Lisa Vanderpump Quits 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'
Au revoir to original "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump.
According to Variety, she's left the Bravo reality show after 9 seasons. She had previously told the Daily Mail that she would not be returning, and accordingly skipped the Season 9 reunion that filmed yesterday.
During the Thursday opening of "Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQ’s in Hollywood," Councilman Mitch O’Farrell introduced her as a real housewife, but Vanderpump responded, "Not any more."
As she told Extra at the event, "The last year was a very negative year for me... I just had a horrible time with the show and the women. It was a very sad time in my life and it wasn’t made any better. I just decided to walk away."
This season saw major drama with "Puppy Gate," when Dorit Kemsley adopted a dog from Vanderpump’s rescue center and then gave it away. And before the season premiered, Vanderpump lost her brother Mark to suicide. She later said she wished she'd taken a break from filming after his death.
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" premiered in 2010: Vanderpump and Kyle Richards had been the only two to remain throughout the show’s run.
However, the British reality star is still filming her spinoff, "Vanderpump Rules."