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Harry Hamlin Clarifies RHOBH Reunion Comments About Garcelle and If He Wanted a Thank You for His Sauce

Lisa Rinna's husband also reacts to Sutton Stracke and Crystal Kung Minkoff's Season 11 argument at his house.

By Laura Rosenfeld
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As Lisa Rinna and Garcelle Beauvais discussed their Season 11 rift at The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, Lisa brought up some commentary on the conflict from one viewer, who was none other than her husband, Harry Hamlin. "I mean, Harry's been watching, and he said to me, he goes, 'What happened to Garcelle?'" Lisa shared. "He said, 'She looks so unhappy. Is she OK?'"

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When Garcelle seemed surprised by Harry's comments, Lisa assured her, "I'm not kidding." Garcelle then asked if she looked "unhappy," appearing to disagree with that assessment of her demeanor this season.

Now we finally know what Harry meant by his comments about Garcelle. The RHOBH husband clarified what he told Lisa during his appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on November 30. "What I said was, you know, 'cause I've known Garcelle for years, and she's always so, in my experience with her, she's always been so sweet, so nice, so bubbly, so up," he explained during the WWHL After Show (clip above). "It just seemed as though she had undergone some kind of a transition, and I wanted to know what Lisa thought about why she didn't seem to be the same person that we had known for 20 years. I think that's what it came down to."

Earlier in the episode, Harry weighed in more on many of the recent RHOBH happenings, including Lisa and Garcelle ultimately reconciling at the Season 11 reunion. "They have reconciled, and I'm glad that they have," he said in the below video. "Look, we've been friends with Garcelle for years, much longer than any of the other girls on the show, including Denise [Richards]. So I'm really glad for that."

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Harry also set the record straight on if he actually wanted more of a thank you from Garcelle after he and Lisa dropped off his pasta sauce at her house, as his wife had claimed this season of RHOBH. "No, no, no. And I texted Garcelle, and I said, 'Garcelle, I never expected a thank you. I never would expect [that], I just wanted you to enjoy the sauce,'" Harry recalled. "I don't even remember how that came up. Did Lisa actually accuse her of not thanking [me]?"

After Andy Cohen confirmed that Lisa did, in fact, make that assertion, Harry said of his wife, "Really? Well, naughty on her."

Even so, Andy told Harry that he's not taking any chances when it comes to the sauce Lisa gifted him at the reunion. "By the way, I have my sauce that was given to me by you and Lisa, and it is still frozen. We have not made it," Andy said. "You will hear from me after I make it."

That sauce drama actually wasn't the biggest conflict to come out of the lunch at Harry and Lisa's house. On this occasion, Sutton Stracke and Crystal Kung Minkoff memorably had an argument that ended in Sutton calling Crystal's leather pants "ugly," which Harry definitely caught bits and pieces of while clearing the table that day. "I was taking the dishes out, you know, and all of a sudden, I heard something about leather pants, and they're screaming about [it]," he said on WWHL. "And I went, wait a minute, who screams about leather pants?"

Of course, Andy also had to ask Harry, "Did you think her leather pants were ugly?" Harry replied, "No, they were great. What are you talking about?"

After these rapid-fire questions, Andy then made an observation about Harry's changing feelings toward RHOBH over the years. "What I think is interesting is your wife joins this show a few years ago, you showed up a little bit, whatever," Andy said. "I feel you're now looking at this show as the sociological experience that a lot of other people are looking at it as."

Harry agreed. "It absolutely is. It's a total reflection of where we are in our society right now," he said. "And, you know, Aristotle said, 'Art is a mirror of life.' So in that sense, it's art."

A true masterpiece, indeed.

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