‘RHOBH’s Sutton Stracke reacts to Erika Jayne’s search for ‘accountability’ and Lisa Rinna’s F-bomb attack (exclusive)

‘RHOBH’s Sutton Stracke reacts to Erika Jayne’s search for ‘accountability’ and Lisa Rinna’s F-bomb attack (exclusive)

Sutton Stracke might ask him The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Cast mates take a closer look at his Season 12 catchphrase (“If you want a seat at my table, watch your manners”) after hearing some of the things they said behind his back… and to her Face.

“When I’m getting ready for bed after a group dinner or something, I always have to look in the mirror to see if there’s a knife there so I don’t lie on it even more.” , she jokes to ET via video chat. The final backstabbing moment came courtesy of Sutton nemesis Erika Jayne, who described the shop owner as “the mistress of her own disaster” and “a liability” to the Sutton’s close friend, Garcelle Beauvais.

“Listen, I have my new house completely renovated, I have two children who go to very good schools on the east coast. I’m a happy person. So I don’t know where the disaster is in there”, launches she. . “So to call myself a disability I find very ironic and no…we’ll talk about that later.”

Garcelle pointed out the irony of Erika’s “responsibility” label in a confessional after the “Pretty Mess” singer made the comment, pointing out that Erika – who is facing a series of legal challenges related to her ex-husband, disgraced attorney Tom Girardi, alleged bad business dealings — is more of a potential concern for this group than Sutton.

The Georgia native hints that Erika’s remarks go back to Sutton (apparently through Garcelle), which leads to a face-to-face confrontation. Still, it stings to see those mean moments, she says.

“Every time we look back at things, or see scenes where we’re not a part of it and hear what people have said about us, maybe it changes your opinion of friendship,” shares Sutton,” and then we get a moment to discuss it, face to face. I’m a face to face person. I don’t do that. I don’t get into Twitter wars. I don’t do any of that . I like to talk to your face.”

The end of last week’s episode previewed one of those head-to-head confrontations, as Sutton engages in a kind of howling match with Lisa Rinna, who tells her co-star that she go “f**king cut [Sutton] down!” It’s unclear exactly why the women disagree.

“I’ll tell you this: I think this season Lisa was grieving and the heartbreak has a lot of ebb and flow,” Sutton surmises, referring to the loss of Lisa’s beloved mother, Lois.

“[Maybe] I was a safe place for Lisa to kick off the anger part of the grief, I don’t know,” she continues. “But I think a lot of it was grief. I do.”

That said, Sutton admits to still being a catalyst for Lisa’s outburst. It was not everything misdirected anger.

“I think there’s real anger, but then I think that anger is heightened because of everything that’s going on in his personal life,” she says.

Sutton and Lisa have been somewhat at odds throughout the season, with small fires in their friendship appearing every two episodes. The premiere opened with Lisa upset with Sutton over comments she made about paying for tickets for Lisa and her husband, Harry Hamlin, to a charity event years before. As the two seemed to clear the air during filming, the Rinna Beauty founder reignited the potential feud with social media posts ahead of the season’s launch.

“I think Lisa…Lisa even told me this: we have a very complicated relationship,” Sutton replies when asked if she still considers Lisa her friend. “I know her outside of this group of women. So I think that’s what makes it complicated.”

This comment implies that Lisa operates differently around the casting of RHOBH, a criticism also made by other women whose relationships with Lisa predate the series, including Garcelle and former housewife Denise Richards. However, none of Lisa’s critics seem able to clearly explain Whatit’s different with her.

That could be something to unpack at the reunion, where Sutton will no doubt be working out some issues with about half of the cast. Much of Season 12 so far has focused on his run-ins with debutant Diana Jenkins, a controversial addition to the show that audiences haven’t really embraced. Viewers, however, were supportive of Sutton as she battled the socialite/philanthropist.

“[That] it makes me feel better,” she says of the public siding with her. “I hate picking sides, because I want everything to be copacetic and it just can’t happen.”

Sutton’s co-stars seemed to largely pick Diana’s side throughout the ordeal, and despite fan backlash as the episodes aired, Sutton says no one changed their tune.

“I am a little surprised,” she confesses, before confirming that co-star Kyle Richardsdid apologizing for inserting herself into Sutton’s back and forth with Diana, which included hurtful comments about Sutton’s history with miscarriages.

Sutton shared her pregnancy loss experience in an effort to bond with Diana, but Diana saw it as Sutton making up her mind about Sutton. Diana had the same reaction when Sutton told the story of losing her father to suicide when Diana spoke about her brother’s death.

“Here’s the thing: I didn’t understand that because I think it’s normal in a conversation to say, ‘It happened to me too. I totally understand what you’re going through,'” Sutton explains. “So I was a little confused just trying to relate to someone and let them know that I’m so sorry and shouldn’t have said that, but it didn’t go over well. “

In another instance where fans were on Sutton’s side, viewers denounced Kyle’s apparent hypocrisy after bringing up his battle with an eating disorder in order to move on to Crystal Kung Minkoff, who also has an eating disorder. ‘feed.

“I didn’t participate in that conversation because I would have said something,” Sutton said. This conversation took place after a lunch some actors had with Kyle’s Halloween co-star, Jamie Lee Curtis, with the group split into two – Kyle, Diana and Crystal in one room, Sutton, Dorit Kemsley and Sheree Zampino in another. When the two groups of women got together, Sutton offered Diana a bit of an olive branch, taking on “90%” of their issues and an invitation to talk whenever Diana was ready.

“I try to make it very welcoming to say, ‘If you ever want to talk, I’ll let you come to me…’ and that’s where we are,” she says. Viewers may not see much movement when it comes to Sutton and Diana over the course of the season, but there has been since the cameras went down.

“Diana contacted me on the anniversary of my dad’s suicide and she surprised me and she’s very sweet,” Sutton revealed. “She donated to NAMI [the National Alliance on Mental Illness], of which I am an ambassador, and which is a mental health organization. So it’s confusing when people do things like that. Who knows? Lord, we are very crazy women. You’ll never know what’s going to happen.”

In addition to his friction with Diana, Lisa, Kyle and Erika, Sutton has also been riding the roller coaster that is his friendship with Crystal. The two worked to get to a good place between seasons 11 and 12, only to encounter speed bumps earlier this year.

“Every time we succeed, it falls apart,” Sutton says. “Then we put it back together. And the truth is, I love Crystal. She’s smart and it’s interesting to talk to her. So I think we’ll always try to fix it. Crystal and I are like that car that you buy a lot of used cars, and it breaks down, then you fix it and it breaks down, but it’s still a nice car. You still love that car and you don’t want to give it up. is kind of our relationship. But at the end of the day, I love him.”

Sutton also has an analogy to the cast’s trip to Aspen, Colorado, a dramatic excursion teased in the mid-season trailer, where the women remember Kathy Hilton having a mountain-sized meltdown.

“Aspen is, it’s very rocky out there,” she notes. “It’s like the mountains are going up and down and up and down and there’s very little oxygen, so you have to breathe those cans. So I think that’s very representative of the weekend that we have had.”

“The crazy thing about Aspen is that there were a lot of people there,” she adds. “It was busy and people were watching us do everything. So listen, I was enjoying my drink and relaxing.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.

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