After much speculation, and what seems like a million discussions about “puppy gate,” Lisa Vanderpump made it official and quit the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She didn’t even attend the reunion, depriving her
former friends enemies the chance to attack again on camera. Still, I would have liked to see a calm, cool, and collected LVP at the reunion, chilling on a couch next to Lucy Lucy Apple Juice.
If we have learned anything from ‘puppy gate,” it is that no one should adopt a dog and ignore what the rules are in the adoption contract. Dorit Kemsley didn’t return Lucy, she instead allegedly
re-homed dropped Lucy at a shelter. Most of the drama from this season resulted from this act. Who leaked the story about Dorit and Lucy to the tabloids? Of course, most of the RHOBH Housewives believed it was Lisa, even though she passed a lie detector test. Was Lisa using Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave to spread the story about Dorit? Teddi, you may have heard, specializes in accountability. Sometimes.
The times are certainly changing on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Lisa Vanderpump quit the show and skipped the reunion. The “puppy gate” scandal spelled the death knell of the longtime friendship between Kyle Richards and Lisa. In case you have been living under a rock, here is a quick update. Dorit Kemsley adopted a dog from Vanderpump Dogs, and the dog nipped her husband PK Kemsley and their children. Rather than return the puppy like she was required to in the adoption contract, Dorit re-homed poor Lucy Lucy Apple Juice. Lucy eventually wound up in a kill shelter. Perhaps Dorit should have re-homed PK instead?
When an article about Dorit’s actions hits the tabloids, Lisa was blamed for leaking the story. Kyle went to Villa Rosa to tell Lisa that all the Beverly Hills Housewives believed that Lisa leaked the story and that she is a liar. The terrible argument between Lisa, Kyle, and Lisa’s husband Ken Todd resulted in Kyle being banned from Villa Rosa. “Goodbye Kyle!” Ken bellowed as Kyle was told to leave the premises. She is lucky that Hanky and Panky didn’t try to avenge their owner.
It looks like it is the end of the road for Lisa Vanderpump on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The “OG” Housewife had a chaotic season. She was heartbroken and mourning the death of her brother. The tale (pun intended) of Lucy Lucy Apple Juice has been dubbed “puppy gate.” In a nutshell, Dorit Kemsley and her husband PK Kemsley adopted Lucy from Vanderpump Dogs, and then decided to allegedly re-home her. Lucy ended up in a shelter. According to the adoption contract, Lucy should have been returned to Vanderpump Dogs.
A tabloid published a story about the saga, and most of the other Housewives decided that the person who leaked the story had to be LVP. Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne and Kyle Richards happily sided with Dorit. Teddi even said she was being used by Lisa to leak the details about Dorit and Lucy. You know Teddi. She likes to be accountable while shoving LVP under the bus.
Lisa Vanderpump has certainly had an emotional time on Season 9 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She started filming shortly after the death of her brother on April 3, 2018. The biggest scandal of the season, (besides Camille Grammer’s graphic sex talk) is “puppy gate.” And it
will never end is still going strong. If only Dorit Kemsley and her husband PK Kemsley had properly returned the pup, dubbed Lucy Lucy Apple Juice, to the Vanderpump Dog Foundation. Instead they allegedly re-homed Lucy, and somehow Lucy ended up in a kill shelter. Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave claimed that she was manipulated into leaking information about Dorit but couldn’t do it. Yawn.
The fall-out from “puppy gate” was swift. Kyle Richards accused long-time friend Lisa of leaking the story about Dorit to the tabloids. Lisa swore that she didn’t. In what was one of the most uncomfortable confrontations from any Housewives franchise, Lisa and her husband Ken Todd, banished Kyle from Villa Rosa. No more little ponies or swans for you, Kyle!
Lisa Rinna has been a busy woman this season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She has been feverishly stirring the pot about “puppy gate” and enjoying the toppling of Lisa Vanderpump as top Beverly Hills Housewife. She has been using $2,000 worth of skin care products to maintain her glowing skin. Same, Rinna. Same.
Rinna engaged in a Twitter war with husband Harry Hamlin’s ex-wife Nicollette Sheridan. Rinna strongly implied that Nicollette cheated on Harry with singer Michael Bolton. Nicollette was also married, and just divorced, from Aaron Phypers. This paved the way for Aaron to marry newbie Housewife Denise Richards. Bravo, can we please have Nicollette join RHOBH? Please! That would be amazing!
The “puppy gate” scandal on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is rolling on (and on) with no end in sight. Lucy Lucy Apple Juice is the breakout star of the series—no one has been discussed more this season. But the entire controversy has weighed heavily on Lisa Vanderpump and destroyed her relationships with the other Beverly Hills ladies.
RHOBH co-star Dorit Kemsley adopted a dog from Lisa’s rescue organization, Vanderpump Dogs. Allegedly, Lucy nipped her husband, PK Kemsley, and their children. Dorit “re-homed” the dog, and somehow, Lucy ended up in a shelter. Had Dorit followed the instructions in the adoption contract, she would not currently owe the organization a $5,000 fee, and the pup wouldn’t have been in a shelter. Since Dorit had previously adopted and returned a dog to Vanderpump Dogs, she surely knew all about this.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer has just received some good news. And she deserves it. Viewers watched her ugly divorce from actor Kelsey Grammer play out Season 1. She was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in 2013. And Camille recently lost her Malibu home in the Woolsey fire. That had to be very traumatic.
In October 2013, Camille obtained a restraining order against her then-boyfriend, Dimitri Charalambopoulos. Camille alleged that Dimitri physically abused her in a hotel room while she was recuperating from a hysterectomy.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Kim Richards seems to be enjoying her life lately. But that has not always been the case as Kim struggled with her sobriety, and legal issues. Kim had an alcohol-fueled breakdown at the Beverly Hills Hotel in April of 2015 and was charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest, and battery on a police officer. Later that year, the former child star tried to shoplift two carts of merchandise from Target. Who doesn’t love Target?
Kim was not sentenced to jail, but was granted probation, and had to attend AA meetings and perform community service. She finally completed her probation in September of 2018. Kim also endured the passing of her ex-husband Marty Brinson, who was her best friend, in 2016. They share a daughter, Brooke Wiederhorn.