Just one week after being at the bottom, Lisa Vanderpump has survived another elimination on Dancing with the Stars. But when her final dance does come, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star will bid farewell ballroom with no regrets.
“Even if I left tomorrow, or next week, it would still be an incredibly experience. I don’t regret it for a second,” she told Celebuzz. “Yes, I’m not an Olympian. I’m not a skater. I’m not somebody who is used to performing. But, wow, what an unbelievable experience. It’s been incredible, and I’ve had a lot of fun, and [I’m] coupled with the most gorgeous thing on the planet.”
That would be her pro hoofer partner, Gleb Savchenko, who has said Vanderpump is still building to her budding potential on the hit ABC dancing competition. “Well I don’t know what potential he is thinking of because I’ve never really danced before, only at school,” the Bravo star said humbly. “But I’ve loved it. I’ve watched [the] dances back and I’m happy with what I did.”
Though the two-stepping pair landed in the bottom three last week, Vanderpump doesn’t see it as a reflection of their routine. “I think all of my fan base was watching the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” she explained. “I think [fans] watching the finale and the reunion that night probably hurt us.”
Now it’s back to rehearsals. Though daily studio sessions have sometimes left her bruised, Vanderpump is pushing through the pain. “I’ve been standing up to it. But, yeah, you do hurt,” she said. “I mean, who’s used to dancing five hours a day? Even if you take breaks, it’s kind of hard.”
“But you’ve got to do it because you only have four days to learn a routine and then to go out there in front of 20 million people,” she continued. “I think you’d be foolish if you didn’t. I have definitely put myself through the ringer with this, but it’s just been a unique experience. I’ve had an amazing time.”
Between rehearsals, Housewives responsibilities and reigning in her pup Giggy’s diva personality, Vanderpump has squeezed in time for another venture: Breakfast After Dark. It’s a web series that takes you insider her home as she whips up meals using I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! — with hot men, to boot.
“I just love the whole idea…of keeping things simple and sexy,” she explained. “Also, I love…I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! as a healthy alternative to butter. I’ve used it for years. We talked about it and collaborated on a few recipes.”
Get some recipe inspiration from the Breakfast After Dark episodes.
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