Here’s How Kathy Hilton Reportedly Feels About Lisa Rinna’s Exit From RHOBH, Plus Insider Claims Bravo Ditching Rinna Was a “No-Brainer”

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REPORT: Kathy Hilton is Thrilled by Rinna's Exit From RHOBH, Felt She Used Her for "Storyline" as Insider Claims Ditching Rinna Was a "No-Brainer"

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A new report is shedding light on how Kathy Hilton reportedly feels about Lisa Rinna‘s exit from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

According to a new report, the series “friend” is glad to see her former co-star move on as she felt that Lisa used her for a storyline throughout season 12 as she continuously brought up her Aspen meltdown, during which Lisa accused Kathy of threatening to “destroy” her sister, Kyle Richards, and her family.

“Kathy felt Lisa came after her last season to give herself a storyline, but it backfired big time,” an insider told Life & Style.

While Lisa had been a fan-favorite of many during her eight seasons on RHOBH, much of the fanbase turned against her amid season 12 as a result of her meddling in Kathy and Kyle’s relationship, which has remained tense, and her antics against Sutton Stracke, who she infamously screamed at during her wine event on a 2022 episode. In fact, during BravoCon in October of last year, Lisa was boo’d as she appeared on stage at a panel event with her castmates.

And, after season 12 wrapped and fans spoke out against her, so did Kathy, who dealt Bravo with an ultimatum about her potential season 13 return.

“I had said that I would only be willing to come back if the cast, if it was completely the same, absolutely not, because I feel there are two bullies that intimidate a lot of the other girls,” she said, confirming she was giving a nod to Lisa and Erika Jayne, who accused her of using a slur, which she denied, on the night of her meltdown.

“They’re capable of anything,” she added.

And although Kathy later rescinded the ultimatum, suggesting that she found Lisa to be “easygoing,” Bravo reportedly had no problem cutting ties with her controversial co-star.

“Kathy made it perfectly clear that she wasn’t planning on appearing on the show if Lisa stayed,” the source said. “Fans love Kathy and want to see more of her, so ditching Lisa was a no-brainer.”

Upon her exit from the show, Lisa released a statement to PEOPLE.

“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 stated. “It has been a fun eight-year run and I am excited for what is to come!”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 is expected to begin filming sometime later this month.