It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans over the past 24 hours. There is one giant, looming question: Did Lisa Vanderpump leave the show? Rest easy, friends, Lisa confirmed to In Touch that she is indeed still on RHOBH. Thank you to the reality show gods!
After copious amounts of rumors circulating, Lisa took matters into her own hands. During the 3rd Annual Vanderpump Dog Foundation Gala in Los Angeles on Nov. 15, she decided to clear the air once and for all.
Lisa told us, “Well there’s a plethora of stories that say I’m quitting, that say I’m trying to get Jax off the show. If I had quit, I would have said it. No, it wouldn’t be leaked on an outlet. That’s what I’m just saying.” The star assured fans that news would come directly from her. She continued, “Can we just trust that I would come up … I’ve never had a problem with kind of coming forward speaking my mind. So yeah.”
After missing various cast trips, including one to France, rumors started swirling that Lisa had stepped down from the show. Fans blamed the drama with her former friends Kyle Richards and Dorit Kemsley mixed with the grief of losing her brother Mark in May this past year.
Before the gala, Lisa posted a cryptic tweet saying, “If you hear it from…It has to be true. Until then, not so much.” This gave people a glimmer of hope.
If you hear it from me…It has to be true.
Until then,not so much. pic.twitter.com/8KnLMwpI6z
— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) November 15, 2018
Lisa is confirmed to be on the show which is fantastic news (she is the queen after all). However, that doesn’t mean we’ll be seeing the same amount of screen time from the restauranteur. Lisa explained that during a strenuous year, she chose to stay out of some of the filming.
“But it has been a difficult season… But it’s been a difficult year for me personally, and the season was very challenging,” she added. “So I’m in a lot of it, but there are some parts I skip, and I think people have seen that.”
Whatever the circumstances we’re glad to have her on our television screens.