Lisa Vanderpump opened up about her dramatic Real Housewives of Beverly Hills exit and the unexpected deaths of her mother and brother at a Project Angel Food event in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 18.
Lisa, 58, tried her best to keep her emotions in check as she discussed her difficult year.
"I've had a lot of negativity in my life over the last year and I really am trying to focus on the good that people can do and bring to the world. Losing my brother to suicide was very very difficult, my only sibling. I really floundered with that and sometimes, you just can't deal. Especially being a restaurateur, you're out in the public eye, and being on television, it was very difficult," she admitted to ETonline.com.
She continued, "Then, I just lost my mother a couple weeks ago. The funeral was last week, so I just came back from England. But that's life, and we all have to deal with loss in our life. It's about moving forward and remembering the good times."
Her losses spurred her to examine who she was surrounding herself with and ultimately led to her decision to quit RHOBH. Although she "doesn't regret it at all," she wishes the departure had played out differently.
"What I regret is the fact that my exit wasn't as positive as some of the wonderful moments I've had on the show. But sometimes it's just what life throws at you, isn't it?" she confessed.
"I wanna be really clear about this because there's a lot of negativity about this whole Housewives situation, but I really had an amazing time. Bravo's been incredible to me, and I don't want to see them bashed for anything because it's given me an incredible platform to do wonderful things, and I'm very thankful for that," she added.
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