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Is Camille Grammer the New 'Target' on 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' After Lisa Vanderpump? She Thinks So

Now that Lisa Vanderpump is estranged from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast, naturally the show needs a new drama magnet. That might just be Camille Grammer—at least, that’s what the reality veteran thinks.

Grammer suggested to Entertainment Tonight she was the next “easy target” for the RHOBH cast to stir up some controversy with since Vanderpump has stopped filming with the women. On the last few episodes of Season 9, Grammer has bumped heads with Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, who called Grammer out for being “two-faced.”

Grammer believes her continued friendship with Vanderpump is one of the reasons her castmates seem to be aligning against her. "They’re gonna be right about this wishy-washy [stance] about the Lisa Vanderpump thing," Grammer told ET in an interview released on Tuesday.

"I do care about Lisa and I think that Lisa’s been through a lot. She lost her brother. I lost my assistant, and we’ve been talking about the grieving process, so I have a lot of empathy and compassion for what she’s going through, because I’m experiencing it myself. And I would [care] anyway, because it’s her biological brother and she only had one sibling, so I have a lot of compassion towards Lisa Vanderpump. My heart goes out to her,” she continued.

While many of the RHOBH cast have not spoken with Vanderpump since her fallout with Kyle Richards, Grammer has maintained a rapport with the restauranteur. On the latest Season 9 episode, which aired on Tuesday, Grammer invited Vanderpump to her wedding to David Meyer. Although Vandepump opted not to attend, they remain friends and Grammer even attended the opening of Vanderpump’s newest Las Vegas restaurant opening in April.

With Vanderpump missing in action at many of the cast functions, Camille said it seems as if now she’s the one catching a lot of the heat from the rest of the group. “I think the fans were getting sick of [PuppyGate] too, and so I was there to spice things up a bit. And again, moi becomes the target,” she said.

As tension in her storyline continues to mount with Mellencamp Arroyave on the season, Grammer said she’s now become the one getting excluded from certain events. “I haven’t filmed as much with the ladies, so they create this bond and I’m kind of odd man out so it’s easy to become the target,” she said. “They have bonded. They’ve become very close.”

Although there are even more tumultuous times ahead on RHOBH for Camille than what's been depicted so far, things won’t be as bad as they were when she first started the Bravo show nine years ago.

This won’t be the first time Grammer has experienced strife with her RHOBH castmates. She was often portrayed as the mean girl when the show first debuted in 2010. “Maybe it’s a little post-traumatic stress disorder from season one, not wanting to repeat the gang-up, because it’s tough,” she said. “It’s tough being the one person on the hot seat.”

Grammer joined the show in the midst of a messy divorce with ex-husband Kelsey Grammer, whom she credited for sparking her PTSD due to constant verbal and physical abuse. However, she was additionally feuding with Richards.

The women have since moved past their issues and have a friendly relationship on the current season of RHOBH. “We had a rough start in our friendship, but we forgave each other,” she told People magazine back in October. “We said our peace years ago.”

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Bravo on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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