updated 10/13/2010 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 10/14/2010 AT 11:15 AM ET
Lisa Rinna’s mouth has attracted plenty of attention over the years – not all of it flattering. But one person who had no issue with her famously puffy pout? Her husband, Harry Hamlin.
“What got me about Lisa was her eyes, not her lips,” says Hamlin, who married Rinna in 1997. “So I spent most of my time looking at those.”
Hamlin says he didn’t notice as, over the years, Rinna’s top lip became swollen and bumpy – the result of scar tissue that formed around silicone injected into the lip when she was 25.
“Whatever change took place was so gradual, it never registered for me,” says Hamlin, adding that when kissing his wife, her mouth always “felt soft and supple.”