Lisa Vanderpump and her husband, Ken Todd, are opening up a dog rescue and adoption center.
As filming begins on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 7, Lisa Vanderpump has taken on yet another project.
“Lisa Vanderpump seems to be rejiggering her priorities… because she’s letting her TV career go to the dogs,” TMZ revealed to readers on July 9, explaining that the reality star and her husband, Ken Todd, are opening a dog rescue and adoption center in West Hollywood, California.
“They’re locking down a location and plan to break ground in the next few months,” the outlet explained.
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Lisa Vanderpump and her husband recently returned to filming The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and in addition to the drama with her co-stars, her storyline will reportedly include the moments leading up to the rescue and adoption center’s opening and possibly the moments after.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Lisa Vanderpump was refusing to sign on to appear on Season 7 until Bravo agreed to chronicle her work for the LGBT community and her animal rights efforts.
In addition to Lisa Vanderpump’s role on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and upcoming shelter project, she continues to film her Bravo spinoff, Vanderpump Rules, and owns three restaurants in Los Angeles, including SUR Lounge (the setting of Vanderpump Rules), Villa Blanca, and PUMP Lounge. Lisa Vanderpump also has a line of pet accessories and a home decor line.
During the sixth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa Vanderpump was painted as the series’ villain by her co-stars, mainly Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson, who accused her of encouraging Rinna to start the Munchausen syndrome conversation regarding Yolanda Foster’s health.
While Rinna was actually the first person to bring up the possibility of Foster’s Lyme disease being a figment of her imagination, she claimed during one of the final episodes of Season 6 that Lisa Vanderpump had prompted her to bring up the issue, which ultimately became the main storyline of the show. Although Vanderpump denied having anything to do with the suggestion, the allegations continued at the reunion. After the series wrapped, Vanderpump wanted to cut ties with the women once and for all.
Although Lisa Vanderpump ultimately chose to return to the show, her co-star, Foster, took a different path and in June, she announced she would not be coming back to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for a seventh season.
“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 fans on Instagram. “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.”
For more of Lisa Vanderpump and her co-stars, tune into The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 7 when the new installment premieres later this year on Bravo.
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