Lisa Vanderpump has officially returned to Bravo for the seventh season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but she didn’t do so without laying down some demands.
According to a new report, there are “serious strings attached” when it comes to Lisa Vanderpump’s agreement to continue her role with the network. However, ironically, none of those “strings” had anything to do with her salary.
“[Lisa Vanderpump] made some demands, but none had to do with money. She wants ‘RHOBH’ to showcase her work in the LGBT community. She also wants the show to put a spotlight on the work she does to fight AIDS. And finally she wants publicity for her fight to put a stop to the dog meat market in China,” TMZ revealed to readers on July 7.
— All About The Tea (@AllAboutTheTea_) July 7, 2016
While there had been previous claims made regarding Lisa Vanderpump’s alleged issues with the drama between her and her co-stars, who accused her of being manipulative during Season 6, the outlet claimed the restauranteur didn’t bring up the issue with producers as she “realizes it just goes with the territory of reality TV.”
After agreeing to return to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa Vanderpump took to Twitter, where she confirmed the exciting news with her many fans and followers.
“Yep, never thought I would return, but after many discussions. The pump is still in the game. Thank you to all of you,” she wrote, adding an “RHOBH” hash tag.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) July 8, 2016
Lisa Vanderpump has been starring on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills since the series began airing in 2010 and, along with Kyle Richards, is one of the only remaining full-time original housewives. Although Richards’ older sister, Kim, was an original cast members, she was demoted from her full-time role after Season 5 due to an alcohol relapse months before filming on Season 6 began last year.
Since the start of her career in reality television, Lisa Vanderpump has been running a number of successful restaurants in Los Angeles, including Villa Blanca, SUR Restaurant, and more recently, PUMP Lounge, and she is also rumored to be considering a fourth establishment nearby. Needless to say, her restaurants, along with her line of pet accessories and her home decor line, as well as her spinoff series, Vanderpump Rules, don’t leave her much free time.
“I have a lot of things going on right now, but I have always been a business woman,” Lisa Vanderpump told Radar Online last year after it was reported that she could quit The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills before the series’ sixth season.
“I am also right in the middle of filming Vanderpump Rules which takes up quite a lot of my time at Sur,” she 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.”
On her spinoff series, Lisa Vanderpump lets fans in on the behind-the-scenes drama between the employees of her restaurant in West Hollywood, California, SUR. Included in the series’ cast are Jax Taylor, Scheana Marie Shay, Tom Sandoval, Kristen Doute, Tom Schwartz, Katie Maloney, Ariana Madix and Stassi Schroeder.
For more of Lisa Vanderpump and her co-stars, tune into The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 7 airing last this year on Bravo, as well as Vanderpump Rules Season 5, which is also expected to return in the coming months.
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