Raising her two daughters to love their bodies no matter what is “so hard,” Lisa Rinna laments in a new interview with MomLogic. “I really work hard at that,” she says. “The images are on TV, in magazines — everywhere.” To help combat that imagery, Lisa says that she and husband Harry Hamlin “try not to talk about diet and exercise” in front of Delilah Belle, 10, and Amelia Gray, 7, nor will Lisa “go on any wacky diets.” “I really try to sit and eat with them,” she explains. “I don’t make them eat everything on their plate; I teach them that food is for sustenance and for your health, period.” Still, some realities are hard to escape.
“Obviously, they are going to be aware of their bodies. They are growing up in California — and in the United States, for that matter. I’m doing everything I can so they don’t grow up with eating disorders or body image issues.”
A career in entertainment would almost certainly increase that awareness, but Lisa says the family might be “going down that path” nonetheless with Delilah, whom Lisa says is “oozing talent.” Her oldest daughter — who recently played Snoopy in the stage production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown — is “funny, can dance and sing,” the proud mom shares. “She stole the show and I’m not just saying that.”
“But I’m not going to be driving around to auditions. When she’s 18, she can do that. I think theater is great, and voice lessons are fine, but we’re not going to be working. That’s my plan for now, but talk to me in two years … I may be schlepping her around!”
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The girls have never seen Lisa’s first Playboy pictorial, shot while she was still pregnant with Delilah in 1998, but they know that it exists. What they don’t know, however, is that Lisa has signed on to appear nude in the magazine yet again in an upcoming issue. “They were definitely a consideration,” Lisa reveals, but “[posing] can be a way of expressing yourself and your sexuality.” Noting that you can “control it and control your image,” Lisa says that ”if and when we have to go there, it will be a family discussion that will be challenging and hopefully thought-provoking.” She adds,
“I view sexuality in a different way. It doesn’t mean you’re a victim. Doing this can be a strong and powerful choice.”
Lisa and Harry have been married since 1997.