Lisa Vanderpump has been slowly – sloooooowly – integrating with her Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills castmates after last season’s Puerto Rican Massacre! The tabloids – they were ripped to shreds! When she decided to attend Kyle Richards‘ BBQ, she was hesitant, not because she “holds a grudge” but because she was uncertain of what to expect – especially where Brandi Glanville was concerned, however she realized it was time to just move forward.
“I had been invited by Kyle to come to her house after many months of little interaction with the group. It seemed as we were attempting to move forward, maybe this was the answer,” Lisa explains. “I knew arriving as they all greeted us, things might be a little uneasy, but I was with my husband and just hoped for the best.”
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Lisa says getting some distance from the group, made her realize that ignoring her castmates wasn’t the answer and she wanted to begin the process of moving forward. “I had been frantically busy and preoccupied and now realized how ridiculous it had been,” she admits. However – that doesn’t mean the drama was over!
“I thought it was a bitchy comment from Kyle saying I hold a grudge,” Lisa adds. “I feel just to engage with many of these women at all shows that I don’t, but I am not stupid enough to erase the past. I have the knowledge, and that is what protects me.” Kyle – a bitchy comment?! No….
“They had all been interacting, and I was on the periphery. They were all enjoying time together, but wow, does that change really quickly as personalities clash, lives become entwined, and tempers flare,” Lisa points out.
While she was open to re-engaging, Lisa contends that she wasn’t ready to just fully forgive and forget – and there is definitely some unfinished business; particularly in her relationships with Brandi and Yolanda Foster.
“Yes, as Brandi says, I understand it’s a challenge, and you want something you can’t have, but remember, you had it and you threw it away after you trashed it and ran to everyone who would listen,” Lisa warns.
“I saw Ken’s reticence to engage Brandi, then her saying, ‘Remember me? You used to love me…’ is too funny. Yes he remembers, oh so well…how he would defend her to his detriment. Ken has a similar perspective to me–fiercely loyal to friends, but when they calculatedly try to destroy you, civility is maybe the best you can hope for.”
“I hadn’t seen Yolanda except only once for lunch. It was a huge ask to expect somebody to give up two days and one I wasn’t comfortable doing,” Lisa explains. “I think it was vaguely suggested to invite Yolanda, but since Puerto Rico, I had hardly seen her. I know we haven’t really spoken since last year, apart from one brief lunch since we started the season, but would you give up two days of your life in 115 degree-heat and make a speech like every one of my friends did who had known me for years? Um no,” she writes.
“It was a difficult situation for me going back to that group of women at that barbecue and immediately to be cross questioned by Yolanda in a passive aggressive fashion…I am sure many things have transpired since last year, and I haven’t expected to be invited to any of them,” Lisa continues.
While it’s been a bit of a lull this season – so far – Lisa says tonight’s episode is when things will really intensify and the drama escalates. “This season really gets started next week when all the relationships start finding different levels and opinions differ, some friendships are strengthened and others, well….”
Tonight Lisa unexpectedly attends Brandi’s housewarming party, but then at a charity luncheon at SUR, Brandi shocks the group with a disgusting proposition and lewd behavior leaving Lisa to question everything all over again!
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