The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast is calling out co-star Lisa Vanderpump for refusing to film with them. The cast is also denying claims that they’ve been “ganging up” on her during filming for season 9.
As Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley, and Teddi Mellencamp all attended Camille Grammer’s wedding in Hawaii, drama erupted on Instagram. Vanderpump was notably absent leaving fans puzzled as to why the RHOBH star was missing-in-action.
“Why do YOU guys always [gang] up on LVP? This show will suck without her, but I’m sure she will be in all your mouths,” a fan commented on one of Kyle’s photos from Camille’s wedding.
This comment didn’t sit well with Kyle who fired back at the claim on Monday.
“NOBODY has ganged up [on] anyone. Any report of that is an outright lie,” Kyle declared. “LVP has been invited to every single event that we each have been invited to. If she chooses not to come then that is her choice. Anyone trying to sway the public to believe anything else is not being honest.”
Kyle further denied rumors on Tuesday when she shut down another fan’s comment about her rumored fight with Ken Todd.
“Can’t believe @KyleRichards behaved the way she did w Ken. Sad. #RHOBH,” the fan wrote in a tweet.
“Haha! Maybe you should save your clueless remarks for after the show airs,” Kyle tweeted.
Over the weekend, Vanderpump posted her own photo on Instagram of her at a Dodgers game in Los Angeles.
In the comments on that photo, one fan accused the RHOBH cast of “trying to deflect away from themselves” by blaming the drama on Vanderpump.
“This season of @realhousewivesofbeverlyhills is clearly a massive gang up of bullying against you and I think it will be their biggest mistake,” the same commenter continued. “That show will not survive to be the show it was without you. #factsarefacts”
While the sentiment is quite bold, Vanderpump obviously agreed with the statement as she replied: “Someone’s paying attention.”
Meanwhile, a fan account on Instagram, Elle’s Juicy Scoops, caught the eye of Lisa Rinna with their own theory about the season 9 drama.
The account posted a side by side photo of Camille’s wedding and Vanderpump with the caption: “I predict a season with silly fights, little friction and a lot of snooze in between. LVP grieving the loss of her brother in her own way, being distant and absent here and there, throwing some shade, new alliances and attempts to gang up on LVP.”
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So, Camille‘s destination wedding wasn’t one of LVPs priorities.. but a Dodgers game would be ..Interesting! • • I predict a season with silly fights, little friction and a lot of snooze in between. LVP grieving the loss of her brother in her own way, being distant and absent here and there, throwing some shade, new alliances and attempts to gang up on LVP. And that will pretty much be all. Since cast members aren’t supposed to give major spoilers or live stream while shooting confessionals, one gets fined for behavior like that, my money is on all of this just being promo to sell the upcoming season. Bravo is most likely in on it! So mark my words, my lovelies #RHOBH #DODGERS #LISAVANDERPUMP
Rinna commented on the fan theory first asking, “Why hasn’t Lvp filmed with us for over 6 weeks? I have no beef with her. Who does that? Who doesn’t show up for work?”
Adding, that the loss of a family member shouldn’t be an excuse to avoid filming. Rinna also made it clear that the cast is NOT bullying Vanderpump.
“I too lost my father while filming and I completely understand that everyone’s grieving process is just that their process. We have all reached out to her and we are all there for her. She has chosen to not film with us,” Rinna wrote. “I too lost my sister to an overdose I have great empathy and I have been there. If you sign up to do a job you do it. No matter what. That’s show biz.”
“I did it. Eileen did it when her mother passed away the day before the reunion. You show up or if you can’t then you say I can’t and I’m going to take this season off to heal,” Rinna continued. “But please don’t make any of us out to be bullies. We are not. We are here to film a tv show that we all signed a contract to do. We wish LVP only the very best in her time of mourning.”
Season 9 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will return to Bravo later this year.
I really love LVP and the lifestyle she brings to RHOBH but if she hasn’t filmed in six weeks and continues not to film with the cast then Bravo should demote her to a friend for season 9. Why should she get a diamond for not doing any work? All the other ladies are filming their asses off. And like Rinna pointed out several of the other ladies filmed during very personal losses in their lives.