Lisa Vanderpump’s life lately has been filled with both sorrow and stress. She made the decision to leave Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after her co-stars accused her of leaking Dorit Kemsley’s “puppy gate” scandal to the tabloids. A pup adopted by Dorit and PK Kemsley nipped their children. Of course, if Dorit had read the adoption contract, she wouldn’t have re-homed the puppy herself, but returned it directly to Vanderpump Dogs. The puppy wouldn’t have ended up in a shelter. And there wouldn’t have been a “puppy gate” scandal. But here we are. Many thanks, Dorit.
Lisa even took a lie detector test to prove her innocence. And when former best friend Kyle Richards came to Villa Rosa to confront Lisa about leaking Dorit’s story, it was the end of their long-time friendship. I will never forget Lisa’s husband, Ken Todd, yelling “Goodbye, Kyle!” as he banished Kyle from Villa Rosa.
Lisa was also dealing with the sudden loss of her brother, Mark Vanderpump. Mark passed away on April 3, 2018, from a suspected drug overdose. He was Lisa’s only sibling, and the loss hit her hard.
The restaurateur told US Weekly that she needed to seek help to deal with her grief and the situation with her co-stars on RHOBH. “I manage to try to pull myself together with grief counseling and antidepressants. I’ve never taken anything in my life, you know, I’ve never been to therapy in my life, but I think slowly I’m in a lot better place than I was,” Lisa said.
Sadly, tragedy has once again struck Lisa’s family. The Daily Mail reported that Lisa’s mother, Jean Vanderpump, passed away in England on June 17. She was 84 years old. Lisa was very close to her mother, although Lisa’s mother preferred to live a quiet life outside of the public eye. Lisa traveled to England to make funeral arrangements. Lisa is also stepping back from Vanderpump Rules as she processes the loss of her mother.
A source told the Daily Mail, “One thing is for sure with Lisa though, she’s as strong as they come and once she has worked through her grief she will be back running her restaurant empire, focusing on her philanthropic endeavors and filming Vanderpump Rules.”
Lisa took to Twitter to share her first words since her mother’s death. “As you go to RIP with Mark, mummy. A tragic year for sure. I thank all of you for your beautiful messages and words of kindness. Life is so fragile and I have no time for negativity,” Lisa wrote. She added emojis of a heart and praying hands. The heartfelt message was accompanied by a family photo.
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Lisa posted a second message to Twitter regarding the flowers that she has received. “Wonderful acts of kindness as I now live in a flower shop,” Lisa shared. She posted a photo of lovely flower arrangements inside Villa Rosa.
Condolences to Lisa and her family during this sad time. I hope that Lisa’s former co-stars have also offered their sympathy.
TELL US- SHOULD LISA’S RHOBH CO-STARS REACH OUT TO HER NOW TO OFFER THEIR CONDOLENCES? IS IT A GOOD IDEA FOR LISA TO STEP BACK FROM PUMP RULES?
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