Shortly after the news broke on Thursday that Vanderpump’s mother had passed away several of her fans criticized Cohen for not publicly addressing the loss.
“Meanwhile @Andy is too busy tweeting about his world, and not a mention about LVP losing her mom Monday,” wrote a woman named Cathy in a now-deleted tweet. “Shame on you Andy.”
“Cathy we were in touch privately on Tuesday, but I appreciate your concern about how and when I sent my condolences,” Andy fired back.
“You always mention it on ‘WWHL’ when another [Housewife’s] family member passes, but not hers?” the Twitter user wrote. “That was the perfect opportunity to ask Rinna if she had reached out, given the backlash she got for her Twitter post regarding [Lisa’s] brother’s death. We see you, Andy.”
However, Andy had a perfectly good explanation as to why he didn’t do just that.
“She asked me not to mention it to anyone at all, so I respected her wishes and did not mention it on the air,” he said. “And before you yell at me for not mentioning it tonight, I want you to know that we pre-tape our Thursday shows.”
According to The Daily Mail, Jean Vanderpump passed away on Monday at the age of 84. This comes only a year after the death of LVP’s brother Mark Vanderump.
Meanwhile, Andy is also making it known that the door is open for LVP to return to RHOBH whenever she wants.
“I hope [she comes back],” Andy told Us Weekly. “I mean, the door’s wide open for her. And I think that when she comes back, she’ll come back with a vengeance.”
As for LVP’s recent loss, Andy said, “I can’t really speak for how she’s doing, but she just lost her mom, and my heart goes out to her. She had a really rough year.”