Sutton Stracke talks ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Season 12 drama

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After her breakout season last year, Sutton Stracke is back for more on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Picking up right where the show left off following its landmark four-part reunion, RHOBH returned for its twelfth season last week to record-breaking ratings as viewers tuned in for the latest happenings on the franchise that Andy Cohen recently called Bravo’s “crown jewel.” Between the continued legal drama surrounding Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley’s terrifying home robbery and the feud between Lisa Rinna and Sutton Stracke, there’s no lack of drama in Beverly Hills right now.

For the most recent episode of In The Know by Yahoo’s pop culture interview series, We Should Talk, Stracke opened up about all things Season 12, including what she called her “completely insensitive” reaction to Kemsley’s robbery, her tension with Rinna, what we can expect from Jayne’s storyline and more.

Listen to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Sutton Stracke’s full episode of We Should Talk here, and keep reading for highlights from the interview:

On her “completely insensitive” reaction to Dorit Kemsley’s robbery: It was a weird day, and it felt weird. I had had a lot going on, and so when I got to Kyle’s house, I was not thinking. I was not understanding, truly, the severity of what had happened to Dorit. So, I was completely insensitive. It’s something that I feel really badly about. It’s not like me at all; I’m the person people call for anything, and it just wasn’t in my brain. As the show unfolds, you’ll see more and more [of] the explanation and also how I have to explain this to Dorit. It wasn’t a good moment for me. Humility’s not very fun, and it’s also a very quiet thing to do — and we don’t have a lot of quiet moments in that group, so it’s hard. … I hated that I behaved that way.

On what she expects from Erika Jayne this season: I came into it feeling very indifferent about Erika after the reunion especially, because she was very hurtful. So I got on protection mode. I was in armored gear around her — and blinders, because I didn’t care. … The things is, I don’t care! Until I see change, I do not care. I said what I needed to say. I think everybody knows my position. I mean, I think the world now knows my position! I’ve said everything that I’ve needed to say about Erika and to Erika. I’m not going to change my position.

On Lisa Rinna wanting her to thank her for getting her on RHOBH: I can only say that I was very reluctant to do this show, because I didn’t know what I was getting into. I was more reluctant than anything. Once I decided to do it, you go through the interview process and the last thing you do is you film an all-day thing, and she did film with me. She came to dinner. Jennifer Tilley also came to that dinner, and a few other people came. They’re all giving their time to do this. We’re all learning, but Lisa was very kind to do that. Of course I thanked her for taking the time out to do that! And I’ll thank her now. You know, thank you for taking the time out to do that for me. It was very nice. She did other things, but I guess that’s part of the process when you’re a “friend of” someone [on the cast]. Anytime that you take time out of your schedule to help someone? Thank you.

On her dating life now that she’s single again: I got married in my 20s, and I dated my husband before that. I was married for a long time, and it took me a while to decide I was going to date [again]. So, here I am! I dated someone for a few years, and that didn’t work out. Then I was like, “I can’t date again. … This is just too much!” It’s so much work. Where are my friends? Why aren’t they setting me up? You know why? I’m 50, and they’re all married. All of their friends are married. Kathy Hilton told me I was going to have to date somebody that was 70. I cannot do that! I have a five [year] over-under rule. It’s just exhausting.

Watch In The Know’s full interview with Sutton Stracke below, and tune in to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET only on Bravo:

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