Lisa Vanderpump says she left Real Housewives of Beverley Hills because she was battling depression (Picture: Rex)
Lisa Vanderpump has revealed she battled depression during the end of her time on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
The Pooch Perfect star has opened up about her decision to leave the hit Bravo reality show, stating that she chose to get herself out of a ‘dark hole’.
Speaking to HollywoodLife about her struggles at that time in 2019, the 60-year-old explained: ‘I found it very difficult, a dark hole to walk out of. Grief does take a while but you do get through it and things start to get better and even on Housewives.
‘All of the fighting, it’s just not something I kind of look for and wanted to do with my life.’
The Vanderpump Rules star added that loss of brother Mark, who took his own life, was also too much for her to deal with alongside the drama on the show.
She recalled: ‘When my only sibling committed suicide, to me that was just devastating.
The reality star chose to leave the ‘dark hole’ she was in during the end of her time on the show (Picture: Bravo)
‘And that radiated so many feelings because all of the survivors to suicide think, “Oh, maybe I could’ve spoken to them that day.” Maybe you couldn’t have changed the path.’
Lisa then got candid about her battles with mental health journey as she added: ‘Mine [depression] was circumstantial grief really because of something that happened. So for me, I really needed to be proactive with it.
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‘I sat there and then I had to start doing Vanderpump Rules and I was committed to that. I was running on four cylinders. I wasn’t really where I should be.’
Looking back at her decision to walk away from the show midseason, she stated: ‘It was a painful time in my life when I walked away. And I have no regrets.’
The reality star now stars in her own E! reality show, Overserved, as well as Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules and woeking as a judge on ABC’s Pooch Perfect.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 drops on May 19 in the US, with episodes airing the next day in the UK on hayu.
Credit: Original article published here.