Lisa Rinna sparked major buzz regarding her future on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills when she shared a seemingly telling meme on Instagram on Tuesday night after Teddi Mellencamp confirmed her exit from the show.
On the heels of Teddi’s departure, as well as that of Denise Richards, who confirmed she would not be moving on with the Bravo reality series earlier this month, Lisa prompted rumors of her own potential exit.
“[The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills] might be over but the memory of Lisa Rinna’s wigs will live on forever,” Lisa’s meme, which was shared on September 22, read.
Because two cast members had just confirmed they would not be appearing on the show’s possible 11th season, a number of fans took the message as a signal that series was coming to an end for good. Meanwhile, other commenters believed Lisa’s meme was referring to the end of her years-long stint.
“Are you the next to be fired?” one person asked in response to the post.
“Wait, Rinna we only heard about Teddi not being renewed, are you out of is the show done altogether?” wondered another.
As the comments flooded in, concern grew amongst Lisa’s fans and followers who wanted her to share more about whether or not she was leaving the show, and if the show was over. Unfortunately, she instead hose to stay silent as her online audience speculated about the future.
“Please tell me this is just you mean the season is over,” a fan begged.
“WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?! The season is over?! The franchise?! You?!!” questioned someone else.
While some people were a bit shady with their comments, warning Lisa that after Teddi got the boot, she may too, others expressed interest in Lisa staying on the show and suggested she was the main reason they continue to tune in.
“What?? Noooo! You’re the only one bringing any content!” said one person.
Richards ‘Liked’ a Tweet Calling for Rinna to Be Fired
As fans surely saw during the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, Denise was called out for liking a tweet that called for her to be fired in response to a photo of a past Halloween.
Years ago, Lisa and her husband, actor Harry Hamlin, garnered backlash after dressing up as Sex Pistols singer Sid Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. While the couple dressing up as Sid and Nancy was far from controversial, the fact that Harry was wearing a swastika T-shirt as part of his outfit garnered him and Lisa tons of backlash, and understandably so.
The outfit also got the attention of Denise, who liked a post on Twitter that suggested Lisa was a “racist.”
“Absolutely [fire] [Lisa Rinna]. She’s not only a bully but she claims she’s not racist. There’s proof in photos and this says otherwise. Go pat your [p*****] somewhere else and take Erika Jayne with you. Has [Erika Jayne] apologized to Sami and Lola yet??? Or to [Denise Richards]?” the tweet read.
Weeks after Denise liked the tweet, Lisa and Erika called her out at the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion for seemingly attempting to get Lisa fired from her full-time position on the show.
“[Have you] seen how the fans have come at us?” Lisa asked her now-ex-co-star.
“Of course she did. She ‘liked’ it. She ‘liked’ a couple of comments,” Erika replied.
After hearing what her co-star had to say, and being faced with a screenshot of her “liked” post at the reunion, Denise insisted to Andy Cohen that she didn’t mean to “like” the tweet that called for Lisa to be fired. Instead, she claimed she accidentally “liked” the post because of what it said about Erika.
As fans will recall, Denise took issue with Erika early on during The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 10 after she mentioned her experience with threesomes at a party thrown at her Malibu home, which her children attended. A short time after the party, Denise took Erika to lunch, where she reprimanded her co-star for engaging in such adult conversations in front of her kids.
Denise Reportedly Believes Lisa Owes Her an Apology
Because Lisa questioned Denise on so many occasions about her alleged affair with Brandi Glanville, which Denise immediately denied, Denise felt that Lisa betrayed their 20-year friendship.
During one particular moment in Rome, Denise pulled Lisa aside to question her about why she didn’t have her back against the other women as they continued to question her about Brandi’s allegations and instead joined them in their gang-up. Although Lisa agreed with Denise that she should have been a better friend to her, she ultimately sided with Brandi in her claims against her.
Following the season’s regular episodes, an insider said that while Denise was upset about how things between her and Lisa transpired, she was open to potentially making amends with her former friend.
“Denise is upset with how the season ended, but she has no regrets about anything,” a source told Hollywood Life earlier this month. “She spoke her truth and put her side out there and stands by it.”
“She’s happy it’s all been shown and is now over with,” the source continued. “She’d love to be able to repair her friendship with Lisa Rinna, as they have not spoken since the reunion, but she really feels she’s owed an apology.”
Mellencamp Has Been Fired From RHOBH
Earlier this week, in a video shared to her Instagram page, Teddi confirmed that recent rumors suggesting she was fired were 100 percent true.
“Yes, it’s true, I am not coming back to [The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills],” Teddi wrote in the caption of her video. “Thank you to [Bravo], [Evolution], [Andy Cohen], and all of the amazing women for the support (and the shade) for the past three years. Back to the shadows I go.”
In her video, Teddi said that while she didn’t want to bore her online audience, as she was accused of doing on the show, she wanted to explain what was happening with her Bravo contract.
“I don’t want to bore you but I figure I’d give you an update on what’s going on,” Teddi began. “I recently found out that my contract as a housewife is not being renewed. Of course I could give you the standard response of, ‘Oh, we both came to the decision that it would be best.’ Nah, I’m not going to do that. That’s not who I am.”
“When I got the news, I was sad,” she admitted. “It feels like a breakup almost cause you develop such strong relationships with the cast, with the crew, and you get to do incredible things that you would probably never get to experience without the show. That being said, I’m really looking forward to the future and being able to focus on my family, my friends, All In.”
Continuing on about her future, Teddi said, “I really feel like I have some exciting things ahead and you know what? I’m pretty busy with this little nug. So, thank you for coming on this journey for me and I’ll see you soon!”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 10 concludes tonight with the special “Secrets Revealed” episode at 9 p.m. on Bravo.