a misunderstanding.”
Rinna confirmed her exit from the show in January 2023, saying, “This is the longest job I’ve held in my 35-year career and I’m grateful to everyone at Bravo and everyone involved with the series,” she said in a statement to People.
She continued, “It’s been a fun eight-year run and I’m excited for what’s to come!”
The outlet reported that “she and Bravo mutually decided that she would not return to RHOBH” after her contract expired last season.
Outspoken, Rinna responded quickly enough for Andy to address her claim to WWHL
“Dance the night away”: In a follow-up post, Rinna said she had been going to the party “for years” and recalled attending the party as a contestant on “Dancing With The Stars.”
In October, she was booed at BravoCon after fans said she would “get cancer” if she didn’t make public Hilton’s “disgusting” comments on the show’s finale.
When asked by about her reaction to those calling for her sacking, the mother-of-two said she didn’t know what to think and described herself as a “rock star”.
“We’re number one on cable and television… That’s all I have to say,” she concluded.
Back then, Lisa was slammed by cancer survivors and doctors alike after she used the disease as an excuse to reveal Hilton’s personal secrets.
Her feud with Hilton apparently began when Rinna accused Hilton of assaulting her sister, Kyle Richards, during a “psychotic break.”
During the three-part RHOBH reunion, which aired Oct. 12, Hilton called Rina “the biggest bully in Hollywood.”
She previously got into a heated argument with Hilton’s sister Kim Richards over dinner, which resulted in her hurling a wine glass at Kim, who threatened to say something unkind about her husband, Harry Hamlin.
She also accused Yolanda Hadid, who was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012, of having Munchausen syndrome in RHOBH season five.
Rinna has since apologized, saying the claim was “very false on all levels”.
Big news! While she won’t be returning to RHOBH, which is currently on hiatus after a rough season, Rinna recently announced that she has “booked a film role.”