Lisa Rinna‘s letter of resignation to Bravo has been included in the upcoming 13th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
In a just-released clip of the first seven minutes of the premiere episode, the network highlighted an email sent to them by Lisa, 60, in which the former series star revealed she would not be returning to the show for its upcoming season and thanked them for the eight years she was on.
As the clip, shared earlier this week by Bravo, begins, Dorit Kemsley, 47, and Paul “PK” Kemsley, 56, are seen meeting with healing team Eaglewoman and Blue Raven, who Dorit hopes can get the cast to a better place following a “rough” 12th season last year.
“There’s definitely a lot of healing that needs to happen. I would like for you to help the women talk about their feelings so that we can actually move on,” Dorit explains.
As RHOBH fans will recall, season 12 saw a massive falling out between Kyle Richards, 54, and her older half-sister, Kathy Hilton, 64, after Lisa accused the latter of threatening to destroy Kyle’s family amid a meltdown in Aspen.
As Dorit hopes to mend things among the group, she finds herself getting annoyed with PK, who she faced marital issues with amid filming, due to his comments about the women’s trade.
“I can’t believe you’re making excuses for me,” PK tells her after he draws attention to their names.
“I have to Bubba because I’m petrified of what’s gonna come out of your mouth,” she replies, proceeding to reprimand her spouse for swearing in front of them.
Then, in a confessional, Dorit complains, “PK has a habit of putting his foot right in his mouth. No, no, no –not just putting his foot in his mouth, jamming it down his throat.”
As the sneak peek continues, Kyle and Sutton Stracke, 52, chat about Dorit’s spiritual healing retreat as the rest of the ladies, including Dorit and Erika Jayne, 52, prepare elsewhere.
“My relationship changed with everyone since last year, honestly,” Kyle admits in a confessional. “I was very hurt by some of the ladies last time I saw them so I, I’m nervous about seeing them today.”
As they unite at the ranch where Dorit’s event is set up, Garcelle Beauvais, 56, tells Sutton she is going into the retreat with an open mind, and Erika admits she was “vicious” last year as she was forced to defend her potential involvement in estranged husband Thomas Girardi‘s fraud against former clients.
“I am walking in like a man on my own island,” Erika notes.
She then mentions that her “friend,” Lisa, “is gone.”
At that point in the clip, Lisa’s letter of resignation is seen, via screenshot.
“I will not be renewing my contract and I will not be coming back to RHOBH … Thank you so much for [eight] years!!!!” she wrote in a September 2022 email to NBCUniversal, the parent company of Bravo.
“All the best … Lisa,” she added.
Although Lisa quit the show in September, according to the email, she didn’t go public with her decision until January, when she shared a statement with PEOPLE.
“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 stated. “It has been a fun eight-year run and I am excited for what is to come!”
Below is the first seven minutes of the RHOBH season 13 premiere episode.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 premieres on Wednesday, October 25, at 8/7c on Bravo.