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Lisa Vanderpump Reveals Her Friendship With Kyle Richards Is Tested During Season 8!

Season 8 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills isn’t all diamonds and rosè for Lisa Vanderpump, but it’s pretty damn close.

“There was some stuff swirling around me, but I was ducking and diving,” Lisa teases. “I didn’t get myself into too much trouble.”

Lisa admits she does get caught up in the “tumultuous” drama during season 8 but promises she’s not the cause of it.

“Normally I have my cool, and I kind of lost it that day,” LVP explains to Entertainment Tonight. “I think on Beverly Hills, you see this wonderful, glittering existence, and you also see the struggle that the women go through.”

Even Lisa’s BFF Kyle Richards was shocked at Lisa’s vulnerability this season.

“I was like, ‘OK, Alexis Carrington, got it.,’” Kyle recalls of the moment. “It was so out of character for her to let her guard down like that, that’s why my mouth was literally hanging open.”

However, Lisa makes it clear that this season is nowhere near as bad as her worst seasons, four and six.

“It’s normally the even numbers that aren’t good to me!” Lisa jokes. “Eight was actually OK, so I’ve broken the mold.”

As for season 8, Lisa says the dynamics shift this season, including her friendship with Kyle. While Kyle and Lisa’s friendship takes a turn mid-season, the bump in the road doesn’t cause irreparable damage.

“You know, we have a great relationship, but like any relationship, it has its problems,” she shares. “Like any marriage, or you know, partnership in life or business, you have your struggles, but then you come through it. I think what we have supersedes, you know, the negativity.”

Kyle agrees, chiming in,“I love Lisa. I mean, Lisa and I, obviously, we’re very close. We’re the closest of the bunch, and I could never do the show without her. You know, we keep it fun.”

Speaking of fun, Lisa wraps things up by joking that Kyle’s much more obsessed with her than she is of Kyle.

“Not at all!” LVP laughs. “As soon as she’s out of there, I’m gonna be front and center with a diamond.”

“I do think in some ways, we’re very much the backbone of the show,” she continues. “We’re the two existing [original cast members], and our friendship was always so strong, and it was so authentic. Even now, I call her up, and I’m laughing, and she’s like, ‘What are you laughing about?’ and then we get to talking about something else.”

I love Lisa and Kyle’s friendship, but I’m super curious to see what goes down between these two this season!

Thoughts on LVP’s comments? Are you surprised to hear that LVP let down her guard during season 8? What or who do you think causes issues in Kyle and Lisa’s friendship? Sound off below!

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  • Just Jo

    Kyle is friends with Lisa because Lisa is someone and Kyle is so insecure she has to surround herself with people who impress others. I think I am over this franchise, seems they are all narcissistic and fake. NO ONE is impressed that they ALL married for money and it buys them fake everything. At the end of the day, these are not happy women who have to be on a show like this, fighting with others, showing off their husbands money and their plastic surgery faces. I wouldn’t trade places with any of them!

  • samael

    tmz is reporting – KimR finished her mandated community service and is now – one year probation! Good for kim finally stopping the diva behavior

  • Niki

    More like their alliance for the show is tested. LVC doesn’t know what friendship is – in fact, I doubt she has any real friends – it’s all business and appearances.

    • michers

      I feel that way now , didn’t first season . The one thing that will always ring true about her to me on THIS show , is that she likes dogs better then people lol.

  • ????????Ð??Ð????

    So….are we going to get another season of Kyle bad mouthing LVP in her TH’s? It never fails, she claims to be LVP’s staunchest supporter but then she bashes her in her one on ones, I don’t care for it at all because, LVP doesn’t return in kind. I wish she would but my feeling about their friendship is…..LVP knows exactly how duplicitous Kyle can be and stays her on her good side because she certainly doesn’t want to be on her bad side and all that might entail. And frankly I think LVP doesn’t put much energy into Kyle and just lets things be because she had better things to do with her time. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/642ae8d682b9a2f7875ed07972d1c088eb01b9e2524b0e7b2585941d21b9f48f.gif

    • Rain

      I’m going to make popcorn while you and Kirby duke this one out ???

    • ~Medusa~

      Exactly!!!! Kryle is an annoying ninny in her TH interviews as she mocks & insults LVP. I liked when Ken referred Kryle’s Kraptans as, “Muu Muus”. So funny!!!

      • ????????Ð??Ð????

        I can’t believe how annoyed I am by Kyle and the season hasn’t even started yet!!

        • ~Medusa~

          It’s because her insults linger and leave a bad taste in the mouth.

  • Kirby

    Not this poo again . Kyle is the backbone of this show because she shares the most about her life and her family’s life. I like LVP when she’s cool with Kyle but not when she tries to paint Kyle as a villain

    • ~Medusa~

      Sorry, doll – KyleECoyote is covered in villainous paint that she applies on herself. She is the “instigating brat” brat of the heap.

    • ????????Ð??Ð????

      My Kirb-man, LVP is THE Queen and the reason RHOBH is still one of the better franchises. She’s the epitome of a HW. Not only rich, but rich in her own right, she has an amazing house/property, runs numerous businesses, does incredible charity work with the LGBT community and most importantly, her dog rescue. Anyone who devotes their time to saving animals is aces in my book. Of course there is room for Kyle in the equation, as her train holder. 🙂 Kiss kiss bae!!??

      • Rain

        Kirby is a guy so his judgment can tend to be a bit 2 dimensional at times ????. Sorry Kirbs, you know I ?? you regardless of your many many imperfections. Did I say many ?

      • ~Medusa~

        Well said, Mein Freund.

        • ????????Ð??Ð????

          Danke, Mein Freund!!

  • samael

    Kyle is the best! And the proof of an actual relationship is

    LisaV and Kyle

    Both have been on the fuzzy end of the lollipop (just watched a marilyn Monroe movie last night). LVP is dedicated to real things, like friendships and family. LVP is the only RH cast that encouraged Kyle and Kim to work the issues out..everyone else slithered between Kim and Kyle.

    Both Kyle and LVP have had issues with their friendship and forgiving screw ups..that’s what friends do!

    Go Kyle and LVP!

  • Rain

    When Kyle says something like ‘ you know , we keep it fun ‘ , it almost sounds to me that some stuff is scripted ! JMO

    • ????????Ð??Ð????

      Happy Tuesday Fluffykins!! Are you excited for tonight? I feel like it’s an early Christmas gift and let’s hope your girl, Cunty minds her P’s & Q’s. Silly me, we all know she won’t, she’ll be a complete bore! LOLOLOLOL https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1dd6816269fede2986e38b7139609d7c3c50a43480f1a67b355011d3e465afae.gif

      • Rain

        I LOVE you kitten ????????? I hope my girl twatty keeps her kickers on ?????. oh my !!! I read somewhere that she’s on the back burner this year but who knows . I will watch sans panties OF COURSE ! Oh wait , I don’t wear any anyways ?

        Still love THIS https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8903af7b290da38781eed95fc14b6f1300a599bcda0b44af87b8aa354170ca23.gif

        • ????????Ð??Ð????
          • Rain

            Why is there NO VP Rules recap again ? ?
            I was bored last night , that ‘girl party ‘ or whatever was predictable and lame .

            It occurred to me that nobody on that show other than Jax is having sex ?? it’s so SAD that Ariana and Tom aren’t having sex, what’s that about ? We already KNOW that Tequila Katie and Schwartzy aren’t doing it ?. These people are way too early in their relationships to not have sex

            • ????????Ð??Ð????

              Rainy, I was so bored, I couldn’t even pay attention. I might be falling out with VPR or maybe it’s just an off night? The only thing I can tell you that happened, they had a girls party and Lala came back, otherwise, not a clue. LOLOLOL https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/930793c7e38e891a733d109a4b6ee4cf5947b200fde79a0d92163b207b9eb612.gif

              • Rain

                Oh yes I’ve been saying it , LaLa is the STAR of that show ?? and I’m not saying she’s perfect or anything but those other girls are DULL
                The ONE thing I’ve always wants LaLa to address were her lies about her boyfriend . I wanted her to come clean and she did yesterday so kudos to her

                There is no saving Brittany !! In what world does having your man bang a chick numerous times , makes you horny and fall on his dick ! No gurl , no !!

                But yes I was bored

                • ????????Ð??Ð????

                  I’m not buying this “i’m so horny line”. It doesn’t fit Brittany’s MO. I also don’t believe she boned some rando dude. It’s much too contrived to be believable.

                  • Rain

                    I agree ! Very contrived ! And in what FANTASY , would LVP hire Stassi who knows
                    NOTHING about planning events , to plan something for her ?????LVP is a perfectionist, she would never hire that talentless imbecile

              • ~Medusa~

                LaLa’s mea culpa to LVP felt staged. LisaV’s seemed to be expecting it. In Lisa’s TH interview, she praised LaLa too highly; which wasn’t commensurate to the offence. It reminded me of the way LVP excused Blabbi when they were friendly. LVP has not learned from her previous experience with the slutty blonde she befriended years ago.

                • Rain

                  LVP realizes the other girls are boring and Lala can spice ratings up, that’s the only logical explanation

                  LaLa was wearing $900 shoes , I’m sure she doesn’t need the hostess job, she is there to be a ‘star’ ?

                • ????????Ð??Ð????

                  I didn’t even watch enough of it to make a statement about it but I think you’re right, it was staged like much of the rest of the show.

                  • ~Medusa~

                    Very disappointing. VRules is on “auto pilot”. The cast lacks charm & magnetism.

            • ~Medusa~

              It was baaaaadddd!!!! Who told the country hick, Brittany that she could act? She can’t. She is unbelievable. So is the pairing of her with the greasy sleaze, Jax.

              • Rain

                Yes it was very bad ! This season is quite contrived and the storylines don’t seem organic
                Jax is filthy and dirty and I wouldn’t touch with a 10 foot pole

      • ~Medusa~

        WRONG!!! Erotika is “Definitely a BIG C*NT”. There’s no ambiguity to it. Plus, when she speaks, her face is frozen.

        • ????????Ð??Ð????

          ABSOLUTELY!!! She’s a big ole c*nt. I just like using her own words against her!! Teehee

          • ~Medusa~

            I have to say that I’m not looking forward to seeing that pompous puss return. The reunion is on right now. Her rancor toward PEE-K is ridiculous. She kicked him off the stage, as if she is THE OG of BH!!! As far as I’m concerned, her stardom is undeserved and overblown.

  • ~Medusa~

    As my late father in law used to say, “Ach, du Sheisse, Gott Mein Vater!!!!” Nicht wieder –
    Why do the writers rehash the same scenario “LisaV is the Damsel-in-Distress” because her faux friendship with the sniveling, contemptible worm, Byle Bitchards is tested.”? LisaV needs new friends. It’s time to dump Kryle. She doesn’t need that backstabbing moron as much as KR needs her.

    • Rain

      I’m curious to see where Dorit falls this year

      • ~Medusa~

        I hope she dropped her pretentious accent.

        • Rain

          I think she did, even at the reunion ?. It was a silly shtik . I hope to see a better side of her this season , a REAL side , without her husband’s influence . I do feel she’s got potential

          • Kirby

            I think she will move towards Kyle more this season

            • ????????Ð??Ð????

              I have a feeling she will too bae. 🙁

          • ~Medusa~

            Agreed that Dorit has some potential. For one thing, she stood up for herself when under pressure. I loved when she ignored Kryle’s gnat-like buzzing, when she had that outdoor party.

            • Rain

              I love seeing a HW evolve so here’s hoping ???

        • Kirby

          The Madonna Syndrome ?

          • ~Medusa~

            HAHAHAHAHA… That’s right.

        • ????????Ð??Ð????

          From one of the previews, it sounds like she’s dialing it back a bit. It really bothered me at first last year but after a few episodes, I was like eh, whatever. If it makes her feel good, have at it.

          • ~Medusa~

            We’ll see tonight!!!!! Are ya ready for the premiere?

            • ????????Ð??Ð????

              Yes, uber excited about it!! How about you, excited as well?

              • ~Medusa~

                Yes, I am. I am so glad that Manipuleen is gone!!!! I am glad that GRinna has to flail to find a new puppeteer.
                I am hopeful that LVP doesn’t get lynched. I bet Kryle mentions, “My sister Kim” to keep her SL on life support. “My sister is so busy with her grandson. She doing real good now.” Yeah, sure she is.

                • ????????Ð??Ð????

                  I’m just glad the addict is finally gone, for good or least for this season, That’s a biggie for me. I think Cunty will be Rinner’s new apologist this season, which should present all sorts of opportunities for snark!

                  They are asking about you over on RT, just now, specifically MIranda and I know Annielee, I think that’s her nic, asked about you last night. Would you mind if I told them you comment over here?

                  • ~Medusa~

                    I’m thrilled Kimsley is out. Erotika is anyone’s friend who slavishly praises her! GRinna will open her mouth & change feet. Then, EJJ will rip her a new one.

                    Am I still remembered at RT? That’s so nice… It’s been over 3 months since I was voted off the island. By all means, tell them whatever you wish. I have nothing to hide. (I remember Miranda Pierpont & Annelie (sp?) And please give them my regards. I do miss them & the other “regulars” like Maisey & TNC, too.

                    • ????????Ð??Ð????

                      I think TNC might come over and comment a bit, well see. I’ll pass the message along!

                    • ~Medusa~

                      That would great to have TNC join the party…

      • ????????Ð??Ð????

        Me too. I don’t want her to fall out with LVP, that’s all I really care about. She can also keep going after Cunty as well. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cebcbb85b488440f7c735a705e1d4b015d04acd5fe5f26d7b8357604f056b787.gif https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/83ed2799b7a0c5b6ac2fb5189d810addb6767591e14531fa257b82752fb61a22.gif She handled the 3 sea hags nicely last year, I was impressed!

        • Rain

          I want less of her husband and more of her . She’s talented , I liked her much more after seeing her fashion show . And yes , no fake accent . I know you won’t like this , but I really think she wants Erika’s attention ?

          • ????????Ð??Ð????

            Doirt has said PK is less involved this year, which is the right move. He didn’t bother me at all, I know a lot of people hated/hate him. I saved my ire for the 3 witches ^^^^^.

            • Rain

              You’re adorable even when you’re fired up and swinging your sword ????

              • ????????Ð??Ð????

                Not according to Mystic Mykala. She left me a message on another site the other night, apparently my soul is black and I need to get laid. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

            • ~Medusa~

              LOLOLOL

        • ~Medusa~

          Yes, she did.

      • lipppo jaqqq

        Easy. She falls in the cracks of their…

      • Just Jo

        I hope she drops that dipshit husband…..oh, that’s right, he is the one who buys everything for her and she has nothing without him….

    • Kirby

      Guten Morgen mein wunderschöner und toller Freund

      • ~Medusa~

        🙂

    • ????????Ð??Ð????

      Kyle is completely dependent on LVP’s friendship and LVP knows it. LVP puts up with her nonsense imo because it isn’t that deep for LVP. She clocks out of her RHOBH job and goes home to her fabulous life and all is well!

      • Rain

        That’s how it should be , clock out and move on with your real life

      • ~Medusa~

        Very good analysis, FiddleDeeDee!!!! They have a “mother-daughter” relationship because LVP is independent, and Byle is needy and immature.

        • ????????Ð??Ð????

          Yeah, I’ve always felt that way. LVP is in the friendship strictly because her work dictates as such. Kyle, she’s there prove something imo. How much better, richer, better dressed, on and on and on she is than everyone else.

          • ~Medusa~

            You’ve got it figured out. LisaV is grounded and focused on her businesses & charities. By contrast, Kryle is very insecure. She wants desperately to excel at something. So far, her greatest skill is being a instigating idiot.

  • michers

    So same thing as every season then lol? It’s always ” tested” ….
    Catch that shade about front and center though? I knew that bothered her lol!