The behind the scenes drama continues on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and now it is looking like it will affect how the new season unfolds. According to new reports, Lisa Vanderpump’s problems with her castmates may determine when next season premieres.
“Lisa has been struggling emotionally and with her relationship with the RHOBH cast and it has been causing all kinds of issues for the show,” says an insider. “Many around her are upset because they’ve been forced to push the premiere date back due to problems surrounding Lisa and the tension running so high with the cast this season.”
The ‘Real Housewives’ star fills ET in on the ‘unpredictable’ season to come, which Lisa is rumored to have stopped filming midseason. https://t.co/K2vG1UfvYH
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) November 10, 2018
The source went on to tell Hollywood Life that the other ladies of the cast feel that they must show up for work no matter what they have going on in their lives, and the fact that Vanderpump isn’t doing that is disrespectful.
Filming for Season 9 started weeks ago, but there was a delay because of Vanderpump’s emotional distress over the unexpected loss of her brother, Mark. Insiders say that filming started later than usual because Vanderpump wasn’t mentally ready. But she continues to have one issue after another, and that is causing multiple filming issues with Vanderpump and the other women.
In the past, RHOBH has aired alongside her other show, Vanderpump Rules, but because of the drama this season, that might not happen.
Vanderpump’s issues with her castmates are not only causing production issues, but they are also causing her to want to quit the show that made her a reality TV star. Insiders say that the SUR owner is feeling especially betrayed by Kyle Richards, whom she was once close friends with.
How is it @LisaVanderpump fault that the season has been pushed back? The truth is that @LisaVanderpump is the show and without her there is nothing remotely interesting to watch! The lack of “real friendship and issues” is their fault not #LVP !Come again bitch! #LVPIsRHOBH ♥️
— Nazmin Akhtar (@NazminAkhtar18) November 9, 2018
A source says that Vanderpump wants to leave the show because she feels bullied by the other women and that is upsetting to her. Another insider added that it upsets Vanderpump that Richards is not on her side after the two have been through so much together.
Vanderpump is “sick of all the drama,” and refusing to engage with the rest of the cast is helping her. However, things are still “a complete mess,” and she and Richards are no longer friends.
Production is struggling to put Season 9 together because Lisa Vanderpump is refusing to film with certain co-stars, which means a lack of group scenes.
RHOBH usually premieres in November or December, but it doesn’t look like we see a new season until 2019. However, Vanderpump Rules will premiere on Bravo on December 3rd.