Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa explains how she realized that she and Kyle had two very different ideas of friendship.

on Feb 4, 20130

The fact that Brandi commented that the Palms was no longer owned by the Maloofs was something I particularly didn't care to discuss. I had known this prior to her attacking me over Pandora not choosing the hotel, for her party. I had known this as my friends had bought the 98 percent.I should've hit back and humiliated her, at the reunion, the way she tried to humiliate me with her unwarranted accusations, but decided it was better left so she could continue to live in her delusional world.

It was something that was always left unsaid. It had been well documented publicly, but socially it was ignored. Brandi, love it or hate it, is honest to a fault. I don't agree with Kyle's interpretation of the conversation "Lisa and Camille got into it." Umm no we didn't. Camille threw unwarranted accusations out of nowhere, stating that I was just the face of my business. . .

You the viewer have been with me on the journey as I introduced my partner, financed the development, created the lounge, designed every inch of the space. So I defended myself, quantifying the shareholding between us. I sat there and wondered, if Kyle, who has known me for some time, eaten at SUR with me, witnessed the development, and seen my dedication to the business would maybe say something in my defense. I know for certain I would. I am becoming a little exasperated by the constant accusations and doubting my integrity. Where does it come from? I am constantly challenged by a bevy of staff in the workplace. I would prefer to be non-combative with my friends. Why is there a need to demean others? Is it with intent to elevate oneself? Whatever it was, it was unfounded, redundant, and ridiculous. Onwards we go.

735 comments
seagull2112
seagull2112

Lisa you have been one of my favorite housewife since Bethany, but I don't know what's happened to you? Has the fame gone to your head? You use to be so level headed now you put unrealistic demands on friendships, like you have some kind of right to be treated better than others. I didn't see KYLE DO ANything to Warrent such attacks by you, Yolanda and Brandi. I was very disappointed this season.

alisonlove8
alisonlove8

Lisa, 

First of all you and Yolanda are my two favorites! The two of you are the most level-headed, intelligent, well spoken on the show! Kyle not defending you, yet again, I thought was insulting but not surprising considering her personality. Kyle does not know how to be a good friend, her own sister said so. I was so glad to hear Yolanda say that you were a fair person. SHE is an honest, good friend! Additionally, Camille's comment about you not owning Sur was beyond ridiculous and disgusting. I cannot believe that a woman with such few accomplishments behind her......has the audacity to point her lazy finger at you with something so rude and quite frankly, absurd. First of all, it's none of her business what you own and second of all, she should do some research before opening her mouth. It reminded me of when she so horribly stated in the first season that Kyle and Mauricio were intimidated by her and her husband because being a Realtor could never amount to being an actor. I would like to know where she gets off saying these things? What has she done to make her worthy of criticizing other people? You are a hard working, accomplished, smart, respected individual where as she is notably the wife who was left for a more normal looking flight attendant. 

 

Anyways, don't let Kyle's inability to be a kind and courteous human being affect you! You have so many fans who see that you are simply amazing and a fantastic role model!

 

-Alison 

coclico
coclico

Dear Lisa,

You are intelligent, fair-minded and funny (and beautiful).  As is Ken .  You are both a pleasure to watch.

Kyle not defending you is a deal breaker as far as I am concerned.  SIlent bystanders are a menace to society in general and certainly the opposite of a true friend.  Kyle has shown her dangerous silence before - unless she is the direct target of an attack.  It is clear that she values peace/not rocking the boat - over justice and loyalty - and always will.  If she was not an active bully in highschool she was undoubtedly the silent bystander.  Equally harmful.

Lisa - you see things clearly and do the right things - Kyle does not.  Get yourself some new friends!!!!  Real ones.  Brandi is great - and hope that friendship keeps flourishing.

olderwiser
olderwiser

Dear Lisa and Ken, Congratulations on your thirty loving years together. Lisa I so hope you are overlooking the remarks made about Brandi and Ken. It is so apparent that you both only have eyes for each other. Nothing or no one could ever come between the two of you. I may have mentioned that I am a Bride of 60 years. Brandi is very fond of both of you. Lisa I have always allowed my husband to enjoy kidding around with friends. When I give him a certain look he knows when to stop. He would never hurt me. Nor would I hurt him by being to friendly with a man. Skip over the blogs that talk about watching your back with Brandi. You are a wise woman who knows her man. Please consider sharing your Celebration with us. I wish you both many more lovely years together.

With all of that said please know that most of your Fan's realized long ago that Kyle would never speak up for you. I was hoping to hear her say I am sorry. I should have said something to support you. Kyle enjoys stirring the pot and sitting back to see what happens. As for Faye she is a nobody and certainly doesn't belong on the show. I believe that you didn't know she was on the list. With all that you did to arrange that lovely Tea. I believe it would be easy for her to not enter your mind. Whether she was on a Bravo list or not as she said. If she had any sense she would have stayed at home.

Keeping smiling our Darling Lisa it makes them wonder what your up too. 

Yours Truly, Older/Wiser (Mary) 

 

faninmiami
faninmiami

i agree.  kyle stands up for everyone else and you were the one who was defending her in the first season.  you are my absolute favorite housewife of all the cities or seasons.  why doesn't bravo find more wives like you??

Bessalina
Bessalina

Brandi will NOT mess with Ken and shame all you haters for thinking that way.  Brandi has been cheated on so she knows what that feels like.  She loves Lisa and would never do her that way! You haters are horrible for saying such nonsense.  As smart as Lisa is, do you really think she'd be so "lax" in her judgement of Brandi, or her hubby for that matter.  Lisa - you, Brandi and Yolanda need to do your thang girls :-)  You 3 are the ONLY 3 worth watching on a show completely filled with backstabbers!  With "friends" like Kyle, Camille & Adrienne, who the hell needs an enemy?? Those 3 witches are who you need to keep your eye on at ALL times! xx B

chester123
chester123

I love you Lisa dam u r rich girl......   and I love her husband so much he makes the dam show and I love that u took Brandi under your wing she is good people so is Yolande but Camille,Kyle and Kim yuck Adrienne even yuckier time for some new blood they aren't even fun to watch just boring and mean and bad liars.... and Fayne Resnick how can u ladies keep a straight face around her she is ridiculous..... but u and Brandi the most refreshing housewives ever.... I am surprised that you and can r so down to earth love it.... I want to come to your tea party sooooo bad....   love u

val214
val214

Lisa, One day Brandi will turn on you. That day will come and I will be watching that one for sure. And it will involve Ken.

Jcbunny
Jcbunny

lisa we love you the best from all the other ladies!!! but please watch your back with Brandie dont trust her with your husband ..... if you go back and watch the show watch her very close how she acts with your husband i dont like someone calling my husband or by as my baby is not very cool .. just saying she start must of the pot and when you ask her as a friend to tone it down she lets you down if someone like you were my friend and you are being kind and on my side i could behave one night for a friend who has my back like you have hers,,, so watch out for your husband i know what im talking about it happen to me with a friend ..

OCDisp1
OCDisp1

I was wondering when you were going to speak up about Kyle(backstabbing), (not loyal), (insecure) person that she is.  Thank god Brandi has you as a friend.  She is outspoken and does say some harsh things, so far she has been accurate and spoke the truth.  Which is more than Kyle, Adrienne, Kim and Fake Faye can say.  I think they are all afraid and jealous of her, she is gorgeous and honest which more than any of them can put of their list.  Love you your husband you two keep it real and classy.   I hope on the reunion show someone brings up Adrienne and her lies that she spews..  Thank your husband for defending Brandi to Maurico a real man doesn't talk to any women that way he did.  This is a man who is selling high priced real estate in BH?  He is condescending to women, look how he treats his sister in law Kim.  That is when my eyes were open with him.

SCViewer
SCViewer

What Brandi said about Adrienne's ownership of The Palms was true.  Yet, Kyle felt the need to tell her that she shouldn't have said it and that it was mean.

 

What Camille said about your ownership of SUR was a lie.  Yet Kyle wasn't compelled to tell Camille it was mean to say it or acknowledge that it was a lie.  Hmmm . . .

 

Those ladies should have learned last season.  Trying to take you down is not working for them.  Integrity always wins.

Jettexas
Jettexas

I would adore meeting you. My family comes from Warwickshire and I wondered how close your home is to that. I know you are an amazing hostess but you should have kicked Adrienne and her counterpart Faye to the curb, as soon as she opened her lying mouth. I love your heart! :)

MissKatieP
MissKatieP

The "don't tell them they only own 2%"  must be a rich persons thing - I'm glad Brandi filled us in.  Going around saying you own a "hotel" vs 2% of it is somewhat different - so Adrienne!. Friendships come and go in life and I think the ship has sailed with Kyle, but then others sail in - like Brandi and Yolands.  Take care

VAmaryann
VAmaryann

Love You! When I grow up I,d like to be just as much of a lady as you!

tricia.l.edwards.1
tricia.l.edwards.1

You ROCK Lisa!  Ken ROCKS too!  I'm glad for Brandi that she has you - just hope she starts listening to you very soon, as the whole hags v. Brandi thing is getting old.

Keep on doing what you do!!!!   You do it so well, and you look so good doing it!

Gilda222
Gilda222

Lisa, Kyle walking in with The Hoof & Faye clearly shows where her alliances are--and they aren't in your corner. Brandi is your true friend.. It doesn't take a psychic to figure it out. She has NEVER said anything but great things about you. She defends you every chance she gets, often to her detriment. Has Kyle ever done this for you? All she does is make excuses--"You didn't give me a chance; you can defend yourself, blah blah blah." But she goes out of her way to defend The Hoof to the death. Why did Kyle just sit there & let The Hoof defame you at The Reunion? Face it Lisa, she's NOT your friend! Btw: Your house is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations. You're very lucky. And very creative.

martemis
martemis

Lisa,

I understand where you are coming from regarding Kyle's lack of defense, but I also understand Kyle's feeling that you were fine on your own.    Yes, she could have said something to back you up, and yes, as a friend she should have told Camille to sit her ass down, but having been in the same situation a few times, I understand how this happens. My suggestion is that you decide on a sign, so your friends know when you want them to step in. It would be nice to think all of our friends could read us well, but the truth is that they don't always.  We can't fault them for this, just learn and grow. 

I get what you see in Brandy, unfortunately, your other friends don't see your generousity and lack of judgement. The rest of the wives would serve you better and have better relationships if they understood your principles.

Bravo!  Keep the faith.  We are with you.

tulip1q2w
tulip1q2w

Hi Lisa,  Enjoyed the show tonight as usual.  My comment is that I have noticed how Kyle sits there every time someone attacks you and has nothing to say to your defense.   Kyle is not your friend now or ever, she is totally devoted to Adrianne and Faye.  This threesome is nothing but trouble.  I was quite shocked when Kyle just took it upon herself to invite Faye to your tea party.  I would have assumed that Kyle had better manners than to invite someone to someone else's tea party.  I have also notice that Kyle is a coward and a vicious gossiper and she has to have Faye fight all her battles for her.  Kyle and Kim have hated  Brandi from the get go because she is beautiful and she speaks her mind and I love that about her.  At least with Brandi you know where you stand versus Kyle and Kim you always need to watch your back because one of them will put a knife in it.   I can relate to you Lisa because when I am your friend I always have your back and I would hope my friends would also but friends like that are hard to find these days.  You, Brandi and Yolanda are my favorites and the worst on the show are Kyle, Kim and Adriene.  P.S.  Love your fabulous husband Ken, what a hottie, love you girl.

G.R.I.T.S.
G.R.I.T.S.

Lisa, you are always classy, intelligent and sensible when dealing with your cast-mates.  You really care for Brandi, and I commend you for that.  Kyle?  She is not your friend.  Don't trust her. 

 

G.R.I.T.S

 

 

Gusti
Gusti

Kyle is a fairweather friend. She's passive aggressive and twists the facts to suit her argument. She seems quietly jealous of Lisa which is probably why she sits back and enjoys it when trouble is brewing all over the place. Kyles husband is a real piece of work - attacking Brandi like that and Kyle just sitting there for the longest time allowing it to go on, (the same thing she did when Faye was attacking Brand)i. If it weren't for Ken and Lisa showing some backbone and Brandi finally having enough of it, he would have continued on. Brandi might want to start showing Lisa a little more gratitude too.


Teraoer
Teraoer

I think you are right to be on your guard w/Kyle. Most people know it is rude and inconsiderate to bring an uninvited guest to someone else's event. Kyle wants everyone to believe she is all about peace but she is pretty sly in how she manages to stir things up.

unomas66
unomas66

I am just curious, Lisa, why you have made Brandy your "project"?!  What is the crux of your friendship? You seem to have very little in common with her, other than she is an underdog... and it seems as though that is your thing... (didn't you have some male houseguest that was the same sort of thing last season or 2)... what is that about?  Here is Brandi summed up: she is tall, has had enough plastic surgery to make her look good in front of a lens (wonder what she looks like in person),  she has an extremely limited vocabulary and intelligence, and really has not too much substance to make her interesting.. comes across as quite crude and dumb... what is it the attraction? and looks like you're putting some pretty long term friendships at stake for this bimbo?  why? just don't get any of it!!

 

498827
498827

Lisa, you are hands down the most appealing person in housewives history.  The girls will gang up on you because they are all secretly jealous of you.  Keep holding your own -- you're the best part of the show.  And teach us all how to handle the crazies in our own lives.

Tereza1406
Tereza1406

You anad Brandi are the best of the Housewives of BH. Love you guys

nudedragon
nudedragon

I think you said it all, though ... you want to get away from all of the bulls--t that you get from people in the workplace and anywhere else by seeking solace in your friends, and when you're getting the exact same thing from your friends, well, what do you have? Who needs enemies when you've got friends like you have? This show is entertaining to watch, really, it is, but you're a lovely woman who deserves a lot better than contending with the constant flurry of s--t that you're dealt by these petty women. Surround yourself with some real friends, not people who you're forced to attend functions with because of this TV show.

Tlr
Tlr

Rock on! Your house is gorgeous-just like you!

lulugriffin
lulugriffin

Are you kidding?  You cannot possible expect Kyle or anyone else to fight your battles for you. You hold a grudge and never know when to let go and move on.  All of that money and gloss cannot hide a very insecure and sometimes tacky individual.  You did nothing to take control of the tea party and loved the drama as much as anyone.  Beware and watch your own behaviour and motivation.

pinkdiamondrose
pinkdiamondrose

Just love Lisa, she's the best! Classy, intelligent, sophisticated & cool. She has always been my favorite. Camille is a 2 faced idiot, phony as hell, thinks she knows everything. Kyle thinks she's hotter than she really is, and it appears that she has loyalty only to herself, Adrienne is also two faced, a liar and plastic as hell.I like Brandi a lot more this season; I like that she's at least honest, maybe a bit crass, but maybe Lisa will rub off on her some.

 

salute
salute

Kyle is Evil !! So is Adrianne, and the other woman, what is her name? Faybe, Fayle, Fave? The other ugly one. Those 3 are the 3 bad amigas.

 

The good: Lisa, Brandi, Kim and possibly Yolanda.

 

realdealru2
realdealru2

Lisa, Not only are you a gorgeous class act, with great poise & elegance that women are jealous of ,but you are also one very savvy business woman who has it all! Great hubby home, kids, business & I see your heart is big & it's real. Too bad the other women on that show dont have what you have & they are jealous as HELL of you. Brandy needs to learn a few things from you & fast. She's cute & been thru alot but still in order to better herself she does need to keep a zip on it & learn some manners.

Camille is still Camille I could see her spots coming thru.

I Love Love Love Vanderpump rules, it's better than any of the housewives shows ever!!!!

deanmk
deanmk

I am so concerned for you.  You are my favorite housewife because you have so much elegance and seem to be so far above Brandy.  She is so crass and seems to be dragging you down.  When one person calls her a liar , okay, but there seem to be several ladies disputing her stories now, and you still back her despite her foul mouth and pretty gross behavior.  Have you ever thought that she was playing you?  She seems so false and fake  and how can she give any one marital advice?  She is not your friend, but I think Kyle really cares about you, even if she fails to show it sometimes.  Be careful and watch your back around Brandy.

 

 

tjoy310
tjoy310

i've been watching from the beginning - you've always been clear (and honest) about your ownership in your business. to me lisa & camille show how desperate they are to defend their defenseless friend. you and brandi seem to be the only women who actually work on this show. i don't really call what  adrienne does work - she has "her people" do all the work - that's not working.  i take that back, yolanda does work as well.  look to me, it's like brandi has said - the maloofs have deep pockets and people who want to do business with them will do what ever they have to do to continue to do so. love ur new show!

joanna38
joanna38

They are a strange bunch Lisa....no wonder you up and moved the heck away.

BTW...VanderPump Rules....what is this about Stassi? She has a huge mental problem and evil ways. If she said all the things on any other job she would be fired immediately. She cannot sit there and explain how she would like to skin someone with a fork and knife leaving them to bleed to death and then say she would cut people up and toss the remains on a truck and dump it somewhere. You must somehow think that none of your clients ever watch your show. What are they to thik of a sever that has vicious thoughts like that? Do not tip her enough and she may lie in wake to kill them? No... not laughable but very serious Lisa. She is the evil one, eavesdropping on any of your conversations, running Sur as if she is the boss....and not in a good way. She is an evil beotch and she should go as she is not good for your business.

headred40
headred40

Love you Lisa! I think that you are wonderful to not begin yelling and are always so cool under pressure. I love how you have defended yourself with so much class and grace. You do an excellent job on your own.. I agree with you and think that Camille doth protest too much. I also find it interesting that she is not blogging. Your patience with Kyle is amazing considering she has been very childish and you have been a supportive friend.  I think that you have been the most consistent and steadfast friend on the show. Adrienne's actions the last couple of seasons have been weird and competitive. Each one is designed to show us something that they own or are starting as a business. We would never see Paul do the sweet swing that Ken did for you without Adrienne telling him he did it wrong. Poor Paul bought Adrienne a german shepard during the first season and it disappeared in the second season when she introduced Jackpot.  Andy on WWL asked about it she just shook her head and handed him a headshot of Jackpot to try to boot Jiggy's off of the bookcase behind him.  The group needs to accept that Adrienne has not offered anything of herself except products and competition to the viewers while you have let us get to know the wonderful and fun person you are.

nida614
nida614

LIsa, 

 

Kyle has been after you for a while now. Remember when Cam called Taylor out, taylor said this was suppose to be about me it was suppose to be about  Lisa? And how put out Kyle was when you decided to become taylor friend? She seemed pissed. That girl has been trying to take you down for awhile now. GET IT STRAIGHT........ Kyle is NOBODY"S friend............

 

Love you keep it real

s_shelagh
s_shelagh

Lisa, Kyle hasn't been there for a long time... Move on, you're better, and deserve respect.... Don't lower yourself to the likes of her...

sarah100
sarah100

Lisa, you have such a positive effortless presence on the show that I am sure angers most of your cast mates because they can't outshine you. Adrienne is a Lisa wannabe, even with all her money she can't come close, she is trying to look like a business woman with her shoe and bag line but still she lacks the charisma Lisa has. Kyle tries but her character is like the mean high school girl that her sole goal is to get 'most popular' title and most of us don't want to relive High School mean bullying again.

Sara_H
Sara_H

 Sadly, I feel your assumptions about Kyle are correct. She is not acting as your friend. I think she is an instigator and have not even liked her husbands' interference this season. I used to like both of them. I'm glad you stick up for Brandi. I know she has no filter, but I think she is a sweet girl and what we call "hillbilly loyal" where I come from. And I hope you get to know Yolanda more. I think you will be great friends because you're both such classy ladies! 

rockemsockem34
rockemsockem34

It's simple Lisa.....Kyle is not your friend.  Yolanda and Brandi are.  As sad as it is, sometimes friendships don't last forever. Jealousy gets the best of people and Kyle is no exception.

 

 Thankfully, you have married your best friend and he will always be there for you.....30 years and counting :)

LSU-Tiger-Mom
LSU-Tiger-Mom

Lisa, you are the best. Don't let the others bring you down to their level. Stay REAL!!!

debs2124
debs2124

You are a very lovely lady and I don' t understand @LisaVanderpump why you bother with these women?!  

BlingDong
BlingDong

Kyle deserves a group of friends who are as self-serving as she is. You defended her at the S1 reunion when she was called a bully by several of the cast members. But, in honesty, watching the way she goes after people who have things she perceives as better, prettier, more impressive than hers is very much the behavior of a bully. SHE'S the common denominator in every single episode of Brandi being put on the spot, criticized, lectured, called to task and made to feel unworthy of everything. Allison DuBois was a really nasty piece of work at that S1 dinner, but what she said about Kyle as a mean girl is showing itself to be true.

faninmiami
faninmiami

 @val214 brandi would be the last person to ever do something like that.  All three of them just have a fun, flirty banter and they make the show.

Sara_H
Sara_H

 @unomas66 Brandi is honest to a fault. She is far from dumb. HYes, her mouth gets her in trouble. But when it's all said and done, I think everyone will realize she was correct all along. She perhaps didn't say anything eloquently, but she knows what she's talking about. And some of those other "long term friendships" would have eventually been brought to light as the sneaky, narcissistic  frenemies that they are. Brandi just helped point them out to Lisa. By standing up for Lisa, those others showed their true colors. 

Sara_H
Sara_H

 @lulugriffin OMG! Did you eve watch the show?! Lisa certainly DID try to stop it! She even pulled Brandi and Taylor away to talk to them! And for that matter, what about Kyle bringing ammunition in the form of her UNIVITED friend, Faye. The big mouth. I would have thrown her ass to the curb first thing! But I am not have as gracious as Lisa.

Jade333
Jade333

 @deanmk

 I agree.  I just don't see Kyle trying to hurt Lisa.  The only reason Kyle got into it with Brady last year is because she felt obligated to defend her sister.  Why would it benefit her to lose Lisa as a friend?  I even try to see what others are saying and listen carefully to ever word that Kyle says, but I don't see her doing anything wrong to Lisa.

MsMaddy
MsMaddy

 @deanmk

 Brandi needs to reign herself in and stop and think what she is going to say before just blurting it out.  You're right, she is crass, but she can change.  I'm hopeful that the more time she spends around Lisa, the better.  As for Kyle?  OMG, she plays every single housewife and then throws them under the bus as soon as she's moved onto the next wife.  Blech.

Jade333
Jade333

 @nida614

Kyle was shocked that Lisa and Taylor made up so quickly since they both were at each other for so long and Kyle was stuck in the middle.  Being stuck in the middle can be exhausting because you understand both sides and want to be a good friend to each.  I don't see Kyle going after Lisa at all... why would she?

Bessalina
Bessalina

@baxterduey Looks like she did what? I

m confused by your reply.  Brandi never messed with Ken nor has it EVER been an accusation..

manx35
manx35

@Motorcitywife @BlingDong I'll explain how some events are Kyle's fault. It was Kyle that asked the original question at the dinner of what Brandi's issue with Adrienne was,but she knew what was going on and she fanned the flames and then withdrew. It was Kyle who went to lunch with Faye Rancid and told her things about the situation that further riled her up and it was Kyle who knowing full well what Faye's intent was who then invited her to a dinner knowing Brandi would be there. It was Kyle who as hostess of a dinner party in her home who sat and did nothing as Faye attacked another guest in her home and who didn't open her mouth to stop the attack. It was Kyle who sat their and told Lisa she shouldn't care about hear say and gossip,to just let it roll off her back but finds it necessary to run to Adrienne's defense when any even mentions her name. Why can't it just roll off Adrienne's back. You seem to want to ignore Kyle's actions to it our narrative. Kyle is passive aggressive. She takes pot shots at he ownr sister every chance she gets with a smile on her face. She never steps up to speak up for someone she claims is her friend (Lisa) while she would jump over a casm to defend Adrienne. Let's call a thing a thing.