Season 7 of Vanderpump Rules premieres on Bravo in just a few days, and a new report claims that the cast has turned their back on costar Billie Lee, who replaced Kristen Doute as a full-time cast member this season. According to insiders, Lee feels like she is more shunned than anyone else in the cast.
“Billie’s ‘poor me’ act is getting old to everyone. She is constantly upset and p****d off, and her castmates think that if she isn’t happy, then she should just quit instead of taking it out on her co-stars,” says an insider.
The source adds that Lee feels like the girls in the cast never include her in their girls’ getaways, which is true. But it isn’t because Lee is transgender. Instead, it is her own fault. Since she started on the show, Lee has been trying to come up with storylines, but to remain relevant, she has ended up picking fights with everyone.
There is one person in the cast, however, who is trying to include Lee, and that is Scheana Marie. The insider says that Marie knows more than anyone what it is like to be an outcast, and so she has tried to include Lee and regularly invites her on her podcast.
Lee recently talked to Hollywood Life, and she said that the upcoming season is going to be intense. She didn’t reveal too much, but she did say that this season was hard and way more intense than last year.
The trans activist also talked about supporting her boss Lisa Vanderpump during the tough time after her brother died unexpectedly and her questionable future on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Lee says that when she sees Vanderpump, she gives her hugs because she knows what it feels like to be an outcast and not having everyone loving and accepting you.
Lee says that she can tell Vanderpump is going through a hard time, and she always sends her love.
Apparently producers really wanted Billie Lee to be full time for S7 to help diversify the show but they decided not to give her a FT spot after realizing she is super messy and her drama didn’t make any sense #PumpRules
— RealHWTea (@RealHWTea) November 19, 2018
As for Vanderpump’s future on RHOBH, it is still up in the air because of her schedule. She has been busy opening up TomTom and expanding the restaurant, and Lee says the restaurateur is always on the go. She would like to see Vanderpump calm down a bit and not be so stressed with negative people trying to bring her down.
Billie Lee also says that Vanderpump has been stressed with all of the drama with her RHOBH co-stars, and she hopes that Vanderpump will take some time off.
Season 7 of Vanderpump Rules premieres Monday, December 3rd on Bravo.