Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa explains why she didn't need certain lessons and what she thought of Taylor's behavior.

on Dec 6, 20110

Hello to you all. Where do we start? Oh, I felt overwhelmed when I viewed this episode. It was more by luck than judgment that I managed to avoid the foray. . .

Firstly, the calm before the storm -- planning my daughter's wedding. It was moving forward rapidly. We only had four months to plan, total, as she wanted to be married. . .as quickly as possible. . .Kidding, before the end of summer.

Kevin was finally bringing it home. The table settings were exquisite. The flowers I knew would be absolute perfection, as that is the area at which he excels. I became excited to see the gorgeous table settings that, luckily, Pandora and I both loved. Thankfully we normally agree. It makes life so much easier.

As we exit from the fairytale like experience, we enter into a much darker place. I don't know if it was because subconsciously I was still reeling from the shock of the tea party and the conversation with Adrienne at her house that I made the decision to work late and meet my husband for drinks at Villa Blanca. Thank goodness. I hadn't been coping so well with all the demands that were being made on me. I was always running late. Between my latest venture, trying to plan my daughter's wedding, Villa Blanca, and many other demands, I was spreading myself too thin. The construction of Sur, as you witnessed a small part of this week, was designed and opened within two months, which proved to be a challenge that's for sure. But it's always a race against time as you are paying rent and obviously not trading, so one has to be prudent and expedient to say the least.

241 comments
Well_Grounded
Well_Grounded

Hi lady ! We are just seeing season two's finale so not sure how your relationship is with all the other woman - I just hate it when they switch out of nowhere and stab you in the back , you just look disheartened by it , in my humble opinion I think you could safely invest in Brandi , she genuinely likes and understands you and your humour , I love your new house ! Had a sneak peek on YouTube , beautiful ! Oh Ken was bang on re "therapy" - and the flack ( Taylor checked out via Kyle first 'if' it were offensive ? ) he got for what were obviously not intended as a dig ? It's a common denominator between the woman ' she said ....' = WAR I've only ever heard you when thrown one of these "fuses" rather than light it , attempt to defuse by explaining as to why they might be getting their over priced knickers in a twist .... This maybe why the 'ladies' aren't rushing to be your best bud ! You don't play the game they love to play , I love everything about you , the real lady on the firm ! Xxx

MonicaViewer
MonicaViewer

Lisa, I think you are great. You've handled yourself with compassion and heart. I would not associate with Taylor as she needs professional, intensive help and you should not be enabling her.

cactusrose
cactusrose

Lisa I worry about you with Taylor-you have that same concerned look on your face as you use to have with Cedric. You can't help everyone or let them hold you hostage emotionally. If she could leave your drama filled tea to go out and calmly talk to Paul about her facelift and how the others don't back her I really don't think she has to much invested in any friendship with you or anyone else for that matter. I would not be surprised if by the end of this season we will find out Taylor is a player.

lesteach65
lesteach65

Lisa what's going on between you and Camille?

gerry f
gerry f

Lisa, I love your generous heart, but you shouldn't believe or be around Taylor too much because it Will come back and bite you. If you REALLY want to help someone, do as Adrienne and Paul has done and get to KNOW KIM, REALLY NOT KYLE'S VERSION OF KIM, BUT THE REAL KIM, The Woman you not so friend cheated out of her portion of her Mother's Home ...And the One who made the horrible mistake of telling the Attention getting Kyle The Studios were Interested in giving her her a come back, so KYLE An a nounced to the World. And anyone with ears that Kim was an Alcoholic! Kim hiding her Friend for a year was because of fear of her family's disapproval, She is lonely, she needs someone to talk to Non Family. KYLE is Really as shown NOT Your Good Friend!

lilu816
lilu816

In Vegas Taylor was all over you, like a human sponge. She is playing everyone and she knows what she is doing too. There is some funny bussiness behind the scene with her, it will surface soon.

JessiJess
JessiJess

I can't believe the women forgot who started all the drama last year! The problems with Camille and Kyle started bc of Taylor. You were the only one that called her out she's at it again!

lilu816
lilu816

First lets be truthful. Taylor does not treat or honor her own self with value. Also she is not true to herself. She puts on a show, she pretends, she takes most everything to extremes. She looks outside herself for value, the external world.

Therefore Taylor will attract abuse to her in many ways again and again until she mkes the inner changes. Why, because she does not value herself. She will attract situations and people to mirror to her what she does not see inside her own self. Taylor abuses her feminine self and the feminine principle. Camille gave Taylor a gift of mirroring her inner self. Taylor attacked Camille because she does not want to see the truth, she is in her compofrt zone, it works for her.

nikkideys04
nikkideys04

Lisa I agree with all the positive comments here. Tyalor may be a battered wife but she manipulates people - and that's not cool. On the malibu party from hell episode she never shed a tear though she "appeared" to want to cry they smiled when she was collecting her handbag before leaving - what was that! and "Housewife fan" you should view that episode again because what Lisa actually said was ""Listen, we're not close, but, I'm here if you need to talk, etc..."? get your facts right!

Diamond Girl
Diamond Girl

I applaud you for having the heart to have sympathy and understanding for Taylor when she really needed it. I don't understand why people say such mean things about a battered wife. Yes, she has emotional issues. Who wouldn't, with that kind of a husband? Talk about blaming the victim!! No one else has lived her life, so no one knows. I encourage you to support Taylor, she needs real friends!

Nerdina
Nerdina

Lisa you are so perfect, your show is the only one I try to watch! I know about abuse, on a professional and personal level. When Taylor went into the hospital for her broken jaw, didn't anyone say" Hey,there's a child there?" Who paid for Taylors plastic surgery? She is in the middle of all this abuse worried about her life, but concerned about her face? Not rational!!! When you suspect some one is being abused you get that person and any children out of the house, you call the police! If you were walking down the street and Taylor came running up to you and said Some one just Punched me you would call the POLICE! Violence of any kind should not be tolerated, if some one tells you they are being hit you call the police, no exceptions! I don't know what the relatsionship was with the Armstrongs most women don't talk about the abuse while it is going on, but that doesn't mean it wasn't happening! Every person reacts differently. Its up to the courts to decide whats going on, I was really disappointed that none of you said I am going to call the police about what she is saying! If a stranger walked up to any one and hit them or you throught they were hit, YOU WOULD CALL THE POLICE ! You missed a very important point here! The minute Taylor told any one of you she was being HIT, It became your BUSSINESS!

Stella Ng
Stella Ng

Lisa, Firstly, I must say that you are and have always been my favorite housewife. I've never commented before, so I just wanted to put it out there. While I understand where the friction between Camille and Taylor derived from, I am a little confused as to why you and Camille were not getting along after the tea party. In subsequent episodes I keep hearing about the tension between you two (i.e. Adrienne's comment to Brandi while they had pizza). Why was there a problem with you and Camille? From what I saw at the tea party, it seemed like Camille got so frustrated at being pulled into your argument with Taylor, that she lashed out at Taylor and perhaps spoke about things that were on both of your minds. I know she didn't do it to come to your defense, but it seemed like she was so tired of hearing Taylor put you down that she said those things...in part helping to defend you. Hopefully you never had a real problem with Camille, because she seems like a true friend!

mitsy
mitsy

Boy, I can't believe how Taylor has manipulated you. You should trust your initial instincts. You are natural,and have worked hard for your wealth. Taylor is tacky,phony and has not worked hard for her money. She thought gold digging was the way to go. Looks like that did not get her far.

Oh well, I guess, keeping your enemies closer is the old saying.

Florida_Gal
Florida_Gal

Lisa

How very wise of you to keep your friends close and your frenemies ... closer.

I like your sense of humor and you seem to be genuine. What I really like is that you say it like you see it and you say it with humor and wit. However, when faced with a situation where someone is obviously out of control, you are wise enough to do what it takes to de-escalate the situation. It must have been really tough but I truly admire your fortitude and that you didn't lose your sense of humor about it. And, like you said, it's what your family thinks that counts.

By the way, you seem like the only one in this group to be able to carry a show on your own. If you do get a show, maybe instead of a RH type show, you might make it about your passions like decorating and cooking, etc. The drama should be about accomplishing a goal or meeting a deadline or creating something fabulous. That formula of 'fighting for the sake of fighting' is exhausting and not something I want to see at the end of the day. We want guilty pleasures not pscyho-drama-trauma.

Keep having fun, Lisa!

Brava Lisa
Brava Lisa

Lisa I second all the overwhelmingly positive comments in response to this blog. 1) Thank you for making the contractor move the door to the bathroom. I couldn't believe that you got it. You know how many times I've been terrified in restaurants here in NYC that the washroom lock would misfire exposing my private business to the whole restaurant!!! And indeed, who wants to see the rest room door when you first walk into a nice venue? 2) I note "your friend" Kyle called you first thing in the morning after Brandi's to fill you in, err manipulate your view of the happenings. I'm sure she didn't talk about her own horrid behavior in any way, rather justify everything she did. Manipulator and lier that one. Do you have her number yet? For your sake I hope so. 3) Yes stay away from Taylor...she's a psychopath. I realize you are being compassionate and also protecting yourself...but as we know you had her number last year. You always do the right thing. Good for you.

housewife fan
housewife fan

Lis...

How cute of Taylor to call you that. Can't wait to hear you call her TayTay...BFF, right? Remember saying "Listen, I'm not your friend, but, I'm here if you need to talk, etc..."? Can't wait to watch the reunion show to find out the whole truth behind your "friendship" with TayTay. She's mad at Camille for repeating what she told ALL of you? Yet, she's not mad at you, even though you apparently repeated some information as well..."He throws you in the bath tub..." Remember saying "Listen, I'm not your friend, but, I'm here if you need to talk, etc..."?

Rhahn
Rhahn

Lisa, Although I truly am sympathetic for Taylor and her situation, I am still very skeptical of her. There is no doubt in my mind that there was abuse going on in her home, however, I can't help but question her motives for wanting to be on a show that she had to have known would eventually out the abuse. It's no secret that her and her husband were living beyond their means and I just have a hard time believing she was in the dark about both their financial and legal situations. I would go into this friendship with both eyes wide open! Sounds like a Cedric thing. Someone who has been abused is much like a drug addict. They learn to live in survival mode and much like a drug addict, will lie and manipulate to get what they need to survive. Obviously Taylor's drug of choice is the "Beverly Hills" lifestyle.

anna.
anna.

hi Lisa,

It was so fun watching your and Kens talk about Brandis idea for theme for the party. Pandora also seems very down to earth and adorable.

Viewer Carol H
Viewer Carol H

Lisa - Bet you are glad you missed the brouhaha at Brandi's house. You are my favorite housewife -- you always handle every situation with style and grace and still remain true to yourself. I do believe envy is a part of some of the snide remarks that have come your way from some of your fellow housewives. Keep taking the "high" road and let the others roll around in the muck. Kisses to Giggy -- he is adorable.

jodymb
jodymb

Arghhh! Lisa, just saw the previews and I am warning you again not to continue to take in stray cats and dogs. In the end you will see how these people are not emotionally stable and will manipulate you. Why? Didn't you learn your lesson with Cedric? You seem so smart, so how are you so easily manipulated??????????

kimmylou53
kimmylou53

What a treat to listen to someone with a sense of humor. Unlike Kyle, who thinks being funny means ridiculing someone, Lisa is always gracious in person and waits till the interview to make witty, and, yes, sometimes a little snarky observations. Lisa is lovely!

Boop715
Boop715

Lisa I think you are the greatest with alot of class

Lindsay
Lindsay

Hello Lisa, Isn't it bit telling when Taylor lies about her age during lunch?? She had her 40th birthday last year...remember? Let the professionals deal with Taylor, there may be so much more going on than anyone realizes. Also, all of you need to support Camille, she deserves your help more than Taylor, and it would be refreshing if all of you moved past the drama with Armstrong!

team KYLE Camille and Lisa
team KYLE Camille and Lisa

You are the voice of sanity and calmness on that show...why must everyone else always be getting their knickers in a knot over nothing! .. I know you wonder this too. I was so suprized at Adrienne for being upset with you over the bachlorette location...really ??? must we take everything PERSONALLY ???...Those women need to learn how to take responsibility for their own feelings. If someone is not intending to "hurt your feelings" on purpose then get over it! But...it seems they can not do that they feel the need to always point it out and expect an appology...it would be a long wait from me I tell ya!!!

evalwoman
evalwoman

At the tea party, Taylor kept demanding that everyone be honest. Camille warned her that she might not want to go there. She got her wish and now she's blaming Camille for being honest.

How do you deal with these looney women? Why does Kyle keep pointing her finger in people's faces? Why did Kyle say she'd have Taylor's back if she wasn't expecting a brawl? Why was DD there? Why is Dana pissed she wasn't invited by Brandi when she acted so horribly towards her when she was a guest in her home? Why does everyone make excuses for Kim? Why is she even on the show, she never participates.

Watching these women behave so badly is not at all pleasant.

Rozone
Rozone

Paul's big deal birthday dinner was NOT filmed at SUR or Villa Blanca - please make a great big issue with Adrienne over this for two episodes (or more). Sheesh.

Bravo Fan #1
Bravo Fan #1

Lisa I am so glad you didn't go to that party.....Taylors behaviour was appalling, fake, disgusting. Please don't fall for her fakeness. Go back and watch it, Taylor did not have ONE tear at all. She shut right up and almost acted sane when she had to go back and get her handbag...She wanted attention and turmoil,,,she wanted everyone to turn on Camille. At your Tea Party Taylor said " people just need to be real, start telling the truth, get everything out in the open",,,so Camille had it up to her head with her fakeness and repeated what Taylor had said, then Taylor gets mad at her and wants to take her down...Unbelievable!! Please be careful about Kyle, Taylor and Afrienne. I hope you did not give Mauricio commission on selling your house or buying the new house. Kyle and her hubby do NOT deserve your buisness, she is not a friend Love to you and Ken

Secretariat
Secretariat

Lisa, you are definitely in a league of your own. I adore you on the show and I have so much respect for how you responded to Taylor. Taylor's situation is tragic but I do not trust her at all, yet you showed her compassion and grace because of the gravity of her emotional state. Whether or not she is genuine--the fact is you'd rather extend your hand in friendship and be wrong than find out she has been truthful and not be there for her. I applaud you because you see the big picture.

You have taken a lot of heat this season and yet you've remained a lady throughout. I think the bachelorette venue situation with Adrienne is unfortunate. Adrienne's behavior is bizarre and uncalled for. I hope she comes back to her senses and apologizes to you. You two appeared a lot friendlier in season 1 and I thought you were real life friends, but it looks like this season you casually know each other because you are neighbors.

Congrats on the expansion of Sur--If I lived CA it would definitely be a place I'd go to for dinner with my husband! All the best and Merry Christmas.

Wonderland
Wonderland

What do you do with all your shoes? Certainly you don't wear the same pair twice do you?

Honor11
Honor11

Dear Lisa You have allowed the wrong person to hitch themselves to your brand. Your perceived value is about to take a steep nosedive if you don't rectify the situation, or at least the appearance thereof. Shrewd girl, that Taylor, though color me surprised to find that she's a bit shrewder than you. Remedy this.

Boston Housewife
Boston Housewife

Hi Lisa, I just don't like the way Taylor manipulates you to be her friend. She is over the edge and this is before the incident with her husband. Her attacks at you are to manipulate. She attacks everyone and assumes no responsibility for her behavior.

trailertrashliveson
trailertrashliveson

I agree with the posters here. I find you funny, and enjoy your sense of humor. I would beware of Kyle and Taylor. As for your former neighbor, Adrianne, she clearly has some kind of issue with you and I can't help but to say "Be careful" There is something going on with her. I would love it if bravo would do a spin off for you

Jada Murray
Jada Murray

Lisa, you are one of my favs - loved your raspy-voiced impressions of Kim. With your beauty and wit, have you considered having a lipstick line - Lisa Vanderplump.

something2say
something2say

In the season preview they showed the ladies at Brandi's belly dancing party in a bedroom where Adrienne is saying that the problem is "lisa" who stirs the pot. I guess that clip did not make the final cut, but I am still curious as to what else happened that night and why Adrienne felt the need to throw you under the bus. Also what else happened at the Tea Party that wasn't shown? Why are you and Camille having problems all of a sudden? Anyhow, just watch your back. Seems that some people you called your friends, are sticking a knife in it.

gessie
gessie

You cannot be serious with that caterer. His work is tacky, tacky, tacky. The invitation box was pompous and bizarre. What are you supposed to do with it after you have opened it? Less is sometimes more, Lisa. Just like with jewelery.

Njay
Njay

Hey Lisa, I admire you for being able to put issues aside with Taylor and come to her aid. No one has the right to judge her as they don't know what she's dealing with. If she came from an abusive childhood it makes perfect sense that she chose an abusive husband. Like her or not, she is obviously very fragile and in a horrible situation. You put aside your jealousy over her being friends withe Kyle and reached out to her. That's what makes you classy. Love your hubby and Jiggy of course. Your humour is what makes you likeable. Patch it up with Adrienne, out of all the women on the show you and her set the bar for classy behavior. Keep up the honesty.

Viewer Lisaandkenfan
Viewer Lisaandkenfan

The only parts of the episode that were fun to watch were yours (and that is usually the case). I would rather see a huge two-part special of Pandora's wedding and preparation, etc., than certain other people's weddings. (wink wink)

Meg Simpson
Meg Simpson

Love you Lisa.I am over the Adrienne drama.It just seems to go on and on.Keep ignoring it because she is starting to sound silly.

A Real HW
A Real HW

Cannot imagine what would possess you to move from such a beautiful home. The grounds are straight from a fairytale! Beautiful!!

Ken has such a great smile. I enjoy his humor:)

nana5
nana5

lisa You are awesome. I love your sense of humor. However, I dont understand how you can side with Taylor. You had it right the first time. Taylor is so very manipulative and she is a liar. Please dont let it come to be another Cedric issue.

You know who your friends are. Keep them close to you. You show everyone each week what a class act you are. You are an amazing woman. I would love to have you for a friend.

realtvwatcher
realtvwatcher

desolate she had jen and linda thompson who seem to be real freinds to her and the person who lent her the house . it was nice to see you be kind to ken..

Simply Me
Simply Me

Love you Lisa! I think you should let both Adrienne and Kyle go as friends. First, Adrienne obviously has some sort of vendetta against you, and Kyle has chosen Taylor over you, and even has thrown you under the bus in defense of her. You deserve better friends.

Greenthumb
Greenthumb

Lisa, You are my favorite housewife, please don't change because it is refreshing to watch your honesty and humor shine through. I agree with so many others, beware of Taylor, it seems she loves attention and is possibly a very bad drunk not to mention a troublemaker, sounds like someone to keep a distance from. Your family and Giggy are also wonderfully real and a joy to watch. Keep on being you and I will keep on watching even when Drama Queen Taylor very nearly ruins the show. I think you should give Brandi a chance too, she needs an honest friend and who is more honest than you? I think she is scared but would be an honest friend.

megankalu
megankalu

Lisa, i've always loved your colloquial sense of humor and your style and i've always agreed with whatever has come out of your mouth regarding opinions you've had of the other women on certain issues, but i was disappointed that you didn't seem to take Brandi's side the day of the spa at Adrienne's. Even coming out with the comment "don't let the door hit you on the way out" when Brandi was leaving. It's too bad that the producers of this show don't allow you ladies to review your taping of each show, because if you would have watched "ladies game night", I know you would have been digusted with Kyle and Kim's behaviour towards Brandi. And as for Brandi's comment about Kim's "trips" to the bathroom... well.. hey, i would have assumed that she was in there taking something, whether it was meth, pot, coke, whatever. I mean who does that?? You get invited to a party and spend most of your time in a bathroom?? Lisa, you need to get rid of these "mean sisters". They're toxic and have absolutely no class. They will bring you down to their level... a place you don't deserve to be!

Viewer from Houston
Viewer from Houston

Hi Lisa, Just a piece of advice: stop believing every thing Kyle says!! She is the divisive element in the mix. You seem so intelligent, I can't imagine why you continue to be such good friends with Kyle. She is a back stabber, and wants the whole show to revolve around her. I do like that you do your own thing, and don't always feel that you have to do everything that the others do. You have a job and a family that seem to be your top priorities. I think that it would do some of the others good to occupy their time with something other than shopping and gossip. I think that you and Adrianne are too busy with things that matter to be sucked in to all the inconsequential drama.

RoJo749
RoJo749

Remember one thing.....Cedric. Do not fall victim to the new Cedric. I learned decades ago to stick with my first opinion of someone. Every single time I try to give a second chance I kick myself because my first impression was accurate. When someone shows you who they are, believe them!! I hope by now you have all gone your separate ways. Who wants a bunch of "friends" who only talk to you so they can turn around and talk about you?

TXRHOBH
TXRHOBH

You are the epitome of what I envisioned a Beverly Hills housewife to be – beautiful, fashionable, wonderful family, loving husband, business savvy and incredible work ethic. And your sense of humor is refreshing!! The black suit you work in the construction of Sur segment was beautiful, it fit you so well and emphasized your tiny waist!!

lupe777
lupe777

Lisa, I love your classiness and humor. I love the fact that sometime I never know what will come out of your mouth.

Viewer belltowngal
Viewer belltowngal

Lisa, ur my favorite. I love watching u on the show. Ur a great person, wonderful mother. Love you.