Lisa Vanderpump claims she and the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills knew there was something wrong with Kim Richards during production on the recently-aired fifth season. However, according to her, noting what they observed shouldn’t qualify as trash-talking.
On Twitter on June 8, after slamming a news site for claiming she spoke poorly about Richards, Lisa Vanderpump further explained her thoughts, as well as the cast’s reaction, to Richards’ recent relapse.
— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) June 8, 2015
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Lisa Vanderpump spoke of Richards during an interview with Radar Online last week, during a Lea Black event at her West Hollywood restaurant PUMP Lounge. Speaking during the event, Vanderpump revealed the following.
“A reality show should document your reality. It shouldn’t be the reason you drink and the show should not be what keeps you sober.”
During The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4, Lisa Vanderpump, along with Richards and the rest of the Bravo cast, traveled to Paris, where Richards displayed some questionable behavior. After witnessing such, Vanderpump spoke up, confronting Richards about a possible relapse, and wanting to know if she had been drinking.
Richards was taken back by Vanderpump’s question, and quickly shunned her for insinuating she may have relapsed. So, when she displayed odd behavior during filming on Season 5, Vanderpump stayed quiet, not wanting to cause her co-star any heartache.
“I chose to stay out of the whole scenario this season because I was already in that whole situation two years ago when I questioned Kim’s sobriety. I didn’t want to go there again. Most importantly is that Kim gets the help she needs. I wish her well. That is all I want for her and all that the cast wants as well.”
Lisa Vanderpump went on to give some reality television advice, claiming those who choose to open their lives up to cameras should be ready to be completely honest, and completely candid.
“If you are going to sign up for a reality show, be completely honest. If not it is going to come back and bite you in the a**!”
Lisa Vanderpump has yet to confirm her return to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for Season 6. However, fans will see more of her on Bravo later this year, when Vanderpump Rules returns for Season 4.
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