Lisa Vanderpump Responds to Kyle Richards Being Labeled ‘Queen’ of RHOBH, Reveals Her Biggest Season 9 Regret and If She’s Open to Returning

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Lisa Vanderpump Responds to Kyle Richards Being Labeled 'Queen' of RHOBH, Reveals Her Biggest Season 9 Regret and If She's Open to Returning

Lisa Vanderpump is looking back on her exit from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and revealing her thoughts on Kyle Richards being deemed the new “queen” by her former castmates.

During an interview at a Project Angel Food event in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 18, Lisa reacted to being “dethroned” by her former friend before sharing her biggest regret of season nine and discussing her thoughts on a potential future return.

Lisa’s former castmate Erika Jayne called Kyle the “Queen” of the RHOBH during the reunion this week. She later took to Twitter to reiterate her message, writing: “Long May She Reign @KyleRichards ???????????????????????????? The Queen Of Beverly Hills ????????.”

“To me, that seems a little ridiculous, ’cause there shouldn’t be a queen. It’s an ensemble cast,” Lisa explained to Entertainment Tonight. “If the audience chooses who they want to name a queen, then that’s fine.”

According to Lisa, she never intended to be at war with Kyle, but because of their heated spat at her home in 2018, which viewers saw on the show, they are no longer in touch

“I think the show was great when Kyle and I were great together, but she chose to change that and that’s fine,” she continued. “I would never have changed that, but that’s done and this is now.”

At the time of her falling out with Kyle, Lisa was dealing with the devastating suicide of her brother, Mark Vanderpump, and she needed support.

“I was busy. I was stretched in all directions — opening Tom Tom here [in L.A.], opening [Vanderpump Cocktail Garden] in Vegas, doing Vanderpump Rules, all those things while trying to deal with myself emotionally, kind of trying to heal,” she reflected. “It just became very difficult and I just said, ‘Oh, OK. That’s enough.'”

While Lisa isn’t changing her mind about not returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for season 10, she does have one big regret about the way in which she ended her nine seasons with the series.

“What I regret is the fact that my exit wasn’t as positive as some of the wonderful moments I’ve had on the show,” she explained. “But sometimes it’s just what life throws at you, isn’t it?”

As for a potential return in the future, Lisa said “it’s too soon to even discuss that” right now.

“I’ve just kind of closed the door. Vanderpump Rules is going gangbusters and it’s a wonderful show, and I really enjoy being an [executive producer] on that,” she said. “I love all of the kids, you know, watching them grow up and seeing them and helping them with their struggles. I just hope that I can be to them what I needed when I was struggling. Sometimes they need that support … I think in life we all screw up; we all make mistakes and how we learn from it [is what’s important].”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season nine reunion is currently airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.

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