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Andy Cohen Reveals the Origin Stories of How Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, and Kim Richards Ended up on RHOBH

The WWHL host spilled all the tea about the early days of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

By Jocelyn Vena
Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, Lisa Vanderpump

In the midst of all the drama around Season 9 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, we're getting some insight into just how some of the 90210 OGs wound up living their lives out loud on the series. Andy Cohen addressed the origin stories of Lisa Vanderpump, as well as Kyle Richards and Kim Richards, on Twitter after Kyle appeared on Jenny McCarthy's Sirius XM show and offered up how she ended up on RHOBH.

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"We were the first two people signed on to do the show," she said. "Looking back, it's kind of crazy to think. I remember where I was exactly. I was at my daughter's preschool and I got a call saying Bravo has greenlit if you and Kim sign now, otherwise they're not doing RHOBH. And I had to make decision because there was another network that was asking us to do the show." 

A fan shared the moment and LVP, who confirmed she was stepping away from RHOBH next season after sitting out the Season 9 reunion taping, offered up her take on that statement, saying, "Andy said otherwise...he would know lol #boss."

She was likely referring to a recent statement Andy made on his own radio show: "I mean, it has been well documented that when we were developing The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I was not totally sold on doing the show … But when I saw Lisa Vanderpump on that casting tape, man, she was the one who really sold me on doing the show.”

Andy has now weighed in — and here's the tea on the origins of RHOBH, according to the man himself: "They’re BOTH true! Lisa is who I personally gravitated to on the casting reel. Also true is the fact that another network wanted to do a show with [Kyle and Kim and] if the Richards decided to move forward with that network, RHOBH wouldn’t have happened!"

Well, there you have it.

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