It's all happening.
Earlier today, there were SEVERAL outlets reporting Lisa Vanderpump had quit The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and others claiming she hadn't. I don't know which to believe, so I'm just gonna lay out what they are all reported. Unless you've been living under a rock, you would know LVP hasn't been filming with the rest of the cast for months now due to them confronting her over lying about a dog situation with Dorito Kemsley.
RadarOnline was the first to report she had "quit" the show. Apparently, she wasn't "equipped" to handle Housewives after losing her brother and having to film Vanderpump Rules at the same time. They alleged she has no plans to film anything else for the rest of the year but may return next season.
Following that, E! News, a much more credible source considering it's apart of the NBCUniversal family with Bravo, reported she was "leaving" the show and season nine will be her last saying:
"Lisa will appear in the majority of episodes this season," a production source told E! News. "She has not been filming at every event, but fans can expect to see her throughout. The show will return to Bravo in early 2019.Lisa has only filmed on a few occasions during the beginning of filming this season and has been absent the remainder of the time. She has been refusing to film and...her interactions with the ladies have been solely negative. Lisa has still not returned to filming and as of now has no plan to. It's too far gone, and Lisa agrees that she shouldn't return at this point."
However, TMZ then reported their own "exclusive" article saying she hadn't quit the show, yet. As we told you last week LVP has STOPPED FILMING for season eight but hasn't thrown in the towel just yet, apparently she "doesn't give a s**t about casting for Season 9." PEOPLE then reported she is still on the show and is still filming but minimally because she won't turn up to group events.
Who knows what's true but more important, what is the motive? Some fans believe LVP leaked the news herself to get attention, whereas there are theories the producers leaked them to not only get hype for the new season but force Lisa to film with the threat of firing her. According to her track record, TMZ and RadarOnline have been her go to places to put stories out, but things could be different. I don't think she's filming, however, I don't think she will make any decisions about her position on the show until it finishes airing.
Amid the chaos LVP tweeted:
After all these stunts she won't be back for season ten. She pulled an Adrienne Maloof and we know how Bravo feels about that. Wow, after eight seasons on TV she's letting it all go away because of a literal bitch.
Thoughts? Sound off in the comments!