Lisa Vanderpump Regrets Not Taking A Year Off From ‘Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ After Her Brother’s Suicide

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Feb. 6 2019, Published 5:12 p.m. ET

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Lisa Vanderpump’s 2018 was extremely difficult due to the passing of her brother Mark, who committed suicide in April. She spoke about her regrets about not taking a year off from filming The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which began rolling tape right after his passing. Read on for all the details.

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Andy Cohen said, 'You know, I think we should've given you a year off when you asked for it,’” she shared with Entertainment Tonight. “He said, 'I don't think you were in a mental state where you were really prepared to deal with it,' it was very emotional … 'With hindsight, we probably should've given you the year off.’”

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Lisa admitted that she “struggled a lot” after her brother’s death. “The first few months it was really difficult, and I was kind of searching for happiness, so, I think you know … when something really significant happens in your life, maybe it does change you, you know?”

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Things have only gotten worse for her on RHOBH as she’s been at a war of words with her costars.

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This stemmed from a story that broke in September of last year about how Dorit Kemsley allegedly returned one of her rescue pups after it nipped at one of her children.

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Insiders have claimed Lisa’s innocence in the matter all this time later.  It still hasn’t stopped her castmates from shading her several times.

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Lisa Rinna and Teddi Mellencamp have both photoshopped her out of the season 9 cast photo. LVP has also been criticized for bailing on several Housewives-related events including Andy Cohen’s baby shower on Saturday, January 26.

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Do you think Lisa should’ve taken some time off from reality television after her brother died? Sound off in the comments.


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