Ahead of the Bravo series’ season nine finale on Tuesday, the 58-year-old reality star officially announced her exit from the show. Taking to Instagram to share the news, Vanderpump posted a clip that shows her fabulously strutting in a black dress, which then flashes to a photo of her with a sentimental message.
“The Pump has left the building. Thank you to all of you for your support for 9 years. #rhobh,” the famous restaurateur — who starred on ‘RHOBH’ for nine seasons and was at the centre of much drama between the other Housewives — wrote.
Vanderpump told ET in April that she “stopped filming halfway through the season” and that a reconciliation with the “RHOBH” cast was unlikely.
“When you are a woman of integrity, and you’re a woman that works really hard and is very compassionate, and is very principally minded, and they keep coming at you and ganging up on you, I don’t know,” she explained. “I didn’t integrate with the other women after they constantly called me a liar.”
It’s been a difficult year for Vanderpump, whose mother died unexpectedly last month. Last April, she suffered another family tragedy when her brother was found dead of a suspected drug overdose at his home in Gloucestershire, England.
She’s previously opened up about the hardships she’s faced and the toll it’s taken on her, adding that her “RHOBH” co-stars don’t make her happy and she doesn’t want them in her life.
Watch below to hear more of what she shared.
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