Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa addresses Taylor's accusations, her reaction to Brandi, and why she participates in reality TV at all.

on Sep 26, 20110

Hello and welcome back. I would just like you to bear in mind this was all filmed six months ago...

This week after watching, many things became clear to me. I had no idea that Taylor was accusing me of something so sneaky and despicable as going to the tabloids with her personal information. That is deplorable, and as a woman with a conscience, who has many celebrity friends (where secrecy is crucial), and who also owns restaurants and is therefore privy to many situations shall we say, is an absolute insult, and I must say hurtful.

There are times when, as many of you have asked me in the past, I think why on earth am I doing this? Where I have had to reflect and ask myself honestly what would make me open my life for the world to see? My answer has always been, I have nothing to hide. I am honest and straight forward and not in the habit of being disloyal, and I try to be as supportive as possible of those close to me.

I knew Taylor to be in a situation that, from what she had told me, was a very difficult one. I have many times said to her, "I know we are not that close but if you ever need me, call me at any time of the day or night." I always worried about her. Many things in the past just didn't seem to ring true. Each time I saw her she was extremely emotional. She told us in Colorado that she didn't eat and was losing weight at an alarming rate. I feel foolish now as she later gave an interview regarding some new diet pills she'd been taking.

17 comments
Seeclearly
Seeclearly

I see what you do. From the start(first shows) with Taylor instigating Camile to get angry again. Then it seemed to me Kim was calling her out and she (Taylor) flipped out on her.. Creating more issues with Kyle and Kim. You were backing your friend trying to point out what happened that night and camiles change of heart after spending time aline with tayor and she sided with Taylor?? Your on the right tract. I am sorry that Kyle does not see what a true friend you are. I see it, and from what I have read so have many others, I hope she opens her eyes before it's too late.

MairaP
MairaP

Lisa - you are such a good peacemaker. You also have such elegance. The only thing that I thought was out of character for you this season thus far was your daughter's engagement party at your friend's mansion -- oh my goodness, that was not typical of Lisa's classy style so I felt bad for you...but otherwise, you're cool!

Really?
Really?

Lisa It seems to me that such a beautiful and classy lady, that you play both sides of every argument or problem....you run back and forth from one to another....kind of middle school....

erinsf
erinsf

Lisa,

I think out of all the ladies, I'd prefer to spend time with you. You seem genuine for the most part. I'm not sure why, but I cringe at the beginning of every episode where you pronounce that "you make the rules". Honestly, that's a ridiculous statement. Try that approach in San Francisco (where I reside), and it simply wouldn't fly.

It seems your a mixed bag (aren't we all). It's just difficult to decide whether you're more loving and sincere as opposed to being shallow and snotty. I can't decide.

Either way, there's no denying you have incredible taste in terms of decorating! I appreciate you're ability to flawlessly create beautiful things.

ginamarie23
ginamarie23

You are a classy lady Mrs Vanderpump Todd! Reaching out to Taylor like you did and telling her you would do anything for her to help her. Anyone with half a brain would know the reason you said "I know we haven't been the closest of friends, but if you need anything at all I am here for you", shows that you are acknowledging that yes we may not be close but that does NOT mean I wouldn't be there to support you in any way I can. If anything by you saying the truth about your relationship it shows that you weren't reaching out to her in a fake way but more so out of the goodness of your heart... It is funny how it appears that you are the ONE housewife who wanted to speak up, even if it was an uncomfortable situation, it seems like the others just wanted to sweep her weight, her breakdown, her tears and emotional outbursts under the rug! Not you though!! You stood up and confronted it in a touching manner, you didn't fake it and pretend like "Ooh we are such good friends and I am here to help" you acknowledged your relationship for what is was and still extended an olive branch... an yet NONE of her 'supposed' bff did that!!!!!!?

I know Taylor Armstrong has been going through unimaginable pain and grief but I really think she has a problem with you. She fixates anything she can on you and I believe she just so desperately wants to pin the relationship articles on you because she already has it out for you... as it turns out her marriage was so bad that they couldn't fake their unhapiness in front of anyone - I mean we saw that in Season 1 for goodness sake!! Anyone with eyes could see she was rapidly losing weight and all she spoke about towards the end of season 1 was how unhappy she was... TAYLOR, open your eyes sweetheart you basically screamed - here you go Mr Media! On a bloody silver plater, you didn't need a single source to confirm a thing - the world could see the weight loss and the marriage crumbling from underneath you!!!!!!!! And if you stopped desperately trying 2 frame Lisa you would know how incrediably embarrasing and foolish you look trying to frame LISA VANDERPUMP TODD - a classy lady like her would NEVER tarnish a friend or aquantances reputation like that, let alone talk about another's marriage to the press of all people... I used to think that you may have been smart but watching you this season only makes me squirm with embarassment for the idiot things and beahviour you keep doing, I only hope it was because of the difficult time you were suffering through and you can now open your eyes and take responsibilty and apologise for those AWFUL accustations against LISA and accept that it was a lack of accountability due to such an awful and traumatic marriage...

I simply adore you Lisa! You are quick witted, absolutely stunning, gracious, beautiful, a loving and adoring mother and wife and most of all you exude class and grace! NEVER EVER CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vonnie1124
Vonnie1124

I think you are a very kind and caring person. I totally understand what you said to Taylor about not masquerading as her best friend but wanting to be there for her if she needs help. Love you and your husband Ken. I will keep watching. You and Adrienne are my favorite housewives.

Cherlita Gutteling
Cherlita Gutteling

I love your English accent....and you are a beautiful lady! You and Adrienne are so special and the best thing that ever happened to the Beverly Hills Housewives....and with your husbands...it is a reality TV to watch. More power to you!!!

KELLY SMITH
KELLY SMITH

LUV ALL SCENES YOU.KEN & GIGGI R IN. I APPRECIATE YOUR HONESTY. IT IS OBVIOUS YOU ARE TRUE TO YOUR SELF & THAT IS SO REFRESHING. SORRY ABOUT ALL CAPS MY LOWER CASE P IS BROKEN.

fifilarue
fifilarue

It was obvious you were not the leak because you never would have said, of Taylor, "she's a sweet girl". She's not a sweet girl, you know it, & it wouldn't be your style to say that. Obvious. I can picture Kyle saying that though. PS: Kudos on the FAUX Dr. Zhivago fur!

Tammie2412
Tammie2412

Bit of advice: no point in offering someone help if you preface your offer with, "even though I'm not your friend" or "even though we're not really friends." Face it, no one really wants your help after hearing that!!

Pat
Pat

Lisa, I love watching the show with you on it. If it wasn't for your honesty and what you say, which is so true. You are not a fake housewife, like some of the other girls. I have been around allot of rich people and people who pretend to be rich, and you can tell who they are.

workintv
workintv

Lisa, You seem to be on the hit list this season and of course your 'good friend' Kyle is busy being loyal to all but you and her sister. As we get to see more of Kyle I'm beginning to see a pattern. I think at some point she may regret losing a real friend like you and if she keeps on the way she is, she will lose your friendship, I'm sure! I'm sorry for anyone that has a tragedy and Russell taking his own life was so sad for his little girl, family and Taylor. That being said I don't see the person Taylor is always presenting herself to be. I see a woman that is snarky, back biting and has no qualms stirring the pot. Love you on the show!!

lupe777
lupe777

Lisa you are a class act all the way. I love and respect you and Ken. kisses to Giggy.

Ian Dixon
Ian Dixon

Lisa. I don't normally watch much TV but I have become addicted to this show. I have to say of all of the folks on it you and Adrienne seem to be the most sensible, grounded and generous of all of them.

You both tend to stay well out of the fire and from what I have seen all you have done is show concern and integrity. All the best from a fellow Ex-Pat!

Carol Strong
Carol Strong

Lisa, you are an amazing person. We all know you are honest and forthright. If that means saying things other people don't want to hear...oh well. Sometimes we need to hear these things to make progress.

Taylor doesn't know how lucky she is that you are still willing to be close to her despite her throwing these jabs at you. You thus prove you are a good friend, in good and in bad times.

I wish I had a friend like you!

Kate_in_CA_
Kate_in_CA_

Lisa, love you. You and Brandi are at opposite ends of the "class" spectrum. Stay classy and above it all, as you always do. A lot of viewers appreciate you--you ARE Beverly Hills, darling!!

Bellla
Bellla

I admire you and your class ! The way you and your lovely husband handle yourselves is so wonderful to see . No drama just the truth and what you see is what you get when it comes to your life . I admire your husband's opinion and glad he stuck by his comment .It's a shame that Taylor went through that pain and the abuse but she should have gone public with it and stop trying to be what her and her husband were not . I feel for her and her little girl but there is no reason to hide abuse !. As for your beautiful little dog drinking out of the wine glass please I do the same wit my Maltese love her as you love your little one . Good luck and God bless