Lisa Vanderpump Brought Friend To ‘RHOBH’ To Survive Battering From Last Year

Lisa Vanderpump was shocked last year when her co-star, Kyle Richards, decided to turn on her during a trip to Dubai. Over the years while filming The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, people had told Kyle that Lisa was calculated in her friendships because she knew what she wanted. Vanderpump was shocked and broke down in tears, but the accusations surfaced again during the reunion special last year. And while some people called it the truth, Lisa revealed that she was shocked and she considered leaving the show behind.

According to a new Bravo report, Lisa Vanderpump is now opening up about her decision to return and she reveals that she is strong enough to face the battering she received last year. And she’s doing it with a friend in her corner. Vanderpump is the reason why Dorit Kemsley has joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, as she really wanted a friend in her corner to deal with the drama last year.

“A way of life, that at times, as I have immersed myself completely, has had extraordinary ramifications, emotional challenges and incredible benefits. I feel the need to explain the dichotomy that I managed to reconcile after the battering I received last year,” Lisa Vanderpump explains in her Bravo blog for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, adding, “It was a decision that was certainly influenced by the fact that my friend Dorit, who will be introduced tonight, was on board, on board the crazy train that I have ridden for perhaps 170 episodes, excluding Vanderpump Rules, by the end of this year.”

Of course, some of Lisa Vanderpump’s friends have been support systems for her as she continued to film The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with people, who she did not consider her friends. Throughout the years, she’s been attacked by various Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars, including Erika Girardi more recently. And it sounds like Vanderpump would actually leave the very successful show behind because people shared their opinion of her.

Lisa Vanderpump admits that it is tough to be in the spotlight so much and she reveals that it does have some upsides that outweigh the drama. For example, Lisa has a large platform, where she can talk about causes that she’s passionate about. Last year, Vanderpump tried to push the whole Yulin Festival on the show, so she could save dogs that were being abused and killed during an annual festival. And maybe she decided to weigh the pros with the cons, as she decided to stick with the show and use the platform for something positive, including helping other people.

“To have your life documented with such huge exposure also brings some amazing chances: We highlighted our fight against Yulin last year and continue to do so (I was truly grateful for the support we received around the world), stood up for gay rights each year on Vanderpump Rules, and witnessed marriage equality when I ordained a wedding two years ago. I reaped the benefits of this public platform and wholeheartedly took center stage,” Lisa Vanderpump reveals about her efforts to do something positive while filming The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, according to Bravo.

It is interesting that she would contemplate leaving the show behind, since it has helped her grow her businesses, gain success and been the reason why she got her own spin-off show, Vanderpump Rules.

What do you think of Lisa Vanderpump’s comments that she had to bring in her friend to stay on the show? Are you surprised that Lisa would let the other women decide her fate on the hit show, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?

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