Why Real Housewives' Lisa Vanderpump May Not Return To The Show

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Could Lisa Vanderpump be taking her pumps and pink chic elsewhere from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Well, if you have been keeping close tabs on the latest season, you know that there has been some intense dog drama going on.

All of it is about to hit its climax on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The confrontation between Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump goes down in tonight’s episode airing April 2. It is a heated argument that ends with Kyle being told to leave Villa Rosa (the Vanderpumps’ house) by the couple. Vanderpump told ET where she was coming from and hinted at the fallout, saying:

I felt that once somebody says, I swear on my children's life, as you saw [in the fight], I would never question that, I just wouldn’t. So, for me, unless the dynamic changed radically, I don’t want people in my life that question me.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ big storyline so far has had a lot of bark and bite. What is it all about? Well if you need a refresher, Dorit Kemsley adopted a dog from Vanderpump Dogs. After giving Lucy to a family friend, the dog ended up in a shelter. Lucy eventually got returned to Vanderpump’s rescue center.

Teddi Mellencamp has accused Lisa Vanderpump of wanting the dog drama revealed and using her as the catalyst to do it. At the end of last week’s episode, Dorit was horrified to discover the whole story had made its way to the press.

That leak is something that Dorit Kemsley’s husband, PK, said Lisa Vanderpump was also behind. Vanderpump has denied any involvement in any of it. Vanderpump explained her frustration, saying:

I stopped filming halfway through the season. When you are a woman of integrity, and you’re a woman that works really hard and is very compassionate, and is very principally minded, and they keep coming at you and ganging up on you, I don’t know. . .I didn’t integrate with the other women after they constantly called me a liar.

Since Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is about the friendships between the women, that does not bode well for her RHOBH future. Of course, the Bravo series could bring in some new friends for her. Then it would start to feel like separate shows though. For those hoping that the drama will blow over, it does not sound destined to abate any time soon.

A lot more will be known once taping on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion commences. Whether Lisa Vanderpump will participate is the question on many fans’ minds. As is whether Vanderpump will return for another season of the show if it gets picked up.

For now, it does not sound incredibly reassuring that the reality star will be back. Lisa Vanderpump did not even make it through the entire season of filming. If she could not make it through this season, why would she come back for another?

Asked about the rumors regarding her future with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after this season, Lisa Vanderpump weighed in. Vanderpump told E!’s Melanie Bromley this:

Well, you know I've got Vanderpump Rules and it's really successful, and no decision about Housewives has been made.

It is important to note that she did not say “no” to a potential return. So, that is positive. Lisa Vanderpump went on to highlight all of the pleasant opportunities Real Housewives has provided her with so far. Hence, there have been highlights.

If Season 9 is Lisa Vanderpump's last, there is good news for fans of the reality star. It is not her only show on Bravo. See her journey on Real Housewives continue in tonight’s episode, which is entitled “Showdown at Villa Rosa.” If that is not an intense choice for a title, what is?

Find out how Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards’ big showdown goes down when the next episode airs. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.