The season 7 premiere of Vanderpump Rules is just a few days away, and a new report is claiming that the newest cast member, Billie Lee, is “seriously struggling” to fit in. Could Lee’s frustrations lead to her bailing on the Bravo show?
VPR featured the transgender beauty in a few episodes last year, but this season she replaced Kristen Doute as a full-time cast member. And, an insider says that the transition hasn’t been easy for Lee.
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“Billie cannot find a group to be close to, so she is just clinging on to the servers at Sur. She is working at the restaurant all the time unlike the original cast,” reveals an on-set source. “Billie keeps trying to go on cast trips and hang out with the rest of them, but she is continuously not invited. She just feels out of place and like she is not part of the storyline.”
So, according to another source, Lee has tried to come up with her own storylines and is picking fights with everyone in an attempt to remain relevant. However, as a full-time cast member, Lee is “more shunned than anyone.”
Radar Online is reporting that the 34-year-old Lee is so frustrated that she might call it quits because the situation is not healthy for her. It has gotten to the point that she is hanging out with Jesse Montana because she has no one else, but he thinks Lee is simply “kissing his a**.”
Another insider told the tabloid that Lee’s “poor me act” is getting old to everyone in the cast, and she is so unhappy that people are thinking she should quit instead of taking out her frustrations on her co-stars.
The girls in the cast have not included her in their girls’ getaways, but it isn’t because Lee is transgender, says an insider. Instead, it is because Lee is desperate for camera time, and she is going about it the wrong way.
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The 34-year-old SUR hostess has been very open about her trans identity, and she uses VPR as a platform to spread her activist message. She says that she went through so much of her life ashamed, and went through a transition where society didn’t accept her.
But, even though most of the cast is shunning her, Lee still has one friend on the show, Scheana Marie. She has been trying to include Lee and has even invited her on her podcast. A source says that Marie is trying to include Billie Lee because she knows more than anyone what it is like to be an outcast.
Season 7 of Vanderpump Rules premieres Monday, December 3rd on Bravo.