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Can you imagine a world where Lisa Rinna hadn't joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Yeah, neither can we. But that was almost the case and turns out her hubby Harry Hamlin is to blame. Lisa opened up about how she almost passed on the opportunity to mix it up with the RHOBH crew — and take home the Real Housewives Award for OMG Moment (which you can relive above).
"Before Season 5 started of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I had a meeting with the producers to do maybe another show and what came out of the meeting was, maybe I should do The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," she shared in a preview of Oprah: Where Are They Now?, set to air on OWN Saturday, September 19. "And so I thought, 'Oh god, Harry’s never gonna go for this. He never will.'"
Her instincts weren't wrong. "I went to him and I said, 'They're interested in me doing this show the Housewives.'" His initial response? "'Nope. I’ll divorce you. If you do it, I’ll divorce you.' I said, 'Ok, done.' No more conversations, done. Walked out of the room, that was that. I was fine with it."
But, as it turns out, Harry wasn't finished with the idea. "He comes back to me in like two days, and he said, 'You know, I’ve thought about it, I’ve done some research.' I love when he says that. 'I've changed my mind. I think it might be a good thing for you,'" she recalled. "My heads going, 'What? Are you kidding me?' Harry, being a really, really smart businessman himself, said ‘It’s a good thing, it’ll work for you, you should do it.’ So I did it." And we're all thankful for it.
Check out some pics of Lisa before she was one of the Real Housewives.
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