Rinna, 59, confirmed her shock exit from the Bravo show earlier this month following a feud with Kathy Hilton.
Now Hamlin, 71, claims his wife and Sutton Stracke’s feud over Elton John Oscars gala tickets in 2021, and viewers subsequently siding with Stracke was the final nail in the coffin for Rinna’s time on the show,
Admission: Harry Hamlin has revealed the real reason why his wife Lisa Rinna acrimoniously departed the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after eight seasons, reports Page Six (pictured together on January 6)
The feud erupted when Stracke, 51, claimed she never received a thank you for inviting Rinna and Harry Hamlin to the 2019 Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party – but Rinna said she and Hamlin got their own tickets to the party.
PageSix overheard Hamlin say during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday that Rinna ‘might still be on the show had the fight not happened.’
He said: ‘Lisa had all the receipts from that night, but they never showed the receipts on the reunion.
‘She might still be on the show had Sutton not said that. She might still be on the show, but the audience believed Sutton.’
Firestarter: Rinna, 59, confirmed her shock exit from the Bravo show earlier this month following a feud with Kathy Hilton
Oh dear: Now Hamlin, 71, claims his wife and Sutton Stracke’s feud over Elton John Oscars gala tickets in 2021, and viewers subsequently siding with Stracke was the final nail in the coffin for Rinna’s time on the show
‘All good things come to an end. She took it as far as she could take it. Now I’m working like crazy so she doesn’t have to work.
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for Rinna and Bravo for comment. Stracke’s representative declined to comment to Dailymail.com.
The feud erupted when Stracke alleged she invited the couple to the party ‘a few years ago’ during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live in 2021, but Lisa fired back fast enough for her response to make it to onto the show.
‘We didn’t come as your guests @suttonstracke. @eltonjohn invited us to his event, you asked us to sit at your table. So we did. Let’s just make that clear,’ Lisa hit back on her Instagram Stories.
In a follow up post, Rinna said she had gone to the bash ‘for years’ and recalled attending the party while a contestant on Dancing With The Stars
Stracke spilled the alleged tea after a fan asked if Rinna was ‘reaching’ for asking Garcelle Beauvais to thank him for his sauce.
‘A few years ago – this is really bad,’ Sutton said in response to the question. ‘OK, I’m gonna do it. A few years ago, Harry and Lisa both came, I invited them to the Elton John gala, and they came with me as my guests. I never got a thank you,’ Stracke claimed.
Over and out: He said: ‘Lisa had all the receipts from that night, but they never showed the receipts on the reunion. She might still be on the show had Sutton not said that’
After Lisa struck back on Instagram, Andy asked Sutton about Rinna’s response.
‘Okay, see, we’re gonna have words about this,’ Sutton said.
Andy added that Sutton confessed to him during the commercial break that tickets to the gala were priced at $10,000 a pop.
‘I purchased them for them,’ Sutton said, agreeing with Andy that she actually ended up buying a table.
‘Perhaps they do not know that I actually bought those tickets for them,’ the RHOBH star added. ‘So maybe that’s a miscommunication.’
Confirming her exit from the show in January 2023, Rinna said: ‘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 told People in a statement.
She continued: ‘It has been a fun eight-year run and I am excited for what is to come!’
The outlet reported that ‘she and Bravo mutually decided that she would not return to RHOBH’ after her contract expired last season.
Not mincing her words: Rinna responded fast enough that Andy addressed her claim on WWHL
‘Dancing the night away’: In a follow up post, Rinna said she had gone to the bash ‘for years’ and recalled attending the party while a contestant on Dancing With The Stars
In October, she was booed at BravoCon following backlash from fans over saying she would ‘get cancer’ if she didn’t expose Hilton’s ‘vile’ comments on the show’s finale.
When asked by DailyMail.com about her reaction to those calling for her to be fired, the mom-of-two said she didn’t know what to think and branded herself a ‘rockstar.’
‘We are the number one show on cable, and on television… That’s all I have to say,’ she concluded.
At the time, Lisa was slammed by cancer survivors and doctors alike after she used the disease as an excuse to spill Hilton’s personal secrets.
Her feud with Hilton seemingly began when Rinna accused Hilton of attacking her sister Kyle Richards during a ‘psychotic break.’
During the three-part RHOBH reunion, that aired on October 12, Hilton called Rina ‘the biggest bully in Hollywood.’
Previously, she got into a massive fight with Hilton’s sister Kim Richards over dinner, which resulted in her hurling a wine glass at Kim, who threatened to say something unkind about her husband, Harry Hamlin.
Additionally, she accused Yolanda Hadid, who was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012, of having Munchausen syndrome on RHOBH season 5.
Rinna has since apologized and said the claim ‘was very wrong, on all levels.’
Big news! While she will not be returning to RHOBH, which is currently on hiatus after a heavy season, Rinna recently revealed she ‘booked a movie role’