Vanderpump Rules Season 10 Proves It's Time for Lisa Vanderpump to Go

Vanderpump Rules Season 10 Proves It's Time for Lisa Vanderpump to Go
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Are the recent scandals just too much for the star to handle?

In the early seasons of Bravo's reality show, Lisa Vanderpump was a force to be reckoned with — and not only because the show was titled after her. The iconic Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was a big part of the project's success, nurturing the cast of the new show by lending a hand to some while berating and teasing others.

Thanks to Lisa's input, people like Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, and Tom Schwartz have become the formidable reality show stars they are today, and it looks like these students have even outgrown their teacher.

Ever since Sandoval's cheating scandal became public, fans had been eager to see the entire cast of Vanderpump Rules appear on a reunion episode to settle their differences. Sadly, the episode itself proved to be rather disappointing, all because of Lisa Vanderpump herself.

In reunion episodes, the people who cause the most drama normally sit right next to Andy Cohen, but in the recent episode, Tom Sandoval was not seated as per custom, with Lisa herself taking the place next to Cohen. However, Sandoval was constantly overshadowing the show's main star, leaning in front of her to talk to Cohen and Madix, while Vanderpump said nothing of substance. Naturally, this led fans to believe that Lisa's days on the project were truly over.

People feel that the contestants on the reality show are just too big of entrepreneurs to really care about Vanderpump anymore, and Lisa herself is appearing on her own show much less than before, seemingly understanding the changing power dynamics. Even though Lisa is an influential entrepreneur, opening new restaurants and bars on a yearly basis, it looks like her influence over her own protegee has ceased to exist.

All in all, many fans believe that Vanderpump Rules is fine to go on without its biggest star, and perhaps Lisa would be better off returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, where she'll be the center of attention among her peers once again. But on her own project, Lisa seems to have become somewhat irrelevant among the cast of bright-eyed 30-year-old stars, and the fact that she had virtually no say in the latest scandal is a perfect proof of that.