Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa explains when she's had a pole, why she and Kyle are friends (and where they differ), and why she went to Vegas.

on Jan 29, 20130

Our first dinner was hilarious. I remember it well. We laughed with true abandonment and it reminded me of when we first all came together -- my how times have changed. It is fascinating how the dynamics develop between us all. Kyle and I have always shared a sense of humor, but have very different perspectives on what a friendship entails, so one has to separate and choose the elements of the relationship that you want to keep. The rest falls by the wayside.

So off we trot to visit the pole. . .I had one once. Then he went back to Poland. OK this is serious, kinda. Brandi becomes overwhelmed and I nudge her slightly. . .empowerment. . .find your inner sexy. It's there somewhere and I will find it!

408 comments
stephyryan
stephyryan

I really enjoy watching you on the show, you have evolved into an even better person (one of the few women that have on any show for that matter) and I truly think you are an inspiration! I love that you have sass and empower so many young individuals. Thank you! 

SchaffsSchaffer
SchaffsSchaffer

You, Brandi and Yolanda rock....the other girls...not so much!!!

heatherccide
heatherccide

Hi Lisa...from one Brit to another Brit...thanks for the humour and laughs in the show, keep up the good work!

globugsweet
globugsweet

Lisa I like you but you are not innocent.  You need to come off your high horse.  If you want people to accept you the way you are you need to be equally accepting.

bluebayou
bluebayou

You are always the class of RHOBH and you remind me of my BFF. Always with grace and humor, you are an amazing woman. If I could pick one of cast to be in my corner, it would be you. If you have to tell someone who you are, you are probably not. My favorite Yolanda line, who is this AM anyway?

SSAMANTHA
SSAMANTHA

i love you lisa. i wish u were my mum. u are this respectable beautiful "lady" and i truly admire you.

Pettoi
Pettoi

I like Lisa. I Love her humor but what business she owns or percentage there of is really no ones business. I get Why Camille went there. To make the point that If Brandi could be so tacky then so could she. But each persons financial situation is private unless like Taylor, you broadcast it to the world! Finally, I would kill to own 2% of a hotel and casino in Vegas.

jillbeanz
jillbeanz

Dear Lisa,

 

I really think you need to be careful with brandi.   I think it is in your nature to take care of the "underdog" but those are the people who will take your generosity for granted, and they will manipulate you.  I believe Brandi is your new Cedric and she knows what to say to you to get her on your side, and since you already have a preconceived idea of what your "enemies" are thinking obviously you are more inclined to believe people like brandi.  I mean i have never seen camille lie, but i have witnessed when she has misunderstood the situation at hand.  I just believe you need to be careful around Brandi, bc you are everything to her.  You have money that she can use, you have power and when people who are weak see that they will try to usurp that power.  I mean look how she even got on this show, she got on with adrienne and then went behind her back because she saw an opportunity to get into your inner cirlce, and to her you had a lot more to offer.   Plus your maternal character also had some kind of effect.  Just be careful, you are way too trusting with someone who i believe will turn their back on you when something better comes along.  Just do not make the same mistake you did with cedric, because remember Brandi and Cedric were friends before you came along, and people who are friends usually have similar traits- or i should say similar tastes.  

 

You are an awesome woman and I would definitely defend you!!! 

LouisianaLynda
LouisianaLynda

I am most surprised that more about the "secret" meeting Adrienne staged with Kyle, Camille, and possibly Brandi to bash Lisa at the Reunion has yet to surface.  It is obvious they all somewhat engaged in the attack on Lisa during the reunion and underestimated Lisa's popularity with the viewers.  Not to mention the viewers capability of seeing thru the Adrienne charade.  Adrienne has attempted thru intimidation and more lies to quite Brandi on the details of this meeting and the charade she attempted to pull.  A charade that has back-fired.  The entire ordeal all appears, at least to me, to be driven solely by these ladies jealousy of Lisa's apparent popularity.  

 

It is refreshing to see Lisa rising above all this mess and during it.

 

Go Lisa!!  Luv you on the show!

eidynash
eidynash

I love Lisa, but I think she shouldn't put her eggs in Brandi's basket. While I agree with many of the posts that Kyle is defending Adrienne, it is very apparent that Lisa is backing Brandi even when she shouldn't. Brandi has had a hard time with what her ex-husband did to her, but she is vulgar and classless. Lisa would be smart to distance herself from her. Lisa you are WAY too classy to be associated with that piece of trash. Kyle was your good friend, and before it is totally ruined you both should clear the air, and try to save the friendship. I like you 100x's more when you are with Kyle. Put Brandi where she belongs - IN THE TRASH!!!

discopancakes
discopancakes

Oh and I had tea parties growing up and took ettiquette classes so I know how to behave and set the table :D

pyin
pyin

I adore you Lisa! You are very fair, kind, and giving.!! Your wealth does not define you, unlike other people like Adrienne and Mauricio! Kyle is so two faced after you being just a good friend to her. She doesn't appreciate how good you have been to her. I still cannot understand this ridiculous defense of Adrienne!! SOOOO sick of hearing it!

BH_COO
BH_COO

Lisa rocks! Such a smart lady and dead right about phony Kyle! Apparently it's Kyle mission to fatten up Faye. After all her dinner agenda was to serve up 4 courses of Brandi and Faye devoured every bite! Watch your booty if Kyles cooking!

Pettoi
Pettoi

Although Camille was wrong in bringing up Sur and Lisa's ownership, I can't understand Why it's OK for Brandi to mention Adrienne and the Palms. Brandi fights likes boxer. She hits then ducks. I think that's cowardly. If you can say it, you should be willing to accept the fallout.

PoconoMt.Pa.housewife
PoconoMt.Pa.housewife

I hope someone grabs their blackberry and googles the owners of Sure right there for her!!  What an A$$.

 

Love Love you Lisa, Ken, Brandi, Yoyo and Marisa

 

The rest long walk short pier!!

Florida_Gal
Florida_Gal

Hi Lisa

 

Love watching you and Yo on the show. 

 

Well, it appears that Adrienne, Kyle & Camille have quite a grudge against you.  Obviously, they are using the "standing up for Adrienne" as an excuse to express their own resentments. Brandi makes a comment about Adrienne's ownership and Camille attacks you? That was random.  

 

Thank goodness Yo saw through Kyle and called her out on it. 

 

I don't know why Adrienne, Kyle and Camille have such deep-seated resentment towards you. At this point, however, you've tried but they have formed their opinions. At the same time, you've endured  enough of their passive-aggressive attacks.  Now it's reached the the point where you just have to say to yourself ....

 

             "I'm not responsible for their opinions of me".

 

Then be done with them.  

 

Take care, Lisa. You and Ken are 'the bomb".

 

 

 

 

melindaannie
melindaannie

It's business 101, for a corporation to use other people's money, as in investments, etc.,,,, You already explained in season 2, that you wanted to work towards freeing your lives up a bit, so you and Ken can start to enjoy the rewards of all your hard work, by having a partner. I wish the other housewives would watch their own show, and keep up with things......... Love you Lisa, and best wishes always!

Baw
Baw

Lisa, I love watching the interaction between you and Ken - you are funny and seem to genuinely love, like, and respect your husband! I find Brandi and her antics to be entertaining....I'm not sure yet if she deserves your loyalty but I applaud you for being a good friend and true to yourself. I also think Yolanda is emerging as a respectable, intelligent and loyal housewife - she would probably be a great friend to you if given a chance. Congratulations on your spin-off, Vanderpump Rules. I only watched it once - the cast is a bit too young and single for me to relate to, but I wish you much success!

tamarahope
tamarahope

Lisa,for 3 seasons now I though you were 1 of the most beautyfull woman / inside & out.You had class,& handled yourself with style & grace.But I'm sure you have changed,& although I'd lke to blame it all on Brandi,I can't really cause u started to change when u & Adrienne had a falling out,which I thought was stupid to bust a friendship of how many yrs.up over something so silly.Yes whatshe said was bad,but maybe that is what she was told & she got mad,she is human & we do make mistakes.She saidshe was sorry,why could you not except it? Because by this time u & Brandi had gotton closer & Brandi had it out for Adrienne from the get go,cause Adrienne wouldn't give Brandi what she wanted.If not for Brandi I think u & Adrienne would have made up.Why is it u can't forgive Adrienne but u can Taylor for her ations lat season? I'm just am having trouble seeing the classy ladie u were & the 1 u have become,& she is far from class.They say birds of feather,flock together! Well when u hang around with someoe who dosen't think twice about cussing like a trucker at a fancy restrunt,who tells people to F---- off,& you like that? Brandi is ugy on the inside & outside! You hanging w/her makes u the same.You were so upset w/Cedric & what he did 2 u,but Brandi is the same or worse,she do you the same way,she is out for your $ & husband.I hope I'm wrong but  I can't  help but feel that way. 

stelli
stelli

Lisa,

  I love you. I think you are the one if only one with class on the show.  I also like that you are not petty and jealous.  You try to give everyone a fair chance.  I like that you have taken Brandi under your wing and you stood up to Adrienne, who showed her true colors.  Stay true to yourself,

 

 

 

JuliefromTexas
JuliefromTexas

Hey Pumpy! I had to say that;i t is a cute nickname. Anyhoo, was the Suzanne Sommers product placement planned, or did she bust out her bag o' pills chop-chop.:) LOL!

XO

 

 

janiceh3
janiceh3

Lisa and Ken are so cute together.  I like the way Lisa dresses and even though the average person could not afford anything in her closset, she sets a good style example. 

urbana
urbana

Camille, her time is over, thank God. Her true colors are back and showing. 2nd season she solely self-centered, investing in her own issues during her custody battle. She needed to "pretend" she changed JUST because she was in a legal battle with ex. She offers nothing to the show. Immediately she finds out they are casting, she goes on the attack. Lisa is the most liked, has a spin off and is clearly invited back by Bravo. Camille was offered nothing and well deserved.

michelle.lucas.3150
michelle.lucas.3150

Lisa, watching you and Kyle season 1 at times was like watching Lucy and Ethel, but unfortunately, though Kyle maybe a loving wife and mom, she certainly lacks in the friend department. Perhaps her friendships go hand in hand with her husband commision, or maybe she is jealous of your relationship with Brandi expecially when you realized that Kyle and Kim were no angels to Brandi on game night. You are way above her mean girl antics.

She certainly can learn a thing or too from you and Yolanda. You and Ken rock!

WandaP
WandaP

Lisa, love ya, my livers pickled from Stassi vacay to Vegas from VPR!? Love how you support all status of people, u treat them equally. It was endearing to me that you embrace Brandi, go to her house, I find some people so distasteful at looking down at others while living a lie, throwing out barbs, yet fake as a two dollar bill. Your classy, kind, understanding, funny and bewitching to watch. I love Ken, he is very much like my hubby of many years, very loving, concerned with making me happy. I may not have wealth or health, but I live threw you and RHBH, a life we all dream of!!! Thank you for letting us have a peek! Camille needs a job, hmm FFT, would BRAVO give u a show based on Sur if you were not the owner, I doubt it, Faye-faker-will-fade-back-into-irrelevance ! Forever fan!

kathie12
kathie12

well who likes camille anyway?

SugarPie56
SugarPie56

Brandi, and more importantly your reactions to her, reminds me of Cedric and your relationship with him. Your nurturing nature could very well be leading you down the primrose path again.

Julie31
Julie31

Lisa I am married to a Scottish football fantatic and have raised footballing sons, they all remember Kens EPL days in the 70's so good to see him doing well after his hip replacement, my daughter was having a total hip replacement as we were watching ken prepare for his. I heard you with Brandi on the radio last night ( in Australia ) come see us soon.

Eca
Eca

You are the queen of all "housewives", some of these girls are so jealous of you that they can't pull themselves together. I don't know what is Camille's problem with you, but she was such a jerk for attacking you, specially the way she did it.

Kyle is such a loser to betray you and Adrienne is evil narcissist.

SSAMANTHA
SSAMANTHA

 @eidynash i 

think 

 

u are right it does appear more and more as if Brandi is classless vulgar, but  i think lisa sees what is underneath, its a defense to the world  the way Brandi behaves she is obviously majorly scarred, and i can see that deep deep under the vulgarity is a loving mum, a good person , and i hope lisa can be the influence and example to help Brandi see how she is coming off, that shes becoming this classless vulgar appearing person, and to overcome that 

before it 

really is all that she is. i think lisa is smart, i think she learnt from cedric and i think she will know when to quit on Brandi, i also think its very sweet that as "hard work" as Brandi appears,  lisa is caring enough to make the effort, i like Brandi, but im not blind, its true her behavior comes off trashy and she does need to quit that, and i truly hope she does.

manx35
manx35

What friendship? Kyle is supposed to be Lisa's friend but when Adrienne was throwing around accusations that could have damaged Lisa's livelyhood where was Kyle with any defense,like the defense she has shown Adrienne?. If you ask me it's rather odd that the person that Brandi supposedly has done damage to has had nothing to say for herself. All of these subordinates that should be minding their business have been fighting Adrienne's battles for her. Kyle has made it clear where her friendship lies and Lisa will be cordial to her I'm sure but with friends like that who needs enemies.

DixieDarling
DixieDarling

@Pettoi Camille wasn't wrong she WAS FUNNY! Blurting out what everyone already knows. LOL Lisa has said many times that her and Ken has put several years into clubs etc. and they don't want that load anymore. They are jealous of Lisa! Love Lisa!!!!

tamarahope
tamarahope

 @PoconoMt.Pa.housewife

 Lisa admitted on her new show she has a partner in Surs,he was on the show & I thought it funny that He was telling Lisa what they couldn't do.He acted like her boss,so I'm guessing he owns more shars in the business.So that really means Lisa doesn't outright own Surs,she has a partner so Camille wasn't making it up.To own something means you own it,not I own it,but I have a partner.So they both may be right,Camille for sure,Lisa I'd say half,if she owns half of Surs!

DixieDarling
DixieDarling

@Florida_Gal , they are jealous of Lisa!

shizzle
shizzle

 @tamarahope Good Lord.  Could you please learn to spell and articulate?  Less time with reality tv and more time on ELA skills.  I disagree with you but understand some of your points.  It did, however, take some time to get through your post because of the poor spelling and grammar.

ehomer
ehomer

 @tamarahope Lisa hasn't changed. She is still far & away the best of all these women. And her friendship with Brandi is awesome.

ehomer
ehomer

 @urbana So right. Season1 Camille is who she always was, she is just barely smart enough to have listened when her PR team told her to act a certain way. She just couldn't keep it up, the real camille had to reemerge.

piperbeau
piperbeau

 @SugarPie56   that comparison is crazy to me! Brandi is an independent, single mother of two, who pays her own bills,and owns her own home!!! Huge difference....

calvin.right
calvin.right

 @SugarPie56 Brandi is not living with Lisa and sponging off her. BIG difference. Plus I cant imagine Brandi would ever betray Lisa after all she and Ken have done for her.

ehomer
ehomer

 @tamarahope  @PoconoMt.Pa.housewife Lisa stated on both RHBH & VR that she has a partner - it is no secret. Lisa & Ken own a 51% share which means they have a CONTROLLING interest!

DixieDarling
DixieDarling

@tamarahope, Lisa and Ken own 51% of Sur. something she has said many times. Come on people. Watch the show. She clearly said her and Ken has spent many years doing this and now don't want to be at work 90% of the time. Smart Lady! LUV,LUV,LUV LISA & KEN!

rockemsockem34
rockemsockem34

 @tamarahope  If you own 51%....you own the majority of the business.  Camille is wrong.....and stupid for interjecting.

JenPincha
JenPincha

@shizzle @tamarahope LOL !!! So true! It actually gave me a headache.

JoDrA
JoDrA

@ehomer @urbana you're right about Camile in the beginning, but that brings up two points, Lisa NEVER stood up for Kyle when Camile was after her, & now she has gone through the EXACT SAME LIFE TRAGEDY AS POOR LITTLE OLE BRANDI, how come you haven't embraced & protected her?

gracielibra
gracielibra

 @ehomer  @urbana

 Only this season, she's best buds with Kyle (and Adrienne).   I could see the start of this relationship coming out at the Season 2 "ganging up on Lisa"  reunion show.  I still don't understand why Lisa is OK with Kyle.  She was right up there with Adrienne in the "horrible" department.  Jealousy - pure and simple.