Harry Hamlin Reacts to Wife Lisa Rinna’s RHOBH Exit, Says She “Elevated” Show, and Teases Her Return to TV

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Harry Hamlin is "So Happy" About Rinna's RHOBH Exit, Says It's a Dream Come True and Insists She'll Be Busy "Soon," Plus Applauds Her for "[Elevating] the Show"

Harry Hamlin isn’t the least bit upset about his wife Lisa Rinna‘s recent exit from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

On Friday, while attending the premiere of his latest film, 80 for Brady, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Harry, 71, claimed he and Lisa, 59, are both “so happy” to be moving on as he vowed the actress will be busy “very soon.” He also noted that her departure, which came after eight seasons, is the “right decision.”

“Oh my God, we’re so happy about that,” Harry admitted to Entertainment Tonight on January 6. “All of our dreams just came true.”

“I’m sure she’s gonna be busy very soon. Already people are talking to her about stuff. We’re busy right now, put it that way,” he teased.

Then, during a separate interview with PEOPLE on Friday, he added, “[It was the] correct decision, the right decision to make at this point after eight years.”

“I think she took it as far as she could take it, and she elevated the show. Now it’s time to move on,” he explained. “Eight years is a long time to do anything, the same thing over and over again. It’s time to move along.”

And again discussing Lisa’s potential return to the screen, Harry said that his wife is “already talking to studios about getting going on something else.”

Lisa officially announced her exit last Thursday.

“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,” Lisa said in a statement to PEOPLE. “It has been a fun eight-year run, and I am excited for what is to come!”

Prior to the announcement, Harry spoke to the same outlet, admitting that when it came to Lisa’s behavior on RHOBH, she often got herself into trouble.

“She does her job. Her job is to show up on time, interact with the people on the show in an honest and authentic way,” he told PEOPLE. “Her hot button issue, I suppose, is injustice, or when somebody else is not behaving honestly, she’ll call it out. And that gets her into a lot of trouble. But it also helps the show.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 is expected to go into production later this month.

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