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Why it's time for Lisa Vanderpump to surrender her diamond

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Life has been about diamonds and rosé for far too long, an admission that’s difficult to accept. Far be it from Lisa Vanderpump Todd to acknowledge that one of Bravo’s most popular shows would be fine (and better off) without her Bobby Fischer maneuvers, but the sentiment rings true.

A few episodes into Season 8 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and longtime fans can’t help but feel fatigued by the restaurateur’s same old storyline of Ken’s failed bi-yearly sexual advances, her constant up-and-down relationship with Kyle Richards, and last but not least, her work rehabilitating broken dogs from Yulin, China, to Rodeo Drive.

The Morning Breath‘s Jackie and Claudia Oshry admit that bidding adieu is way overdue for the Villa Rosa empress. “This is totally Lisa Vanderpump’s last season,” suggests Claudia.

Vanderpump has been denying allegations regarding her manipulative mind games for the past six seasons, which didn’t do her any favors. If anything, those allegations have been validated time and again, from LVP deliberately packing the tabloids about Mauricio’s cheating in Palm Springs to beating around the rose-filled bush setting up friend and castmate Kyle Richards to take the fall for the Munchausen chatter during Season 6.

“We don’t need Lisa Vanderpump; the show does not need Lisa Vanderpump; it will be better off without [her],” concurs Jackie.

Having stayed mum about her canny antics throughout her tenure on the network, LVP could’ve saved her reputation by doling out an apology once in a while, but we shouldn’t hold our breath waiting for that to happen. Some advice from Lisa Rinna? “Just own it!”

One thing LVP can totally own is the incredible Bravo success that is Vanderpump Rules. With the upcoming opening of her new restaurant with Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval, fittingly titled TomTom, the British reality star has plenty of real estate to monopolize on the network for years to come. In the meantime, please retire your diamond.

And before Bravo jumps the gun on any recommendations from the Breath camp, we implore Bravo and Andy Cohen to persuade the center-diamond-holding Kyle Richards to stick around sans Pinky.