The cast of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills went on a girl’s road trip this past weekend while shooting for the upcoming season, but there was one cast member who was noticeably absent — Lisa Vanderpump. Could this mean that the restaurateur is leaving the popular Bravo reality show?
Reports surfaced last month claiming that Vanderpump is estranged from the rest of the cast and went into full diva mode during a group photo session. She reportedly locked herself in her dressing room and wouldn’t shoot with the rest of the cast.
Then, this past weekend, Camille Grammer posted a photo on social media of their cast trip, where the women were standing in front of a large camper. Grammer stood next to newbie Denise Richards and returning cast members Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, and Teddi Mellencamp were also in the photo. Grammer added the caption, “Road trip.”
Both Rinna and Girardi have confirmed that there is tension between Vanderpump and the other women in the cast. During last month’s photo shoot, Rinna said in a now-deleted post that they were sequestered in a room because someone was holding out and wouldn’t shoot with them, and she asked who it was.
Rinna didn’t mention Vanderpump’s name in the post, but Girardi later confirmed that it was the SUR owner.
“She [Vanderpump] is not talking to any of the cast except for Denise,” an insider recently told Us Weekly. “There have been numerous attempts from the other cast members to reach out to her, and they have gone unanswered.”
The source added that the tension between Vanderpump and her co-stars grew when the women caught her in a lie. The insider says that the women feel like Vanderpump doesn’t want to confront them and face the situation, and she is keeping her distance and creating problems.
It has been an emotional year for Vanderpump. Her brother Mark died from a suspected drug overdose in April, and she has been mourning his passing while spending time with her brother’s sons and focusing on her family.
Maybe Something is overlooked here … maybe it's something personal with Lisa! Maybe she's sick or marriage problems? Not only has she not been photographed in public but not seen with Ken in public for a long time!!! #rhobh #lisavanderpump
— Borris Butterworth (@borisbutterwor1) October 7, 2018
Last week, Vanderpump announced on Instagram that she was stepping down from her position as Editor-in-Chief of Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine. She said that her life had taken some turns, and she doesn’t feel she could dedicate the time to the magazine that it needs.
Catch what could be Lisa Vanderpump’s final run when new episodes of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills return to Bravo later this year.