Before sharing a message about actress Jessica Chastain‘s call for her return to the show, which she made while appearing on Watch What Happens Live around the same time, Vanderpump seemingly threw some shade at her former castmate with a “witchy” message.
“Ding dong,” Vanderpump tweeted on January 5 after the news broke, appearing to signal to the phrase, “Ding dong, the witch is dead.”
Although Vanderpump didn’t name Rinna by name in her message, fans didn’t hesitate to make assumptions, and quickly, messages of agreement flooded in. However, rather than make any further potential statements about Rinna’s exit from RHOBH, Vanderpump chose to respond to one of her own critics, who suggested it was she who was the “witch.”
“Didn’t the witch die back in season 9?” the fan asked, giving a nod to Vanderpump’s June 2019 departure from the series, which came after Rinna and others accused her of creating the infamous “Puppy Gate” scandal to promote her short-lived spinoff, Vanderpump Dogs, which premiered on Peacock years later.
“Didn’t you say that already?” Vanderpump clapped back.
“If you could bring back one former housewife of [RHOBH] to join next season’s cast, who would it be and why?” Jessica was asked by a fan on the January 5 episode of the WWHL: After Show.
And after host Andy Cohen noted the inquiry as a “timely question,” Jessica named Vanderpump.
“She was the best. I mean, I love… I want to see her and Kyle together again,” she revealed. “Maybe you have to get rid of someone in order to bring her back.”
While Andy acknowledged that Jessica’s comment about getting rid of someone was “interesting,” he admitted that when it comes to getting Vanderpump back on RHOBH, he’s not so sure that’s possible. After all, she’s said in the past that she’s not interested.
“I don’t know that she would do it,” he stated.
But seemingly unaware of Rinna’s exit, Jessica pointed out that she believes Vanderpump might — if it was “the right group of people” — and she may be right.
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