Vanderpump Rules Reunion: Lisa Vanderpump shoots down rumors of affair with Brett Caprioni
Lisa Vanderpump fired back at rumors that she had feelings for fired SUR server Brett Caprioni on Tuesday's third and final Vanderpump Rules reunion episode.
During the season 8 reunion's last installment, the 59-year-old restaurateur served up scathing comments to SUR assistant manager Danica Dow, who had hinted at something going on.
Brett, 31, always described his boss in glowing terms, noting, 'There's not enough good things I can say about her,' and calling her a 'mother figure' with whom he got 'flirty.'
But Danica had set Lisa off by stoking rumors of an affair on the Vanderpump Rules After Show.
'You can't watch the episodes and see the way they dirty-talk each other and say it's a mother-son relationship, because it's not,' Danica said at one recent taping. 'He's hot, she's hot, and they both fantasize about each other.'
Danica protested that she knew Lisa wasn't having an affair with Brett, apologizing 'if it came out the wrong way,' to which Lisa returned, 'It definitely came out the wrong way. Thank you very much. Been married 37 tears. Have two children. I don't need to hear that.'
Lisa later called Danica 'a loose cannon' for blowing up at another employee in public, saying, 'We're gonna need to talk about that before we go forward.'
Brett was recently let go from the show for racist comments he'd made in the past, as was his close friend, TomTom manager Max Boyens, 27.
Stassi Schroeder, 31, and Kristen Doute, 37, also were fired last week for their past racist actions.
During the reunion's final episode, which filmed before the four were fired, host Andy Cohen, 51, asked Lisa what made Max and Danica such good managers.
'I'm sure you wouldn't continue employing Max and Danica if they weren't good at their jobs,' he volunteered.
Lisa said that her team loved Max, who worked 'so many hours,' and was a good bartender, though she said she'd personally prefer it if he 'wouldn't go around banging the staff.'
She felt that Danica needed to grow up a bit, however, tending to make issues too 'black and white,' and being 'downright rude on many occasions.'
She huffily reminded viewers that Danica was only a 'floor manager, like an assistant manager.'