Lisa Rinna talks about her lip-reduction surgery and family life in a recent interview with Hollybaby.com. The reality star said her daughters, Delilah, 12, and Amelia, 9, understood why she had the procedure.
She says, “They knew I was tired of people only seeing my lips. My girls would love me anyway, though. I’m their mom! But I was open and honest with them — like I am with everything. I think honesty and love are the best things you can give your kids. Also, it’s important to be in the moment 100 percent and not thinking of your grocery list, or all the other things you have to do, when you’re spending time with them. Being present as a parent gives your kids higher self-esteem than anything.”
Lisa, 47, also opened up about having postpartum depression after she had both her girls.
“Get help. Talk about it. It’s so taboo. You think, “How can I feel this way after having a beautiful child?” But we’ve seen on the news what happens when people suffer alone — there can be very tragic consequences. I had a woman come up to me in the bathroom in Target who said, “Thank you so much for talking about postpartum. I wanted to kill myself. I was so in the depths of darkness and I felt so alone. But I thought, ‘Wow, if Lisa Rinna went through it, maybe I can get through it.’” So I’m so glad I opened up about it. Other women need to know that they’re not alone.”
Rinna also admitted that one of the hardest questions she has answered as a parent was why she didn’t graduate from college.
“It was a really hard question because of course you want your kids to go to college. I was just really honest and I told them that at the time I wanted to be an actor and I wasn’t accepted into the “Acting 2” class, and I thought, “I don’t want to continue to go to school because I knew I was there to act.” So I said to them, “I didn’t continue. But if I could do it again, I wish I would have.”
She and husband Harry Hamlin now have their own reality show. Called Harry Loves Lisa, it debuted this week on TV Land.