Lisa Vanderpump officially quits ‘RHOBH’ after 9 seasons

The Queen of Diamonds may always have an ace up her sleeve, but Lisa Vanderpump is relinquishing her crown. The Bravo star confirmed to Us Weekly on Thursday, June 6, that she is leaving The Real Housewives of Beverly Hillsafter nine seasons.

The reality star simply said “yes,” when Us asked if it’s the end for her on the series at the 7th Annual Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBT’s in Hollywood. She continued, “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 Tom Tom and the cocktail garden in Vegas. The Housewives, it’s just, it’s emotionally to difficult to deal with.”

Vanderpump joined the original cast of RHOBH in 2010 and starred on the first nine seasons. Bravo launched Vanderpump Rules, a spinoff centered around her and her husband Ken Todd’s West Hollywood restaurant SUR, in 2012. Vanderpump is expected to remain on Vanderpump Rules, which is currently airing it’s seventh season.

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 06: 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. (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 18: Dr. John Sessa and Lisa Vanderpump attend 4th Annual World Dog Day at West Hollywood Park on May 18, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 18: Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd attend 4th Annual World Dog Day at West Hollywood Park on May 18, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 08: In celebration of Mother's Day, Lisa Vanderpump debuts her hand-selected Baskin-Robbins® Fancy Cone at PUMP Restaurant and Lounge on May 8, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. Mom's everywhere can order Lisa's cone which features the brand's signature Love Potion #31® in a chocolate dipped waffle cone, topped with Oreo® cookie pieces. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Baskin-Robbins)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Lisa Vanderpump and Andy Cohen -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Lisa Vanderpump -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 30: Television personality Lisa Vanderpump (C) and Chippendales dancers attend the grand opening of Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace on March 30, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY FAMILY SHOWDOWN: L-R: Lisa Vanderpump and her daughter, Pandora in the MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY FAMILY SHOWDOWN, airing in a two-night special, Wednesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 22 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - "Team Teigen/Legend vs. Team Vanderpump Rules and Karamo Brown vs. Terry Crews" - The highly anticipated season 5 premiere of "Celebrity Family Feud," where celebrity families compete to win cash for their charities, kicks off with model, author and TV personality Chrissy Teigen and GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter John Legend playing against restaurateur, author and TV personality Lisa Vanderpump and the cast of "Vanderpump Rules." In the next game of the night, "Queer Eye" star and culture expert Karamo Brown will take on "America's Got Talent" host Terry Crews. The star-studded episode airs SUNDAY, JUNE 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Byron Cohen/ABC via Getty Images) TOM SCHWARTZ, KATIE MALONEY-SCHWARTZ, LISA VANDERPUMP, ARIANA MADIX, TOM SANDOVAL
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 30: Television personalities Lisa Vanderpump (L) and Ken Todd attend the grand opening of Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace on March 30, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
VANDERPUMP RULES -- "Reunion" -- Pictured: Lisa Vanderpump -- (Photo by: Nicole Weingart/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 27: Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd attend the Los Angeles opening night performance of "Cats" at the Pantages Theatre on February 27, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - "Team Teigen/Legend vs. Team Vanderpump Rules and Karamo Brown vs. Terry Crews" - The highly anticipated season 5 premiere of "Celebrity Family Feud," where celebrity families compete to win cash for their charities, kicks off with model, author and TV personality Chrissy Teigen and GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter John Legend playing against restaurateur, author and TV personality Lisa Vanderpump and the cast of "Vanderpump Rules." In the next game of the night, "Queer Eye" star and culture expert Karamo Brown will take on "America's Got Talent" host Terry Crews. The star-studded episode airs SUNDAY, JUNE 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Byron Cohen/ABC via Getty Images) TOM SCHWARTZ, KATIE MALONEY-SCHWARTZ, LISA VANDERPUMP, ARIANA MADIX, TOM SANDOVAL
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: Lisa Vanderpump attends Bravo's Premiere Party For 'The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' Season 9 And 'Mexican Dynasties'at Gracias Madre on February 12, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 07: Reality TV Personalities Ken Todd (L) and Lisa Vanderpump (R) attend the 2019 Pre-GRAMMY event presented by OK!, Star, In Touch and Life & Style magazines at the Liaison Restaurant on February 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
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Speculation that Vanderpump was exiting the series began in November after Us broke the news the month before that the restaurant owner was having issues with her costars and refusing to film, even skipping out the season 9 cast trip to France. The reality TV personality denied she was leaving exclusively to Us on November 15.

“There’s a plethora of stories that say I’m quitting, that say I’m trying to get Jax [Taylor] off [Vanderpump Rules]. If I had quit I would have said it,” she told Us at the time, noting she’s “never had a problem with kind of coming forward speaking my mind.”

A source source told Us in October that RHOBH producer’s were “miffed” that Vanderpump, whose brother, Mark, died of a reported drug overdose in May, was “using a personal family excuse to get out of filming Housewives.”

Other insiders claimed at the time that the other Housewives caught Vanderpump in a lie, and as a result, the women felt like “Lisa doesn’t want to face them and confront the situation.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills also stars Kyle Richards, Dorit Kemsley, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, Teddi Mellencamp and Denise Richards.

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Shereé Whitfield, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Seasons 1-4 and 9-10)

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Phaedra Parks, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Seasons 3-9)

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Michaele Salahi, "Real Housewives of D.C." (Season 1)

(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Getty Images for Bud Light)

Jeana Keough, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Seasons 1-5)

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Lauri Waring Peterson, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Seasons 1-4)

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Jo De La Rosa, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Seasons 1-2)

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Kimberly Bryant, "Real Housewives Orange County" (Season 1)

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Tammy Knickerbocker, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Seasons 2-3)

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Quinn Fry, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Season 3)

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Gretchen Rossi, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Seasons 4-8)

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Lynne Curtin, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Seasons 4-5)

(Credit Image: é Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMA Press)

Alexis Bellino, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Seasons 5-8)

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Peggy Tanous, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Season 6)

(Credit Image: é TLeopold/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Lydia McLaughlin, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Season 8, returned for season 12)

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Lizzie Rovsek, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Season 9)

(Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Heather Dubrow, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Seasons 7-11)

(Photo by: Michael Rosenthal/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Alec McCord, "Real Housewives of New York City" (Seasons 1-4)

(Credit Image: é Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMA Press)

Jill Zarin, "Real Housewives of New York City" (Seasons 1-4)

(Credit Image: é Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMA Press)

Kelly Bensimon, "Real Housewives of New York City" (Seasons 2-4)

(Credit Image: é Scott Kirkland/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Cindy Barshop, "Real Housewives of New York City" (Season 4)

(Credit Image: © Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Aviva Drescher, "Real Housewives of New York City" (Seasons 5-6)

(Credit Image: © Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Kristen Taekman, "Real Housewives of New York City" (Seasons 6-7)

(Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Big City Moms, Inc.)

Heather Thompson, "Real Housewives of New York City" (Seasons 5-7)

(Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

Jules Wainstein, "Real Housewives of New York City" (Season 8)

(Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

DeShawn Snow, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Season 1)

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Kim Zolciak-Biermann, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Seasons 1-5, friend on season 10)

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Lisa Wu-Hartwell, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Seasons 1-2)

(Credit Image: é Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMA Press)

NeNe Leakes, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Seasons 1-7, returned for season 10)

(Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)

Kim Fields, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Season 8)

(Photo by: Mark Hill/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Claudia Jordon, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Season 7)

(Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Jacqueline Laurita, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Seasons 1-5, 7)

(Credit Image: é Rick Mackler/Globe Photos/ZUMApress.com)

Caroline Manzo, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Seasons 1-5)

(Credit Image: © Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMApress.com)

Danielle Staub, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Seasons 1-2, returned as a friend for season 8)

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Teresa Aprea, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Season 6)

(Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Amber Marchese, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Season 6)

(Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

Dina Manzo, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Seasons 1-2, 6)

(Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Nicole Napolitano, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Season 6)

(Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Siggy Flicker, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Seasons 7-8)

(Photo by: Tommy Garcia/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Kathy Wakile, "Real Housewives of New Jersey"(Seasons 3-5)

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Taylor Armstrong, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Seasons 1-3)

(Credit Image: é Scott Kirkland/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Adrienne Maloof, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Seasons 1-3)

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Camille Grammer, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Seasons 1-2)

(Credit Image: © Brian Dowling/ZUMApress.com)

Carlton Gebbia, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Season 4)

(Credit: TLeopold/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alamy Live News)

Joyce Giraud, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Season 4)

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Kim Richards, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Seasons 1-5)

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Kathryn Edwards, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Season 6)

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Yolanda Hadid, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Seasons 3-6)

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Brandi Glanville, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Seasons 3-5)

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Larsa Pippen, "Real Housewives of Miami" (Season 1)

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Cristy Rice, "Real Housewives of Miami" (Season 1)

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Lea Black, "Real Housewives of Miami" (Seasons 1-3)

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Adriana de Moura, "Real Housewives of Miami" (Seasons 1-3)

(Photo by John Parra/WireImage)

Alexia Echevarria, "Real Housewives of Miami" (Seasons 1 & 3)

(Photo by Larry Marano/FilmMagic)

Marysol Patton, "Real Housewives of Miami (Seasons 1-2)

(Photo by John Parra/WireImage)

Lisa Hochstein, "Real Housewives of Miami" (Seasons 2-3)

(Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)

Joanna Krupa, "Real Housewives of Miami" (Seasons 2-3)

(Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

Ana Quincoces, "Real Housewives of Miami" (Season 2)

(Photo by John Parra/WireImage)

Karent Sierra, "Real Housewives of Miami" (Season 2)

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Cat Ommanney, "Real Housewives of D.C." (Season 1)

(Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

Stacie Scott Turner, "Real Housewives of D.C." (Season 1)

(Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)

Katie Rost, "Real Housewives of Potomac" (Season 1)

(Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Mary Amons, "Real Housewives of D.C." (Season 1)

(Photo by James Lemke Jr/WireImage)

Lynda Erkiletian, "Real Housewives of D.C." (Season 1)

(Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)

Tiffany Hendra, "Real Housewives of Dallas" (Season 1)

(Photo by: Michael Larsen/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Katie Rose, "Real Housewives of Potomac" (Season 1)

(Photo by: Tommy Garcia/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, "Real Housewives of Potomac" (Seasons 1-2)

(Photo by: Tommy Garcia/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Eileen Davidson, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Seasons 5-7)

(Photo by: Michael Larsen/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Kathryn Edwards, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Season 6)

(Photo by: Andrew Eccles/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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