Sutton Stracke had a major breakdown while out at a Magic Mike show in Las Vegas with the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills castmates, citing a “family issue.” Reflecting on her outburst, Sutton, 52, apologized and acknowledged that she overreacted. She also talked about the “space” she and Kyle Richards, 54, are taking from one another. Sutton also recalled her encounter with Captain Jason Chambers, 50, at BravoCon, her response to the circulating rumors about Dorit Kemsley’s marriage to Paul “PK” Kemsley, 56, and other things.
“What I go through later is really big in my life and I wasn’t allowed to tell anyone in that moment and I wasn’t allowed to tell anyone for a few weeks, truly not anyone at all, not on the show, not in my personal life, no one,” Sutton revealed during a November 28 interview with Us Weekly, explaining that she learned about a family issue on the same day as the Magic Mike show.
“When something big like that happens you just sort of get off and then I’m trying to be fun … And then I was uncomfortable with what I saw on stage. It’s a great show, the dancing is really great. Those dancers are phenomenal. I don’t want to do any harm to that show. It’s just not my cup of tea,” Sutton went on.
As for what the issue was, Sutton didn’t specify. But she did say fans will learn more as the season continues and that only “a few” of her castmates “cared.”
“It has nothing to do with my health; it was a family issue we were dealing with,” she shared.
As she reflected on her Sin City meltdown, Sutton admitted she “hated watching it” and “felt sorry” for herself.
“I just see [myself] really struggling because I change a lot this season and I change after I go through something and I let go of something big in my life,” she said. “I didn’t like what I saw on stage, but I lost my mind.” That is a portion I will not let go. Should I have made a greater fuss over it? Indeed. I overreacted since there were a lot of things going on. It was alright after I collected myself.
“It didn’t help to have people follow me and keep going at me,” she continued. “All I wanted was to be by myself. Sometimes you need a moment alone to calm down and get your brain together because what I was going through personally was going through my mind over everything else.”
In addition to butting heads with Kyle after storming out of the show, the ladies also struggled to see eye-to-eye during a meeting after the incident. Then, when it came to BravoCon weeks ago, Sut ton said that while they “were pleasant,” they didn’t “talk that much.”
Addressing Kyle’s request for “space,” Sutton suggested she may be triggering to Kyle.
“Sometimes if you need space from someone — I didn’t do anything — but sometimes you have to get space away from someone and maybe I am something that, I represent something. And that’s okay,” she suspected. “I know that I am always here when she needs me and I’ve sent her that message before. So I adore her and I only want to be here for her as a friend when she needs me.”
During BravoCon, Sutton was one of the many who wanted to meet Captain Jason. But after doing so, she had some regrets.
“I ran into him and I introduced myself to him and I said, ‘I got to tell you. I don’t want to embarrass you but I have mentioned to several people that I have a little bit of a crush on you but it’s okay. Don’t be afraid.’ And he was really nice,” Sutton began, then adding, “He’s a good-looking man. [But] then when I heard a couple of stories I was like, ’Never mind, Captain Jason. I will just take you off my list.’ Captain Jason likes the ladies.”
Although Dorit and PK were rumored to have separated last month, which they denied in a statement, Sutton admitted she isn’t quite sure what’s going on.
“Do they [have issues]? It was confusing,” she shared. “I’m not a marriage counselor but I can tell you this: You have peaks and valleys so if you’re going through a valley, you’re going through a valley. There’s always a peak ahead. I think there will be [a peak ahead for them].”
Even though Lisa Rinna, 60, has left RHOBH somewhat altered, Sutton values the “[change] in dynamics.”
“It just seemed to lift a little bit, the cast’s diversity,” We needed to take a long break, get back to living our lives, and be prepared to discuss our activities and our meeting with the new cast member. Well, what [Annemarie Wiley] delivered was impressive, but it was more like, “Oh, well, at least it’s not me.” That was all we needed, Sutton thought. But I don’t want to hold Lisa responsible for it. It isn’t equitable.
As for what she’s most looking forward to from the rest of the season, Sutton named several things.
“Leaving Vegas, leaving this whole situation, and leaving the dinner behind. Then, things will get better for me because I get to celebrate my store’s anniversary and debut Sutton Brands, my new business. I adore everything about it, including what we’re doing for the environment and talking about women’s empowerment. “I enjoy talking about these topics. I really enjoy our trip to Spain. That’s an exciting trip because it’s so amazing and full of drama, conflicts, tears, laughing, and all the beauty you would expect in Spain. Additionally, our finale is exquisite.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.