It seemed like everybody, myself included, was excited when The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 9 trailer dropped. It looks like it’s going to be an epic season. We have all the ladies returning, the addition of actress Denise Richards, a cameo with Brandi Glanville, and so forth. However; RHOBH star, Lisa Vanderpump hasn’t seen it yet. She revealed in an interview with Bravo’s The Daily Dish podcast, “I haven’t seen the trailer. I won’t watch it because it was a very hard time in life this season.”
Lisa’s only sibling, Mark Vanderpump, passed away this past year, and it has been a difficult time for Lisa ever since. She opened up and shared, “I’ve been accused in the past of not showing my emotions. Well, this year was very dificult for me. I struggled; I floundered; I didn’t do well after my brother passed. Ken will attest to that. For me to start taking antidepressants and going to therapy and counseling — grief counseling — I’ve never been to therapy. I’ve never taken any drug. But I didn’t do well; I was more emotional, I was weaker, and I wasn’t as prepared, and I honestly did talk to everybody about coming back to Housewives. I knew I had to bring Tom Tom in and you see me struggle with that emotionally a lot of the time. We were way behind schedule and with Tom Tom opening, I was exhausted and doing Vanderpump Rules, which is such a big show and everything else I had going on. And I was emotional. If I broke my nail, I’d burst into tears. And I think it really took me until about, maybe, October to really try and pull myself together. And for me to reach out for help was something I’d never done either.”
She added, “It was my doctor who just said, you know, sometimes it’s OK if you can’t cope. I think suicide is something that radiates through the whole family and it was very, very unexpected and very, very difficult to deal with. He’s 16 months older than me; I met Ken through him, my only sibling.” Lisa is still mourning the loss of her brother. However; she says the upcoming season of RHOBH has a lot to offer. “There is a lot to look forward to on the Housewives as well; there were laughs and good times and I’m sure it’s a great show; it’s just that I was in a different place,” she summed up.
It seems like Lisa had a tough year and it’s totally understandable. I hope that she makes amends with her castmates. I don’t want LVP to leave RHOBH. I’m excited to watch this season so I can see everything play out and start to make more sense. I’m not that surprised that Lisa V hasn’t watched the season 9 trailer yet. It’s probably super difficult for her. I think she’s healing and will come around though. It seems like this season is going to be a roller coaster of happy and sad moments. I’m ready for it!
Thoughts on what LVP had to say about the upcoming season? Are you surprised she hasn’t seen the trailer yet? Do you think she will leave the show after next season? Share below!
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