Lisa Vanderpump may be done with her “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” costars, but she’s found a new friend in Las Vegas.
Vanderpump, 58, spent time with Paula Abdul at the NFL 100 Summit at Caesars Palace on Tuesday night, an insider told Page Six on Wednesday. Vanderpump and Abdul, 56, are both part of the Caesars family, with the reality star having the newly opened Vanderpump Cocktail Garden and Abdul launching her “Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl” residency in August.
“They caught up on this past weekend’s LA Pride events that they attended,” the insider said.
We’re told that Vanderpump was in town with her husband Ken Todd and Nick Alain, who co-designed Tom Tom and her cocktail garden.
“They are looking to develop some more new Sin City projects to add to her ever-growing empire,” the insider said. “Lisa is rapidly moving on to many new and exciting projects. It’s been a godsend she left the drama and bullying of the ‘Housewives’ behind her. A weight has been lifted off of her shoulders.”
Vanderpump skipped the “RHOBH” taping last week in her final act as “Housewife,” similar to Adrienne Maloof’s exit in Season 3. She decided to end her tenure on the show after she claimed she was bullied over allegations that she leaked a story about Dorit Kemsley to the press, which started the saga known to fans as Puppygate.
“I wish she had been there,” Andy Cohen later said of the situation. “What can I tell you? I really wish she would have been there and I think she would’ve done great and I hope and I think she actually could’ve left with some resolution. And as for LVP leaving the show, no one will ever replace her. I gotta tell you. And no one can replace her.”
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