Lisa Vanderpump may be officially done with Bravo after announcing her departure from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Vanderpump believes that she was “dealt a dirty hand” by Bravo after they cut most of her scenes from season 9 of RHOBH. She’s also pissed that her co-stars “talked s**t” about her all season long.
It’s no secret that Vanderpump and her husband Ken Todd serve as executive producers on VPR. Rumor has it they are looking “at many, many offers and options” because Lisa is “tired” of being “disrespected” by Bravo.
“Lisa Vanderpump is the star of two of Bravo’s highest-rated series. She works 24/7 to make the shows a success. Not only did Lisa deliver the central storyline for this season of RHOBH, she also continues to deliver rating success for Vanderpump Rules,” explained a source.
Adding that Lisa is “highly offended by how she’s been treated without any respect or consideration for the success she’s built for the network.”
However, a day after Radar’s report shocked the Bravoverse, Lisa Vanderpump shut down the report on Twitter.
“No radar, I did not say that, so please DO NOT write it as it’s not true,” Lisa tweeted.
No radar,I did not say that,so please DO NOT write it as it’s not true.
— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) June 5, 2019
As previously reported, LVP officially quit RHOBH on June 4 during an interview with DailyMailTV.
“I think they’ve made it pretty impossible for me to go back frankly,” she told DailyMailTV. “So … no.”
Meanwhile, a source confirms that LVP will NOT be attending the season 9 reunion which is set to take place today, June 5. However, it turns out LVP had originally planned to attend the reunion but changed her mind in the end.
“She was considering doing the reunion, but at the end of the day, she realized she is done with that part of her life,” the snitch explained.
“Lisa is being burned at the stake, nailed to the cross, and stoned by her co-stars all at the same time,” revealed the source. “It should come as no surprise that Lisa is considering offers from competitor networks that treat their talent with dignity and respect.”
“Lisa always wins,” said the source.
This rumor is juicy but I don’t think it’s true at all. VPR already started filming season 8 so they can’t move networks in the middle of filming. And more importantly, Bravo owns the rights to VPR so if I’m not mistaken Bravo would have to cancel VPR for another network to pick it up, much like when Bravo canceled Project Runway and Lifetime picked it up. I heard rumblings that LVP wants to move VPR to E! but that doesn’t make sense because E! and Bravo have the same parent company NBC/Universal so that move wouldn’t really have an impact on the brand as a whole.
More importantly, if rumors are true that LVP wants more VPR type spinoffs with her Vegas Cocktail Garden and Vanderpump Dogs she’s smart not to bite the hand that feeds her. LVP is a very smart business lady and I’m sure she knows sticking with Bravo is her best bet to getting more successful spinoff shows off the ground.
I also think it’s too soon for us to count LVP out for season 10 of RHOBH. I have a feeling she’ll be back for season 10. And I think there’s a big possibility that she’ll pop up at the season 9 reunion today.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Bravo Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.