Lisa Rinna’s husband Harry Hamlin says her honest personality got her into trouble on RHOBH


Lisa Rinna shocked Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills fans on Thursday when she announced she will be departing the Bravo series after eight seasons.

And two weeks before the big news, Rinna’s husband Harry Hamlin said he thinks her honesty and disdain for injustice often got her into ‘a lot of trouble’ on the show.

‘[Lisa] does her job. Her job is to show up on time, interact with the people on the show in an honest and authentic way,’ he shared with PEOPLE.

His thoughts: Two weeks before Lisa Rinna announced her RHOBH departure, her husband Harry Hamlin said he thinks her honesty and disdain for injustice often got her into ‘a lot of trouble’ on the show; the couple seen in 2021

Harry explained that his wife, 59, is angered by dishonesty and unjust actions.

‘Her hot button issue, I suppose, is injustice or when somebody else is not behaving honestly, she’ll call it out.

‘And that gets into a lot of trouble. But it also helps the show,’ the 71-year-old actor noted.

Harry then defended his wife against misconceptions about her character that have spawned from her time on RHOBH. 

'[Lisa] does her job. Her job is to show up on time, interact with the people on the show in an honest and authentic way,' he shared with PEOPLE

‘[Lisa] does her job. Her job is to show up on time, interact with the people on the show in an honest and authentic way,’ he shared with PEOPLE

'Her hot button issue, I suppose, is injustice or when somebody else is not behaving honestly, she'll call it out. 'And that gets into a lot of trouble. But it also helps the show,' the 71-year-old actor noted

‘Her hot button issue, I suppose, is injustice or when somebody else is not behaving honestly, she’ll call it out. ‘And that gets into a lot of trouble. But it also helps the show,’ the 71-year-old actor noted

‘I’ve known her for 30 years… She has never once, in all of that time, uttered an untruth. And something that wasn’t absolutely and honestly true.

‘And yet she’s being accused of being a liar on the show. And I don’t pay much attention to that because I know she isn’t,’ the Clash of the Titans actor said.

With such a strong personality, Harry understands that Lisa will have some haters but he believes that most viewers enjoy the soap opera star.

‘There’s always going to be 50 percent of the people who like you, 50 percent of the people who hate you,’ he explained. ‘I think the like-hate factor is much more — like 80 percent [of] people like Lisa, 20 percent don’t.’

He knows the REAL her: 'I've known her for 30 years… She has never once, in all of that time, uttered an untruth. And something that wasn't absolutely and honestly true. 'And yet she's being accused of being a liar on the show. And I don't pay much attention to that because I know she isn't,' the Clash of the Titans actor said; the couple seen in September

He knows the REAL her: ‘I’ve known her for 30 years… She has never once, in all of that time, uttered an untruth. And something that wasn’t absolutely and honestly true. ‘And yet she’s being accused of being a liar on the show. And I don’t pay much attention to that because I know she isn’t,’ the Clash of the Titans actor said; the couple seen in September

Famously, Lisa had a fiery exchange with her former RHOBH co-star Kim Richards in season five of the Bravo series after Kim unexpectedly brought Harry up.

The fight took place during a trip to Amsterdam and occurred after Lisa questioning Kim’s sobriety. 

Kim, who didn’t appreciate Lisa’s concern, replied, ‘Let’s talk about the husband’ seemingly referring to Harry.

‘Don’t you ever talk about my husband!’ an enraged Lisa replied as she leapt up from the table and lunged at Richards, then threw a drink at her face and smashed a wine glass on the table.

Sparks fly: Lisa and Harry met back in 1992 while they were both in relationships and Harry previously dished during an appearance on The Jess Cagle Show that there were 'sparks right away; the couple pictured

Sparks fly: Lisa and Harry met back in 1992 while they were both in relationships and Harry previously dished during an appearance on The Jess Cagle Show that there were ‘sparks right away; the couple pictured

Family: Lisa and Harry tied in the knot in 1997 and share two daughter: Delilah, 24, and Amelia, 21; the couple and their daughters pictured in December

Family: Lisa and Harry tied in the knot in 1997 and share two daughter: Delilah, 24, and Amelia, 21; the couple and their daughters pictured in December

Lisa and Harry tied in the knot in 1997 and share two daughter: Delilah, 24, and Amelia, 21.

Harry also has 42-year-old son Dimitri Alexander with ex partner Ursula Andress, 86. 

He was previously married to Desperate Housewives star Nicholette Sheridan as well as actress Laura Johnson. 

Lisa and Harry met back in 1992. Harry previously dished during an appearance on The Jess Cagle Show that there were ‘sparks right away.’

Fiery: Famously, Lisa had a fiery exchange with her former RHOBH co-star Kim Richards in season five of the Bravo series Kim brought Harry up during an argument

Fiery: Famously, Lisa had a fiery exchange with her former RHOBH co-star Kim Richards in season five of the Bravo series Kim brought Harry up during an argument

Drama: The fight took place during a trip to Amsterdam and occurred after Lisa questioning Kim's sobriety. Kim, who didn't appreciate Lisa's concern, replied, 'Let's talk about the husband' seemingly referring to Harry

Drama: The fight took place during a trip to Amsterdam and occurred after Lisa questioning Kim’s sobriety. Kim, who didn’t appreciate Lisa’s concern, replied, ‘Let’s talk about the husband’ seemingly referring to Harry

Oh no! 'Don't you ever talk about my husband!' an enraged Lisa replied as she leapt up from the table and lunged at Richards, then threw a drink at her face and smashed a wine glass on the table

Oh no! ‘Don’t you ever talk about my husband!’ an enraged Lisa replied as she leapt up from the table and lunged at Richards, then threw a drink at her face and smashed a wine glass on the table

Lisa confirmed her departure from RHOBH on Thursday in a statement shared with PEOPLE. It comes after a drama-plagued twelfth season which documented the ongoing feud between herself and castmate Kathy Hilton.

‘This is the longest job I have held in my 35 year career and I am grateful to everyone at Bravo and all those involved in the series,’ Lisa told the outlet. ‘It has been a fun eight-year run and I am excited for what is to come!’

It was noted that Lisa and Bravo ‘mutually decided that she would not return to RHOBH’ after her contract expired last season.

Lisa signed on for The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills in 2014 ahead of the show’s fifth season. 

Confirmed: Lisa confirmed her departure from RHOBH on Thursday in a statement shared to PEOPLE . It comes after a drama-plagued twelfth season of the series which showcased the ongoing feud between herself and castmate Kathy Hilton

Confirmed: Lisa confirmed her departure from RHOBH on Thursday in a statement shared to PEOPLE . It comes after a drama-plagued twelfth season of the series which showcased the ongoing feud between herself and castmate Kathy Hilton

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