Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa shares her thoughts on the Russell email and why she felt the right decision was made.

on Dec 21, 20110

Hello to you all, welcome once more.

Now where were we? Ah yes, my daughter choosing the band! I know from years of owning clubs just how important music is and this band, Rouge is fantastic! Once again Kevin Lee delivers, woo hoo! Her wedding was almost set at this point and we nervously anticipated that this would be the wedding of her dreams!

Now enough of this positivity let's take ourselves back to the reality of this week's episode. . .

My relationship with Taylor had been difficult. I doubted certain things she had said, however, we had moved on largely because I had seen her struggling. I was fed up with being at odds with Kyle over her, and I truly believed she needed my support and friendship to navigate the rocky terrain that lay ahead. But not one of us ever envisaged the devastation that would ensue.

187 comments
krackerJack
krackerJack

Lisa, I LOVED Ken getting some much needed attention (not that you don't give it to him) but he was so cute with Brandi. He's always just sitting on the side carrying the Gigmeister but it is good to see him involved and having some fun. I thought Brandi and you/Ken were hilarious. That bit about 'OMG, I may have to break my xmas and b-day rule' and faling on bed was excellent comedic timing on your part! LOLOL

Damn, she has one hot body and she might as well rock it! I'm so jealous of her long legs that prolly come to the top of my head! But I think she is fabulous and think she makes a great friend.

colormekisses
colormekisses

I almost died laughing when I heard you say that you would have to put out tonight! Too funny. I do think you need to cut Brandi a break a little, she is just a free spirit. I think if Kyle hadn't tainted your idea of Brandi you might actually really enjoy being around her. I hope you guys can work on your relationship. Oh and don't worry, you are so beautiful and have such a great personality that Ken would never look elsewhere.

SouthernLady1
SouthernLady1

Happy New Year Lisa! You have a good head on your shoulders and you just need to use your intuition a bit more...Taylor admitted that she knew Russell sent Camille an email at Kyle's white party and yet she tells her therapist she knew nothing about Russell sending an email. Go back to the beginning and you will find many discrepancies in Taylor's recollections which leaves many of viewers wondering who the real victim is here.

GreekGoddess
GreekGoddess

"Life coach? More like a life roach"....hahahahaha! Love you Lisa!!!!

sandracunningham
sandracunningham

Dear Lisa, I have tried and tried to like u, sorry it such is not going to happen, until u stop with all your better than this one, talking about this one, u r up there with Miss Adrn. and please tell her to slow down, everyone can realy tell who she is married to, by just looking at her.sorry, and why is she sticking her knows where it don't belong? her and Paul r like 2 little busy bee's.

sacb
sacb

The show on Jan 2 was priceless. You call it like you see it....yes, let's forget about Kim.....she really needs help. I loved your take and attitude toward.....everything - especially Brandi and your love life with Ken (what a sweetheart). Team Lisa

P.S. Having lived in London and the fact that my daughter was born in London just makes me appreciate you so much more!

Karenmom
Karenmom

The newest episode just aired last night so the newest blogs aren't posted yet but I can't wait. LISA, YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL! Watching you be jealous of some woman is CRAZY. Stop it. All the ladies have really good figures. Where is the sense in keeping your cover-ups on when you're on a beautiful beach just because you aren't a bag of bones? Don't pass this attitude to your daughters. Everyone's different. Not one of you is over weight. Take off the cover-ups.

Laura Skelton
Laura Skelton

Lisa, I love the sunglasses you had on in Hawaii!! Can you please tell me where I can find a pair? Xoxo

Rose Li
Rose Li

You are so funny. I enjoy watching you and Paul on the show. I hope you see the light now and get Kyle's knife out of your back.

LooHoo
LooHoo

So very sorry to hear about Buki. Our pets are so much a part of our lives and family and it's very sad when we have to say goodbye to them. Hope your family (human and pets) is getting through this sad time.

smc
smc

Lisa, Just watched the Hawaii episode. Love, love, love you and Ken! Hope the 2 of you had an "amazing" time there. U deserve it and he deserved to know how special he is from his wife - not (98% naked) others. Pretty cover up - yours and Kyles. I trust that Ken knows what a wonderful woman he has - and that curves in the right places and classy cover-ups beat bones and nearly invisable bikini's any day of the week. Ken actually turned pink when you called him over on the balcony - very cute :). Tarts are a dime a dozen, easy to come by and aren't kept around very long. Others should take note on how to be a lady - thus you have a lovely family and a nice, loving (and nice looking) husband along with a marriage that last and a reputation that doesn't embarrass. All the best - a southern lady (married 25 yrs w/ 2 wonderful children)

BchICman87
BchICman87

I've been watching this show for a while now and being a single(divorced) working mom myself, i think that there is a lot of bickering and situations that are blown way out of proportion. Lisa, to me, is one of the more down to earth, real people on the show. I don't whether the money screws these women's brains up or what but they don't know how blessed they are to be in the positions they are in.

Phoenix
Phoenix

Vanderpump is en pointe tonight! OMG I don't remember the last time I laughed so hard at an ep. of BH! Lisa, you slay me! Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to you! And you have nothing to worry about, Brandi has and always will be, WITHOUT CLASS.

Pam Fugate
Pam Fugate

Lisa you and Adrienne are my favs on the show............the both of u have the most common sence of all.........i would love to be friends with you....As for Taylore she is a liar, cry baby and trying to get attention........would love to meet here face to face and give her a piece of my mind...........You and your wonderful husband Ken are Awesome just love u guys........Happy New Year..............

vewing3231
vewing3231

Thank goodness you are on this show because there are a couple of "women" that make a lot of the episodes painful to watch with their terrible manners. To be so proud of your mother and then act that way??? Seriously someone on Bravo needs to fire them.... PLEASE!!!

esther194
esther194

A viewer suggested you should invite Pandora to be a member of the show. PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT DO THAT!!! Give that young couple a chance to cement their marriage, these HW shows put a horrendous drain on marriages!

Irmalicia08
Irmalicia08

Lisa, thank you for keeping it real!

Jean/Meeshajean
Jean/Meeshajean

Lisa, I watch the show only because of you and Adrianna. You two ladies have class, breeding and are not afraid to say if it walks like a duck it is a duck. Taylor is a very ill woman and needs help soon or else I fear for her young daughter. We will never know what went on behind closed doors but somehow I get the feeling that Russel was not all to blame. Congratulations to your family on Pandora's wedding. I also want to say how much I love your Poms as my family has 3 Poms who have become our babies. My sympathy and thoughts go out to you for the loss of your loved pet. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Lindabelle
Lindabelle

Happy New Year Lisa! 2012 will be a fantastic year for your family and friends.

Cali gal
Cali gal

Lisa, I love your grace, intelligence and sense of hurmor! I wish your friends could see how blessed they are to have your as a friend .. Please continue to watch out for Taylor for she is a drama queen (for example like the scene of Taylor at Brandie's Malibu beach house party when Taylor was having another melt-down and pretended to throw herself over the balcony railing to the ocean waves below - We could see Taylor "laughing" when she did that because she loves all the attention ..and Kyle of course played right into Taylor's sick games in showing that she is so concerned about Taylor's well being ..) Kyle has disapointed me by her lack of understanding that when you or Camille are brave enough to tell Taylor the truth about her abusive marriage out of "friendship" and concern for Taylor's well being and safety ...that that is one of the greatest signs and gifts of "friendship that you can give Taylor. Kyle seems to take it as if you are attacking Taylor instread .. but doesn't realize that you have tried to help Taylor in ways that are much more constructive (by telling Taylor the truth - than all of Kyle's tears and emotional displays ..

Lisa, thank you for being REAL, SMART and BEAUTIFUL all in one! You are a wonderful friend but I see that even some of your closest friends have shown signs of jeoulesy over your popularity . Never change!

Upset
Upset

Don't waste your time taking care of Taylor. She's a bigger user than Cedric could even dream of. Focus on your family, they're lovely!

seasonedviewer
seasonedviewer

I understand that Brits seem harsher than Americans in many aspects, but, I think, you have insight that some of the other ladies are missing. I understand that the posters who have been victims of domestic abuse can realate to Taylor's issues more than myself. I find her to be a drama seeking, lying manipulator. She told her story over and over. I feel that if you didn't want your husband to find out you wouldn't go telling the world. I think that BRAVO could have found Taylor and avoided the incident at the White Party. I think that Kyle was over the top in her behavior and is an attention seeker herself. I am sure you have a lot of other friends and with the exception of Camille, I would seek them out over these people!

NEPA
NEPA

Lisa, I have to admit that I wasn't a big fan of yours. In the first couple of episodes, I felt like you were being cruel to Taylor. Little did I, or the rest of the viewing public, realize was that Taylor is the master of manipulation. Kudos to you for seeing thru her BS from the get go. Also, in regards to Taylor's accusations of you going to the press, I say if you did, good for you for shedding light on what the rest of us were not able to see from our living rooms. You do seem to be the most realistic of the cast, and you don't back down to anyone (which I admire). Keep on keeping it real.

KrackerJack
KrackerJack

You got it right on page 2 of your blog. You saw thru Taylor's lies and bs drama but Kyle and others didn't let you know Taylor was IN on the 'suing' game. Obviosly, it is direct result of her own lies to not only the Housewives but to Russell himself.

While Taylor is no way deserved it, I'm proud of you for being the only one who said ,'ok, I may be wrong about her, so I'll wipe the slate clean and treat her like a friend.' You had her back that night. I'm surprised Adrienne was not a bit more forceful and direct like Paul. Tell them to leave and be done with it. She is smart enough to know what was really going on. She should have let Kyle go whine with her phony drama to someone who cares.

Kyle's drama was so over the top. But what else is new. Why would she or anyone be worried about 'a friend' when said friend will turn on you on a dime and sue you for laughable reasons? Surely, you all knew Russell had no case. If he wanted to sue he should have sued Taylor for lying and then divorce the skank. However, Kyle is used to the dregs of society like that moralless creature faye resnick who sold out her "bff' Nicole Simpson for blood money. I cannot watch the show when she is on, as she really grosses me out. Taylor rivals faye for skank award. She has NO class whatsoever and shows no remorse for the lies she told about Russell (SHE was the abuser not him) and has No compassion for his other children who are older than her bratty kid to be traumatized by his act. She is one cold snake in the grass. Watch your back.

TN. Ann
TN. Ann

Please, please, please write a book about your life experiences to provide advice to those who feel they have nothing in life. We need some English advice about relationships, careers and money, etc.

Colinda
Colinda

Lisa, I love your sense of humor. You have a delightful way of putting things into perspective and a forgiving heart. As for befriending Taylor... remember that pity often comes disguised as compassion and that one must always be on guard when dealing with people suffering from personality disorders. You, Lisa, enjoy your charming husband, lovely daughter and adorable pups. You are special.

VWalker
VWalker

My favorite episode was when Adrienne washed the chicken with handsoap. Too funny :) Gosh, to live one day in ya'll lives would be a girl's dream!

P.S. You are my favorite :) There's nothing "fake" about you.

Dotti Albury
Dotti Albury

Lisa: Watching you this season you have shown a lot of class and heart. I think you are great. Don't ever change.

elpheba
elpheba

Lisa, you say your position is you can't be sure Taylor was privy to the email Russell had sent and yet she sat there at the dinner party when he was discussing suing you. As Adrienne said, she knew what he was capable of and she placed all of you in his sights and in danger. Doubting your first instincts is a mistake. I feel sorry for Taylor's loss, but she is poison.

Angelia Lee
Angelia Lee

As I have been watching this season progress I do believe that my initial thoughts on Taylor are being confirmed. I have thought from the beginning of your series that she has always been an attention seeker,from the beginning with the abusive childhood to now with her abusive husband. First of all when she has said she was in a abusive childhood because of her mother suffering an abusive relationship at the hands of either her father or stepfather then why as a parent would you put your very own daughter through that, doesnt make much sense does it? Another thing, if you watch her reactions why would she have gotten so angry at Camille for repeating only what was told to her by TAYLOR? The first thing a liar does when things that they have said is repeated and they know those things are not true is get defensive and angry and try to turn it around on the other person as if the lie started with that person. I have not cared for Taylor from the beginning and she brings no value of entertainment to the show only drama and crocodile tears. It is so time for her to go.

Rachel L
Rachel L

HI Lisa, I absolutely adore you! Your a classy lady who has a lot of common sense. I'm extremely annoyed with Taylor. Doesnt she volunteer at a Domestic Violence Center? If that isnt the biggest example of hypocracy I dont know what is!!! Thats like a police officer commiting crimes during his spare time. I know she is a victim BUT she has absolutely NO business advising women who are domestic violence survivors! I also question her desperate NEED to be your friend. To create a true friendship shldnt be "forced" on anyone or begged for! You are beautful and classy and dont ever change that!

Laurie
Laurie

lisa, i am still a little unsure of your true intensions, i cant tell if kyle was right about you praying on the weak,{ cetric, taylor } or if you honestly have the need to take care of people. my family has the tendicy to over pet our pets and over parent our kids and i think you might have a touch of that .be careful that sometimes leads to being hurt alot.people like taylor will drain you and move onto the next person willing to help them, and never looking back.just like cetric did and that takes a little piece of your heart each time.

MaddieKay101
MaddieKay101

You handle yourself so well Lisa. I think it is ridiculous that Adrienne was upset about where Pandora's party was held...you handle yourself with such class, and I love to watch you every week!

GD
GD

Lisa,

Your new book "Simply Divine" is GREAT. After I read your book, I purchased 10 more for Holiday gifts. Your book is fabulous.

Lisa, I truly hope you make a second book.

muguette
muguette

Lisa, you have understood Taylor from the get go. She has played the victim from resenting your questions over what she had told Camille that caused the original rift with Kyle on that trip to NY. She claimed to have nothing to do with it and that you had singled her out unfairly. She has been a central figure in stirring the pot in most episodes. Always conveniently accusing everyone for picking on her while being a misunderstood shrinking violet had an amazing ability to "ride Oklahoma on your ass" at the drop of a hat. This season she started early with disappearing into a closet and sitting in her luggage over her misplaced make-up bag. If she can find a way to have the focus put on her she rushes to it. She sucks the oxygen out of every gathering. Why the ladies even bother to keep her on their guest list amazes me. You all know that a party that you have put time and care into is sure to end miserably with her histrionics. I believe she kept Russell in the dark with all or most of her machinations. Unhappily Bravo has lost sight of what made your show something that we viewers looked forward to each week. They have allowed Taylor to hijack this season. In my estimation she is a lot farther down the road to Crazy than Kim. Someone please get her some help and please, please get her off camera. The program is no longer entertainment it has become a view into misery. Taylor's horrible mouth set in it's horrible grimace screaming weekly is becoming too much even for a loyal viewer like me.

William O'Kelley
William O'Kelley

Lisa, I wish you were a cougar! Seriously, I think you are dynamic, real, sweet, and a great friend. No one new Russell had emailed you. Now that's class. You could had used it against him and you did not. Also, Taylor owes you an apology and then a thank you! Keep up the good work and if you ever wanna trade Ken in for a newer model...I can clear my schedule. HAHAHAH

luckycharmseven
luckycharmseven

Love you Lisa, I am going out this New Year and you inspire me to dress up. lol

catjacarol
catjacarol

You have it just right. Someone should have let you know about that dicussion about lawsuits. I have no means of knowing the real story...you probably won't ever know either. I do know one thing...keep an eagle eye out on that Taylor. She probably was in a bad marriage...but as my grandmother said "Feed the devil with a long-handled spoon". She has too many different stories and details in her past to be believed at face value. I think she is dangerous to know.

TXRHOBH
TXRHOBH

Isn't Pandora a Beverly Hills housewife now? Sign her up for next season. It's time to add some young ladies to the show that have class and dignity.

joanindixie
joanindixie

An excellent book is called, People of the Lie. Everyone should read it - I have a family member who I have cut ties with who is one of these types. It will open your eyes to manipulators and the evil they spread, all while making you feel confused and "wrong". That is their MO. Taylor exhibits all the signs of this, and I assure you this book will open your eyes so that you begin to see that "truth" does not exist for them - their "truth" is whatever they say it is...You are a class act my dear, but you are up against a master manipulator in Taylor.

Watch the game night episode again...watch as Taylor says (whining), "I want what Lisa has"...that's the crux of the matter. She is envious and jealous, and I don't think there is anything she will not do to have what you have, except of course work. She's evil - not confused. Stay far far away from her, and shame on Bravo for allowing this to continue.

Panadexpress89
Panadexpress89

Lisa! The funniest thing this entire season has been Adrienne being mad about your daughter choosing Planet Hollywood over the Palms. Glad to see you guys worked passed it but your comment about her hosting your relatives for the holidays was hilarious .

Maive
Maive

Lisa...you are the voice of reason and the highest example of elegance.

Bravo fan from PA
Bravo fan from PA

I think you have ALWAYS had a very accurate finger on the pulse of Taylor and her shenanigans...that's why all her tears at the tea party. She is a wanna be-- and clearly said as much. Yes, you've all been supportive as she has had this loss in her family. But I really hope Bravo doesn't bring her back. It's too negative and sad. We won't know the truth & it won't change the outcome. Just be very careful because as a health care provider, she is one loose canon and has always had an agenda. These types are dangerous!

RMitchell
RMitchell

You are the shining light that buoys the RHBH - thank you for your common sense.

glad im not in BH
glad im not in BH

Lisa, you are one classy lady and i have nothing but admiration for you. I enjoy watching this show in a big part because of you, your wit and class. With Taylor, I see your point of view ie, 'im not your BEST friend, but i'll be there for you if you're in trouble'. Taylor took it out of context. Glad you two worked things out. Yes she is confusing. When you are in that situation, you don't know which way is up.

Hope your Christmas was good, with all the relatives in town. Happy New Year!

PS--will we get to see THE WEDDING??!!

Denzel Waldorf
Denzel Waldorf

Lisa, I love your watch that you where all the time. What kind of watch is it? I want to replicate it. Maybe make it affordable for the average working person who wants that special time peice.

Vee Lu
Vee Lu

Lisa, this has been THE most confusing year. This season was 10 times worse than last season but interesting none the less. LOL! I've said time and time again that if you watch the housewives franchise you will learn very valueable lessons about friendship and women. Taylor at some point needs to own a great deal of what has gone down between you ladies starting LAST season. Be weary of people who try TOO HARD to be your friend. There's a reason!

A Brenton
A Brenton

Luv Lisa - what kind of dog is Giggy? He's so cute & I want one

Ams
Ams

I think your heart is in the right place!