Real Housewives history is repeating itself!
Rumor has it Lisa Vanderpump is planning to take a page out of Adriene Maloof’s book and skip the upcoming season 9 reunion.
“Production and the other Housewives don’t believe she will show up for the reunion because she can’t face the truth and the other Housewives,” one source tells Us Weekly.
The source notes that LVP “won’t get paid” if she ditches the reunion, but “that might be something she’s willing to sacrifice to avoid facing the music.”
Vanderpump is currently on the outs with all of her RHOBH co-stars following the drama of PuppyGate. Vanderpump allegedly encouraged her Vanderpump Dogs employees to leak a story about Dorit and her adopted dog Lucy, who ended up at a kill shelter, to the press.
“This isn’t one of those situations where she can pre-tape an interview with Andy Cohen or call out,” the source says about the reunion. “Production and the other Housewives feel like this is unlike Vanderpump Rules where LVP can call the shots. Her restaurants survive and thrive because of the show.”
A second source adds that the cast members “believe Bravo is protecting LVP and giving her preferential treatment because she has another show that’s successful and she’s an OG.”
Rumors have been swirling for quite some time that Lisa Vanderpump has another spinoff show in the works, which would be her second for the Bravo network. LVP’s spinoff Vanderpump Rules debuted in 2013 and has gone on to have 7 very successful seasons.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is said to be developing a new show centered around her Vanderpump Dogs business. This news isn’t shocking considering the attention Vanderpump Dogs is getting on season 9 of RHOBH.
Not surprisingly, LVP’s RHOBH co-stars aren’t thrilled that she could be getting another spinoff. Lisa Rinna spoke out about the rumors in a post on Instagram.
“If you are gong [sic] to use our services without telling us – that we are playing out a storyline to launch a pilot for a new show and you don’t compensate us extra for that,” Rinna wrote on March 7. “If this indeed becomes another show my lawyer will be calling. $$$$$$$$$$$$.”
As for PuppyGate, fans will see more text messages from Teddi, LVP, and her two Vanderpump Dogs employees John Sessa and John Blizzard as season 9 progresses.
“There are text messages that have not yet been released that incriminate Lisa Vanderpump and don’t make Teddi look great, but it’s the truth,” the second source explains. “And it shows that Lisa wanted John Blizzard to tell Teddi on camera about the dog.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Bravo Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.