Any fan of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills knows that Lisa Rinna is the diamond holder that typically gets the ball rolling with the drama. If you think back to some of her most iconic feuds with cast members like Kim Richards and, most recently, her fight with Kathy Hilton, then you understand the level of entertainment she brought to the franchise.
I never thought she would eventually get the boot from the series that catapulted her back into the spotlight. Which is why she shocked us all by announcing her departure from the series that random January day.
Rinna’s exit didn’t feel like that one girl’s firing (sorry — she’s too dull for me to mention). Instead, it reminded me of Vicki Gunvalson’s exit and Tamra Judge’s departure, too. Whether I like Rinna or not, I can appreciate the spark she brought to the show. But now that’s she on the outs, how does she feel about her former besties?
“I think Sutton [Stracke] and Garcelle [Beauvais] are going to have a tough time because they’re going to have to show up and work,” Lisa said. However, Garcelle, social media’s new RHOBH queen, didn’t seem too phased.
“I think change is good,” Garcelle told E! News. “Lisa came on the show, she did a good job, she left her mark. But I also think change is good. No Housewife is bigger than the franchise,” she added. And I couldn’t agree more. I appreciate and even love the larger-than-life Housewives that KNOW they built this franchise from the ground up, but you can’t let your ego get in the way.
I guess comparing yourself to LeBron James didn’t help much, did it, Rinna? Luckily for us fans, Garcelle teased that the new season should be full of love and light. Just what we like to see. “It really feels fresh and fun. We’ll always have drama because we’re all independent, strong-minded women, but let’s have fun,” she said. It got a little too dark last season.”
As for her former RHOBH co-star, Garcelle has some advice. “If she left on her own, why does she care what we’re doing?” She added, “Just move on.” Hmm, perhaps it wasn’t a mutual decision after all.
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT GARCELLES RESPONSE TO RINNA? DO YOU THINK THAT SHE AND SUTTON WILL HAVE TO PUT IN MORE WORK NEXT SEASON? WHO ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING COME BACK?
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