Andy Cohen has nothing but wishes for departing Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump
Despite announcement she would be leaving the Bravo show after nine seasons, Vanderpump continues to have a good relationship with Bravo, and the businesswoman is welcome to come back when she is ready
The Watch What Happens Live host weighed in the possibility of Vanderpump returning to the Housewives series while speaking to Us Weekly at The Paley Center for Media's Living Out Loud in Late Night: Celebrating 10 Years of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in New York City on Thursday, June 20.
"I hope [she comes back]"He told Us Weekly. "I mean, the door is wide open for her. And I think that when she comes back, she'll come back with a vengeance." Cohen also shared his condolences for the SUR owner, whose mother, Jean Vanderpump, died on Monday, June 1
"I can't really talk about how she's doing, but she just lost her mom and my heart goes out to here, "Cohen said at the event on Thursday. "She had a really rough year."
The television host's comments come just a few hours after he clapped back at social media trolls for claiming he did not support Vanderpump after her mother's passing.
"Meanwhile @Andy is too busy tweeting about his world, and not a mention about LVP losing her mom Monday, "a Twitter user wrote on Thursday. "Shame on you Andy."
The Real Housewives producer fired back, "Cathy we were touched privately on Tuesday, but I appreciate your concern about how and when I send my condolences." ] Vanderpump halted filming of Vanderpump Rules after hearing the news of her mother's passing and reports surfaced saying the news left her "shocked and devastated."
"She requested privacy at this time while she prepares for her trip back home to England with the funeral, "close friend customs press.
Lisa confirmed her RHOBH exit in early June, after skipping much of the filming in Season 9 following the aftermath of PuppyGate .
"No one will ever replace here," Cohen said of Lisa on the June 10 episode of his SiriusXM show. "And no one can replace here. I mean, it has been documented when we were developing the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I was not totally sold on the show … But when I saw Lisa Vanderpump on that casting tape , man, she was the one who really sold me on the show. "
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesdays at 9 pm ET on Bravo.