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After eight seasons of delivering sassy storylines, drama-packed moments, social media mayhem, and self-deprecating humor, Rinna is leaving the beloved franchise, PEOPLE can EXCLUSIVELY confirm.
“This is the longest job I’ve held in my 35-year career, and I’m grateful to everyone at Bravo and everyone involved with the series,” Rinna, 59, says in a statement. “It’s been a fun eight year ride and I’m excited for what’s to come!”
The decision was made as Rinna’s contract expired at the end of last season. After weighing her options with her business commitments, she and Bravo mutually decide that she will not return to the show RHOBH.
Rinna joined the franchise in its fifth season, which premiered in 2014. In her debut season, the actress participated in One of the most memorable fights on the show When she threw a glass of wine at the then costar Kim Richardswho hinted that Rinna wants nothing out of her husband Harry Hamlin.
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the days of our lives The alum was also known for her catchphrase, “Own it baby,” a mindset she subscribed to throughout her career.
But Rinna’s exit probably won’t come as a surprise RHOBH fans. Although she compared herself to a “cockroach” that “you can’t get rid of,” she dropped major hints about the possibility of that happening throughout Season 8.
post pre-Housewives A throwback photo on her Instagram Story, Rinna wrote: “I was Lisa F — ing Rinna before HW and I’ll be Lisa F — ing Rinna After.” She then followed with words from “Roxy” next to a picture of her Renee Zellweger in 2002 Chicagoa role that Rinna also portrayed on Broadway in 2007.
And the audience loves me!
After November 2021 death said Rina of her mother, Lois Her “grief” was the cause of many rantings on the Internetincluding against some The Real Housewives of Dubai Cast.
“I had a really tough time I guess you saw how badly that affected me,” she wrote in July The Instagram post has since been deleted. I’m sorry if I got mad at you, at you – it has nothing to do with any of you.”
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is then Criticize RHOBH for failing to properly commemorate Lewis, instead of focusing on the frivolous drama from the previous season that has resurfaced. “I got one blessing ring. That’s it,” Rinna wrote. “Lewis deserved and deserves so much more. Shame on everyone.”
In the final season of RHOBHThe Rinna Beauty Foundation has raised its voice over and over again Sutton Strike after its representative claimed I never received a thank you To buy Rinna and husband Harry Hamlin tickets to Elton JohnAnnual charitable benefit.
Subsequently, fans – and current RHOBH Stars – Take issue with how Rinna continues to impress The alleged meltdown of “Kathy Hilton” During the cast’s trip to Aspen.
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“I was booed! It was amazing,” Rinna told PEOPLE EXCLUSIVELY. “I’m like a wrestler. Wrestlers get booed. The most famous wrestlers in the world get attacked. the rock [Dwayne Johnson] They were denounced for God’s sake. loved it. I have been in this field for 32 years.
Rinna also said at the time that she was thrilled “to get the cable premiere on Bravo of the Housewives’ And I noticed that it didn’t bother her RHOBH Fans who called her a hypocrite for her onscreen behavior.
“It’s a TV show, for God’s sake,” she said. “Call me what you want, believe what you want, tell the truth. I always have. Go back to that.”
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