Lisa Vanderpump Reveals How Her Son Max’s Adoption Almost Stopped Her From Doing RHOBH

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump is the star of the hit Bravo show, but when she was a guest on Jenny McCarthy’s podcast earlier this week, she revealed there was one major fear she had before joining a reality show.

“My first fear of — god, I haven’t talked about this before. My first fear when I signed up to do Housewives was my son was 18 and I said, ‘You know, it really does worry me that maybe this family would come forward.’ I said, ‘I want to be very sensitive about that.’ I thought because they met me, that if I was on Dancing with the Stars — at the time I didn’t know that it would be as big, the show, in such public forum — that maybe I would kind of hear from them and I never did,” Vanderpump admitted.

Bravo personality has not heard from her son’s biological parents — Max was adopted by Lisa and her husband, Ken, when he was an infant — it could potentially occur in the near future. Vanderpump, who has starred on the show since 2010, also revealed that the “confusing” storyline will “play out” on the reality series.

Lisa says she tries not to let her feelings confuse her son’s journey. “You never know how long you’re going to be on this planet and I always wanted to support him, that if ever he went down that road, that we were there to support him,” Vanderpump told McCarthy. “And also, I didn’t want to put my feelings first because he might think … ‘I don’t want to hurt my parents. I don’t want to think after everything they’ve done for me that I’m not thinking of them as my real parents.’ ”

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