Lisa Rinna Leaving Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Was Her Best Decision, Here’s Why

Lisa Rinna
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Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna made headlines this month after Andy Cohen praised her accomplishments on the April 18 episode of his Sirius XM show. The host told listeners he could not have predicted the amount of success Lisa has had after leaving the show. 

“I gotta tell you something,” he said. “I did not have it on my bingo card that Lisa Rinna would become not only a model, but she is walking in couture campaigns in Paris. She is now doing an actual print campaign for Marc Jacobs. Like she is legit, a major, she has become a real player in the fashion industry. And I’m really impressed. I’ve got to give it up to her.”

“She’s got 11 lives, Lisa Rinna,” he added. 

The former diamond-holder has indeed been killing the game lately. She’s booked modeling and movie jobs, proving her life didn’t end when she left the network. 

Here are all the ways Rinna is thriving away from Bravo:

She Booked a Movie Role 

Lisa is set to star alongside her daughter Delilah Hamlin in the upcoming Lifetime movie Mommy Meanest. According to Deadline, the film follows a teenage girl who is being “relentlessly cyber-bullied.” She later discovers the culprit is her mother, played by Lisa. 

Acting was how Lisa first made a name for herself, appearing in soap operas like Melrose Place and Days of Our Lives. 

Her daughter Delilah spoke to People magazine about working with her mom in Mommy Meanest. 

“I was so impressed by the amount of lines that this woman was learning every day,” she told the outlet. “I’m like, ‘How are you doing this? Really, actually, how are you doing this?'” 

She’s In a Marc Jacobs Campaign 

Long gone are the days of Lisa throwing wine glasses. She’s moved on to greener pastures, including booking a Marc Jacobs campaign with her daughter, Amelia Hamlin. She shared photos of the campaign on Instagram in April. The 60-year-old looked stunning in a pink cardigan as she posed next to her daughter. 

“What fun it was to shoot the @marcjacobs Mother’s Day Campaign,” she wrote in the post’s caption. 

In another photo from the shoot, Lisa and her daughter sported full denim looks while clutching Marc Jacobs tote bags. So chic!

She’s a Runway Model

Lisa isn’t just booking print campaigns, she has also graced the runway. She’s booked shows in Paris, Copenhagen, and New York. 

She spoke about her new career in fashion during an interview on the Jennifer Hudson show in March 2024. 

“I absolutely love this stage in my life,” she told the host. She compared modeling to “playing dress up,” comparing walking the runway to playing a character.

“It’s much like acting because I feel like I’m playing characters,” she said. 

“I’m having the time of my life,” she added. “I’m doing things that I never thought I would do.”

She’s Represented By an Agency

On Monday, April 22, Lisa announced via Instagram that she signed a contract with the modeling agency The Lions.

“Now represented by @thelionsmgmt. She’s a model,” she wrote in the caption. 

A few Bravo stars commented on the post to show their support for the newly signed model. 

Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip star Kelly Bensimon commented, “Yes!!” 

Heather Dubrow also commented on the post with a series of red heart emojis. 

She’s Living Her Best Life

Lisa has been open about how wonderful life is away from Bravo. In a March 2023 interview with Us Weekly, she gushed about her new era in life. 

“It has been heaven, absolute heaven. I mean, I’ve been to Paris and London and I’ve been able to travel and go to fashion shows,” she told the publication.  “I’m having so much fun and this is all about fun and party time off. I mean, it’s perfect. Couldn’t have come at a better time.”

While Rinna said she is very happy away from the show, she did take the time to thank the network in a January interview

“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,” she said.