Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa VanderPump talks about capturing family moments on TV, and about the other 'wives spending.

on Nov 4, 20100

Well hello again. This week's episode had a very different energy. I know for me it was much more personal and at times it was strange to watch as I let emotions fall freely without thought as to the multitude of people watching.

I entered into this forum with the blessing of my children, but I know as my son watched the screen transfixed by his mother talking so openly about a subject so personal to him, he found himself placed in a unique situation that I had led him into.

When he surprised me on my birthday.I felt as any mother would, that him arriving unexpectedly was the most a mother could wish for. To hold him as he greeted me was overwhelming, and the pride I felt when he showed me the guitar that he had worked on so diligently was a moment that I captured not only in my heart but now forever documented on film. That is what I have loved about this experience -- that sometimes there are these rare moments that otherwise would be lost in your catalogue of memories that we try to hold onto....

Anyway back to the ladies.

Camille trotted off to her paradise in Hawaii still blissfully unaware of the storm brewing with regard to her marriage, and Kyle and Taylor prepared for their respective daughters' parties. To see Taylor buying diamonds for a four-year-old was something I wasn't expecting, and the planning that went into this event was amazing,

I have to add that I find the whole children's birthday extravaganzas ridiculous. Taylor's party for her daughter was exquisite, but begs the question as to what she is going to do for the child's 18th! Kyle's party for Portia was more down to earth, but I still feel that one doesn't have to indulge kids who really don't have a clue what on earth all the fuss is about.

I cannot fathom spending $50,000 on a four-year-old's birthday, and caught the remark from Taylor that I would maybe rather spend it on shoes. Well actually, darling, if you happen to read this, I work too hard for my money to be as whimsical or downright stupid as that. Anyway moving on .... We are in this episode in the middle of a potentially disastrous situation as the misunderstanding between Kyle and Camille is festering and still unresolved, so stay tuned and I will see you next week, but prepare yourself as we start our rapid decline into unchartered waters!

161 comments
kburgo
kburgo

Lisa, How do I get your wine with the really beautiful wax seal?????? My sister and I are die hard fans and looove the show and I'd love to get her a bottle for christmas.

Donna Hutchins
Donna Hutchins

Giggy: Lisa I'm wondering how Giggy is doing? I suffer from extreme skin/food allergies and I feel so badly for The Gigster. When I was going thru a detox what saved me was using "cold pressed" Olive oil on my skin, it's like using an antihistime cream. It's a miracle! He's probably allergic to ingredients in his good like glutin,etc. possibly even the dye in his clothing. Also, there's also another topical skin cream called Shogoi, I've used this as well as pure aloe vera gel. The poor little guy! Sure hope these tips help, olive oil is referred to many times in the bible and it's healing properties are well known. I use it from time to time on my face as a cream. Let me know how he's doing (please). I adore you!

pinkmaga
pinkmaga

I love love love pink too! Where did you purchase your pink tea cups, also is there a pink tea pot that is part of the set.

Bernadella
Bernadella

Hello Lisa and Kent, this is my first time sending a blog. I just want to say you and your husband have a good heart. Segdrick is an asshole and took advantage of you and your family. Don't let him threaten you. Don't give him a dime. He is a fucking liar and no one is ever going to believe him. We love you and your husband and all of your fans will always be on your side.

Fred J. Gore
Fred J. Gore

Any luck on finding out where she got those wine glasses. I think they would make a great gift for my wife. Thanks

Christina!
Christina!

Lisa!!!!! You are my favorite on the show!!! I think you are the most classy of all the wives besides Adrienne and You have a fabulous heart and life!!! Dont let these crazy housewives corrupt you!!!! you are awseome!!!

jennybrowne
jennybrowne

Lisa you are simply the best of all the housewives of all the cities, NY,OC ATL NJ. You rock men. I want a show just dedicated to you your husband and kids - and oh I forgot lets get jiggy with it!!!!

Shanelle
Shanelle

Love your decor!!!!!

Hello, hello! I just wanted to say I love your dinning room set. I noticed that a button is Loose on one of the parson chairs thou. I'm a custom upholsterer and I can fix it no problem. Wait.... Your Mrs. Lisa, of course u have your own already. :( :) your amazing again!

Shanelle

MsMaria
MsMaria

Love LISA! I just want to say I love the show, and Lisa and Kyle (and your respective husbands) absolutely rock, as women, and housewives go. I love Adrian too, but not so sure about her husband yet... Lisa, I've always thought of myself, as someone exactly like you, only at this time, it is without the adoring husband, the money, or ability to cook... I'm almost jealous. Best wishes, Ma'am

Xoxo ingie
Xoxo ingie

Hi Lisa, Just a quick question, on one of the episode ( I think it was the one that your son came home for a surprise visit) you had dinner with your daughter and you were using ridiculous fabulously large red wine glasses at your home. Where can I find these, I tried googling it but had no luck! I'd love to get them for my Mother, she love large wine glasses and she is as fabulous as you. CAn you point me in the right direction? Thank you, xoxoingie

Xoxoingie
Xoxoingie

Hi Lisa, Just a quick question, on one of the episode ( I think it was the one that your son came home for a surprise visit) you had dinner with your daughter and you were using ridiculous fabulously large red wine glasses at your home. Where can I find these, I tried googling it but had no luck! I'd love to get them for my Mother, she love large wine glasses and she is as fabulous as you. CAn you point me in the right direction? Thank you, xoxoingie

Xoxoingie
Xoxoingie

Hi Lisa, Just a quick question, on one of the episode ( I think it was the one that your son came home for a surprise visit) you had dinner with your daughter and you were using ridiculous fabulously large red wine glasses at your home. Where can I find these, I tried googling it but had no luck! I'd love to get them for my Mother, she love large wine glasses and she is as fabulous as you. CAn you point me in the right direction? Thank you, xoxoingie

princess scott
princess scott

Lisa, I want to be just like you when I grow up! Too bad I'm already 30! Although you live a lavish & luxurious lifestyle that I can only imagine in my wildest dreams, you are as down to earth and likeable as the rest of us working-class blokes : ) You are an awesome example of a "lady" and you seem balance out the "crazy" on the show. Thanks for letting us in! Can you please adopt me?! Oh and the relationship between you and your husband is so sweet and genuine, it really brings the warm & fuzzies!

Annette S
Annette S

I am also adopted, but I felt differently about the show. It pained me to see that there was no acknowledgment of the abandonment your son must feel. The experience of an adoptee is as complex as it is unique. Even children adopted at infancy are not clean slates & anyone who assumes otherwise is naive, ignorant, or in denial. I have no doubt that Lisa loves her son very much, & just as much as she loves her biological child--but it is important to validate the inherent loss that every adoptee suffers (regardless of their relationship with their adoptive parents). To deny that loss is to deny that individual the opportunity to grieve. With that said, I cannot imagine sending my adoptive children away to boarding school for "underachieving"... I would think an orphan had already experienced being pushed aside by family enough.

lilly stevens
lilly stevens

lisa its so nice to see a woman on these shows who doesnt get off on the drama! you seem like a very nice level headed woman who doesnt play games.keep being there for your friend i think she will need you!

Reneery
Reneery

lisa, you are the most beautiful person i have seen on tv in a long time! i love you!! you have a wonderful down to earth family!! you can do no wrong in my eyes! i just adore you.

KarinaResnick
KarinaResnick

Just a wee compliment my dear, or perhaps two or three or four...Lisa, you are a breath of fresh air and are such an amazing woman! Seem so down to earth, kind, witty, intelligent, diplomatic, a fabulous work ethic, have the most wonderful heart, even temperament, incomprable taste, an eye for design, color...are absolutely beautiful inside and out...and your flower arrangements, well they are to die for! That said, would you ever consider doing a class(es) or perhaps a video(s) of your flower design/arranging? Share a little more of your brilliance with the rest of us? We absolutely adore you!

AsTimeGoesBy
AsTimeGoesBy

Once a lady always a lady. You are magnificent and very loving; a true example for the other housewives to follow!

Viewer Erika
Viewer Erika

Hi Lisa! I have never really watched the RHW shows but I do because of you. You are so great! I have been to Villa Blanca many times--I love taking friends there or even going by myself while shopping in BH. To know you are the mastermind behind it makes it even better:)

I adore your personality, taste, and admire your class. I admire your integrity as well. You have very similar style to myself--your home is a dream home and has inspired me to work harder for what I desire. I am 30 years old, and just from watching one episode I have been inspired by you to finish my book proposals that are almost complete and go for the gold!

I thank you because I now have great motivation not only for myself but for my future husband and family. Thanks for being fabulous and for being true to so many wonderful attributes. I am definitely going to try out Sur--it has caught my eye many times with it's sexy advertising:)

Thank you again and best of luck on (and off) the show!

Peace and Blessings! ELV

Heather Ferris
Heather Ferris

Lisa,

I am adopted, and watching you talk about your love for Max made me cry with pride and happiness. My family is absolutely amazing and I wake up every day knowing how incredibly lucky I am to be a part of my family. It seemed to me that Max feels the same way I do.

It's funny trying to explain to someone from an all-biologically-related family how happy I am to be adopted. Watching you talk about Max was like holding a mirror up to my own life and I wanted to tape it on my camera phone and whip it out whenever someone questions me on how it feels to be adopted. THANK YOU. THANK YOU for sharing that with the world and making it a little easier on those of us in families with adopted children to remember we are connected.

You and your family are amazing.

julia Vaughn
julia Vaughn

If you last name is really Van der pump, it's like the universe's blessing that you go buy lots and lots of pumps. I wish I had that last name.

julia Vaughn
julia Vaughn

I don't quite think Jiggy is real but then his ear moved and I believe it now. I have a Pom. Best dog in the animal kingdom. So smart. So loving. You just have to train them not to yap at people and you have the perfect little beast with very, very small droppings to pick up unlike the mastiff where you need two men with shovels. And they live 'til 17?"

Nahla Thorpe
Nahla Thorpe

You have a very nice husband who still adores you after 28 years of marriage.. Seeing you all on TV together touched my heart. I also love how you love your children. You are just a beautiful person inside and out!!!!!!

Mary H
Mary H

Lisa, There are alot of housewives on brovo but you are the class above them all. I enjoy watching your show...

Beverlilly
Beverlilly

From one Brit to another you are by far in a league of your own with those women.

Barbra Maxx
Barbra Maxx

Lisa: You are by far my favorite. I absolutely love your accent! My father passed away in 2007 and along with it, went his British accent that I miss so much. Your and your husband both are the kindest, most thoughtful couple in the World. Be careful with these women...don't allow them to bring you to their level. As, I'm sure you won't. You are by far the classiest of them all. Barb

smelltheroses
smelltheroses

Lisa you are a breath of fresh air. I really admire and respect you, your values and your classiness. I cried when I saw you reaction to your son, I too have a son, who is similiar kind of kid, has had simliar problems You never stop worrying and yet it seems to intensify the love doesn't it, I think largely becasue a part of us feels pity for them that they cannot be the same well adjusted, it comes easy to be successful people that their siblings and parents are. I can so relate to your plight and really really hope things work out there. You are a loving, devoted and geunine mother and wife, thanks for keeping this show real. If it weren't for you I would have absolutely no interest, the others are certainly nice and have their own redeeming qualities but don't personally appeal to me on any level. Best of luck!

JerseyFan
JerseyFan

One Classy lady! Lisa where can I find the "Black and Pink" OVEN gloves you had on when when your children came over for dinner? Love them!

me&mine
me&mine

Lisa, I'm sure you're sick of all the praise but just can't help it. You're so funny and loving. My youngest daughter is adopted AND she's actually my step-daughter. Blood doesn't mean a thing. Plus we're getting ready to adopt our grandson, who it turns out may not actually be OUR grandson, but blood or not HE IS ours. We've had him for more than 6 months now and he's only 10 months old. Your love for your family is awesome. OH and your giddyness over the "rugged cowboy" was hysterical. I'm a ranchers wife in Texas, Russell is NOT a "rugged cowboy".

MLW
MLW

Lisa you are a wonderful mother- I love seeing those moments of pride & joy you share with your children!

Chris in Florida
Chris in Florida

Lisa,

You seem like the voice of reason. Love to watch you and Ken!!!! Just normal people (with money).

Gonzo8266
Gonzo8266

Lisa;

I ADORE you.. I think, no I know you are by far the most regal, beautiful, funny, kind, classiest housewife of all the shows. I adore your humbleness and witty humor. The love you show for your son, a son who may not be your DNA but your son nevertheless, is a gift for the world to watch. Thank you for sharing those special moments and thank you for showing what a real parent is supposed to be like...Looking forward to future episodes.

Reva
Reva

A pet peeve of mine too, I appreciate the correction!

rem
rem

I adore you... you are sophisticated, classy, and witty !! It is so refreshing to sEe someone on a show like this that enjoys the nice things in life by working hard and not being ridiculous. I want to be part of your family !! :)

Eric/of Princton NewJersey
Eric/of Princton NewJersey

LISA YOU ARE ONE CLASS ACT-Leave it to a fab Brit to have a gay side kick!and I see you are the only one that dose.Behind every fab/wealthy women is a gay companion,You are so down to earth and very whitty,I enjoy watching you and Adriene the most,My father is from Britian and so Iam half British and half Italian,Iwish my mother didnt relocate us from the british country side to the states,it was so beautiful there and the states are much different,you proberly know what I mean,I lived in West Hollywood for awhile before moving to beverly Hills ,then back to my hometown of Princton New Jresey,which is a very afluent area in New Jersey but very old stuffy money there!next time I am in west Holywood I will be sure to check out Sur,love you

lisaisthebest
lisaisthebest

IT IS NOT HER GRANDSON!! listen to the show more carefully, silly. of corse he got admitted to the school, his parents are worth million

daveiaff
daveiaff

Did her Grandson get into that music school?

lilalola
lilalola

The classiest HW yet! My favorite!!!

dudeee321
dudeee321

I

i wish you were my mom! I voted for you like 10 times on that poll!

ViewerV
ViewerV

Love you! And want more Jiggy!! :)

-d
-d

You are truly beautiful and a blessing to the "real housewives". The joy and emotion you showed when reflecting on your son's surprise arrival was priceless (certainly worth much more than a picture of some "filled & botoxed" loon standing on the table at a gazillion-dollar party). I love your combination of class, wit, compassion, and humor. Good job :)

Viewer1984
Viewer1984

You are a true class act and my favorite housewife of all time. There are a couple of housewives who can take a lesson or two from you. Best Wishes!

NGaz
NGaz

I agree! Adrienne and Lisa are the most 'rooted' housewives on the show. Keep it real ladies, you're my favorites too!

sandriamaria
sandriamaria

You are so dead right about Taylor spending that kind of money on a 4 year old, let alone any age - that is a " one year salary " for many people - she buried herself on that one

Palmbeachchick
Palmbeachchick

Luv u girl Please do not change you are amazing. classy , kind and sooo chic Kuddos, Kuddos,

Lisa Under the Redwoods
Lisa Under the Redwoods

I understand your hesitation about Musician's Institute, though it is an awesome school. My son took lesson there this summer, and would be there full time next year if it weren't in Hollywood. I don't think he is ready to handle the environment that surrounds the school just yet.

There are a few other schools your son might consider if he is really serious about music such as California Institute of the Arts and Berklee School of Music in Boston. Both have excellent contemporary guitar programs.

Best of luck.

L.

fifilarue
fifilarue

Are you kidding??!!! She is no longer your favorite because she is not Jewish?? That is sad for you. (And, yes, she is the best & prettiest of the lot.)

fifilarue
fifilarue

I like you Lisa. I don't like any other housewife except for Alex, so I am surprised to find you funny & kind & likable. You are also the prettiest & I am so pleased you haven't messed up your face with surgery. Stay kind Lisa!

A Fan
A Fan

You and Adrienne are my favorite housewives. You guys seem to be very genuine and classy. You two seem to be very intelligence, classy, and well rounded. You don't let money get over your head. I love the way you interact with your husband and children. Your emotions when talking about your family is priceless and it showed what a loving and devoted mother and wife you are. Thank you for letting us see a part of your life. By watching you and Adrienne showed us that hard work do pays off and there are wealthy people out there that are genuine and real and doesn't take their wealth for granted. Thank you. Please continue to be just the way you are.