During an episode of her All Things Vanderpump podcast, the RHOBH OG spilled all the tea on her possible RHOBH return. She also reflects on season one of RHOBH and how she feels about the show’s evolution.
LVP also discussed her friendship with Camille Grammer and revealed the “hardest part” of living your life on reality TV.
“I would go back if [Lance Bass] was [cast]. That would be hilarious,” Lisa told guest Michael Turchin, who happens to be Lance’s husband. “They should. It’s progressive, right? It’s all-inclusive. Why not?”
The OG Housewife infamous quit the show in June 2019. Since then, some fans have been begging for Lisa to return to the fold; however, she says the show has gotten too “aggressive” for her liking.
“It seems a little aggressive to me. It’s not what I signed up for. Remember the first season? There were authentic friendships, a real bond, discussions, and things,” Lisa reminisced.
As for which former RHOBH co-stars she’s still in contact with, Lisa admits she still talks to Camille Grammer despite the nasty comments Camille has made about her in the not so distant past.
“Camille, I’ve spoken to. I keep in touch with her even though she did say some horrible sh*t about me like I’ve got bad gums. She says, ‘I’m sorry. I made it up.’ I’m like, ‘Well, it’s out there.’”
When it comes to the most recent seasons of RHOBH, LVP says she’s not a fan of the show’s new format of harping on one issue and discussing it to death the entire season.
“With me, it was Puppy Gate and [season 10], it was P*ssy Gate,” she explained.
While reflecting on her many years on reality TV, Lisa says the most difficult times to relive included her brother’s death in 2018 and her mother’s passing in 2019.
“I watched myself trying to deal with my brother’s [suicide], to see myself where I was, even now, [is hard]. And when I told Jax and Brittany about their wedding, my mother had just died today. To look back at that is really, really difficult,” she admitted.
To conclude, Lisa explains that she knows producers string certain footage together for dramatic effect but appreciates that they give fans a truthful and accurate storyline for the most part.
“I’ve sometimes noticed the old eye roll or something. I might do that, and they may stick it in somewhere else. But for the most part, Evolution [is a] brilliant production company, and they try to tell the whole story,” she explained.
“And I know from experience; the true story is much easier to tell because if you’re trying to create a narrative, what are you going to do when the person isn’t reacting the way you’re telling the story? Fact is much more interesting than fiction,” Lisa added.
Meanwhile, Andy Cohen recently revealed that he believes the RHOBH grew resentful of LVP’s success on Bravo. As we know, LVP’s restuarant SUR spawned Vanderpump Rules, a uber-successful spinoff show for Bravo.
“Especially at the end, I think there was some discontent about her having another show at the network that was really big, so they felt like she thought things didn’t apply to her,” Andy explained on the Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino podcast.
Before Lisa’s exit from RHOBH, it was rumored that she was getting a second spinoff show on Bravo. The spinoff would follow the employees of Vanderpump Dogs.
At the time, Lisa Rinna believed that LVP, and her Vanderpump Dogs co-owner John Sessa, planted the Lucy Lucy Apple Juicy, aka #puppygate drama in the press to make it a storyline on RHOBH and to drum up interest in their then proposed Vanderpump Dogs spinoff show.
Rinna took issue with the RHOBH cast being used to create a new show without proper compensation.
In 2020, it was announced that LVP’s Vanderpump Dogs spinoff would air on NBC’s Peacock streaming app.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is expected to return for season 11 in mid-2021.