Lisa Vanderpump Denies Asking Bravo For $2 Million to Return to RHOBH as New Report Insists She “Misses” Show and “Has Regrets”

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‘RHOBH’: Lisa Vanderpump Wants to Return for Season 12 Despite Not Speaking to Her Former Castmates, Source Says

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Lisa Vanderpump is firing back at reports claiming she wants her coveted diamond back after her shocking exit from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

The 61-year-old entrepreneur was a part of the Bravo show’s original cast when it premiered in 2010. In 2019, however, she left in season nine following a tumultuous time on the show. Additionally, Lisa opted to skip the RHOBH reunion that year.

Last week, a report came out claiming Lisa wanted $2 million from Bravo to return to the RHOBH, and now the reality star is denying any such claims.

 “What utter nonsense….I have asked for no such thing lol…mo [sic] conversation regarding ‘that’ at all. Filming something fun today 💗😂,” tweeted Lisa.

Still, despite the restauranteur’s independent success, a new HollywoodLife report insists Lisa is open to returning to RHOBH for season 12. According to the outlet, Lisa reportedly “secretly would love to be back” after declaring that season nine was her last. 

“She’s embarrassed to state the truth after how she left,” the insider claims. “Those closest to her know that she wants back on. She misses the show and has regrets about leaving it. It seems like she just wishes she took a season or two off and came back.”

During season nine, Lisa faced several obstacles while filming RHOBH. In May 2018, her brother, Mark, died at age 59. Two days later, she returned to work on the show. Unfortunately, the Bravo star’s woes didn’t stop there. On the series, Lisa fell out with her longtime friend and fellow RHOBH OG, Kyle Richards. Once they were no longer friends, Lisa was left to defend herself against castmates like Dorit Kemsley alone. Although she and Kyle no longer speak, Lisa would reportedly still jump at the chance to rejoin RHOBH if she received an offer. Additionally, she isn’t afraid of the potential objections she would get from her former friends and cast members. 

“She’d seriously consider it — no matter who the cast is,” the source said on Oct. 19. “She knows the likelihood of a return is slim, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t secretly really want back on.”

“Lisa isn’t really the best at apologizing, so it would be difficult to see her friendships with her former best pals like Kyle [Richards], Lisa Rinna, Dorit [Kemsley], and Erika [Jayne] be repaired,” they continued. 

While Lisa’s exit from RHOBH made headlines, she wasn’t the first one to leave the show. Since its first season, multiple cast members have quit the series. In addition to Lisa, some of RHOBH’s most memorable exits include Kim Richards during season one, Camille Grammer, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, and Denise Richards. The cast for season 11 includes Erika, Lisa Rinna, Garcelle Beauvais, Kathy Hilton, Kyle, Sutton Stracke, Dorit, and Crystal Kung Minkoff

 In an Oct. 12 interview, Lisa shared her thoughts on returning to RHOBH. She shared that, due to her ongoing projects, she hasn’t given a return much thought. 

“I’m very busy,” Lisa declared to HollywoodLife. “I’m trying to finish my book. I’m busy with my podcast. I’m opening another restaurant. That ship has sailed.”

The four-part RHOBH Season 11 reunion currently airs on Bravo at 8 pm EST.