Harry Hamlin believes wife Lisa Rinna made the ‘correct decision’ to exit RHOBH

Harry Hamlin thinks his wife Lisa Rinna made ‘the correct decision’ to quit ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’

The 59-year-old star recently announced that she was walking away from the show after eight years, and Harry has now revealed that he is fully supportive of her decision.

Harry, 71 – who has been married to Lisa since 1997 – told PEOPLE: ‘[It was the] correct decision, the right decision to make at this point after eight years. I think she took it as far as she could take it, and she elevated the show.

Support: Harry Hamlin thinks his wife Lisa Rinna made ‘the correct decision’ to quit ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – Pictured on Friday at the 34th Annual Palm Springs Film Festival

‘Now it’s time to move on. Eight years is a long time to do anything, the same thing over and over again. It’s time to move along.’

Harry revealed that he and Lisa both have a number of other projects in the pipeline.

Speaking about their future plans, he said: ‘We’re both very busy. I’ve got [’80 for Brady’] and ‘Mayfair Witches’ coming out, and then she’s already talking to studios about getting going on something else, so I think we’re going to be really busy over the next few months.’

Lisa recently announced her exit from the show after her contract expired last season.

Moving on: The outlet reported that 'she and Bravo mutually decided that she would not return to RHOBH' after her contract expired last season

Moving on: The outlet reported that ‘she and Bravo mutually decided that she would not return to RHOBH’ after her contract expired last season

'This is the longest job I have held in my 35 year career and I am grateful to everyone at Bravo and all those involved in the series,' she told People in a statement (pictured in December)

‘This is the longest job I have held in my 35 year career and I am grateful to everyone at Bravo and all those involved in the series,’ she told People in a statement (pictured in December)

End of an era: Rinna confirmed she is departing from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after eight seasons, following a dramatic feud with Kathy Hilton, 63

End of an era: Rinna confirmed she is departing from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after eight seasons, following a dramatic feud with Kathy Hilton, 63

His thoughts: Two weeks before Rinna announced her RHOBH departure, Harry said he thinks her honesty and disdain for injustice often got her into 'a lot of trouble' on the show;  the couple seen in 2021

His thoughts: Two weeks before Rinna announced her RHOBH departure, Harry said he thinks her honesty and disdain for injustice often got her into ‘a lot of trouble’ on the show; the couple seen in 2021

Despite this, the TV star insisted she was ‘grateful’ for the opportunity and for the support of Bravo.

Lisa – who has daughters Delilah, 24, and Amelia, 21, with her husband – said in a statement: ‘This is the longest job I have held in my 35-year career, and I am grateful to everyone at Bravo and all those involved in the series. It has been a fun eight-year run, and I am excited for what is to come!’

Two weeks before the big news, Rinna’s husband Harry said he thinks her honesty and disdain for injustice often got her into ‘a lot of trouble’ on the show.

‘[Lisa] does her job. Her job is to show up on time, interact with the people on the show in an honest and authentic way,’ he shared with PEOPLE.

'[Lisa] does her job.  Her job is to show up on time, interact with the people on the show in an honest and authentic way,' he shared with PEOPLE

‘[Lisa] does her job. Her job is to show up on time, interact with the people on the show in an honest and authentic way,’ he shared with PEOPLE

Harry explained that his wife, 59, is angered by dishonesty and unfair actions.

‘Her hot button issue, I suppose, is injustice or when somebody else is not behaving honestly, she’ll call it out.

And that gets into a lot of trouble. But it also helps the show,’ the 71-year-old actor noted.

Harry defended his wife against misconceptions about her character that have spawned from her time on RHOBH.

I’ve known her for 30 years… She has never once, in all that time, uttered an untruth. And something that wasn’t absolutely and honestly true.

‘And yet she’s being accused of being a liar on the show. And I don’t pay much attention to that because I know she isn’t,’ the Clash of the Titans actor said.

'Her hot button issue, I suppose, is injustice or when somebody else is not behaving honestly, she'll call it out.  And that gets into a lot of trouble.  But it also helps the show,' the 71-year-old actor noted

‘Her hot button issue, I suppose, is injustice or when somebody else is not behaving honestly, she’ll call it out. And that gets into a lot of trouble. But it also helps the show,’ the 71-year-old actor noted

He knows the REAL her: 'I've known her for 30 years¿ She has never once, in all that time, uttered an untruth.  And something that wasn't absolutely and honestly true.  And yet she's being accused of being a liar on the show.  And I don't pay much attention to that because I know she isn't,' the Clash of the Titans actor said;  the couple seen in September

He knows the REAL her: ‘I’ve known her for 30 years… She has never once, in all that time, uttered an untruth. And something that wasn’t absolutely and honestly true. And yet she’s being accused of being a liar on the show. And I don’t pay much attention to that because I know she isn’t,’ the Clash of the Titans actor said; the couple seen in September

Sparks fly: Lisa and Harry met back in 1992 while they were both in relationships and Harry previously dished during an appearance on The Jess Cagle Show that there were 'sparks right away;  the couple pictured

Sparks fly: Lisa and Harry met back in 1992 while they were both in relationships and Harry previously dished during an appearance on The Jess Cagle Show that there were ‘sparks right away; the couple pictured

With such a strong personality, Harry understands that Lisa will have some haters but he believes that most viewers enjoy the soap opera star.

‘There’s always going to be 50 percent of the people who like you, 50 percent of the people who hate you,’ he explained. I think the like-hate factor is much more — like 80 percent [of] people like Lisa, 20 percent don’t.’

On Friday, the happy couple was seen for the first time since the big news dropped at the 80 For Brady film premiere, at the 34th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival in California.

Chic: Rinna was seen for the first time since announcing her exit from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, as she stunned at the 80 For Brady film premiere in Palm Springs

Chic: Rinna was seen for the first time since announcing her exit from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, as she stunned at the 80 For Brady film premiere in Palm Springs

Fiery: Famously, Lisa had a fiery exchange with her former RHOBH co-star Kim Richards in season five of the Bravo series Kim brought Harry up during an argument

Fiery: Famously, Lisa had a fiery exchange with her former RHOBH co-star Kim Richards in season five of the Bravo series Kim brought Harry up during an argument

Drama: The fight took place during a trip to Amsterdam and occurred after Lisa questioned Kim's sobriety.  Kim, who didn't appreciate Lisa's concern, replied, 'Let's talk about the husband' seemingly referring to Harry

Drama: The fight took place during a trip to Amsterdam and occurred after Lisa questioned Kim’s sobriety. Kim, who didn’t appreciate Lisa’s concern, replied, ‘Let’s talk about the husband’ seemingly referring to Harry

Lisa and Harry share two daughters: Delilah, 24, and Amelia, 21. Harry also has 42-year-old son Dimitri Alexander with ex partner Ursula Andress, 86.

He was previously married to Desperate Housewives star Nicholette Sheridan as well as actress Laura Johnson.

Harry previously dished during an appearance on The Jess Cagle Show that when he and Lisa met back in 1992 there were ‘sparks right away.’

Family: Lisa and Harry tied the knot in 1997 and share two daughters: Delilah, 24, and Amelia, 21;  the couple and their daughters pictured in December

Family: Lisa and Harry tied the knot in 1997 and share two daughters: Delilah, 24, and Amelia, 21; the couple and their daughters pictured in December

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