RHOBH’s Lisa Vanderpump Reacts to Kyle & Mauricio’s Split & Admits Hearing “Rumors,” Talks Ariana and Ties to Brynn Whitfield, Plus Pump Rules Season 11 as She Announces New Vegas Restaurant

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'RHOBH' star Lisa Vanderpump is reacting to Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky's separation and Ariana Madix's stint on 'DWTS.'Lisa Vanderpump is reacting to Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky‘s separation and sharing her thoughts on Ariana Madix‘s stint on Dancing With the Stars.

As she admitted to hearing past rumors about her former castmates, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum, 63, explained why she sent a dinner bill to Kyle’s table, revealed her ties to Real Housewives of New York City cast member Brynn Whitfield, teased the upcoming 11th season of Vanderpump Rules, and announced she’ll be opening a new restaurant in Las Vegas in summer 2024.

“We are thrilled to announce we are opening [Flamingo Las Vegas]!” Lisa shared in a November 2 post on her Instagram page. “It’s truly very exciting for us to be asked to create a unique concept on the iconic Las Vegas Strip [Pinkys By Vanderpump]! We’ve so enjoyed our relationship with [Caesars Entertainment], and we are excited to expand with two new locations ([Wolf By Vanderpump] in Lake Tahoe!).”

“Through our design company, [Vanderpump Alain], we are embracing the unique history of Flamingo Las Vegas, and the designs will be reminiscent of a bygone era,” she continued. “Caesars has allowed us the creativity to truly delve into the Art Deco style and create something that will encompass the stunning design of that time. The building will extend into a dramatic conservatory that will enhance the façade of the Flamingo on the Las Vegas Strip.”

Lisa also dished on the upcoming venue during a November 2 interview on Access Hollywood‘s Housewives Nightcap, saying, “It’s coming but it’s not coming til next summer … But Flamingo is designed. The concept is there. It’s all approved but we’ve got to wait a minute.”

In the meantime, Lisa is looking ahead to the upcoming premiere of the new season of Pump Rules, which is expected to begin airing on Bravo later this year or in early 2024.

“It’s always been complicated, but this season is different, [and] I think as a producer, it needed to be different because it was a very different story to tell,” she revealed. “It was this group that was so fragmented and there were so many splinters and I felt it was almost [put] upon me to put it back together a bit because I try to see all of their points of view.”

Although Lisa admitted to being criticized at the season 10 reunion for not having more of a go at Tom Sandoval, 40, who’d been caught cheating on Ariana, 38, with their now-ex-co-star, Rachel “Raquel” Leviss, 29, she said she believes her job is “to be a mother in the situation.”

“If all of your kids are fighting, you don’t pick sides. You try and facilitate some sort of collusion,” she explained.

As for Ariana’s role on DWTS, Lisa expressed pride.

“I’ve only seen a couple of dances but she’s done really, really well,” Lisa noted. “I’m really proud of her. I did text her and say, ‘I’m so proud of you.'”

Continuing on about Brynn, Lisa reacted to the RHONY star sharing that she once gave her a place to live.

“[Brynn] was a very good friend of my daughter’s,” she revealed. “She spent a lot of time with Pandora … and I think we did lend her a car, but she seems to be doing great on [RHONY].”

Over four years after her departure from RHOBH, Lisa admitted she’s still in touch with some of the show’s stars.

“Well, [Garcelle Beauvais] I love. [Sutton Stracke] I’ve spent time with when I was in Paris,” she shared. “I don’t really know any of the others, apart from the ones I left behind that called me a liar, so I don’t really kind of engage with them until they decide to apologize. But Garcelle, love her.”

As RHOBH fans may have seen, Kyle shaded Lisa for sending a dinner bill to her table during a past run-in while appearing on an episode of Watch What Happens Live last week. However, as Lisa revealed, she actually sent the bill to Alex Baskin, who was dining with Kyle.

“He came over to my table to say ‘hello’ so I thought, ‘Well, if he’s with Kyle having dinner,’ I’ve got a sense of humor, I sent him my bill, thinking maybe he’d like to buy dinner for me,” she recalled. “But I’m not as stupid as I look. I actually gave the management my credit card just in case he said ‘no.'”

“Kyle said something so I had to post my bill online,” Lisa continued. “That’s what you have to do. Housewives mentality. They always call you a liar so you always have to prove it.”

After then noting that Mauricio recently “got the hoof” from DWTS, Lisa weighed in on his separation from Kyle.

“I think there were a lot of rumors for a long time and there were things that I knew and had heard, but I think everybody’s sorry about it,” she noted. “But, you know, it’s not over until it’s over. People go through things and hopefully, they can figure it out. When you’ve got four kids and the love they’ve had between them, maybe they can just kind of sit down and realize.”

“It’s not always easy,” she added.