Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
HBIC star Lisa Vanderpump had a tough year. She endured “Operation Take Down LVP” aka #puppygate last season. On top of that, she suffered two losses. First her brother passed away, and then her mother passed shortly after that. All of that culminated in Lisa’s decision to leave the show.
But since then, Lisa has been on the up and up. She opened her new Vegas restaurant, Vanderpump Cocktail Garden. Please have a show in the works for that place! She also might open a spot in Miami. Of course, she still has Vanderpump Rules. And the VPR cast couldn’t be happier for Lisa since she left RHOBH. In particular, the number one guy in the group, Jax Taylor.
Jax is a little late to the party, as most of his co-stars have already commented on Lisa leaving the show. Katie Maloney, Stassi Schroeder, and Kristen Doute noticed Lisa was happier, and that she was even kind to Kristen! Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix saw a positive change. Jax’s younger self, James Kennedy, noticed a weight was lifted off Lisa’s shoulders.
In an interview with Hollywoodlife, Jax finally shared his thoughts on Lisa leaving the show. He said, “I think leaving ‘Housewives’ was the best decision, considering what she’s gone through with her family…and, then just to deal with all the drama from the women, I think it’s time to just step back for a little bit and reassess the situation.”
Jax added, “Less stress, you’re not getting any younger, you know and stress kills. I think, I’m very happy that she stepped down, if she decides to go back, that’s amazing, but she definitely needed a break…she’s a lot more calmer and less stressed.”
I can’t tell if the “you’re not getting any younger” is a back-handed compliment or not. But Jax even admitted himself that he’s an asshole, so it’s not too big of a surprise if it was.
Jax also discussed his relationship with Lisa and how she comes to him for advice. He said, “Lisa’s very close to me — and we’ve had some personal conversations on how I deal with certain situations on ‘Vanderpump’ and how she deals with certain situations.”
I’m guessing Jax doesn’t listen to any of her advice, but I digress. He continued, “Sometimes, she only comes to me. Not always, but she has come to me for advice.” Honestly, I can’t see anyone going to Jax for advice, let alone Lisa.
If there’s one thing to take away from the Pump Rules cast, it’s that Lisa is happier and less stressed since leaving RHOBH. It will be interesting to see if this “new” Lisa shows herself on the upcoming season of VPR. I can’t see her being all peace and love when the cast pulls their usual shenanigans.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK LISA WENT TO JAX FOR ADVICE? IF SO, WHAT ADVICE DO YOU THINK JAX GAVE LISA? DO YOU THINK LISA WILL BE HAPPIER ON NEXT SEASON’S VPR?
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