Lisa Vanderpump is now revealing the real reason why she won’t be returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
The 58-year-old entrepreneur confirmed the news she would not be returning to the Bravo series because the loss of her brother Mark Vanderpump last year was too much to handle when coupled with the drama between with her castmates.
Vanderpump admitted on Monday to RuPaul Charles on his new daytime talk show:
“It was such a brutal season for me, and it was at a time where I was floundering. Everybody always says, ‘Oh, you look like you’ve got your life together,’ but I started that show this season like, two or three months after my brother passed. I just wasn’t in the right space.”
Her brother was found dead of a suspected drug overdose at his Gloucestershire, England home on April 30. Following his death, she took some time off of social media before issuing a statement:
“This has come as a shock to us all. My brother and I had connected the day before this tragedy and I was completely unprepared for this. He was my only sibling and I am shocked and saddened by his passing. I am trying to be supportive to his two young sons that he has left behind, and help them get through this tragedy. We appreciate your consideration in this private and extremely difficult family time.”
The Vanderpump Rules boss later admitted to Andy Cohen in an appearance on Watch What Happens Live that she wished she had taken time off fro the show after his sudden passing:
“I just wasn’t as prepared. I found that I couldn’t deal with something that I could normally deal with. So then it just went on and it was accumulative and in the end I just said, ‘I can’t do this anymore. I just can’t.’”
Mr. Cohen agreed, chiming in:
“I wish I’d given you the year off.”
The Vanderpump Dog Foundation owner continued, elaborating on her mental state:
“I think this year, with where my mental state was — and I’ve been very honest about that, I struggled a lot, you know, after my brother’s suicide… The first few months it was really difficult, and I was kind of searching for happiness, so, I think you know… when something really significant happens in your life, maybe it does change you, you know?”
We continue to send you love as you cope with his passing, Lisa!
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