Lisa Rinna knows The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will continue without her. But she’s not so sure it’ll be as exciting as when she was on it.
During a couple of recent interviews, Lisa opened up about the things she’ll miss most about her time with Bravo, her relationships with the remaining cast members, and if she’d consider appearing on Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip. Then, she announced plans to get Harry Hamlin‘s sauce on store shelves.
“The ladies are going to be fine. It might be a little boring. But they’ll be fine,” Lisa declared of RHOBH season 13 on the February 9 episode of The Talk.
As for what she’ll miss, Lisa said, “I will miss that routine of having a paycheck … having money coming in. And I love those ladies and as much as we go through, I still feel like they’re family in a lot of ways. I really do.”
“I do keep in touch. Of course, Erika Jayne and I are very close friends. We’ve become very close. Dorit and Kyle are my closest crew, I would say. It ebbs and flows,” Lisa continued, adding that Erika will “be just fine” on the show without her.
Although Lisa faced backlash for her meltdown claims against Kathy Hilton on season 12 and was ultimately booed at BravoCon last October, she noted that she also received love at the fan event.
“They were crazy. They were coo-coo bird crazy. They were. [But] not everyone [booed]. There were a lot of cheers,” she insisted. “[And] I grew up loving wrestling. So to me, if you got booed as a wrestler, you were the star. And I know everyone thinks I’m crazy when I say that. I was kinda like, ‘Wow, I made it because I just got booed.’”
Also on The Talk, Lisa was asked if she’d ever appear on RHUGT.
“It would depend on where and how much money,” she replied. “Never say never … We would have to see.”
During another interview, with PEOPLE, Lisa said she was pleasantly surprised by the way fans rallied around her after she departed the RHOBH cast.
“That is the thing that was unexpected to me the most about everything. I thought people would mostly be like, ‘Thank God we got her fired’ — and some were, don’t get me wrong. But the majority of it was love,” Lisa admitted. “Even the way people described my eight years on the show, with words like ‘legend, icon, G.O.A.T.’ — I said to [my husband, Harry Hamlin], ‘There are things you’d normally only get to hear if you died!’”
“It’s been very nice,” she continued. “It’s always nice when you put your all into a job. I feel like, at the end of the day, I left it all on the floor. I gave a hundred million percent to that job. And I can always look back — and I said this to our producer, I said, ‘I will never regret or feel bad about anything because I did my job. I did exactly what the job entailed.’ So I feel good about that.”
Since announcing her exit from the show last month, Lisa has been focusing on the promotion of her new wine line, Rinna Wines, which includes $25 bottles of Sparkling Brut and Sparkling Brut Rosé.
“We tried a lot of wine,” Lisa revealed. “You just literally sit there with a pad and you go over all the different flavors that you would never even realize are in wine, like flowers and nuts and fruits. And then you have to design the bottle, the label. I mean, there’s 5,000 options. It’s not easy!”
“In the end, I’m really happy with where we landed,” she added. “I feel very blessed. At the end of the day, I’m a businesswoman and I’m here to sell things — whether it’s myself or my products. That is my job. And I’ll be forever thankful to the show for the huge platform it gave me to do that.”
Regarding Harry’s sauce, Lisa said she’s determined to make the sauce accessible to fans.
“If it’s the last thing I’m going to get that f-cking sauce in a bottle and sold on your shelves,” Lisa shared. “It’s not easy, let me tell you. I thought I could snap my fingers and make that bolognese happen, but food is hard! But damn it, I’m going to find a way to get that made.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 is currently in production.