Lisa Vanderpump stakes her claim to reality-TV royalty posing exclusively for In Touch, on newsstands now — and spilling on her catty Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars and her new Bravo spin off, Vanderpump Rules.
“They wouldn’t have given me a spin-off that just shows me sitting on my fat butt at home,” the 52-year-old mom of two says, crediting the sexy staff of her LA restaurant and lounge SUR for creating enough behind-the-scenes shenanigans to warrant their boss getting her own series.
Lisa and her husband, Ken Todd, have owned 26 bars, restaurants and clubs over the years, but Lisa says there’s something special about SUR, the setting of her spin-off.
“I love this one; it’s so unique to me,” Lisa tells In Touch. “The location lends itself to it being one of the sexiest places in Los Angeles.”
But having her own show doesn’t mean Lisa is stepping away from the series that made her famous: “Yes, I am still a Beverly Hills Housewife!”
And according to Lisa, the cast members were all supportive after hearing of her spin-off, though, she admits to In Touch, “I haven’t talked to Adrienne. She’s not a part of my life or my reality right now. When someone tries to humiliate you publicly, you deserve a public apology, and I haven’t gotten that.”
For all the exclusive photos and full interview with Lisa, pick up the new issue of In Touch, on newsstands now.