The RHOBH star on how she's kept a successful union with Ken Todd.

on Jan 27 - The Dish0

Viewers of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules are no strangers to the fact that Lisa Vanderpump appears to really, truly have it all. Fulfilling, challenging career? Check. Gorgeous home? Loving Family? Closet we'd commit a series of felonies for? Check, check, check. Lisa and her husband Ken have a wonderful relationship as well, and the RHOBH star credits support and respect for their happy marriage.

Lisa opened up to Parade in a recent interview, talking about the balance she and Ken have been able to strike both in and out of the spotlight. The two just recently celebrated their 31st anniversary with family and friends in Mexico.

What's her secret to maintaining a happy marriage? “It sounds cliché, but I think having respect for each other and being kind to one another," she says. "Of course, you have trials and tribulations like everybody does, but we have a sense of humor about things as well. We’re not taking ourselves too seriously, and I think most people watching Housewives know that I do love a laugh, and I’m married to somebody that supports everything I do.”

Ken's support hasn't gone unnoticed on this season of RHOBH, which has been rife with some hair-raising drama. Lisa doesn't seem too bothered by the rumors and gossip, though, and continues to keep it real. "It’s just all sensationalism, and then you read about it on Twitter and you just have to ignore it or make a statement, but for the most part it’s nonsense," she says. "People should just relax and watch the show and then judge it from there. I just have to ignore it unless it comes from somewhere reputable. One thing that reality television does give you is a thicker skin. I remember the first time something was written about me and it wasn’t true, I was so indignant and I burst into tears. I remember sitting in my restaurant thinking, ‘how could they?’ Now I’m like, ‘Oh, whatever!"

What do you think about Lisa's take on RHOBH gossip? Do you think Ken is a supportive husband? Let us know in the comments.

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9 comments
bestofboston
bestofboston

Lisa and Ken... CLASS and STYLE all the way.

Pilgrim1620
Pilgrim1620

LOVE THIS Lisa and Ken.   I have been married for almost fifty three years.  IT IS KINDNESS and RESPECT that gets you through the all those stages to maturity.  So many of those stages can just absolutely destroy something that given time along with kindness and respect will give LOVE, the lasting, real, caring, kind of LOVE!!!!!!  I married a guy like Ken.   Had it been me, I would have missed the gift of time, love and life that I would never have dreamed possible. I guess you need two  committed loving people and a whole lot of GRACE that gets  you there:-)  Whatever you two are doing to keep Grace in your life just KEEP IT:-)

giggylover
giggylover

Go Lisa!   The only thing you have "done" to Brandi, is be a great friend and support system. Everyone else just sat back and watch Brandi into to the wall - over and over.(Some of them even pressed the gas pedal for her!)  So if she considers those people friends that's on her!   Continue being your fabulous self!  >^..^< 

SilvaMarie
SilvaMarie

Both of you, Ken and Lisa, are rock stars!  RHOBH is deathly boring when you're not on.  Lisa, you are truly an elegant and talented lady with a hint of mischief and spice, and you are obviously the strongest of the women on the show.  The attacks on Ken I just cannot stand to watch.  He has been so kind and patient and long-suffering with Brandi -- and really, all the mean girls -- and to see Yo and Kim talk to him with such disrespect; it's unbearable, really.  Brandi's maliciousness is beyond the pale.  The mean girls need to go.  

sighbravo
sighbravo

Lisa - these women are horrid! I am referring to Yolanda, Brandi and Kyle.  Horrid. They are so mean. 

Maybe when YOYO attacks you at the reunion for not going to the paint party, maybe you should tell her its because you finally believed that she was trashing you and you were starting to feel the vibes to what is now them ganging up. You probably wanted to avoid it because you were hurt by your BS sensor.  They are jealous little monsters and try to paint you as the bad guy. Screw the!!!  Yolanda is a fake too. Kyle  is just trying to kiss up to everyone to exclude you (and is mean to your face) and Brandi is simply a hater.  Awful broads.  Good luck at the reunion.  I can't wait to see you WIN.

bemaubi
bemaubi

So great to see a truly loving marriage.  You have given the best gift of all to your children with your example.

Deb1958
Deb1958

Lisa.

I love you, love you, love you, but I am so very confused about how you seem to want to protect everyone, because that is what I really liked the most about you. I am 55 years old and wish I was in Brandi's shoes because I like when someone cares enough about me to push, for instance, going to the Dr. for the hand thing with Brandi. But It really confused me when you pushed her so hard  and then you didn't really care much about Stassi and her friends on the Cabo trip when you knew it would be a disaster. She may be a grown woman, but they all act like young teens. I would be very concerned and worried if I was her mother. Just wanting to know?

minna
minna

How I love these two!

sighbravo
sighbravo

@Deb1958Because Stassi is her employee at the end of the day and total drama. Brandi she considered her CLOSE friend who she invested a lot in. She was closer to Brandi.  Duh.