Lisa hit back at the Buying Beverly Hills realtor and husband of her ex-bestie, Kyle Richards, via a response to a fan on Twitter.
“[Mauricio Umansky], you owe a thank you to Rick Hilton for giving you your start in real estate. [Lisa Vanderpump] the rudest? Have you met [Erika Jayne]? She cursed a boy and you laughed about it,” a fan tweeted on December 5.
Fans know that Erika cursed at Garcelle’s 14-year-old son, Jax Nilon, in a scene featured last season. Mauricio was later seen laughing off the disturbing incident. He has also taken heat for failing to mention Rick Hilton in his new Netflix series.
“Silly man, I meet hundreds everyday I am never accused of that… little puppet,” Lisa quipped, in response.
Mauricio stated—“I’m gonna throw out Lisa Vanderpump,” when asked to identify the rudest Bravoleb, during a November 30 appearance on WWHL.
He was also asked if he would back up his wife’s past comment about her former RHOBH co-star— comparing her relationship with Lisa to playing chess with Bobby Fisher.
“I 100 percent defend her on that,” he replied.
Twitter account “BravoSnarkSide” shared a meme comparing Lisa to a tree front and Kyle to “the back of the tree.” Lisa gave the post a shout out by responding with three laughing emojis.
Another fan wrote—“[Lisa Vanderpump] will forever be the queen,” linking an article titled—“Lisa Vanderpump Is Still ‘RHOBH’ Queen Bee.”
Lisa responded with several positive emojis, a laughing face, praying hands, and a pink heart.
Mauricio apologized for laughing over the upsetting exchange between Erika and Garcelle’s son, during his WWHL appearance. The real estate agent was asked how he would feel if his daughter, Portia, had been in the same position.
He told Andy Cohen—“Whether it was Jax or Portia, I would have acted the same way. Watching it, you know, watching the way it was, it happened, it was horrible. I would never condone that. It was absolutely disgusting. I apologized to her [Garcelle], I apologize today again to Garcelle and to Jax. It was one of those crazy things of reality television.”
Mauricio continued— “Full transparency, you know, at the night we filmed that, we really weren’t around. You know, I had not seen what had happened between Erika and Jax at the time. And so we filmed it, it happened, and then, later on, we watched the show. When I watched the show, I cringed. I thought that was horrendous.”
He admitted—“It was in such bad taste… I felt so bad. I immediately called up Garcelle, apologized to her. She accepted it right away. Totally understood. Told her that I had no idea.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is expected to begin production early next year.
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