‘The Talk’: Lisa Vanderpump Defends ‘Real Housewives’ Drinking

by | December 6, 2012 at 11:25 AM | The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Talk

Bravo star Lisa Vanderpump diffused the allegations that surfaced this week that “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” are an insensitive boozy bunch.

Criticism began pouring in after Monday’s episode aired, in which the “Housewives” headed for a ladies spa weekend that appeared to turn into a rowdy drunkfest. What’s the problem with that? The trip was organized by co-star Kim Richards, their co-star who is a recovering alcoholic recently out of her second stint in rehab.

Appearing as guest host on Tuesday’s “The Talk,” Vanderpump addressed the criticism — some of which even came from new “Housewife” Yolanda Foster, who called out her cast mates on her blog for “boozing it up in front of someone who was so vulnerable.”

Here’s what Lisa had to say about the hijinks in Ojai.

“In my defense, it wasn’t really a celebration of her sobriety, she [Kim] had been out [of rehab] for six months,” Vanderpump explained. “And we spend six months a year together and we often take trips together, and Yolanda said very openly that she’d had a procedure and couldn’t drink herself, so … I don’t know … we had a couple of glasses of wine, I mean….”

“It was funny though, it was late, and we were having a laugh, but really, it wasn’t a big deal … it just looks a lot worse than it was,” Lisa laughed. Watch the Antics Below and See for Yourself.

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