Lisa Vanderpump is getting REAL about the dark year she’s endured.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is finally seeing the light after a dark year following the death of her brother, Mark, and intense drama with her co-stars.
“[This season of Housewives] was not a pleasant situation at all in any shape or form,” the Bravo star, 58, told Us Weekly. “I want to thank the audience for supporting me because it’s one thing when you’ve got the whole cast against you, but at least when you’ve got the audiences’ support. You feel kind of bolstered by it, so I thank them for that, but I had a very, very, very tough time this year.”
Vanderpump also revealed that she had to seek professional help during the filming of season 9 of RHOBH.
“I manage to try to pull myself together with grief counseling and antidepressants,” she explained. “I’ve never taken anything in my life, you know, I’ve never been to therapy in my life, but I think slowly I’m in a lot better place than I was.”
“I haven’t watched this season because I don’t want to relive it,” Vanderpump confessed. “I don’t want to relive that time in my life.”
“I rush from Vanderpump Rules to Housewives, I’m opening up a new restaurant, I was dealing with my own stuff, the dog rescue center, the 400 people that work for me, breaking ground on Vegas. I was also editor in chief of Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine,” she explained. “I don’t actually have time, I’m sorry, to create that bulls—-t, you know?”
“If I’ve been in trouble for anything in 350 episodes of reality television, I wouldn’t dream of saying, ‘Someone told me to say it or made me say it.’ Really? Who? When?” she added. “I wouldn’t even demean myself by saying that, but that’s an excuse and I think the audience sees through stuff.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Bravo Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.