RHOBH: Lisa Rinna And Harry Hamlin Credit One Thing To Their Lasting Marriage

Marriages come and go on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Brandi Glanville endured a messy split from actor Eddie Cibrian, while Erika Jayne filed divorce from Tom Girardi amid his major legal troubles. However, there's one "RHOBH" couple that just hasn't called it quits.

Actor Harry Hamlin and his wife Lisa Rinna have become an iconic couple on "RHOBH." Hamlin's low-key personality often contrasts with Rinna's high-energy outbursts. The pair first met while Hamlin was still married to Nicollette Sheridan in 1992, per People. However, the two were in awe of one another and sparks immediately started flying. Rinna told the outlet,"You were Harry Hamlin! You were the Sexiest Man Alive, big movie star, you were starring in 'L.A. Law.' I was starstruck!" Fast forward five years, and the couple said "I do." Hamlin and Rinna are proud parents to their two kids, Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray. As seen in "RHOBH," family is very important to this Beverly Hills couple. But what is the real secret to Hamlin and Rinna's lasting marriage?

Mutual interest in each other's lives is key

In a February 2023 appearance on "Today with Hoda & Jenna," Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin revealed some surprising aspects about their marriage. While many couples bond through shared interests and commonalities, this star-studded pair isn't one of them. They don't eat the same foods, read the same books, watch the same TV series, or listen to the same music. So, what's the glue for them? 

Rinna said, "We're curious ... And I am interested in what he does and I think you're interested in what I do and what I think about. And I think that's why it works." Hamlin chimed in, saying the two are supportive of each other's professional pursuits, which includes Rinna's former run on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

In a video for People, Hamlin and Rinna went into more detail about the success of their longtime marriage. Hamlin praised his wife's empathy, while Rinna commented on her husband's intellect. Rinna shared that they're both kind-hearted people, as well. The couple expressed that love, respect, listening, and attraction are keys to a successful relationship.

Harry Hamlin has defended Lisa Rinna through and through

Lisa Rinna isn't for the faint of heart, but that's not a problem for Harry Hamlin! On numerous occasions, Hamlin has demonstrated his loyalty to Rinna. In a game of "Can! You! Defend! Her!?" on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," Hamlin proved that he will stand by his wife amid the reality TV chaos. Andy Cohen asked Hamlin about a series of "RHOBH" moments over the years, including Rinna's heated fight with Kim Richards in Amsterdam. If you recall, a group dinner about Richards' sobriety quickly took a nasty turn when Richards brought up Rinna's husband. Enraged, Rinna thrusted herself toward Richards, angrily demanding that she never go after her husband. Cohen brought up other examples, like Garcelle Beauvais' lack of gratitude for Hamlin's Italian sauce, as well as Rinna's over-the-top social media account. Hamlin emphatically defended Rinna in each incident.

Despite his support for Rinna's behavior on "RHOBH," Hamlin was happy that her time had come to an end. In a 2023 appearance on "Live with Kelly and Ryan," Hamlin said, "I'm thrilled. I've got her back." He added, "Well, people ask about us and I say we're a lock. I mean, come on, 30 years and you know, we're best buddies." Cheers!