When it came to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, Lisa Rinna was prepared. The reality star showed up holding a Manila envelope that read “Aspen Receipts.” Fans who saw the trailer were anticipating what Rinna would reveal during the show.
The three episodes of the pre-taped reunion came and went and Rinna’s receipts were never addressed. However, reunion host Andy Cohen addressed the envelope in a recent episode of his SiriusXM show “Radio Andy.” In addition to revealing what was inside the envelope, Cohen explained why the receipts weren’t mentioned on the show.
Here’s what you need to know:
Cohen revealed what was in the envelope Rinna brought to the reunion, but fans weren’t convinced
Cohen didn’t shy away from questions about the ominous Manila envelope during his show.
“When Lisa Rinna arrived at the Beverly Hills reunion, she had a Manila envelope full of receipts,” Cohen confirmed on Radio Andy. A The clip of the show was provided by the Queens of Bravo Instagram account.
“And there’s a lot of speculation as to what was in the Manila envelope. Let me tell you that what was in the Manila envelope were receipts related to the Elton John Aids Foundation ticket snafu,” he continued.
However, fans aren’t convinced the Elton John Foundation fiasco is what Rinna wanted to address with her receipts – mostly because of what they saw written on the front.
“He’s full of crap lol,” one Instagram user commented on the post shared by Queens of Bravo.
“So many things don’t add up. And what’s the point of hosting a reunion show if you don’t get involved in the hottest spots throughout the season. I feel like the only good points of this reunion were Garcelle filling in for her son and Kathy walking in. What else happened was there to sum it up lol,” someone else added.
Cohen clarified his comments on the November 2, 2022 episode of Radio Andy. He said he saw an article in Page Six that included the photo of Rinna holding an envelope that said “Aspen Receipts.”
“I text Rinna and I’m like, ‘I said on the radio today that your receipts are about the Elton John AIDS cause. Was that them? Were there any receipts from Aspen?’ And she said, ‘Actually, there were receipts from Aspen too.’ She said, “I printed out eight pages of text messages from texts I sent to Kyle and Erika,” and and another friend of hers about what happened to Kathy that night. And she said, ‘That was kind of my confirmation that I sent those messages that night. And that was it,” he explained.
Cohen previously said the receipt portion was cut from the show
It’s no secret that the RHOBH reunion was filmed for several hours and Cohen confirmed that Rinna’s dinner receipts were addressed to the Elton John AIDS Foundation – but that part was edited short.
“We just cut everything out,” Cohen said. “And by the way, people ask, ‘Why didn’t you talk about it? Why didn’t you talk more about it?’ A lot of decisions were made in editing to reduce a lot of conversations,” he explained.
“I’d say we beat pretty much every subject to death because we do that. We were there, we shot that reunion until about 10am,” he added.
Some fans seem to think the envelope said “Aspen” to get Rinna talking.
“Of course it was called Aspen…that was just Rinna trying to make something out of it that it wasn’t. I bet she even made a joke about it…(insert Kathy’s impression of her) oh, does it say Aspen? I get it, I get it… my fault,” one Instagram user wrote in the comment section of the Queens of Bravo post.
Others believe that if it had been anything worth mentioning, Rinna would have shared the contents of the envelope herself.
“If they were that good (or even decent for that matter, lol) she would definitely have dropped them. Even though it was one of her signature IG posts and she quickly deletes it, she pulls it off,” another fan recommended.
Rinna took to her Instagram Stories to reveal that she was carrying two Manila envelopes, not one as Cohen had indicated, but she didn’t elaborate on what was inside.
And on November 2, 2022, Cohen confirmed that Rinna had both envelopes with her and that the receipts from Aspen were unaddressed.
“She never submitted them for court consideration, and we never came to them,” he said.
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