You can officially call Lisa Rinna a “momager.”
“I have mad respect for Kris Jenner,” Lisa tells ET. “Let me just say that. I really do. I've always liked Kris Jenner, I now have mad respect for her, because she does it times six or more. I'm doing it for two and it is a full-time job! OK? Way more. Way harder than my own job, but I'm happily doing it. I love it so much, I wouldn't want it any other way. It is thrilling.”
Lisa is spending a lot of her time these days helping to manage her daughters’ booming modeling careers. In the last year, 19-year-old Delilah Belle and 16-year-old Amelia Gray Hamlin have become two sought-after faces in the world of fashion.
“It's no joke now,” Lisa says. “It's, like, real -- real deal. I know, 18 months ago, 15 months ago, they were working at the deli! Hello! Life has changed, but everybody's good. They're good girls. They have their heads on straight, I pray. You always pray, but things are going well. One day at a time.”
Helping Lisa get through everything day by day are her fellow momagers, including Kris.
“I mean, Cindy Crawford's a friend of mine, so that's pretty handy,” she notes. “She's kind of an expert, I'd say! So anyway, they're very cool and I of course talk to Cindy a lot about it, and to Kris. It's helpful.”
Also helpful is having a partner who’s just as invested in the girls’ careers, Lisa’s husband and their dad, Harry Hamlin.
“Harry Hamlin is so excited by it,” Lisa gushes. “It's the cutest thing ever, like, he wants to know, ‘Fill me in.’ He's not being a dadager, but he wants to know daily, what's going on? What's the news? Like he walked in tonight and said, 'OK, what's the news?' He wants to know who's up for what, who got what. It's really cute, so he definitely wants to be involved.”
The whole momager process will be documented on season eight of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which Lisa hopes is a “redemption season” following a few years of being stuck in the middle of some dark drama.
“This season's good, really good,” she says. “I enjoyed myself. Had a good time.”
On top of being a little lighter, season eight will be different because Lisa’s partner in crime, Eileen Davidson, is no longer a part of the show. She walked away at the end of season seven to focus on her acting career.
“I'll tell you how it's different: I come in by myself!” Lisa says of the premiere. “I'm alone. I have no one. And you know what? I have to put my big girl pants on and flippin' deal with it … the dynamic is completely different because of it, I'll tell you that, the fans or the audience will see it.”
Tune into The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills every Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo to see how Lisa handles it all. For more on the new season, check out the links and video below.
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