Sad news to report — Lisa Vanderpump’s reign on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has come to an end.
According to a new report, the restauranteur has completely ceased filming the Bravo reality series and will not return to the hit show for another season, Radar Online reports.
“She was dealing with grief, filming Vanderpump Rules, opening [new restaurant] TomTom, and running the Vanderpump Dog Foundation ,” the insider explained to Radar. “She was not equipped to handle Housewives, even before the drama happened.”
Vanderpump’s exit is a huge loss to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills but feuds with former friends, Kyle Richards and Dorit Kemsley, coupled with the sudden passing her brother Mark in May, were the main catalysts for Vanderpump’s departure.
As reported, Lisa Vanderpump has been the target of bullying and harassment from her fellow Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast members.
Dorit Kemsley and Vanderpump’s friendship crumbled after Dorit adopted a dog from Lisa Vanderpump’s rescue organization, Vanderpump Dog Foundation, and then returned it to a shelter, infuriating Vanderpump and causing a major rift. But the pup bit Dorit’s son, Phoenix, forcing the mom to give it to another family, who in turn, took the dog to a shelter.
Additionally, Kyle Richards and Vanderpump’s husband got into a nasty screaming match during a party at the couple’s home.
As a result, Lisa Vanderpump has completely isolated herself from the cast and avoided filming for several weeks. Most recently, the restauranteur was a no-show at Camille Grammer’s wedding, a cast trip to France, and several group activities.
“She has no plans to return to the show,” the insider added. “But who knows what the future holds.”
The production company that produces The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is supposedly pissed with the Bravoleb, whose brother, Mark, died of a reported drug overdose in May, was “using a personal family excuse to get out of filming Housewives,” according to a source.
The original cast member will continue starring on Bravo spin-off, Vanderpump Rules.
In fact, she just announced a partnership with Caesars Palace to open Vanderpump Cocktail Garden in Las Vegas next year.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is expected to return for season 9 in 2019.