Lisa Vanderpump Talks Puerto Rico, Says She Was Chastised And Had Reached Her Limit


Lisa Vanderpump is taking to her Bravo Blog to share her side of the story after she says she was attacked and ganged up on by the women in Puerto Rico. Lisa reveals why she didn’t answer any phone calls after leaving, and says she couldn’t believe how two-faced and full of animosity the women were.

Lisa writes, “As we conclude this fiasco of a vacation (I use that word loosely), it brings it all back…

I understand Joyce and Michael’scomment saying that we should have answered. But, as Joyce now says when she sees the footage since she wasn’t there, I answered on the beach–and that for most people would’ve been enough.

So when I witness Yolanda stating I left because I didn’t want to have that conversation…she was right. I knew what they were looking for. They were looking for blood. It is quite fascinating to see the two-faced conversations, full of animosity from people I believed to be friends, that led up to this. I hope they are proud of themselves and what they see. I wouldn’t be–that’s a certainty.

I do believe that if you state categorically, denying the accusation, as I did to Kyle saying”I did not see the magazines when we were at Brandi’s house.” I was baffled, but still defending myself. To then keep perpetually interrogating me with the same question — well at that point that is tantamount to being called a liar. I should only have to answer it once. When I see Mauricio calling me a “f—ing bitch” on the beach over a rumor from the trustworthy Brandi, that hurts. Kim had only heard it from Brandi too. She wasn’t there. . . but was acting as if she was a viable witness. Then in an interview, for Kim to say she was glad we were gone — that spoke volumes.

Yolanda now states in her blog that no, she never saw me with the magazine. I wish she had said that at the time. Carlton who was there too and potentially could have supported me — she confirmed that also. I had been the last one to arrive. We were in the hallway and no she also never saw the tabloid. Where was this all coming from?

Carlton had been cancelled from the trip, which was a shame as she could have backed me up. The point of this conversation was mystifying. What could possibly result from it? Nobody had mentioned the tabloid all weekend when we had been in Palm Springs. We had given the stories the credence they deserved. The only result that could transpire from this assertion was a wedge between Kyle and I.

I had had enough. I have precious little spare time at the moment and had really reached my limit. You only see 43 minutes. I was there two days.

I was confronted by Yolanda and chastised with accusation of not being a supportive friend. It was outside just before I joined the table. She was accusing me of only coming to see her twice — once, for dinner opposite her house with our husbands, and once to sit with her in her bedroom. She lives 45 minutes from BH not around the corner.

It did not really make sense to me. I had been busy on Dancing With the Stars. She was at many of our group events — in the boxing ring, at the circus event, and I hadn’t seen her as particularly frail. Although I’m sure this Lyme Disease is challenging, in fact I was quite impressed at her strength as she throttled the poor, unsuspecting teacher.

She also stated that I had let Brandi down by pulling away, but Lord knows I had tried to help her. I think as a friend you accept them for what they are and try to help them with what they can become. Of course, I had tried to slow down her drinking, especially when we were all together as a group for the world to see. And, well you know what reaction transpired from that. . .

I had unequivocally been told to back off. They were becoming closer. I was informed I was not going to Sacramento and I understood that and there seemed to be strengthening in their relationship, almost like allies.

It all so contradictory. “You mother me too much. ” “You haven’t called me for a week.” I have my own children and businesses and am always there in an hour of need — as I was many a time even in an emergency. That is what a friend does, no questions asked. I know I am that three o’clock in the morning phone call to the people I include as friends. I also know in my heart that Ken and I had been incredibly supportive in many ways. I won’t explain that. I don’t need to count. If you count you will always be behind.

When we left that hotel, after Kim had been pretty abusive with no regret, we knew to stay or inform them that we were exhausted by the unrelenting accusations and wanted to leave it would result in an even more complicated scenario.
We looked at each other as we were going to bed, saddened by the day’s events and decided to get the hell out of there — to find the most glorious hotel on the island and vanish for a few days, to recover and lick my wounds. So that is what happened.
Ken had unfortunately developed an infection, potentially septicemia in his arm. We had to find an emergency doctor who came to us at the St Regis. He had his elbow lanced, intravenous antibiotics, and a course of treatment. I am sure when they discovered we weren’t there in the morning, they all rejoiced in Puerto Rico that the witch was dead and some, who had orchestrated this attack, could now have center stage. . . That ultimately is what this is all about.

A week passed. Yolanda tweeted a photo of Kyle and Kim tagged “girl power” so I knew they were united by their common enemy and that it was a subliminal message to me.
Carlton came over and I tried to explain to her how I felt, but I still felt too emotional. You have seen me for a 120 episodes and rarely, if ever, have seen me cry. I don’t like to show that and I hate to watch it now. But I was deeply hurt and had not heard from any of them, which was fascinating by virtue of the fact that this was just an accusation, hurled by someone who had a penchant for vindictive, defamatory statements.”

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  • DebBrenn

    Lisa doesn’t deserve the idiot cackle club going after her.

  • Aunt Bee

    Please Lisa, I understand where you are coming from, but please know that you have thousands of fans who support you. Please do not go to the dark side (Carlton). Kyle will come around and see the truth.

  • Aunt Bee

    Kim is an idiot to talk to Ken that way. She is a child star who never grew up. She still acts like a 10 year old and her story line in sobriety is ridiculous. Her children act more adult than she does. So please disregard her.

  • Cin

    No worry Lisa…. the viewers get it! It’s obvious Yolanda is manipulating and Brandi is an easy one to manipulate….. Yolanda has a puppet! As for Kyle….. shame on her…. you don’t contact friends via twitter or any type of social media if you have a problem or want to reach out. You get in your car and drive over and then have a conversation…. they are all for show!!

  • ceebee

    What goes around comes around, Lisa. You’ve not always been the best, most loyal friend yourself. And I think you have no room to call anyone else “two-faced”.

  • Think the bigger problem is those dam eye lashes………. uh, way too long and looks ridiculous.

    • ceebee

      OMG, the eyelashes! So fake.

  • Jody

    I don’t think Lisa is used to being chastised. She has herself set atop a pedestal so high she can’t see the commoners no matter how hard she cranes her neck.

    • Anna

      Lisa, you are not innocent, but you are no more guilty than any of the others, specifically not Brandi and Yolanda. Yolanda may be scarier than Brandi in my opinion. I’ve seen her devious mind and tongue at work to bring you down any way she can for months now. Kyle DOES love you. You have both hurt each other again and again. You have a good heart, and so does Kyle. You especially need to make a decision once and for all whether you can REALLY forgive Kyle and move on or not! You keep saying the issues are all resolved whenever she tries to talk to you, but it is obvious to Kyle and to many observers that they are NOT resolved. You both are holding grudges and distrust each other. I see her continuing to try to discuss these thing with you and you just keep blowing it off. That is why you can’t get any of this resolved & the same thing keeps happening over and over. I personally do not think that you really want to move forward with Kyle as friends. Own it then, and let her know that emphatically so she can move on too. After that, just let her be. Some things are just not meant to be, and your friendship could be one of them. Even so, move on quietly, and with dignity. No need to continue to torture each other. I like you both. But honestly, Lisa, I have never ever heard YOU admit you were wrong, and I have never heard you apologize. Never. I have heard Kyle do both on various occasions. Personally, if you can’t ever admit that you made a mistake, or can’t say you are sorry and mean it, most people would have a real hard time being real friends with you. You are a good lady, maybe a great lady. But like the rest of us, you are not perfect:)

      • DebBrenn

        I don’t think Lisa has anything to apologize for, nor does she need to admit to any mistake – which I don’t think she’s made. She has NEVER been malicious, or devious, or manipulative that I have seen. Brandi’s problem isn’t Lisa, it’s Brandi. She’s stepped right into the role she claimed Lisa gave her, but this time with Yolanda. She adopts Yolanda’s opinions and attacks whoever she perceives Yolanda thinks she should. So, is Yolanda a master manipulator, or is it Brandi that has the problem? Kyle has always been a gossip behind everyone’s backs. She’s said worse being serious about Lisa than any silly joke Lisa’s made about her. Kim’s just trying to be relevant, but doesn’t know how. As for Yolanda’s petty grievances, they aren’t even worthy of discussion.

  • Lisa, consider the source—brandi is a trashy vulgar trainwreck, kyle is still angry that you turned out to be the break-out star of RHOBH, she is uber jealous, kim is just mentally unstable and disrespectful, and yolanda is a bitter, angry, jealous aging (very badly) hag.
    Lisa you’re success in business and in your marriage is something they will never have, nor will they have the fan base or a spin – off show—-this all spells (jealous) to me and many other viewer’s…