It’s been nearly half a year since The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills wrapped up Season 9, yet Lisa Vanderpump and her SURvers are still finding ways to talk about her unceremonious exit from the series.
Vanderpump Rules stars Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix are in the midst of promoting their long-awaited cocktail book, Fancy AF Cocktails, and used the opportunity to dish about their boss’s constant and unending victim mentality while filming RHOBH last year. Well, that is, before she up and quit.
“You’ve got to understand, Lisa fricking hated filming Housewives,” Sandoval told Us Weekly. “She f–cking hated it. I’d be having a conversation with her, and I could see in her head that she’s stressed. She’s like, ‘I have to go film Housewives after this, and it’s really making me miserable.'”
While LVP spent the back half of Season 9 drowning in her own martyrdom, it’s hard to say what made viewers more miserable as she refused to film with the other ‘Wives: suffering through a multi-episode arc of her kitchen renovation or her performance of a well-rehearsed, utterly biased (and don’t forget transphobic) lie detector test to garner sympathy in front of Bravo’s cameras?
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However, Tom naturally sided with the boss who signing his TomTom paychecks when it came to the drama in the 90210. “When you’re stressed out about something, you can’t really care about anything,” he said. “It can overtake you.”
For her part, Ariana chimed in to add that Lisa‘s energy felt markedly different while filming the upcoming season of Pump Rules (ahem, you mean the show she has control over as an executive producer?). “On our show — or at least this summer — she was so giving of herself and so open and so willing to kind of put herself out there with us more, with our cast more,” Ariana revealed. “I think that people are really going to enjoy.”
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A Lisa Vanderpump that’s so giving? So open? So willing to put herself out there? In the immortal words of Mariah Carey, “I don’t know her.” But since LVP no longer has
chess pieces, I mean friends, like Kyle Richards and Dorit Kemsley to lord over as the show’s calculating sniper from the side, it seems fans will have to get used to seeing the self-described queen of hearts slumming it with her employees in the name of good reality television. At least we’ll always have SUR?
TELL US – DO YOU THINK LISA WILL BE MORE OPEN ON THIS SEASON OF VANDERPUMP RULES? HOW WILL QUITTING RHOBH IMPACT HER PRESENCE ON THE SPIN-OFF?
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