The truth finally emerges in the biggest who done it in Real Housewives of Beverly Hills history.
A Real Housewives of Beverly Hills producer confirms that Lisa Vanderpump did in fact leak the “puppygate” story to the press during season 9 of the show.
This confirmation comes after years of speculation that ultimately led to LVP exiting the franchise.
“When Lisa lost the narrative in the show, and she realized that it wasn’t going the way she wanted, that’s when she leaked the story to the press,” RHOBH executive producer Chris Cullen revealed in Dave Quinn’s “Real Housewives” tell-all book “Not All Diamonds and Rosé.”
If you remember during 9, Dorit Kemsley adopted a puppy from Vanderpump Dogs. However, when she realized the puppy wasn’t the right fit for her family she gave the puppy to another family. That family later placed the puppy in a kill shelter. Vanderpump Dogs was alerted to this by the shelter and shortly after the story got leaked to the press.
The Beverly Hills Housewives accused LVP of leaking the story to the press in order to punish Dorit and make her look bad. LVP denied having anything to do with the story hitting the press.
When Kyle Richards confronted LVP about the RHOBH casts’ feelings that she was behind the leak, LVP stopped filming with the cast mid-season and eventually quit the show altogether.
RHOBH Executive producer and Evolution Media President Alex Baskin claimed that later on in the season, LVP asked another producer to “sit the cast down and tell them they needed to believe her [about not leaking the story].” The producer ultimately refused LVP’s request to sit the cast down.
Meanwhile, Lisa Rinna reacted to the confirmation that LVP leaked the puppygate story to the press on Instagram.
Rinna shared several posts about the story with the comments “OOOOOFFFFFFF” and “OMG.”
“OOOF the truth always comes out,” Rinna wrote.
She also shared a photo of her on WWHL giving the middle finger while taking a sip of a drink.
In a video clip, Rinna quipped, “OMG this f–king book. I just started skimming it and holy mother of God [is] all I can say.”
She added, “Everything comes out at least on our show cause I’m reading the parts that I know about and OMG nobody has been spared – no one.”
Part 2 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 reunion airs on Wednesday, October 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.
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