Lisa Vanderpump’s sudden exit from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2019 was an unfortunate loss for the show. One could always rely on the British expatriate for reading the other ladies for filth and stirring up the drama, with the backdrop featuring a lot of Pomeranians, swans and mini ponies for added effect. It’s been two years now, and fans still want to know, would she return to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills one day?
During her recent (virtual) appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Lisa Vanderpump offered her thoughts on a possible return to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The restaurant mogul told host Andy Cohen:
People ask me all the time am I going back? It’s been such a long time, and I’ve just got a lot going on, I’ve been writing a book and everything, but I do love Kathy [Hilton]. Now if you could just get rid of the other five, then I think yeah there’s a possibility [laughs].
The Vanderpump Rules executive producer reportedly left Real Housewives of Beverly Hills because of the huge falling out with her co-stars. At the time, the biggest shocker of Season 9 was Kyle Richards (her longtime BFF) accusing Vanderpump of leaking information surrounding Dorit Kemsley and her adopted dog to the press. Apparently, the bad blood is still, well, bad, given Vanderpump’s icy response to Andy Cohen.
When asked if she would forgive and have a conversation with Kyle Richards, if perhaps trapped in an elevator with her, the restauranteur joked that she would “look for the escape panel first.” Ouch. Looks like their friendship, which spanned the entirety of her near-decade on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, was truly shaken up by a dog adoption gone haywire. In order for forgiveness to happen between the former co-stars, Vanderpump said Richards needs to reach out first:
What is there to say? I think the only thing that can be said has got to start with an apology. If someone calls you a liar, it’s, no. It’s not okay with me.
For true Real Housewives fans out there, you’ll know what I mean when I say that Lisa Vanderpump leaving the Beverly Hills was the equivalent of anytime Bethenny Frankel leaves Real Housewives of New York. It just ain’t the same afterwards. Every spinoff of the franchise needs that comedienne figure with a hard exterior to truly make it work. Fans want Vanderpump back precisely because of this reason: she was, literally, the funniest person on the cast.
Perhaps Lisa Vanderpump can take a page from Bethenny Frankel’s book and return at her leisure. It seems to work out fine for her. Otherwise, we’ll have to settle for Vanderpump getting wasted with celebs on her new show, Overserved with Lisa Vanderpump, or her appearances whenever Vanderpump Rules starts filming again. But in the poll below, let us know whether you think Vanderpump should return to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills!