Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa celebrates the good times of Hawaii and discusses Taylor's shocking news.

on Jan 3, 20120

Happy new year to you all. Gosh where does time go? It seems like the weeks just fly by. . .

As we rejoin the White Party where the atmosphere had taken a serious turn, Russell and Taylor had left and Taylor was obviously in a difficult situation. She tentatively admitted to Russell that she had been indiscreet and let many of us know intimate details of their marriage. But we have to ask ourselves just how much would we admit to someone who, by their own admission, had a temper?

So the women were left to sift through the confusing details. I was honest in the fact that my opinion of Russell was formed prior to meeting him. Taylor's account of their relationship was disturbing to me. I understood Dana's point that if a friend of ours takes us into their confidence, relaying stories of abuse, my natural instinct would be to believe them. The alternative, to think they would manifest like that, I couldn't even contemplate.

I know many of you have voiced an opinion as to the validity of Taylor's claims. I understand that I for one was doubtful of many things she had said in regard to their financial situation and their lifestyle, but that is what provoked the statement "I am not masquerading as your best friend, but if you need a place to stay I am here for you."

I believed there was volatility in their marriage, to what extent I wasn't sure, but I had been privy to some of their struggles that weren't caught on camera so I knew, regardless of our less-than-smooth friendship, at some stage she might need every single one of us. That is why at the tea party her desperation for my friendship superseded all my other doubts, and regardless of anything else, I am thankful I was there for her through the situation that emerged.

294 comments
mikaisra
mikaisra

Lisa, you are superb so as Ken. He is a humble guy. Your family are really great to watch. Great people! !

Peggyp26
Peggyp26

Lisa, I think you are the classiest woman on television. You run successful businesses, have a great long-term marriage, a beautiful home, and handle yourself with dignity and class unlike other housewives. I think they should have left Camielle on the show instead of Taylor. She seems to be too gossipy and fake.

Serabbi
Serabbi

I saw a video on the Bravo site of you and Ken which was filmed on the Hawaiian trip, but not aired. You were simply stunning in a flowing pink strapless gown and Ken was very handsome in white. Walking hand-in-hand against a picturesque backdrop of a lake and luscious green grass, the two of you were a breathtaking, romantic sight. Brandi should have seen that--she wouldn't be asking where the love was between you. However, when he held you and obviously wanted to kiss you, why did you resist? Was it because you were embarrassed on camera? I hope it was that because I want you to know that most of us yearn a whole lifetime to have a man love us as much as Ken loves you. Your quips are really funny, but in that instance, I wish you had kissed him. Life is too short to waste--don't take him for granted. (By the way, you are my favorite housewife of all the shows--just wanted you to know what I thought of the scene as there are probably others out there who feel the same way I do).

Cynthia fackler
Cynthia fackler

Lisa: You are a class act. I'm partial to the Brits anyway but your style, humor and your authenticity would make you a favorite of mine even if you weren't a Brit. Help Kyle keep her perspective about Kim. Just because they're sisters doesn't mean Kyle has to rationalize her aberrant behavior but she also doesn't have to hold Kim's feet to the fire either. Kim has never gotten over the attention she obviously received when she was a child star and her lack of adjustment to originary life is the beginning of her problem with addiction which is obvious to everyone. Kyle should continue to help Kim if asked but it might be best if she didn't hover anymore and let the chips fall where they may. I think Kyle depends on your common sense so keep on being the friend she needs to help her deal with Kim. Besides being a class act you're also one good-looking broad and I know you're older than 39!!!! Way to go Lisa.

Rose Li
Rose Li

Lisa, I really enjoy watching you on the show. You are such a mature and good sport to entertain us all with Brandi's funny antics. I was happy to hear that you also enjoy her sense of humor now. It's wonderful. I look forward to your funny comments.

Janice DeVIto
Janice DeVIto

I thought the Hawaii trip was excellent and so drama free until Kim arrived. She really adds nothing but low class drama to the show. I could really do without seeing her every week. All the women are so beautiful, but Kim really seems to be such a low life and her new beau as well.

ARegularFan
ARegularFan

Loveee you, Lisa! Your green dress was to die for...omg you and Brandi looked like two delicious Jolly Ranchers haha! Love you on the show and loved the fact that you two bonded in Hawaii. Real or not, it was nice.

cynlou
cynlou

Dear Lisa, Never change..........you are what's right with this world (and this show) ~ Honest, Hardworking, Loyal, Clever, Fun-Loving, Witty, Compassionate and VERY easy on the eyes!! The world could use more people like you. I alternately get a kick and a lesson outta you every episode! Thanks for that!

majorfanofLisa's
majorfanofLisa's

Lisa-I love watching you on the show. You are by far the most beautiful HW, the most sensible and the funniest. I was dying watching you in the Break In segment, "I don't want to see Kim and Ken humping..."haha and then you got stuck...I also thought you had the best outfits in Hawaii (the chartreuse dress was stunning) It's nice to see a self-assured HW who hasn't lost her dignity. Watching you is always entertaining (in a good way). Thank you for putting yourself out there and bringing so much to the show.

Ms. Pris
Ms. Pris

Lisa you are my favorite housewife on the show. I love the way you keep it real and speak your mind. You are fabulous and I love watching the show just to see what you are wearing or what you will be saying.

Miss Mimi le Fleur
Miss Mimi le Fleur

Dear Lisa,

I would watch a show all about you, your family and your precious pup. I want to see more of your restaurants, more of your flower arranging, more of that gorgeous home you live in, and more of you and Ken together. If possible, include your neighbors Adrienne and Paul in the line up. The four of you make it look like fun to live in Beverly Hills!

jawhitson
jawhitson

Hello! I would love to know what products you use. You always look flawless. Will you, please, provide a blog about all of your beauty tips down to makeup, hair and fragrance. I love your style!

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Lisa, my daughter and I enjoy you so much. You are honest, straight forward, and loyal. I love seeing you getting things ready with your daughter for her big day, and the story about your sons backpack, made me cry. My daughter is a senior in high school and I feel every motherly emotion with you. It is true love. The only time I did not agree with your actions are with Taylor. I believe you were entirely honest in your feelings and how you presented yourself and your reaching out to her to assist her. It was not your fault she wants everybody to feel sorry for her and cuddle and cater to her. I feel she misrepresented herself and tried to keep up with the Jones' which is her fault and her issue. That is what led to the problems in her marriage. She was disliked by the fans the first year due to her manipulation and causing conflict between the sisters, so I think she changed her strategy this season to have people try and feel sorry for her. She let it be known she pursued her husband he was not interested in her. She did it for money and unfortunately, he ended up loving her and paid for it, because she was going to be somebody at even the cost of his life. It is dishonest and despicable and the fans can see her for what she is. I am just sad that she managed to pull even you into her circle of feel sorry for me when you read her perfectly from the beginning. You are wonderful, continue to stick by your guns no matter what, you have good instincts.

VioletValerie
VioletValerie

I don't know if Kim/Ken are doing drugs or not. That hasn't been addressed and you would think that Kyle would know it and say something if Kim was abusing drugs. But I think Kyle is way out of line with Kim. She knows how Kim is so why does she invite her along on trips and outings? She confronts Kim in front of the whole cast when everyone is trying to have fun and enjoy themselves. Kim is a grown woman. Leave her alone. And if you are concerned about her and need to discuss something do it in private.

Dawn
Dawn

Hi Lisa, You are a breath of fresh air! I am a British Girl too, and I have to say there a very few of my friends that understand or appreciate my British humor or the way I say things sometimes. I do have to stop and think for a second, even though I have lived in Canada for 25 yrs now I still forget sometimes, and my gestures are misunderstood. I think it is the British in us for sure. We had a different upbringing and that is something you just cannot turn off. You are a kind woman and each and every one of those women are very lucky to have you in their corner. I enjoy the show very much, Hi to Ken and Giggy!

Patrish
Patrish

Hi Lisa,

Not too long ago I went through a life struggle and while with a friend I said "I just dont know what to do." Her reply to me will never be forgotten, she said "All you can do is love them." She was so right. You cant change them, you cant fix them, you cant live their lives for them.... All you can do is love them. That small statement changed my world and the way I look at life.

I hope that Kyle can just love Kim, nothing more, nothing less.

angelfacedebbie
angelfacedebbie

Lisa, I believe your comments to Kyle was on point, Kims behavior is unacceptable and she is in a dangerous situation and does not realize that. Kyle can not continue to make excuses for her sister and then expect different results. I love how you tell the truth without being judgmental and confrontational. I believe that if you all are concerned with the down spiral that Kim is suffering then an intervention should be the next move, just continue to be true to your friend and do not allow her to take the blame for her sisters addiction. Then offer her some support and understanding. The disease of addiction is baffling and is manipulating and it has Kim in its grips, continue to be the level head needed in this group.

Charie
Charie

Lisa, I think you are fab and I like your style and your straight to the point . Please tell me where you brought the tee shirt you wore to Hawaii.

chicinashabbytown
chicinashabbytown

Lisa, you literally crack me up! You are my favorite housewife. Thanks for the smiles. Beautiful, smart and funny! Triple threat, you go girl!

Teresa1955
Teresa1955

I was so happy to see you tell it about Kim like it really is. She is doing drugs and the new husband HAS become her enabled. Please continue to be a friend to Taylor So many of us can relate to her world. I love watching you

Ruby Lena
Ruby Lena

lIsa: You appear to be a compassionate and honest person. You're also very funny. You and your husband are fun to watch. It's great that you have fun with Brandi and find her entertaining. It's lovely that you set off the fights with humor and logic. You're right, Kyle will never change Kim, it's a losing battle. Kim's constant excuses for her missing and tardy tardy actions is rude and abnoxious. Obviously, Kim isn't interested in being involved with the group. It's getting old! Another note: Hopefully, Taylor will get serious therapy and break the pattern of abuse for her little girl's future--and her own future. You were very compassionate and polite to Taylor, when she was so rude to you at your beautiful tea party. Keep up the Positive, it's a pleasure to watch. Peace

Judy221
Judy221

God love ya Lisa, as much as Kyle has done and not done to you, you still go out on a limb for her. Don't, she hasn't for you and when you get between two sisters with even an opinion, you are forced to operate at their level--because that's where the thought process is--their level. Stay clear of Kyle. She and Mauricio like to control the weak and god knows you aren't weak, so avoid the tussle.

svetam
svetam

Lisa, why are you always defending Kyle? You are smart enough to see the mistreatment Kyle is giving Kim. It makes you look subjective and too but-kissing toward Kyle. Really. You should find the same compassion toward Kim as you doing with Taylor. This constant attacks on Kim are getting old. And your emaige of being smart is questioned by many because of your blindness toward abuse Kim is suffering from Kyle

my comments are never posted
my comments are never posted

hey lisa, love you and your family. love the way you handle yourself. i just wish bravo would turn down the drama, if i wanted to watch "the bad girls club" i would. but i don't. keep up setting a good example for all.

Voyeur
Voyeur

Lisa,

You are a "dahling"!!! I enjoy your robust and naughty sense of humor. Can't stand people who are so caught up in their own press they can't laugh at themselves or others. Laughter is the best medicine. I am glad that you and Brandi are becoming friendly. She is a bit slutty..in which I feel sad that she doesn't respect herself more. She needs to kick it up a notch or two in order to look naughty and not like a needy, hooker! You both have a true sense of fun and that is a gift, see the brighter side of things. Taylor is such a loser. A drama queen and is about as fake as you can get. Every time she opens those overstuffed lips of hers I want to slap her. YUCK!!!! Anyway, I hope the rest of you girls can get along and have some fun doing this show. Kim is such a mess. Kyle doesn't impress me. Adrienne seems kind. Camile is behaving as I couldn't stand her last season. She was soooo full of herself. Then there's Dana. What a label dropper. She doesn't seem to find value in anything unless it costs a great deal. Do yourself a favor and find some true freinds.

Kelley smith
Kelley smith

I think everyone should lay off Kim. Confronting them for being late in front of everyone, I don't think I would have wanted to be around everyone the next day either.

ad4
ad4

Hi Lisa, love you as always! On the latest episode, I just cannot understand why Kyle cannot leave her sister, Kim, alone. If Kim wants to come late or just do things on her own with her bf, then let her! she is a grown woman, drugs or nuts or not! I feel like your friend Kyle just wants to cry at every camera opportunity and ruin everyone's lovely dinner. She really loves putting that napkin to her eyes, really loves bringing up old issues. If Kyle didn't pay for Kim and Ken's trip, room and food, then she should really stay out of their business. Maybe thats why Kim is so unhappy and ended up in rehab? she can't get out of her sisters control? And for Ken being "creepy" he is not the best looking (neither is Mauricio) but how does she know his personality when she readily admits she never spent time with him? Kyle really is like a child. Anyway....you have great style! who are your favorite designers? I absolutely love your dresses. Ken is adorable. He would never go after any one besides you anyways, so no worries!

Golindallow
Golindallow

I just watched the episode of Kyle's husbands birthday trip to Hawaii ... Kim and ken... Total druggies. I have to say that Lisa is right, Kim needs help with this issue and the only way its going to happen is on Kim's time. It sucks that shes Kyle's sister, and that is a hard position for Kyle to be in. But Kyle should just stop inviting Kim to events for the purposes of, 1 less b.s., 2 easier to enjoy herself without the worries of her friends time being wasted, and 3 to prevent the hassle of anger and argument later. Kim could give 2 sh%@s about anyone elses time. And Ken, Oh Jesus, what an idiot. He says "There is going to be respect or else..." Or else what... your going to take another bottle of pills??? Respect goes both ways buddy. A clown this guy Ken is. Anyways, i would like to say that Kyle is too forgiving of her sister. Kim and Ken aggravate me.

HBeez
HBeez

Lisa you are so funny, love you. I too read your blog with an English accent, I can just hear you saying it. Love it. You seem to be the voice of reason and you don't seem to stick your nose where it isn't wanted. You offered good advise to Kyle and made her think. Poor Kyle. People just must not understand the relationship between sisters and the substance abuse. Kyle is beyond frustrated with Kim and why would anyone blame her unless they just don't get it. Which is alot of posters here. Unconditional love is hard and not everyone has the ability to give it. Kyle is trying so hard and Kim doesn't care because she is so F@#$$ up. Do you people GET that at all or have you never truely loved someone so much? Kyle always felt responsible for her sister because on their mothers death bed she asked Kyle to watch over Kim. Obviously because Kim was and always has been a weak person. Their mother never should have saddled Kyle with that responsiblity it may be why Kim is so pathetic in the first place and why Kyle has such a hard time with her.

Lindsay
Lindsay

Hi Lisa, I rarely have anything negative to say about you, but I think you're sudden and complete turn around with regard to Taylor is nauseating, to say the least! Further, I don't think Taylor's stories of abuse have been backed up by any real solid evidence. It was obvious that she lied to him about what she told Camille, he looked completely blindsided! What we see is a woman who continues to spend money like she picks it off trees while knowing she and her husband are in financial ruin. I don't believe that Taylor was the only victim in that marriage it takes two, and it doesn't seem like either of them worked very hard to save their marriage. I think your loyalty should be with Camille who is also going through such a rough time!

bj46shum
bj46shum

Unfortunately, no one seems to understand that Kim (already having been through rehab) still retains the same behavioral problems she had when she was an active addict: she will NOT tell anyone the truth. An addict quickly learns to lie, avoid areas of her life that would let anyone else know that she still has problems. Recovery is a daily challenge for someone who has had a drinking or drug problem. If Kyle understood this, it would save her a great deal of angst. She's only going to get Kim to be defensive and go to great lengths not to let anyone know what's really going on in her life. And of course, this will drive Kyle crazy if she lets it. The situation with Taylor is disturbing not only because of how it will affect all her friends and her daughter, but I thought it was a low blow when she let Dana assume none of the other gals cared about what she was going through. Both Kyle and Lisa told Taylor to call them any time she needed to talk while they were in Hawaii!! Yet, she deceives Dana into thinking that they offered no help or support whatsoever! Taylor has shown herself to be dishonest and someone should call her on it. All the housewives have extremely busy lives yet they've reached out to Taylor time after time on an issue only Taylor can control. I was disappointed to see Taylor playing "victim" of her friends' neglect, very disappointed.

Ms. Bee from St. Louis
Ms. Bee from St. Louis

I love you Lisa. You and Ken are so exciting to watch! Great Marriage! Where is Max? Although, I've always loved you. I wondered if you loved Pandora more than Max? Please display more affection on camera. I know other viewers have the same question.

Bloody Love Ya!

ViewerMalinda
ViewerMalinda

Lisa, love you and your family! Hope 2012 brings wonderful blessing to you and yours. malinda in Texas

mrush13
mrush13

Lisa I thought you, Ken and Brandi were a riot. You 3 brought the humor which was needed on this episode.

Janiene Colombo
Janiene Colombo

I enjoy watching you Adrienne Camille and sometimes Kyle. They really need to get rid of Kim and Taylor both are trainwrecks and actually ruin the show.

Bree090eq
Bree090eq

Lisa I can't get enough of you, you are so funmy! And you have Brandi beat in bikiniware, you looked amazing. The green dress you wore to the initial dinner in Hawaii was beatuiful. You must werar it again!!

Tracefan
Tracefan

Love you, Lisa! I am so glad you warmed up to Brandi! The two of you are my favorite housewives!

trish555
trish555

You re my favorite, love your sense of humor and outlook on life, what these people on here can t seem to understand , that without all the different personalites, you d just be a soap opera written by writers. I hate that you guys are going on hiatus, but i guess everyone needs a break. Hurry back next year and I'll be waiting

Kathy M
Kathy M

You crack me up! I love watching you on the show. Keep it coming Pretty Lady!

comom
comom

I find myself reading your blog with an English accent. Smashing!

shiraz
shiraz

Lisa, you are very smart, beautiful and elegant but too much diamonds and jewelry. It is not very classy, I am french and you dress up as if you are going to a wedding or a big event. You American women, dont put so much make up, foundation, jewels and such shiny things. It is really to much to look at. Never dress with more than three colors. Be a little more simple !

Rosanne ,again
Rosanne ,again

Lisa, I think you are funny at times...I know you wanted to make your husband feel good by fighting for him, like he would really go for Brandi?? Have you asked yourself that question?? Anyway, I think Taylor want's to be the center of attention, calling you while your away to let you know about her marraige being over was so selfish... I just don't care for her at all, she has done nothing but cause all of you problems concerning her. Her behavior at your Tea was rude, uncalled for and just plain inconsiderate. She should of just stayed home. She insulted you so much, like she was in high school, with her rediculious comments and she just wanted to be your friend, well I have to say this but who would not want to be your friend? I think she wants to be you and have all you have. She never should of gone the show. Hope to see some of the wedding...I can tell it was a fabulous one!

helen
helen

Once again you and Ken provided exactly what I tune in to see. I like to see how you two relate to each other and others. You are so very real. I like your relationship with Ken. It is so solid and real.

I don't like Brandi, Dana nor Taylor. They don't bring anything to the show. They are just not interesting and Taylor is just plain awful. I don't believe anything that she says and only part of what I see. She has built her life on lies and she doesn't even know the truth anymore. I can't stand to see her tweets. She is just soo full of something, but I'm not sure what.

As for you, you are always so funny and real. You are obviously the most mature and happy of all the housewives, and I do mean all. I have never seen anyone like you before and I hope you get your own reality show. I could spend hours watching your antics. And if it could also include your daughter and of course, Ken and Giggy, that would be even better!

Best of everything in this new year.

Faye McCutchion
Faye McCutchion

I'm glad you're liking Brandi now and you're not on the "mean" girls side of just not liking her because of whatever reason. She is fun and I think you both would have a good time together.

Viewer1234
Viewer1234

Hi Lisa.

Look, I love some of the things that come out of your mouth. when you said "oh bloody hell, now he's got to get laid tonight, or some thing of the sort. On to the other... I really, really, hate the way you treat your employees and I watch every detail. You should let up on that... Still luv ya though! :).

capi1226
capi1226

you are my favorite and i luv how you keep it real! you and ken are so great together. and i hope you gave that poor man some!! he hehe he he :) always classy!! luv luv luv it! :)

Ali, Toronto
Ali, Toronto

Lisa, you are such a lady! You have a good heart, a great sense of humour and a strong sense of right and wrong! All the Best to you and yours!

Mistellitlikeitis
Mistellitlikeitis

Lisa, I really think you are a very loving and forgiving person! I love your humor & I think it's amazing that you were able to find a place in your heart for Taylor. My mom was abused by my dad my entire life unil he divorced her! Domestic violence breeds secrecy, lies & despair to everyone that is living in that situation. I am happy Taylor has you as a friend she needs strong & brilliant women around her to offer her love & support! Take care!!

Hannah!!! :)
Hannah!!! :)

Hey Lisa!! Loved this! You are very caring about the way others feel and you always take in the other side of the story no matter if it's true or not! I love watching you on the show and cannot wait to see more! Love ya! - Hannah a.k.a. LISA LOVER