Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa VanderPump reflects on the beginning of this season's drama, and how it could have been different

on Oct 28, 20100

Oh dear, we were doing so well...

It was very strange watching this week’s episode, to see Camille interacting with her friend Nick. If she knew then what she knows now, I am sure it would've been different, but in life hindsight is 20/20. I know exactly how it appears, and I am sure Camille will be judged accordingly. However if she was still married now—with Nick and his wife securely placed as Kelsey and Camille's close friends—I think we would watch and view it differently.

Camille, in her own words, says she prefers the company of men. I understand that, but I think she would benefit from letting her guard down with other women—not being competitive, just enjoying the camaraderie that a female relationship can bring.

That is what I find so fascinating about these shows—how relationships change, deteriorate, solidify, whatever path they take—we, as the viewer, enjoy the ride and the occasional emotional roller coaster this entails.

At the beginning of the show, Adrienne invites us all to Las Vegas to see Jay-Z so we decided to meet at my restaurant, Villa Blanca, for drinks so that we were all familiar with each other before the weekend. Some of us hadn't met Taylor’s husband, so this was a great excuse for everybody to introduce themselves.
 
Well Vegas was an incredible trip and going with Adrienne is definitely the ultimate. We had amazing dinners at the Palms. The suites were fabulous. Everybody seemed pretty relaxed and then after two days of laughter and bantering, things took a turn for the worse. There was an altercation between Kyle and Camille that I wasn't witness to, but I could already see the tension and animosity that has arisen from just that singular conversation. It was the catalyst for the dynamic radically changing between us all. Emotions were running high, and you will see in the coming episodes how difficult the situation became. My regret is that as I was sitting next to them both at the time of this conversation, and I dearly wish I had witnessed the exchange. Then maybe I could have tried to mediate and placate them both, to avoid the discord that ultimately ruined future gatherings.

Oh well I will see you next week. Thanks for watching, and I love your comments!   

142 comments
Proud to be British
Proud to be British

Oh Lisa you are so adorable......classy....stylish and incredibly real! you make me very proud to be british.....you are without doubt the most beautiful housewife and more importantly you are as beautiful on the inside as the outside with a fantastic sense of humour...........keep flying the flag Lisa xxx

Kayvicc
Kayvicc

Lisa,

I was watching poor Giggy itching and I think I have a solution. I have sensivitive skin myself and I believe his itching is due solely to the hair on his legs tickling him! If it were trimmed down so little pieces wouldn't tickle him, I think that would solve that problem.

Dide
Dide

Lisa, you are so beautiful Lady, I adore you! I can't wait to see what you are going to do. You are so real like we have not see such behavior in years. Most women in America look a like Camille. It is real frightening. Seeing you in the show gave me a big hope and made me believe where I came from women are different , so when I sew you I though you where the hole packaging of women from the rest of the other world. You are very special.

Pepper Anne
Pepper Anne

Lisa, I absolutely love you!!! You need a talk show! Finally, someone with a refreshing sense of humor. You have influenced me to laugh at my shortcomings, see the humor in human flaws and to understand that there is no problem to huge that can't be put right. Because of you I am laughing more!

teddy B.
teddy B.

They can's shoot everything all the time, right? Proof it's not as staged as some like to think.

VICKIE JONES
VICKIE JONES

Lisa, I think that you are award-winning!! You are a true mother, I think it is awesome that you love Max as much as your biological children!! I think you are to be commended for that, especially to be so supportive and loving as he has gotten older and made decisions that you don't agree with!! Good for you!!

CynicalJadedHousewife
CynicalJadedHousewife

You have class, style & a lot of love. I enjoy watching your journey through this experience. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Abby O.
Abby O.

Ms. Lisa:

Love the show! I got teary-eyed when Max showed up. You seems like a real down to earth mom (mum). Looking forward to more episodes and more seasons. I thought O.C. was my favorite but Bev. Hills is the best season by far! Take care!

Letty
Letty

Miss Lisa, just wanted to say I think you are a Doll and I really enjoy watching you and your family. God bless

CCi
CCi

You're a cool glass of water on this show, Lisa. You keep it real and aren't at all materialistic like the others (except for Kyle). You know who you are, you have amazing quick wit, and I love the pink-you look great in it. I don't know what it is, but beside the other blondes, you and Kyle stand away from the rest and command the attention without saying a word. There is something about you that the others don't have and it shines through like a beacon from the inside out.

Vetv
Vetv

I love your attitude you are a really genuine person classy and I really like how you treat people!!!

Ma'am
Ma'am

I'm a big fan of BH housewives. I love your demeanor, Lisa; you remind me of me, or what I hope to be when I grow up. I too, wish they would air the conversation between Kyle and Camille, because it's a complete tease to let us jump to conclusions, based on our perception of the characters. M

peejster
peejster

I freakin love you.

I am absolutely impressed with your demeanor, grace, and class. You are one of the few "housewives" that works, and works hard. Yet you are an amazingly dedicated mother - I mean when I saw you cooking for your family and the pure joy you exhibited when your son was around, I was astonished. You are truly a wonderful woman (I can't believe I'm saying this after simply watching you on TV - I sound like a nut!). Looking forward to the rest of the season!

Angela Anderegg
Angela Anderegg

Lisa~ I love that although you live in the most prestigious zip code you are still down to earth and know who you are! Girlfriend I think you need your own show:).. (Andy Cohen if you're reading this..make it happen,lol)

Watching you from Happy Valley Or!

Valentino
Valentino

As i can see in your blog, I'm not the only one who adores you. honestly, I always found these RW shows present many rich class-less women. but you are unique, and I love listening to what you have to say. i reall wish i hear more from you in the future. hugs! btw, your houseguest is so cute, i could use one of those :)

Oklahoma MIchelle
Oklahoma MIchelle

I have to say I think you are absolutely wonderful. Your sense of humor sets you apart and I enjoy watching you.

SophiaJ
SophiaJ

OMG!!!! Lisa I think you are so authentic. Girly you have me straight laughing out loud. My hubby is like what are you laughing at. I say Lisa and her comments. Love the one about Taylor and the cotton candy....too funny. I truly enjoy your honesty and freshness. This is from an African-American female in Albany, Georgia. Girl You Rock...don't ever change!!!

Phyllis Pam
Phyllis Pam

As a Housewife Junkie, I find the Beverly Hills Housewives the most realistic lives. Meaning that the Housewives in the other shows come off a little to fake and over the top. Like come on.

Thanks for sharing your world with us.

Malinda Sherer
Malinda Sherer

Lisa you are soo....... beautiful. It is so wonderful to see class, great sense of humor, success, love for family, and joy in successful women. Your husband seem to be such a supportive person. Keep up the good work.

Your #1 fan

threeds
threeds

Lisa

I love you!! You have such class and style. But don't look down on people. You worked hard for what you have weren't born into or married into. You are very real. You and Kyle. You are the reason I watch. I fast forward when Kelesy Grammer's ex's is on THANK GOD FOR TIVO. She married rich and acts so entitled. No you, your all about class.

cebolla
cebolla

I love you ! You are my favorite ! And your husband look so sweet ! You have a beautiful family, God bless you all!

winnie pooh
winnie pooh

it's refreshing to see the Real Housewives franchise and found a charming english lady ...you are funny and gorgeous, and i like to see how emotional you get when you talk about your kids especially about Max, it shows that you really care more about your family and you're passionate about them. I hope you keep up being the way you are and not getting too crazy with the fame. xoxo

Nicoley
Nicoley

You're my breakout favorite on the show - you make funny, snide comments in a way that still allows you to look a classy, respectable woman. Love that you see called Taylor out on her "Texas cowboy" (balding businessman) husband. Keep telling it like it is!

Vegas Baby
Vegas Baby

Hi! You are the Joan Collins of our generation.....You are classy, charming, witty, and you have a great intuitive into other females. Your sense of humor is refreshing without being offensive and a delight to watch. The other ladies on the show can learn a lot from you by just observing your demenour. It is wonderful to view a show that has some class and you definetely have it.!!!!

BrendaCassinda
BrendaCassinda

Lisa, You are so beautiful and you are funny as well. I love your explanation of Taylor eating cotton candy and Camille's dancing. You are totally funny. I think you should be the one to comment on the show from now on. Love, Love, Love it !!!

rockymountains
rockymountains

You are a riot. I really can relate to you the most because you seem more like me than anyone else on the show. You are stunning but not plastic, dignified but still fun, classy but not narcisstic. You have it down! Good luck.

Lori B
Lori B

I believe that JIggy is a Pomeranian. I have three and they look very much like him.

CallMeVenus
CallMeVenus

You're so gorgeous and funny! This season is my favorite:)

Vee Lu
Vee Lu

Lisa...........hands down you are my favorite. Your wit and candor tickles me from week to week. When you said opposites really do attract regarding Taylor and her husband and that Russell needed to kiss the ground she walked on, I almost fell off the couch laughing because I felt the same exact way. It's like watching Serena Williams play tennis at Wimbledon vs paint dry. LOL! I also agree with your assessment of Camille trying to bond more with the women and less with the men. It's easy to befriend a man because they are so glad to be around a pair of breasts that they could care less if you were talking politics or silly putty. The real test of womanhood is to reach out to women of all walks of life with all kinds of issues and personalities and keep your claws in!

50's Girl
50's Girl

Dear Lisa, as I tell my children, there are THREE sides to every story. The sides of the two participants and the third a silent observer. That third side is what ACTUALLY was said or happened, not what was perceived. It's like that old telephone game we played when I was young. By the time the story is repeated a few times, it doesn't even resemble the original! You are a class act and I thoroughly enjoy your input. I can tell what a genuinely caring and loving person you are and wish you and your family well.

jamieb73
jamieb73

Lisa- If you ever decide to kick Cedrick out, send him over to my place :o)

Melissa W
Melissa W

I must concur with all the blogs.. you are absolutely wonderful!

lally
lally

Andy and bravo or probably waiting to show the Camille/Kyle episode on the reunion show.

lally
lally

Well it was kinda of hard not to judge Russell when his wife painted him as a bigger than life cowboy and he looked more like a computer nerd. Not that he is bad looking, it just didn't match the buildup.

Anthony f.
Anthony f.

You outshine the rest, you are the #1 housewife in the entire franchise. You are witty and a true representation on what class is! I am always cracking up on your scenes! You really need to get a spin-off, that god-awful bethenny needs to be stripped of hers! Well best of luck and can't wait to see more!

luchis21
luchis21

u are the BEST housewife eveeeeeeeeeeeeeeR!! they should reunite like the pretty one from all the RH and see what happens d: i would love to see you with cat from RHODC!

luchis21
luchis21

you are the best housewive eveeeeeeeeeeeer!!!! (:

KWifey222
KWifey222

You are one of my favorites. I love that you work hard for your money and enjoy the many fruits of your labors. Can't wait to see what happens next!!!

Amelie M
Amelie M

Lisa - I Love, Love, Love you! Your commentaries are hysterical. You call it exactly how it is, and it is laugh out loud funny. You are my fav!

Housewife Fan!
Housewife Fan!

Lisa! You are Spot on!!! Love you and I you crack me up!!! love y'all and Jiggy too!

Steve Bond
Steve Bond

For attempting to be so "classy" you certainly were not when it came to Russell. You had not met him and you judged him immediately because of his looks. That's why southern Californian's have such a bad rap when it comes to being plastic. You confirmed the stereotype.

Rhonda604
Rhonda604

Lisa, your wonderful.

You stand to be funny yet still have that voice of reason inside you. Your the one who will be the most grounded in this show & simply tell these ladies the truth... with couth of course because thats you. You do remind me of the lady who played on Dynasty (dating myself) but if you someone tells you that, they are only paying you a compliment. Balancing women's relationships are difficult, but if you can master it it's also the most rewarding relationships. Hats off to you my dear!

Gloria Gonzales
Gloria Gonzales

Hi Lisa, Your are my favorite on Housewives of BH. Very classy lady. Jiggy is so adorable, I would love to have a dog like Jiggy if I can find one in Colorado. Where did you get Jiggy and what breed is he?

Love you, Gloria

EllenfromColumbus
EllenfromColumbus

Lisa: You are my favorite of any housewife-ever! You are funny, classy and tactful when things get sticky. Love the show....love you and your husband!!

Char561
Char561

You are such a breath of fresh air. I love how your accent dilutes the sting of comments you make that would have risen hell if it came out of the mouth of someone like Danielle from RHONJ. Can't wait to hear more of that quick witted humor.

Erika K
Erika K

Lisa,

Your humor is fantastic. The line "opposites attract" had me laughing out loud. Said husband does come across as having the potential to be humorless and irritable.

And the comment about your husband's packing skills and boxers for Vegas. LOL! I try to inject humor into my daily home life too. Also, you have a fantastic figure and inner beauty.