Lisa Vanderpump was said to be on the fence about her potential return to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for Season 7 earlier this week, but according to a new report, she has since decided to come back to Bravo for yet another season of reality television.
Although Lisa Vanderpump hasn’t officially signed her contract to appear on the show, a source claims the restaurateur’s husband, Ken Todd, was a major factor in her decision to return.
“Ken convinced her to do this season,” an insider told Us Weekly of Lisa Vanderpump on July 5. “She needed some arm pulling.”
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) July 6, 2016
The source revealed that Lisa Vanderpump currently has a seven-figure salary waiting for her as soon as she makes her Season 7 deal with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills official. Earlier in the week, however, it was reported that Lisa Vanderpump was ready to walk away from the show due to the “negative vibes” between her and her fellow cast members. It was also noted that the money likely wouldn’t be enough to make Lisa Vanderpump return.
On July 5, TMZ revealed Lisa Vanderpump had sat down with Bravo executives to discuss her future on the show, explaining that she simply didn’t have tons of time to tend to her filming responsibilities while juggling her spinoff series, Vanderpump Rules, which is currently in production on its fifth season, and her three restaurants in Los Angeles, Villa Blanca, PUMP Lounge, and SUR Restaurant.
“I have a lot of things going on right now, but I have always been a business woman,” Lisa Vanderpump explained to Radar Online last year when she was also said to be moving on from the series ahead of Season 6.
At the time, it was reported that Lisa Vanderpump was busy “building an empire” with her husband Todd, which included a line of pet items and a home accessory line.
“I am also right in the middle of filming Vanderpump Rules which takes up quite a lot of my time at Sur,” Lisa Vanderpump continued. “It is all positive and it also gives me a platform to support the causes that I am passionate about. GLAAD being one of them.”
— Bravotv (@Bravotv) June 30, 2016
Last month, after appearing on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for three seasons in a full-time role, Yolanda Foster announced on Instagram that her time with Bravo had come to an end.
“I would have loved a more graceful exit then ‘Season 6’ but sometimes we don’t get to control the ending of the chapters in our life,” Foster wrote to her fans and followers. “I am leaving what’s over without denying its past importance in my life. I believe that every exit is an new entry and with that in mind I say goodbye to my @Bravotv Family as I continue to focus on a my recovery, my children and bring back the privacy within our Home……….. Thank you to all the fans for your love and unwavering support these past 4 years. I am grateful for the housewife experience and all it has taught me. I’am excited about this CHOICE and look forward to the next chapter of my life.”
Yolanda Foster was brought aboard The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills during Season 3 as the ex-wife of Lisa Vanderpump’s longtime friend, Mohamed Hadid, with whom she shares three children.
For more of Lisa Vanderpump and her co-stars, tune into The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 7, which premieres later this year on Bravo.
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