Before they caused a stir on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa Rinna and Denise Richards steamed up the small screen in the short-lived reality series, Harry Loves Lisa. The two are filmed in a liplock during an episode when Rinna ponders if she should have her iconic pout reduced.
Lisa Rinna and Denise Richards | Stefanie Keenan/WireImage
The single-season series followed Rinna’s husband Harry Hamlin’s acting comeback and her antics. Richards appeared as Rinna’s friend and wanted to “test out” her lips before she went under the knife.
Richards and other friends join Rinna for lunch in the episode. “Do you think of me as just a pair of lips?” Rinna questions her friends. Richards samples Rinna’s pout as the two engage in a full liplock.
Lisa Rinna’s lip reduction surgery became a central storyline
Rinna admitted she should have never had surgery to plump her lips in the first place. “I was crazy to even touch them in the first place,” she told People in 2010. Scar tissue formed lumps and bumps on her lips, which Rinna tried to fix with cortisone shots.
Harry Loves Lisa producers suggested that the couple discuss Rinna’s lips on the series. “The producers really wanted me to speak about ‘the pink elephant in the room,’” she said. “Harry and I were against it. But they convinced us it was important to address and asked if I would go see a plastic surgeon.”
When we had our show Harry Loves Lisa. We did 8 episodes and that was plenty! pic.twitter.com/8KiO3EL8oq
— lisa rinna (@lisarinna) March 15, 2019
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Rinna was always told the damage to her lips was unrepairable until she met Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Garth Fisher. The surgeon reduced Rinna’s lips by about 30% and Rinna was happy with the result. “I feel fantastic,” she told People. “It looks good – it’s a huge difference.”
“My lip is healing, so we’ve had to be pretty ginger about it,” she added. “No crazy makeout sessions – yet!”
Harry Hamlin didn’t want Lisa Rinna to have the surgery
The surgery worked out for the best, but Hamlin was concerned about his wife going under the knife. “What got me about Lisa was her eyes, not her lips,” he told People. …
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet