Lisa Vanderpump officially exited Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2019, much to the chagrin of Bravo fans who loved her saucy humor and extravagant lifestyle on display at Villa Rosa. She left because of a tragic death in her family, but many wondered if it was really because she just had no more allies to speak of among her cast mates, after a puppy scandal turned left. No matter, Vanderpump still encourages the feud with her former co-stars from afar by throwing a little shade at them every so often.
Of late, Lisa Vanderpump has been going back-and-forth tit-for-tat with Kyle Richards, her ex-BFF and former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-star of nearly 10 years. Richards recently claimed on Watch What Happens Live that Vanderpump drew Xs and mustaches over a Real Housewives cast picture that a fan wanted autographs for. And apparently, Vanderpump is continuing the bit. When stopped for autographs again this week, she allegedly said (via TooFab), “Don't you have any housewives? I can put a mustache on...”
Supposedly, Lisa Vanderpump continued to pile on the shade at her former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars when a fan brought up the trend of “pandemic puppies” that were adopted last year and have since been abandoned. She reportedly said:
I hate that. You know what? If you can't look after them you can bring them to the Vanderpump Dog Foundation — that's what we do…Listen, we have rescued 2,500 dogs... it's the bitches I'm worried about.
Real Housewives fans might be the only ones who catch the shade there. Lisa Vanderpump’s line seemingly refers to her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 6 tagline: “I’m passionate about dogs, just not crazy about bitches.” Only in Season 6, Vanderpump was feuding with just Yolanda Foster, not every single cast member on the show.
Lisa Vanderpump’s recent dog reference could also be seen as a nod to her final season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and the Dorit Kemsley puppygate scandal. Long story short, Kemsley was accused by Vanderpump of abandoning a Vanderpump Dogs Foundation pooch. After which, the group accused Vanderpump of going to the press and setting up former co-star Teddi Mellencamp for the fall. Kyle Richards even accused longtime friend Vanderpump of lying.
According to both Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards, their friendship ended right then and there. But the tension was reignited last month when Vanderpump playfully sent her restaurant bill over to Richards, who was tables away from her. Richards apparently refused to pay and promptly called out Vanderpump for dining and dashing. Vanderpump, a successful restauranteur herself, adamantly denied the claim and would turn around and call Richards out for her “new nose.”
It’s kind of awe-inspiring that so much drama can occur outside the scope of a Real Housewives season. As has happened for many others, we can only hope that it sets up Lisa Vanderpump to rejoin the fold of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. If you ask her about it though, you’ll only get another cheeky response in return.