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Lisa Vanderpump Defends Her Decision to Buy Each of Her Kids a Home
"I did it as much for me as I did for them," the #RHOBH mom explains.
Lisa Vanderpump recently expanded her real estate portfolio and took her maternal responsibilities to the next level when she decided to buy both her children, Max and Pandora, their own homes. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills mom revealed that she purchased her son a pad this season on RHOBH, and last year she shared the details of Pandora's home in an interview with the Daily Mail. It was a decision Lisa made mostly because she wanted to be able to give her children a shot at home ownership. She felt her kids had paid their dues and deserved to take their lives to the next level.
"Well I felt that I was criticized two or three years ago when I said I wasn't paying Max's electric bill and I didn't care whether he had his electricity cut off. Work some more shifts, get the money to pay for it. I work seven days a week, so why can't he work five? And if he has to take a cold shower and get dressed in the dark, I don't care. And I was criticized for that," she recently recalled to The Daily Dish, before breaking explaining why now was the right time to assist her kids in this way.
"He started off a dishwasher in the restaurant and Pandora waited tables all through college, so I'm not about spoiling them," she said. "However in this case they reached a stage in their life, they proved themselves [and] what I wanted to do, I wanted to give them back the kind of lifestyle they had when they lived at home. And I felt for quite a few years now they lived on their own. They had kind of been through it a little bit, had their own struggles."
There was also a bit of a selfish reason for Lisa's decision to help out Max and Pandora. "Also I had such pleasure doing it. I did it as much for me as I did for them," she said. "But I did it so that dinner was on the table, but also I gave them the responsibility of giving them a mortgage that they can afford the same as the payments they were making on a rental property. It's very difficult for the youngsters to get started so now they have a mortgage. It wasn't like I just bought it outright. I put the deposit down and that's what's so difficult for young people to get together."
Check out photos of the family through the years, below.