Will Lisa Vanderpump rejoin the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for filming on the season nine reunion? According to a new report, her co-stars are convinced she will be a no-show. Also below, find out why they believe Bravo ‘is protecting’ Lisa.
As Puppy Gate continues to play out on the new episodes, the cast feels Lisa will be unable to sit down with them and “face the truth.”
“Production and the other Housewives don’t believe she will show up for the reunion because she can’t face the truth and the other Housewives,” an insider revealed to Us Weekly on March 14.
Although Lisa “won’t get paid” if she doesn’t show up, the source said “that might be something she’s willing to sacrifice to avoid facing the music.”
Lisa has been estranged from her co-stars since last September after she allegedly told one of her Vanderpump Dogs employees to tell Teddi Mellencamp that a dog Dorit Kemsley adopted had ended up in a kill shelter because she wanted the storyline to be at the forefront of season nine. As fans may have heard, it was recently announced that Lisa is set to star in a new project based out of her animal rescue center.
While some cast members, including Brandi Glanville, have filmed solo segments for reunions in the past, the insider said it wouldn’t make sense to pre-tape Lisa’s segment.
“Production and the other Housewives feel like this is unlike Vanderpump Rules where LVP can call the shots. Her restaurants survive and thrive because of the show,” the source explained.
However, the women of the series reportedly believe Bravo “is protecting LVP and giving her preferential treatment because she has another show that’s successful and she’s an OG.”
“There are text messages that have not yet been released that incriminate Lisa Vanderpump and don’t make Teddi look great, but it’s the truth,” a second source revealed. “And it shows that Lisa wanted John Blizzard to tell Teddi on camera about the dog.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season nine airs on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.
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