RHOBH’s Sutton Stracke Questions Erika’s Claim of Weight Loss Due to Menopause, Suggests Cast Didn’t Notice Lisa Rinna’s Absence and Shares Status With Her

by Lindsay Cronin
RHOBH's Sutton Stracke Questions Erika's Weight Loss, Admits They Have a "Love-Hate Relationship," and Says She "Forgot" About Rinna Amid Season 13, Plus If They're Speaking

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Sutton Stracke doesn’t seem to be buying Erika Jayne‘s claims regarding her slimmer physique.

In a series of new interviews, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member, 51, opened up about Erika, 52, her supposed menopause-prompted weight loss, and their current relationship as she also dished on the season 13 absence of Lisa Rinna, 60, and her recently-launched SUTTON Circular Fashion House at SUTTON boutique.

“We don’t realize how much fashion is injuring our planet,” Sutton explained to Us Weekly on August 9. “And so I thought, how can I be a part of the solution and not be a part of the problem? Because we all know I love fashion.”

In addition to focusing on sustainable fashions at her namesake store, Sutton has also teamed up with Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Cynthia Bailey, 56, for a collaboration set to debut next month.

“We’re going to use celebrities to help educate everyone on how sustainability is so important, and to really get people to understand we don’t need all of these clothes going into our landfills,” she revealed.

Although Lisa’s exit from RHOBH rocked the Real Housewives world in January, Sutton admitted that she didn’t miss her much amid season 13.

“I always liked Lisa. I mean, I didn’t last season … but I always liked Lisa for what she did. She was dynamic,” Sutton shared. “But no, we kinda forgot about it a little bit because we had so much to do. We were busy. All of us had busy lives and interesting things going on, and we got to travel to Europe.”

Currently, Sutton said she and Lisa aren’t speaking.

“I think we needed a break,” Sutton reasoned. “And hopefully that will change, but I think we both just needed a little timeout. Like kindergartners, we just need to sit in our chairs.”

Moving on to Erika, Sutton said the two of them have always had a “strange bond.”

“I think Erika and I have always had this very strange bond … that we can’t explain,” Sutton told Us Weekly on August 10. “It’s kind of a love-hate relationship. Because at the end of the day, I like her. We fight, but then I like her.”

“This season, we didn’t really fight that much. It’s funny. [Well], we did fight, but then we didn’t,” she added.

Looking ahead to the new episodes, Sutton said season 13 will show a “softer side of Erika”

“I think that things have calmed down in her life,” Sutton revealed. “It’s nice to see this person. She’s more like the person that I first met.”

As RHOBH fans will recall, Erika said on the August 1 episode of Watch What Happens Live that she didn’t use Ozempic, but instead lost weight “hormonally” as she was “going through menopause.” And in response, Sutton noted that she too has gone through menopause.

“I’ve been through the menopause, but I still don’t look like that, but OK,” she stated, adding that she’s impressed with Erika’s weight loss either way.

“Well, good lord. … I need to do whatever she’s doing,” Sutton confessed.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 is expected to premiere on Bravo sometime this fall.