As the longtime star of the series continues to refuse to film with the rest of the cast, production has been struggling to put the season together without the expected amount of group scenes.
“Lisa has been struggling emotionally and with her relationship with the RHOBH cast and it has been causing all kinds of issues for the show,” a source revealed to Hollywood Life on November 6. “Many around her are upset because they’ve been forced to push the premiere date back due to problems surrounding Lisa and the tension running so high with the cast this season. The other ladies feel they have to show up to work despite what they have going on in their lives, so the fact that she isn’t makes them feel disrespected even more.”
Although premiere dates for the show are typically set for November or December, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ upcoming ninth season is not expected to be seen until sometime next year. Meanwhile, the series’ spinoff show, Vanderpump Rules, was recently given a December 3 premiere date for season seven.
In addition to Lisa’s refusal to film with her co-stars, producers were also forced to deal with the production start date being pushed back due to the sudden death of Lisa’s brother, Mark Vanderpump, in May.
“Filming began later than usual, mainly due to Lisa not being mentally ready with the loss of her brother, and it’s just been one issue after another with her having challenges filming with the other ladies,” the source continued.
According to the source, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules usually air alongside one another but at this point, that doesn’t seem possible.
“Lisa really wants to leave the show, she has it on her mind at all times because she feels bullied by the other ladies and it really is getting her upset,” another source said. “Lisa is most upset over Kyle not being on her side because they have both been through a lot with each other. That might be the straw that breaks everything. Lisa is just sick of all the drama and by not engaging with the women it has helped a little.”
“Its a complete mess right now,” the insider added.