Harry Hamlin was not happy when his wife, Lisa Rinna, agreed to join the cast of Royal Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2014. The 68-year-old actor recently revealed that he was worried about the effect the program would have on his marriage because "everyone who does that program gets divorced."
While talking with him Daily beastHamlin said he warned his wife when she signed RHOBH telling him: "I have my divorce lawyer on speed dial." He added that he still does it five years later.
"I told Lisa:" You can't do this. Everyone who does that show gets divorced. It's horrible, horrible, to do that program, "Hamlin said.
Hamlin's marriage to Rinna is the third, since he was married to Nicolette Sheridan and Laura Johnson. He joked that he has brought his divorce lawyer so many businesses that "Christmas cards are sent every year."
Surprisingly, it was earlier Royal Housewives of New York Bethenny Frankel, who convinced Hamlin that RHOBH It would be a good move for Rinna. Frankel became a self-made millionaire by negotiating a smart contract with Bravo that allowed him to announce his Skinnygirl brand on the show.
Hamlin said that Frankel convinced him from the point of view of the brand that RHOBH It would be a good thing for Rinna, and that was when she opened to do the program on her own terms.
Hamlin, who shares his daughters Delilah, 21, and Amelia, 18, with Rinna, explained that Bravo producers did not want to choose Rinna unless they agreed to appear in RHOBH with her. He said husbands have the same obligations as wives, and they want boys to introduce themselves and get involved.
"I said I wasn't going to do that. So, we invented a way around it," Hamlin revealed.
After 22 years of marriage, Hamlin says he has seen Rinna get involved in a series of projects, from soap operas to clothing lines, and whatever it is, discover how to do it perfectly and make the most of each situation.
“We listen to each other. Really listen to each other, "Hamlin said." She is intelligent. She is the smartest person I've ever met. She is smart as a whip. Our favorite thing is to hang out. "
Harry Hamlin said We weekly earlier this year that "when you get married, you get married." And, their relationship with Lisa Rinna is "very functional," and they respect each other and leave themselves instead of being a "helicopter husband and wife."
New episodes of Royal Housewives of Beverly Hills He will return to Bravo in 2020.