Will Lisa Vanderpump Be On 'RHOBH' Season 5? Get Ready to Get Giggy With It
When we last saw the ladies of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills , it seemed like everyone hated Lisa Vanderpump. Instead of the Season 4 reunion being used as a venue for the Housewives to react to what had occurred during the season, as usual, it seemed like the cast decided to just gang up on Vanderpump and air their grievances with her. Brandi Glanville accused Vanderpump of being a liar, Yolanda Foster was offended Vanderpump didn't visit her enough when she was struggling with Lyme Disease, and everybody threw some side-eye when Vanderpump tried to defend her Dancing With the Stars faint. By the end of the reunion, it was difficult to tell if Andy Cohen was even on Vanderpump's side.
Around the time the reunion aired, Vanderpump told RadarOnline she was not sure if she would sign on for another season of RHOBH. With everyone seemingly against her, it would be completely understandable if Vanderpump decided not to return. Sure, the added exposure and money are nice perks, but does Vanderpump really need to be on RHOBH at this point in her career? Her RHOBH spin-off Vanderpump Rules has already been renewed for a third season, she opened a third restaurant called PUMP Lounge in West Hollywood in May, and she was recently honored with a spot in the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. It sounds like her four seasons on RHOBH have helped her get to a point where she can do well enough on her own.
But we all know you can't keep a Vanderpump down for too long. On June 20, Vanderpump tweeted, "Five has always been my lucky number, so we will see. #rhobh Let the games begin." So it looks like Vanderpump put on a stiff upper lip and will be returning for yet another season of RHOBH after all.
Vanderpump told E! News that "last season was awful" and she "did feel like quitting after that." However, Vanderpump said that after six months, she "reconnected" with some of the Housewives and decided to be a part of the show for another season. She also added that she was still "under contract with Bravo," so how much of her decision to sign on for another season was actually based off of repairing her friendships, we'll never know.
In addition to Vanderpump, her cast mates Glanville, Foster, and Kim and Kyle Richards have all signed on to appear in the new season, which is slated to premiere on Bravo sometime this fall. Soap stars Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson are also rumored to be joining the Season 5 cast, replacing Season 4 newbies Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia, who were reportedly canned after only one season of RHOBH. Vanderpump has said she's known Rinna for 25 years, although she wouldn't comment on the casting news. She could certainly use some reinforcements in the upcoming season.