Lisa Vanderpump Will Appear in ‘Majority’ of ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Season 9

Longtime franchise star has been the subject of speculation regarding her role on the show

Last Updated: November 14, 2018 @ 2:27 PM

Lisa Vanderpump has long been the face of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” but her continued presence on the Bravo reality show has been the subject of much speculation in recent weeks.

But according to an individual familiar with the show, “Lisa will appear in the majority of episodes this season. She has not been filming at every event, but fans can expect to see her throughout.” Whether or not she will continue with the show beyond the currently-filming ninth season remains unclear.

Bravo declined TheWrap’s request for comment.

A number of recent tabloid reports have said that Vanderpump has been on the outs with the rest of the cast this season — Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley, Erika Girardi, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and newcomer Denise Richards — and was on the verge of exiting the show.

Most recently, Radar Online, citing an anonymous source, said Vanderpump “has no plans to return.”

Vanderpump herself appeared to obliquely address the report on Twitter on Wednesday, writing shortly after the Radar story was published, “Let’s just focus on the important things right now.”

Meanwhile, the rest of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast, minus the recently married Richards, has been filming in France, as documented on social media. Vanderpump’s absence from the annual “Housewives” trip, which traditionally features the entire main cast, was not explained.

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“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Season 9 is scheduled to premiere on Bravo in early 2019.