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Lisa Vanderpump On Leaving Real Housewives The Future Of Vanderpump Rules

Much like King Edward VIII abandoning his post as the King of England, Lisa Vanderpump has abandoned her throne as the queen of  Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  But Lisa did not abscond for love.  She did it for a much less romantic reason…

In case you have a life, unlike me, are not following along at home, let’s quickly recap: Dorit Kemsley and fam adopted a dog from LVP’s rescue, Vanderpump Dogs.  Dorit and PK Kemsley’s kids named said dog Lucy Lucy Apple Juice. I don’t get why they didn’t name the dog Lucy Lucy Apple Juicy so it rhymes, but they all have weird accents so maybe they don’t rhyme like the rest of the English-speaking world.  I’m a little fuzzy on the rest of the facts, because this entire season of RHOBH basically revolved around #puppygate.

Anyway, basically Lucy Lucy Apple Juice(y) didn’t work out for the Kemsley family and somehow ended up in a kill shelter.  A tabloid published a story about LLAJ in the shelter. The rest of the RHOBH cast accused LVP of leaking the story.  And that’s how #puppygate was born.  The ladies then mean-girled LVP for the remainder of the season until LVP was so personally victimized by Regina George that she stopped filming with the other women and refused to attend the reunion.

But there is some good news for LVP!  She received the Legacy Award at Thursday night’s 7th annual “Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTs in Hollywood” event. No, I have no idea what that is, either. After the awards ceremony, Lisa talked to Extra about winning the award and related her win to her exit from the show.

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Lisa shared, “It’s a poignant moment for me, having been through the demise of Housewives.  Just to be here tonight is a feel-good factor.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills OG reflected, “The last year was a very negative year for me. I feel like we’re moving forward. They have had their resolution. I just had a horrible time with the show and the women. It was a very sad time in my life and it wasn’t made any better. I just decided to walk away.”  Walking away from that toxic disaster is, honestly, the most mature thing any Housewife has done, like, ever.  Way to go LVP!

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Lisa also addressed rumors that Vanderpump Rules will leave Bravo because no other network wants Jax. Lisa declared, “The show was born on Bravo… That’s going to stay on Bravo.”

Congrats on your award, Lisa!  And happy Pride Month, peeps!

TELL US – DO YOU THINK LISA LEAKED THE STORY?  DO YOU THINK IT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION FOR LISA TO QUIT THE SHOW AND DITCH THE REUNION?

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