Lisa Vanderpump officially gave Real Housewives of Beverly Hills the boot without saying any final goodbyes. However, the Bravolebrity doesn’t want to be known as simply a housewife.
Lisa opened up to Hollywood Life about her decision to leave the show after nine seasons. Although she has a great relationship with the network, she wants people to focus on some of the other things she’s done throughout her lifetime.
‘I’ve got my Vanderpump Dog Rescue, I’ve got other projects in the works, I’ve got 5 restaurants…I’ve just opened in Vegas. I’m designing something at Caesars hotel, I’ve got three or four hundred people that work for me. I’m doing Vanderpump Rules, I’m an EP on that. All of my philanthropic endeavors — I work with GLAAD, I work with Trevor Project, I released a PSA.’
Lisa went on to say: ‘I never wanted to make a career as a ‘housewife.’ I had 35 restaurants prior to that. I was pretty philanthropic all those years. So no, I don’t want to be defined as a housewife as much as I’ve loved and enjoyed many, many moments there and this can be a fantastic platform and I have an incredible relationship with Bravo, but I’m not going to be defined.’
She told the online magazine hat she purposely dodges negativity and what she was faced with after losing her only sibling to suicide was simply too much.
‘I think nine seasons it was good, it’s just a shame it ended like that. The negativity and the nastiness is something I’ve never thought anybody should have to endure.’
When she spoke with the publication at the LA Pride opening ceremony, she was in good spirits.
However, there are some people who don’t like the way Lisa handled the latest season of the show.
A few of her co-stars wished that she would’ve at least shown up to the reunion taping a few nights ago so they could have closure. Meanwhile, it was rumored that Andy Cohen felt disrespected by his longtime friend.
Do you think LVP made the right move?