Days after Lisa Rinna announced her departure from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she slammed the earlier exit of her former co-star Lisa Vanderpump and accused her of being the show’s main instigator.
While talking with Interview Magazine In a reveal released on Jan. 13, 2023, Rinna said Vanderpump ran away from RHOBH when she didn’t show up for the season 9 reunion, and then announced her departure from the show almost four years ago.
“What a bummer,” Rinna said of Vanderpump. “She didn’t show up for the reunion, boo. She caused a lot more herself [trouble] than necessary if you ask me.”
Rinna also gave an update on the status of her relationship with the SUR restaurant owner, saying, “There’s zero. There is zippo, zip, zilch.”
Lisa Rinna said Lisa Vanderpump fueled negative narratives about her on RHOBH
On a 2017 episode of RHOBH, Rinna made a joke about a “bag of pills” she was carrying and suggested putting Xanax in a smoothie. The joke spawned a story that she had a drug problem. Rinna clarified her pill situation during the Season 7 reunion.
“I’m traveling with you [my bag] and I always carry it with me,” she said, after people. “I know everything in here. …Advil, Tylenol, Multiclear, Vitamin D, Replenish, Essence, Relaxed Wanderer, Calcium Magnesium, Green Tea, Alieve, Digestive Enzymes, Benadryl, Protonix, Estrogen.”
In the 2023 interview, Rinna revealed that after she cracked her Xanax joke, she knew her co-stars were “talking behind the scenes about my being a drug addict.”
“It was Vanderpump who wanted that narrative out there that I was a pillhead or whatever,” she claimed.
Lisa Rinna said her co-stars said “ding dong” when Lisa Vanderpump left RHOBH
In January 2023, hours after Rinna announced her exit from RHOBH, Vanderpump posted the sentence “Ding Dong” on Twitter. The post appeared to play the famous Wizard of Oz line “Ding Dong the Witch is dead” in reference to Rinna’s departure.
“Well, that’s what everyone said when she left the show,” Rinna said of Vanderpump’s “Ding Dong” entry.
Rinna also revealed that she always played “a really great game of cat and mouse” with Vanderpump. “And then once I really realized what she was doing, I didn’t have it anymore,” she added. “You don’t have to get your hands dirty. I really saw what she was doing and she liked that.”
The Rinna Beauty founder also claimed that some of her most controversial storylines, including her suggestion that an ailing Yolanda Hadid had Munchausen syndrome, a mental disorder in which someone fakes an illness out of sympathy — rather than weakening Lyme disease — are an act driven by Vanderpump.
“It was Vanderpump and a little bit of Kyle [Richards]’ said Rina. “I was too new at the time to realize that this is the story they wanted to spread and I took the bait. …And I didn’t realize it at the time because they’re so damn good at it. So I just jumped in. Vanderpump used to call me in the mornings for days and feed… you lining She. It’s like fucking brainwashing. I’m not even joking. And I took the bait. I did exactly what they wanted me to do.”
In 2018 Rina said the Los Angeles Times that she almost left RHOBH after the Munchausen story. In November 2022, she posted on Instagram that she has “only one regret” out of her eight seasons on the show. “Yolanda,” she wrote. “I would change that. That was very wrong. On all levels. That should never have happened.”
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