REAL Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna has admitted her final season with the show was unhealthy and she had rough days on set.
Earlier this month, Lisa, 59, confirmed a statement she’s leaving the Real Housewives franchise.
GettyRHOBH star Lisa Rinna opened up about her final days on set[/caption]
GettyLisa confessed her relationship with the franchise had become ‘unhealthy’[/caption]
Sitting down with Interview Magazine, Lisa said: “It’s always a scary thing to leave something. But I always know when I need to do something.”
She confessed: “What happened was I left, really, right after the reunion. People don’t know that.
“But everybody knew right after the reunion that I was going to move on, that was going to be it.”
Lisa continued: “I had a rough year. I never think, ‘”Oh, wow. It’s just such a rough year and I’ll never be able to handle it again.’
“I can always come back and handle something.”
She elaborated: “But something has gotten to the Housewife Universe because of what’s going on in the world, and it’s reflected in the way the fans react to the world of Housewives.”
Lisa concluded: “And I think it’s unhealthy. It wasn’t working for me. It wasn’t right for me.”
RID OF RINNA
Lisa shared a statement with PEOPLE about leaving RHOBH, saying: “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.
“It has been a fun eight-year run and I am excited for what is to come!”
Lisa’s decision to leave the show came after her contract with the network expired at the end of last season.
According to PEOPLE, the soap opera actress and business mogul weighed her options against her business obligations and she and Bravo mutually agreed it would be best not to return.
She joined the franchise in 2014 during the fifth season of the series.
Lisa found herself at the center of drama in her Real Housewives debut, getting involved in a heated argument with then-cast member Kim Richards.
She has continued to be in the middle of many of the show’s squabbles, which began rubbing fans the wrong way the longer she appeared on the show.
The mogul never shied away from the controversy, however, and continued to demand that her costars “own it” – regardless of what “it” was.
HEADED FOR THE HILLS
After Lisa’s departure, cast member Diana Jenkins confirmed she will not be coming back to the Bravo reality show after making her debut in season 12.
Diana took to Instagram on Monday to announce that she would not be returning to RHOBH.
She shared a photo of herself, her husband Asher, and their daughter Eliyanah laying in bed together.
The trio smiled in two strikingly similar photos as they cuddled close together.
She included a lengthy caption along with the photos, writing: “Hi everybody…
“As so many of you know, Asher and I are expecting our second child later this year. You also know that due to many factors, this pregnancy is considered high risk and I am on doctor-advised bed rest.”
Diana went on: “To that end, I am not able to devote myself fully to filming the next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
“I would like to thank Bravo and Evolution for allowing me to focus on my pregnancy, and for their support and understanding.”
She concluded her message with: “I promise to continue sharing my fertility journey with you.”
GettyLisa said she endured ‘rough days’ on set when she knew she was going to be out after the reunion[/caption]
GettyLisa said she felt her relationship with Bravo and Housewives ‘wasn’t working for her’ anymore[/caption]
GettyA few days after Lisa announced her departure, Diana Jenkins revealed she is calling it quits as well[/caption]