RHOBH Star Lisa Rinna Shades Lisa Vanderpump as PUMP Restaurant is Shut Down Amid Claims of Overdue Taxes

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RHOBH's Lisa Rinna Shades Lisa Vanderpump as PUMP is Shut Down Amid Claims of Overdue Taxes With Throwback WWHL Clip

Lisa Rinna threw some shade in Lisa Vanderpump‘s direction on Wednesday, shortly after it was revealed that her West Hollywood hotspot, PUMP Restaurant, had been “indefinitely” shut down due to tax issues.

Following the news, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member took to her Instagram page, where she shared a throwback clip of herself and Vanderpump getting shady with one another on Watch What Happens Live.

“I feel like this is aging really well. I Love a shady boot moment don’t you?” Rinna asked in the caption of her post, adding that “reading is fundamental” in a hashtag.

In Rinna’s clip, host Andy Cohen was seen pointing out that Vanderpump had thrown shade in Rinna’s direction during a past appearance. Right away, Vanderpump admitted to doing so and recalled what she had said.

“I just said, ‘Go back to selling dusters and diapers,’” Vanderpump laughed.

“And guess what honey? Guess what? Do you know how much I’ve made on those dusters and diapers? A lot more than your restaurants!” Rinna replied.


Immediately after Rinna’s dig was made against Vanderpump on the WWHL episode, Erika Jayne got up and left the couch where she was seated as Kyle Richards fell to the floor in hysterics.

According to a report shared by The Sun earlier this week, the California Franchise Tax Board suspended PUMP Restaurant, seemingly due to some sort of failure to file or failure to pay taxes, penalty, and/or interest. And, when it comes to the future of the restaurant, it will remain closed until Vanderpump and her husband, Ken Todd, get up to date with the board.

News of PUMP’s closure comes less than one year after the former RHOBH cast member and current Vanderpump Rules star confirmed the permanent shutdown of Villa Blanca, which was once one of the more popular restaurants in Beverly Hills.

“If the landlord had been willing to renegotiate and the lease wasn’t ending, we would have reopened, but unfortunately with Coronavirus, the situation was beyond our control,” she explained to the Daily Mail at the time.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 is expected to premiere on Bravo sometime this spring.