Lisa Rinna put down her diamond for a good reason.

Almost five months after announcing her exit from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

the longtime Bravo personality has given insight into her decision to leave the popular program.

As she detailed in her cover story for ES, she was struggling with the way fans responded to

the dramatic storylines that played out on RHOBH.

"I think the world itself has gotten so volatile that the response doesn’t match what we’re doing,"

she shared. "I didn’t want to live like that. I don’t think that’s healthy

The way the fan base reacts to the show now is not how it was when I first started."

In fact, as Rinna put it bluntly, "We were getting death threats

Some of the most horrible things I’ve ever seen in print in my life, and it’s a reality show! It’s a stupid show."