Lisa Vanderpump looked back at her feud with Kyle Richards during the after show for the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and called out her former friend for trying to humiliate her as she grieved the loss of her late brother, Mark Vanderpump.
Before admitting that it hasn’t been easy listening to the negative insinuations her co-stars have been making about her and discussing her future on the show, Lisa chatted about her confrontation with Kyle at her Beverly Hills home and explained why she was “particularly sensitive” at the time of their argument.
“When Kyle came to my house, it was the night before my birthday weekend. I was particularly sensitive because this was my first birthday and [I was] obviously still grieving for my only sibling,” Lisa began.
“I remember her saying, ‘Well let’s talk about the story on Radar Online.’ And I remember thinking, ‘Oh my God, really?’ And she said, ‘Yeah,’” Lisa recalled. “I said, ‘I don’t care about that,’ and she said something like, ‘Well the women do. They thought you gave the story.’ And I remember saying, ‘But Kyle, I told TMZ that was absolute nonsense.’ So she said, ‘Well I believe that too.’ And then it was like she slapped me in the face.”
As fans saw weeks ago, several members of the RHOBH cast have accused Lisa of being responsible for a story shared by Radar Online in which Dorit Kemsley was accused of abandoning a dog she adopted from Vanderpump Dogs. However, Lisa has insisted she never leaked the story, nor did she play any role in the supposed scheme to paint her co-star in a negative light.
According to Lisa, she was extremely hurt by Kyle’s allegations against her and felt as if she was “slapped” in the face by her former friend. She also compared her falling out with Kyle to her feud with former friend and co-star Brandi Glanville from years ago.
“I felt the same way I felt when Brandi Glanville slapped me in the face, I felt, ‘How can I counteract that?’ And then something inside me just snapped,” she admitted. “And I was just like, ‘You know what?’ Because it’s also trying to humiliate me because she knows it’s not just her and I having a conversation. She’s basically calling me a liar in front of the whole world. I just said, ‘You know what? You’re right. I’m a terrible person and you shouldn’t be friends with me. Get the f**k out of my house.’ And I don’t regret a word of it.”
Although production on the ninth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is likely complete, Lisa’s drama with her co-stars has continued to make headlines as the cast continues to talk about her alleged “lies and deception,” which has become extremely irksome to the restaurateur.
“I put up with their [bullsh*t] for six months, listening to the negative insinuations about me,” Lisa noted. “It hasn’t been easy.”
As for her potential return for season 10, Lisa didn’t say much.
“It depends,” she teased. I can’t say.”
While Lisa has maintained her innocence, her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars, including Erika Jayne, Teddi Mellencamp, Kemsley, and Richards, all said during their own after show interviews that they would have been open to reconciling with Lisa if she had apologized for any potential involvement in the doggy drama.
“This is a group of forgiving women,” Teddi said. “I looked at them and said, ‘Like guys, I am really sorry. I messed up. I fell into a trap. I took the bait and I did some things I really regret.’ And there wasn’t one person that couldn’t say, ‘Okay, we get it.’”
“We all know that it’s difficult to say, ‘I screwed up and I’m sorry. I’m not proud of this moment.’ But we have so much respect when someone does,” Kyle added.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season nine airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.
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