‘Real Housewives’ Star Lisa Rinna Reportedly Not Fired, Despite Deleting All Mentions of the Show From Social Media
Lisa Rinna is not going anywhere just yet. Despite a season of chaotic behavior and a week littered with scandal surrounding the racist cyberattacks on Garcelle Beauvais’ 14-year-old son, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has not been fired from the hit Bravo series.
Fans began to notice that Rinna had deleted nearly all social media mentions of RHOBH, in which she has starred since 2014, prompting speculation that she had been fired from the show. However, sources confirmed to Radar Online that reality TV’s favorite villain isn’t packing up her diamond just yet, much to many viewers’ dismay.
The rumors come after a week of drama surrounding racist death threats being sent to co-star Beauvais’ son, Jax Nilon. Rinna, who openly condemned the threats and later reposted Bravo’s statement, has since removed any mention of the attack from her feed. When Instagram account @cici.loves.you questioned the Bravolebrity on why she deleted the statement, Rinna said she only archived the post and that she’s been keeping her social media page “very edited.”
She added, “I don’t want anything negative on my grid and since my own children are being threatened as we speak I felt it best to archive it.”
Rinna also claimed that Bravo’s statement “did nothing” as all of their children are getting threats. She continued, “It’s gone beyond and I need to keep my family safe now. I will no longer be saying or posting anything about the show.”
In a report by The Daily Beast, it was revealed that the accounts targeting Beauvais’ son were all bots, hired specifically to take aim at the 14-year-old. While many of the comments were seemingly echoing support of Rinna, Erika Jayne, and Diana Jenkins — cast members Beauvais is beefing with this season — the former Days of Our Lives star took to Instagram to allege that the show’s producer may have hired the bots as a way to distract from the upcoming (and explosive) Aspen storyline. Or, according to a separate direct message, she claimed, “it reeks of [Lisa Vanderpump].
Meanwhile, some fans claimed that Rinna could have been the one who hired the bots — earlier it was rumored to be Jayne, though she since denied it in an Instagram post. Others, however, simply called to remove Rinna from the series altogether.
Decider has reached out to Rinna’s reps for a comment. In the meantime, catch up on all the drama when new episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills air Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.