Lisa Vanderpump is choosing to look at her glass of rosé as half full.
The Bravolebrity responded in stride to her former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” co-star Kyle Richards calling her “crafty” and accusing her of doctoring a screenshot of a text message to Dorit Kemsley.
“Oh, I hope I’m crafty! Crafty means you’re smart, right? I’ll take it as a compliment,” Vanderpump, 61, told Page Six at the Vanderpump Dog Foundation’s sixth annual World Dog Day in West Hollywood, Calif., Saturday.
“But when it comes to this,” she added, pointing to her iPhone, “no, this is honest. And no, I never had to play games. I didn’t need to.”
Richards’ shady remark was sparked by questions about the legitimacy of a screenshot Vanderpump recently tweeted to show proof that she had sent Dorit’s husband, Paul “PK” Kemsley, a text following the couple’s traumatizing home invasion in October 2021.
Richards claimed neither Dorit Kemsley nor Paul “PK” Kemsley received a text from Vanderpump after their robbery.NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
“Setting record straight… Of course I reached out to PK!” Vanderpump captioned the image, going on to tell us during our interview, “I can prove that to you. Can I show it to you? I wouldn’t know how to doctor a text. All I know is I go to contacts, I go to his name, I press ‘message’ and there it is. It pops up.”
Page Six watched as the “Vanderpump Rules” star unlocked her phone, went to PK’s contact and opened up the pair’s message history. The last text she sent was dated Oct. 30 — three days after the robbery — and it read, “I’m so sorry to hear what transpired glad that you’re all safe.”
It showed that the blue iMessage had been “delivered,” meaning the text went through and that neither party had the other blocked when it was sent. Still, PK, 54, has denied on Instagram that he received it.
Vanderpump showed us her phone to prove her message to PK had been “delivered.”NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
“We’re not sure how Lisa can show a text that [neither PK nor Dorit] can show on their phone, so we don’t know,” Richards, 53, told us last week.
When we asked Vanderpump why she did not reach out to Dorit, 45, directly, she explained, “Because I had an existing relationship with PK prior to them [being together], and, you know, I just felt that I wanted to reach out to him.
“They constantly come at me,” she added of her former “RHOBH” co-stars. “That was one of the reasons I left. But it’s OK. I’ve moved on from it. I’ve just opened a new restaurant, I’ve got the Vanderpump Dog Foundation, we have TomTom, we have Pump, we have SUR, ‘Vanderpump Rules’ has been picked up. I don’t have time for the negativity.”