On Tuesday morning, the British restaurateur posted a photo of her family, including herself, her father, mother and brother, Mark, who died last year of a suspected drug overdose. Alongside, she wrote, “As you go to RIP with Mark, mummy. A tragic year for sure. I thank all of you for your beautiful messages and words of kindness. Life is so fragile and I have no time for negativity..”
The 58-year-old TV personality also shared a photo of her home in which just about every surface is decorated with large floral bouquets. She captioned the image, “Wonderful acts of kindness as I now live in a flower shop...”
As you go to RIP with Mark,mummy. A tragic year for sure. I thank all of you for your beautiful messages and words of kindness. Life is so fragile and I have no time for negativity.💕🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/hxpsCgION0
On June 20, ET confirmed that the reality TV star’s mother had died at the age of 84. Vanderpump’s rep shared that she is “shocked and devastated” by the loss and asked that she is given privacy as she prepared to return home to London, England.
ET also learned that Vanderpump Rules cameras are still shooting season eight with the rest of the cast, leading up to Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright's wedding in Kentucky on June 29. It's unclear if Vanderpump will attend the nuptials. She may attend if she's feeling up for it, and if it does not conflict with any memorials for her mother.
ET spoke with Vanderpump Rules star Tom Sandoval at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards on June 15, where he discussed her departure from the Real Housewives.
"It did shock me," he admitted. "She's always been such a foundation on that show. You know, the one consistency, so yeah, it definitely shocked me, but I understand. It's different. Like, her role on that show is very different from who she is on Vanderpump Rules. So, I mean, if anything, she'll have more time to focus on Vanderpump Rules and focus on her new bars and you know."