Rhobh’S Sutton Stracke Addresses Kyle Richards’ “Low Blow,” She Talks $300K Monthly Alimony Payments, And Denies Making Fun Of Erika’S Ticket Sales


In response to Kyle’s implication that Sutton is only friends with Kathy Hilton, 64, because of her connections and parties, Sutton, 52, tried to clarify herself after the most recent episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which focused on the fallout from her behavior at the Magic Mike show. She also defended her remark regarding Erika Jayne’s ticket sales and shared the amusing aspect of Erika’s on-camera meeting with her therapist.

“Erika’s therapist is my therapist. Dr. [Ginne],” Sutton revealed on the November 15 episode of the WWHL: After Show. “When I saw that episode, I was like, ‘That’s Dr. [Ginne]. That’s my therapist.’ I have a lot of empathy. So I think [Dr. Ginne]’s gonna solve this problem. I had no idea until I saw [her] on TV. She’s a great therapist. She helped me through my divorce. She got me out of the bed.”

Although Sutton seemed to shade Erika’s ticket sales for her Vegas residency, Bet It All on Blonde, by saying she was too busy to attend and then joking at a live podcast taping that she could afford to take everyone present due to the low cost, she insisted on the live broadcast of WWHL that she was not poking fun at her castmate.

“I didn’t make fun of her ticket prices. Someone asked me about it and I just said, ‘I thought they were seven dollars.’ It’s what I had heard. And then they said, ‘No, they’re a dollar.’ And I said, ‘Well, I’ll take everybody,’” she clarified. “I wasn’t making fun of it. I want Erika to succeed. That’s all I’ve ever wanted. That was an audience question to me. I didn’t bring it up.”

After noting that it “wasn’t awkward seeing” Erika, 52, at BravoCon, Sutton shared her favorite part of the fan convention.

“I love meeting everybody, I loved meeting all the different franchises of Housewives. We have so much in common because we go through so much. There’s this underlying, ‘We made it.’ But I really got to know Heather Dubrow,” Sutton revealed to host Andy Cohen, 55. “I met her one time before but we hung out and that was really fun, and I loved getting to know [Kiki Barth].”

When she was then asked about her divorce from ex-husband Christian Stracke, Sutton confirmed that the $300,000 alimony figure was only partially correct.

“Well that’s kind of after taxes,” she explained, “and then y’all don’t even know what my assets are so just leave me alone.”

“If you want divorce advice, come to me,” she added.

According to Sutton, she would “of course” help Kyle, 54, through a divorce if that’s what she and her estranged husband Mauricio Umansky, 53, ultimately decide.

“I think just for all women in general. I really want women to understand finances and what they need to do to protect themselves and it doesn’t matter if it’s $50,000 or $500,000 or $5 million,” she stated. “We need to be very strong as women and support each other and know what we’re getting into in a marriage or a partnership.”


When Sutton reflected on her contentious conversation with Kyle during the previous Wednesday’s RHOBH show, she believed her co-star was trying to hurt her feelings by confronting her about her shenanigans in Vegas.

“Kyle is staying at my house, and I was also quite exhausted that day. After a particularly demanding day, I couldn’t help but feel like she was pursuing me,” Sutton reminisced. “Why?” Why do you act in this way? What’s the matter, you?

Sutton didn’t understand why Kyle was so against her at that moment and felt her suggestion about using Kathy for her connections and parties was unfounded.

“I’m the one that has the parties. Kathy comes to my parties,” Sutton said. “[And] I met Kathy before I met Kyle and I love Kathy. We’re friends. That was a low blow.”

As for whether her Magic Mike meltdown was the result of being offended by the performance, or by not being involved in the show, Sutton said it was “a combination” of things, including a personal challenge she was facing that will be revealed later this season.

She said, “It will explain my behavior; it doesn’t excuse my behavior.” “Yes, I wore the pants, but I was like, ‘Hell no,’ thinking I might be called up next. For I am not going to go over there and pretend to have oral sex. I’m just not like that. I just wasn’t into it. It was fantastic at first. The dancing was excellent, and they continued to wear pants. The males are incredible, and I admit that I felt uneasy.

She was also admittedly intoxicated.

“I think maybe because of my circumstance that you don’t know about, I was a little into my cups,” she explained.

Following her outburst, Garcelle suggested Sutton was after attention. However, as Sutton explained to Andy, she actually stormed out of the show for some alone time.

“I honestly went to the restroom. I wanted to collect myself [and] get it together,” she shared. “I didn’t ask anybody to follow me. Why are y’all following me? Leave me alone. Let me have my moment. Let me calm down. But they did not. I guess I’m a magnet for drama.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.