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Tom Sandoval And Ariana Madix Talk About Lisa Vanderpump’s Departure From Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills

The news of Lisa Vanderpump’s departure from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has rocked the Bravo universe. So much so that everyone and their mother, (ahem Tamra Judge) has an opinion on the queen of diamonds and rosé leaving the show. An OG leaving a series is big news. Plus, if you’re on one of her shows, you’ll have no choice but to answer questions about it.

LVP might be leaving RHOBH, but she certainly isn’t done with Bravo. After all, the successful restauranteur/executive producer is the genius who gave us Vanderpump Rules. Give her an Emmy already! Fans aren’t the only people who appreciate LVP’s savvy for good TV. SUR-vers, Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix are forever indebted to the woman with the heavy crown.

The better couple that makes up half of TomTom talked to Extra about Lisa’s current status. When asked their thoughts on Lisa’s departure from RHOBH, Tom shared with Extra, “Well, filming something like that, where she’s that much in the mix, I’m sure it can be hard.” Tom should know! Kind of weird to act like he’s not on a show himself that leaves nothing to the imagination.

The couple was also asked if Lisa leaving the show meant that she would participate more on-camera with the cast of Pump Rules. Ariana chimed in, “Last year was really tough on her. Obviously, she’s involved with us. I feel the more involved with us the better.”

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Tom excitedly cut Ariana off, saying “She’ll get to spend more time with the kids!” To which Ariana said, “Yeah, I’ll take it!”

Ariana was definitely enthusiastic about extra LVP time. This makes me wonder if it has anything to do with her weak attempt to take on Lisa in defense of Tom last season.

Tom and Ariana were also asked about whether they’ve seen Lisa since the news broke. Ariana only said, “Yeah, we’ve been around her.” The interviewer prompted them for clarification, “it’s all good, all positive?” Tom gave a more detailed response, “Yeah. We support any of Lisa’s decisions. Especially on that nature, because she obviously has been doing [reality TV] longer than us, and you know if she’s in a situation that she needs to get out of, I respect that.”

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I’m all for more LVP on Pump Rules! Lisa does well when she’s the boss. The dynamic seems to change when she’s on RHOBH.

TELL US-DO YOU THINK VANDERPUMP RULES NEEDS MORE LVP? DO YOU THINK LISA WILL TAKE ON MORE OF A BEHIND THE SCENES PRESENCE FOR NOW? ARE TOM AND ARIANA THE BETTER COUPLE IN TOMTOM LAND?

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