Amid the 11th season of the Bravo reality series, Vanderpump admitted that when it came to her sudden departure, it was prompted by the depression she faced after the devastating suicide of her brother, Mark Vanderpump.
‘Well, it wasn’t after leaving the ‘Housewives’ that I was depressed, I left ‘Housewives’ because I was depressed,’ she revealed.
Lisa Vanderpump Found Support From Her Loved Ones
“I was just looking for happiness in my life and I wasn’t doing too well, and I encourage people to reach out if they feel [they’re] struggling,” Vanderpump continued.
Although Vanderpump was going through a devastating time at the end of season nine, when she left her long-running position on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” she took solace in the fact that she was surrounded by love and support.
“‘I had a lot of support around me, but I just needed to reach out and get a bit of help with grief counseling,” she recalled.
Kyle Richards Prompted Lisa Vanderpump’s Decision To Quit ‘RHOBH’
Looking back on her decision to walk away from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Vanderpump said she knew she had to go after her former best friend Kyle Richards suggested she had lied about one of their cast mates.
“Well, you know, I’m passionate about dogs, I’m not crazy about b-tches,” Vanderpump said of their dispute, giving a nod to her former tagline on the show. “You need the support of your friends around you. You don’t need some of your supposedly best friends standing in your kitchen screaming at you that you’re a liar.”
Kyle Richards Brought Out The Worst In Lisa Vanderpump
According to Vanderpump, her behavior towards Richards wasn’t her proudest moment on the show.
“I don’t think I was that classy when I said to Kyle, ‘Get the hell out of my kitchen,'” she admitted. “There’s no point getting down in the dirt. And, you know, ultimately, you’ll kind of – as long as you don’t succumb to it, you know – try not to lose your dignity.”
As for the ninth season of “Vanderpump Rules,” Vanderpump joked that it is quite evident that the cast had been “locked up for a year.”
‘Vanderpump Rules’ Season Nine Didn’t Begin Gently
“I can’t say it’s a gentle start. I can’t say that,” Vanderpump noted. “I mean, things have changed. Might be slightly deeper issues for more adult conversations, but I wouldn’t say it’s any less intense.”
To see more of Vanderpump, don’t miss the premiere of “Vanderpump Rules” season nine, which is set to air on Bravo sometime this fall.
And, to find out what Vanderpump recently had to say about her other spinoff series, “Vanderpump Dogs,” which is based out of her animal rescue center of the same name, scroll down to the article below.