She’s had heated feuds with several castmates — whether that’s her own fault or not remains up for debate — but during a recent interview with AdWeek, Rinna was willing to address these conflicts.
Speaking of her recent falling-out with Brandi Glanville (which resulted in some heated words being exchanged on Twitter), Rinna told the publication that it “came out of my reading the Daily Mail.
“I just sent out a tweet because [Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards] are my friends,” she said, adding, “I heard [Brandi] say really, really nasty toxic things about these two women that I work with…”
But her conflict with Glanville was perhaps mild in comparison to the full-scale Twitter war she had with Yolanda Foster, after Foster accused her of speaking about her children, Bella and Anwar Hadid’s illness. Fans witnessed the two butt heads again during a recent episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, when Rinna appeared to shed doubt on whether Foster was suffering from Lyme disease and quoted a definition of Munchausen syndrome — which, according to E! News, can be described as a mental disorder in which people “feign disease, illness or psychological trauma to draw attention, sympathy or reassurance to themselves.”
When asked by AdWeek whether she had wanted her comments about Munchausen syndrome to be brought up during a discussion about Yolanda Foster’s illness, Rinna said, “I mean, the truth of the truth is that really did happen. I’m doing a reality show. I’m supposed to show you my real life. I’m supposed to tell you what really goes on.”
She continued, “You know, David Foster and Yolanda were getting divorced and they hid the entire thing from us. We never even dealt with it. So I go, ‘All right, well what’s my job here?’ My job is to show up and show you all aspects of my life. That’s what I signed up for. So to me, then, it’s very confusing if somebody can pick and choose what they show…”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is a show filled with drama, which some women appear to thrive on, but can Rinna survive another few years in that environment?
“Oh God, I don’t know,” she confessed. “It is a hard show to do, because you do take it personally. You can’t help it. It’s real. It’s really happening even though it’s still a show. It’s not like I have a script. Even when I’m working as an actor, it’s really hard to let it go at the end of the day. I’m not somebody who can just drop a character and be myself. It comes along with me. So being myself, it’s even harder to drop. It’s kind of a mind-f***, to be honest with you.”
Do you think Rinna can survive a few more seasons on the show? Or more importantly, do you want her to?
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