Kyle confronts LVP about Yolanda's children having Lyme

Lisa Vanderpump Defends (And Regrets) Talking About Yolanda Foster’s Kids’ Lyme Disease Diagnosis On RHOBH

This week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills didn’t seem all that dramatic on the surface, but really, a lot went down in that short bit of time.  Lisa Vanderpump is sorry but maybe not quite THAT sorry for things she said.  She is speaking out tonight to defend her reasons for revealing what Mohamed Hadid sorta, kinda disclosed about Bella and Anwar’s Lyme disease diagnosis.  She wishes she could take it back, but..Reality TV. 

Lisa believes the topic wasn’t “off the table” since Yolanda Foster herself is the one who announced to the world that Bella and Anwar had the disease.  So, that part she isn’t sorry for – all topics are fair game when you sign on for reality TV.  “On the subject regarding Lyme disease, I can’t stress this enough: I believe when we initiate conversation on a reality show, whether inadvertently or not, we open the doors for discussion. I have initiated sensitive subjects myself, with regard to my children, for one… Max’s adoption, with the full understanding that as cameras were documenting this, it would be flung into a forum where many would speculate. It was a conscious choice, so people would gain a better understanding of our family dynamic.”

She adds that in all the time she’s known the families, nobody has mentioned that Bella and Anwar had Lyme, too, before Yolanda revealed it publicly.  “I would never delve into the health history of somebody’s children, but now as the subject was brought to the forefront by Yolanda, a week previously, without provocation, then I was asked questions by Kyle, I have no alternative but to speak my truth. My truth being over the years of interacting with all of the children there had never been any mention of illness.  I knew them to to thrive, flourish, but I state I had no reason to question their well being.” 

On what Mohamed shared or didn’t share with her, “Mohamed had always said they were fine, but that is their prerogative as parents, whatever medical issues or information they choose to divulge. I obviously interpreted that as they were not infected by this insidious disease, and as it is not contagious, I understood them to be healthy. I love and adore all three of them, for sure. I regret even acknowledging the subject, but we live and we learn.” 

Moving on to other murky subjects, Lisa reiterates that Faye Resnick is not her favorite person and she was a little annoyed that Faye even attended the BBQ.  “I was surprised, to say the least, that Faye was there. I know they are close friends, but I am not so enamored by her. My last encounter with Faye Resnick had not been a productive one. She was present at our vowel renewal, and from my recollection she was assertive but in a derogatory fashion, and I accused her of speaking on Kyle’s behalf.  I am puzzled,mystified as to why Miss Resnick would be compliant in appearing on a reality show,when she had been the recipient of such a backlash in regard to her last appearance.” 

Lisa continues, “Her history and reputation have been contentious–of that I am aware. She had sullied the reputation of her friend in a polarizing book, but I had little knowledge of her ties to Kathryn and understood her sentiment to be calmer, less aggressive than my previous experiences. In regard to siding with Kathryn, the new girl as Kyle referred to her, was ridiculous. I barely became involved in the discussion, because I had zero knowledge of what had transpired between them. I understood Kathryn’s sentiment when she stated that she hadn’t read the book. Sometimes it is easier to ignore negativity as if it doesn’t exist.” 


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