Lisa Vanderpump Quits 'RHOBH,' Says Bravo Show Is 'Emotionally Too Difficult to Deal With'

Following a tumultuous ninth season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, cast member Lisa Vanderpump has announced she will will no longer appear on the Bravo reality show. Vanderpump, who maintained an RHOBH diamond since the series' debut in 2010, revealed her decision leave during an interview with Us Weekly, released on Thursday.

When asked if Season 9 would be her last, the restauranteur replied: "Yes."

"I made the decision to leave. It was a very difficult year for me, personally and professionally. I had wonderful things happen this year, opening up and TomTom and the cocktail garden in Vegas. The Housewives, it's just, it's emotionally too difficult to deal with," Vanderpump said.

Lisa Vanderpump Quits 'RHOBH,' Says Bravo Show Is 'Emotionally Too Difficult to Deal With'
The Hollywood Legacy Award recipient Lisa Vanderpump attends The Hollywood Museum's 7th annual "REAL to REEL: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQ's in Hollywood" exhibit at The Hollywood Museum on June 06, 2019, in Hollywood, California. Vanderpump confirms exit from "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images

In addition to leaving the show, fans shouldn't expect to see her at the Season 9 reunion. Vanderpump was notably missing in action during filming, which took place on Wednesday. Housewives Kyle Richards, Camille Grammer, Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley, Erika Jayne, Denise Richards and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave were reportedly in attendance.

Vanderpump's decision to leave the show comes to no surprise. The reality star hadn't filmed with her castmates since falling out with longtime friend Kyle Richards earlier in the season. She also cut ties with Kemsley and her husband Paul "PK" Kemsley following claims the couple had given one of Vanderpump's rescue pups to a kill shelter. When those rumors turned out to be unfounded, suspicions grew of Vanderpump's involvement in the claims as well as stories leaked to the press about the dog.

Grammer seems to be the only woman on the cast Vanderpump still speaks with. Following her fight with Kyle Richards, during which she kicked her co-star out of her Villa Rosa mansion, Vanderpump only appeared in scenes with Grammer. Grammer was also the only cast member present at the opening of Vanderpump's newest restaurant, Vanderpump Cocktail Garden, in Las Vegas.

Vanderpump was also notably absent during Season 9's cast trip to France.

While she won't return for another season of RHOBH, Vanderpump is slated to remain on the cast of her spinoff series, Vanderpump Rules, which follows the lives of staffers at her and husband Ken Todd's restaurants. Vanderpump Rules premiered on Bravo in 2012 and originally focused on the couple's West Hollywood restaurant SUR. The reality series recently wrapped its seventh season.

Vanderpump was rumored to be getting yet another spinoff centered on her animal charity, Vanderpump Dogs, which some of her castmates believe sparked the drama with Kemsley on RHOBH. However, Vanderpump has yet to confirm any such developments.