The actress turned reality TV star has made it known that she will do anything for a paycheck. We all remember those Depends commercials, right?!
Over the years, Lisa has said and done some questionable things on RHOBH, all for the sake of drama and a storyline. Now, Lisa’s youngest daughter Amelia Gray Hamlin claims that her mom “forces” her to appear on RHOBH and open up about her various issues, including her eating disorder.
“I usually don’t post these. But this really got to me. Lying about a mental illness is disgusting. Something I hope nobody would ever do. I seriously can’t believe I’m being accused of lying about my anorexia to get more ‘air time,'” Amelia wrote in a now deleted-Instagram story on Monday, July 20. “Sorry, but I’m forced to be on the Housewives by my mom. Ask anyone it’s the last thing I want to do. I couldn’t care less about air time. So fuck you.”
After Amelia’s post went viral on Instagram, Lisa addressed the claims in the comments section of Reality Entertainment TV’s Instagram post.
“I signed up to do a reality show, and this was happening while we were filming. We did not hide it. Amelia has helped so many by sharing her story,” Lisa wrote. “Get your facts straight. Amelia has been open on Instagram about her health way before we filmed the show.”
Amelia later retracted her comments and clarified what she really meant when she said her mom “forces” her to film RHOBH.
“CAN EVERYONE PLEASE CALM DOWN AND STOP!!! My mom is so so amazing. She ‘encouraged’ me to be on the show in my opinion. I was 12 and didn’t know what it was going to be like,” she wrote. “And I’m so glad that she encouraged me to do so. I’ve been able to touch so many souls with my story.”
“I should have said ENCOURAGED NOT FORCED!!!! THAT WAS THE WRONG CHOICE OF WORDS,” Amelia continued. “All I was trying to say was that I’m not just on this show for a f**king storyline you guys chill.”
She added, “Like would you wanna be on national television at 12???????????”
“I just literally said no to something I did not know anything about. My mom ENCOURAGED ME to do so,” Amelia continued. “Obviously it’s been six years. I could have stopped filming long ago. Can you just all chill? I haven’t ’cause I have a story to tell to HELP people and now I’ve become super close to all the women and I love them.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo.