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Erika Jayne Says Lisa Rinna’s Role on RHOBH Was ‘Critical’

Lisa Rinna announced in January 2023 that she was exiting Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Her decision came after a negative season highlighted by her nasty feud with Kyle Richards’ sister, Kathy Hilton. Are we even watching this show if Kyle isn’t on the outs with one of her sisters?

Well, Lisa’s RHOBH co-star Erika Jayne had Lisa’s back. While some fans were excited about Lisa’s departure, Erika was not. She proclaimed, “She’s the GOAT. She’s the f–king GOAT.”

Since then, Erika’s fortunes have changed. She managed to nab a Las Vegas residency, titled Bet It All on Blonde. She has been focused on that. For her, Season 13 is more positive than it is for some of her co-stars.

Lisa was simply the best

Erika spoke to Billboard News about her residency and the upcoming season. When asked if her Beverly Hills co-stars would attend, Erika was upbeat.

“I’m sure that they will. I know that Lisa Rinna’s bought her ticket, and she’s coming opening night so that one I can bank on,” Erika stated. “The rest of them, I know they’ll be there.”

Erika decided to discuss her friend’s legacy on the show. She stated that Lisa “was a massive part of this show” and “one of the best to ever do it.”

Erika continued, “She moved the show in ways that, for those of us who make it, understand exactly Lisa’s critical, important role. [But] everyone’s time comes to an end on Housewives except maybe Kyle, I mean, she’s just like… eternal,” Erika remarked.

Lisa was an expert pot-stirrer until she ventured over to the dark side. And while Andy Cohen was happy to leave the door open for Lisa to return, she may have burned that bridge.

Amid all the talk about reality television strikes, Lisa called on reality stars to boycott BravoCon. This didn’t go over well with Bravo. “Lisa is dead to Bravo. She is literally biting the hand that feeds her,” a source alleged.

I’m not sure if Lisa can come back from this. That was a big statement to make.

Meanwhile, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 13 will reportedly return to Bravo in November 2023.