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Lisa Vanderpump Reveals the Final Straw That Led to Her RHOBH Exit and Throws Shade at the Cast, Plus Dishes on the ‘Fantastic’ New Season of Vanderpump Rules

Lisa Vanderpump Reveals the Final Straw That Led to Her RHOBH Exit and Throws Shade at the Cast, Plus Dishes on the 'Fantastic' New Season of Vanderpump Rules

Why did Lisa Vanderpump leave The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills when she did?

During a recent appearance on Access Daily with hosts Mario Lopez and Kit Hoover, Lisa revealed why she left the show in June after season nine, threw some shade at her former co-stars, and opened up about the upcoming eighth season of her spinoff series, Vanderpump Rules.

“It was a very sad year for me with losing my brother and everything. I was very honest about that and [I was] struggling with depression,” Lisa explained of the moments leading up to her exit from RHOBH.

According to Lisa, she began filming Vanderpump Rules‘ seventh season just two days after her brother’s funeral, but when it came to RHOBH, she didn’t feel that she should participate in season nine. Sadly, as the season played out with claims of leaking stories aimed at her, it became more and more evident that Lisa shouldn’t have gotten involved.

“It was very difficult, the whole situation. [They] all started coming at me and it was all based around the whole dog fiasco. It got too b*tchy and I just suddenly thought, ‘That’s it, I’m done,'” Lisa recalled, confirming it was the Puppygate drama that caused her to leave RHOBH.

“I had so much going on. I was opening TomTom, Vanderpump Rules is a big show, we have the dog rescue center, we were opening in Vegas. There was just so much and when it all kind of piled on top of me, and I was emotionally depleted anyway, I just said, ‘You know what? I’m done,'” she continued.

After being accused of planting a story in the media that accused Dorit Kemsley of abandoning an animal she adopted from Vanderpump Dogs, Lisa left the show and quit watching the new episodes.

“I tried to kind of remove myself and detach myself from it,” she explained.

As for the cast’s reaction to her exit, Lisa slammed the other ladies for acting “aggressive” about her decision. When asked who she would be keeping in touch with, Lisa refused to give an answer.

“Moving on!” she stated.

As the interview continued, Lisa turned her attention to Pump Rules season eight.

“It’s a very fast-moving show as you see from the trailer and it’s unbelievable that it came from a little idea and it’s eight seasons in,” she said. “You see them grow up, and then some of them struggle to grow up.”

“It’s fantastic. It’s a great season,” Lisa added.

Vanderpump Rules season eight premieres January 7 at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.


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