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Lisa Vanderpump is grieving the death of her beloved miniature horse, Rosé. The Vanderpump Rules boss tweeted the sad news on August 27, while also sharing how she, husband Ken Todd, and their other mini horse, Diamonds, were coping with the devastating loss.
“Such sadness today at Villa Rosa… Our little horse Rosé passed away unexpectedly last night. A frantic dash to hospital after she collapsed,” Lisa wrote, adding a crying emoji. “Diamonds is crying for her…us too.” In a subsequent tweet, she also shared a photo of Rosé.
Fans of Vanderpump Rules and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are well acquainted with Diamonds and Rosé. Ever since Lisa gifted the mini horses to Ken for his 70th birthday during RHOBH Season 6 (clip below), they became a fixture on both shows. She would sometimes even watch Vanderpump Rules with the ponies.
Despite their grief, Lisa and Ken didn’t miss the opportunity to celebrate another major milestone: their 40th wedding anniversary. “Even though we lost our darling little pony Rosé this weekend, we decided we couldn’t not celebrate 40 years of love,” Lisa captioned an August 29 Instagram video of the celebration. “Thank you for all of your kind messages. Loved this magical, beautiful night with family and close friends!”
A longtime animal advocate, Lisa is also an avid equestrian who has always shared her love of horses with fans. After welcoming Diamonds and Rosé to her Villa Rosa home in 2015, she also adopted a white stallion named Prince Tardon after he was retired from a horse show. "I love animals,” she said at the time. “I really do and I think I'm the lucky one in this situation."
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