In 2019, Vanderpump abruptly exited the Bravo reality series after a nine-year run. The 61-year-old called it quits after facing controversies halfway into season 9, but she is reportedly rethinking her move.
An insider revealed to HollywoodLife that Vanderpump no longer wants to stay away from the “RHOBH” and regrets her exit.
The source said that Vanderpump secretly would love to return, but she is embarrassed to admit it after the way she left. Yet her close circle knows she misses the show.
The insider noted that the socialite wishes she had taken a season or two off and knows that most cast members may not welcome her back.
It would be difficult to see her friendship with former pen pals Dorit Kemsley, Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards, and Erika Jayne, as the source noted Vanderpump was bad at apologizing.
The source added that the British star has not spoken to them in a long time and knows there are a lot of burned bridges.
There is no discussion regarding a potential comeback, yet the insider said that if Andy Cohen called, “she’d seriously consider it,” regardless of the cast and her slim chances.
Behind Her Abrupt Exit
The Blast reported that Vanderpump reflected on her decision to drop her full-time role on “RHOBH” during an interview with DailyMailTV on June 9.
The restaurateur admitted that her sudden departure was due to her depression after her brother Mark Vanderpump committed suicide.
Vanderpump also noted the “Puppygate” incident, which created allegations from her former best friend Kyle Richards that Vanderpump tried to paint Doris Kemsley in a bad light.
The incident began when Kemsley gave away her adopted dog from “Vanderpump Dogs” because it bit her children, and the new owner brought the dog to an animal shelter.
The 61-year-old regretted her past behavior towards Richards, saying it was not classy to get down in the dirt, but she needed to be around trusted friends.
Her Emotional New Show
In June, The Blast reported that Vanderpump considers her latest reality series, “Vanderpump Dogs,” something to be indeed proud of.
The former “RHOBH” cast member told HollywoodLife that her show is more “emotional” than her previous projects because it was all about rehabilitating the dogs and finding them good homes.
The “Vanderpump Rules” star said her dog shelter has existed for five years, she has a passionate staff and finds successful adoptions of her dogs to be heartwarming.
It seems Vanderpump has her hands full with other projects while she secretly awaits her “RHOBH” comeback.