Lisa Vanderpump nearly quit The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills before its seventh season last year but ahead of Season 8, she’s reportedly decided to continue her reality career.
According to a new report, Lisa Vanderpump allegedly didn’t hesitate to sign on to appear on the Bravo series’ upcoming season after the network presented her with an impressive offer.
“[Lisa Vanderpump] has decided to return for season 8 after getting a very lucrative deal that she simply could not refuse,” a source close to the reality star revealed to Radar Online, adding that the deal has made Vanderpump “the highest paid housewife!”
Lisa Vanderpump is one of two remaining full-time housewives from the Season 1 cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with her longtime friend, Kyle Richards, being the second. Although Richards’ older sister, Kim Richards, continues to appear on the show, her full-time role was reduced after she suffered an alcohol relapse in 2015.
In addition to Lisa Vanderpump’s role on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the restaurateur continues to star in her spinoff series, Vanderpump Rules, which is based out of her West Hollywood hotspot SUR Restaurant. As Radar Online pointed out, the spinoff series has been a bit hit for Bravo TV in recent years and is set to return to the network for Season 6 later this year.
As fans have seen on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules, Lisa Vanderpump has made her charitable efforts for the LGBTQ community and her work against the Yulin dog meat festival her priority in recent years and when it comes to her future reality career, she will continue to do so.
“[Lisa Vanderpump] is very pleased with the direction that last season took, highlighting all of her charitable causes,” the source told Radar Online.
Not only is she running restaurants, filming television shows, and doing charity, Lisa Vanderpump also recently opened an animal rescue center with her Vanderpump Dog Foundation and according to the report, she can hardly keep up with how busy it has gotten. In fact, the center is such a hit that it may soon be the focus of yet another Vanderpump reality show.
“They literally cannot keep up with the orders,” the insider revealed of the venue’s success. “It is inching closer and closer to scoring its own reality show, and [Lisa Vanderpump] is thrilled.”
After filming The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 7, Lisa Vanderpump admitted that she wasn’t completely sold on participating in another season of the show.
“I was reticent because I felt the last season was just so aggressive towards me. I’m not a victim in it because I did hit back and the audience were great and really supported me, but it just went down a road I just thought, ‘I don’t think I can do this anymore,’” Lisa Vanderpump said during an interview with Access Hollywood Live, via People magazine.
“I met with them — I didn’t start until a couple of weeks after everybody else — and I’ve had such a great time on it and it was just really a couple of really negative episodes and I thought that shouldn’t define the whole experience because it’s given me so much in terms of, as I say, going to Congress for Yulin [dog meat festival] and they said that they would include a lot of the things that I was doing in my life and that was very important to me,” she added.
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