In case you haven’t heard, the cast of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have been filming the new season and there is already a lot of drama happening.
A source reveals that Dorit Kemsley is is “absolutely devastated” by a report that she adopted a dog from Lisa Vanderpump’s rescue organization, Vanderpump Dog Foundation, and then returned it to a shelter, infuriating Vanderpump when she found out and causing a rift between the two.
“That story is completely false,” the insider reveals of the original report, but continues, “Dorit did adopt a dog from Vanderpump Dog Foundation. She loves animals and has always been a huge supporter of Lisa’s rescue efforts. Everything was great for awhile, the kids (son Jagger, 4, and daughter Phoenix, 2) loved the dog and everything was fine.”
However, this summer before the cameras were rolling the dog bit Phoenix.
“It was a bad bite,” the source tells PEOPLE. “It was pretty traumatic. Dorit and PK talked it out and decided that the best thing to do was find a new loving home for the dog. They were heartbroken, but made the decision for the safety of their young kids.”
The source says the Kemsleys found a home, but before placing the dog with its new family, Dorit called Vanderpump and told her what had happened before asking for her blessing. The source says Vanderpump understood.
Unfortunately, says the source, unbeknownst to Kemsley, the new family didn’t work out and the dog was brought to a shelter where a microchip traced it back to the Vanderpump Dog Foundation.
Weeks later, after filming had begun on the show, Vanderpump broke the news to Kemsley that the dog had been taken to a shelter.
“Lisa caught Dorit completely off guard by bringing it up,” the source shares. “Dorit had no idea that the dog wasn’t still with the family.”
Now, the source close to Dorit says Kemsley is “really hurt” by the whole situation with Vanderpump.
“Dorit is devastated by this,” says the source. “Lisa did eventually acknowledge that she believes Dorit had the best of intentions. But right now, Dorit is unconvinced of the same with Lisa.”
And ultimately, says the source, “the Kemsleys are avid supporters of the Vanderpump Dog Foundation and they hope that personal vendettas don’t get in the way of the charity.”
Lisa was approached by a TMZ cameraman outside her place of business and was asked about the story.
“She did not give it to a shelter; I’m gonna set the record straight with that, that’s not true at all,” Vanderpump said. “She gave it to somebody who really wanted the dog, who assured her it was going to a loving home, and that’s what Dorit thought. She would not drop the dog off at a shelter.”
Added Vanderpump: “Dorit did nothing wrong… It didn’t happen the way it’s been reported and I won’t have that said about my friend.”
I guess we will have to watch the new season to see who’s telling the truth?