The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Vanderpump, speaking with Giuliana Rancic on E!’s Beyond Candid with Giuliana Sunday, said that friend-turned-foe Brandi Glanville has “been horrible” since the two had a falling-out, closely chronicled on this past season of the reality show.
She’s said “horrible things about me; I don’t want to give it too much credence, it’s just to keep deflecting, keep denying, and the fact is that once something is out there it can stick and that’s upsetting.
“But I don’t retaliate: I mean I could throw every name out there, it’s an easy target, but I’m not going to. There are some downsides and this season has been particularly difficult.”
Vanderpump told Rancic the most bitter pill to swallow on the past season of RHOBH was her fight with four castmates — Yolanda Foster, as well as Kyle and Kim Richards — during a cast trip to Puerto Rico.
“When the four of them get together and on the same page,” the restaurateur said, “it’s very difficult.”
“The attacks and it became so emotional for me I thought, ‘What am I doing? … in my reality, if I was on a vacation with friends, of course I would leave. I’m not going to stay.”
“I still have to work and run my businesses, and I really could do without the emotional BS that this show has kind of put me through.”
She said that she’s sensed some jealously and sniping from the women, particularly with her successful spin-off Vanderpump Rules.
“I would like to think they’re supportive,” she said, “but I can’t say honestly that they have been.”
Vanderpump told Rancic she initially joined the cast of the program with the hopes she could “leave the show with the same integrity I came in with.
“I just don’t want any BS editing,” she said. “I’m no angel, I do make a few snarky comments and have a laugh. It is a television show. But I’m not in this business or on this show to put down my cast mates or get into a b*tchfest, that’s not who I am, and I think if that day comes then I should leave.”
Vanderpump said she’s leaned heavily on her rock, and husband of more than three decades, Ken Todd.
“Sometimes when things are being really emotionally challenging,” Vanderpump said, “he has been there to just say, ‘Stay true to who you are.’ You know, just, ‘Don’t let the others take you down.’”