A new day means new shade being thrown around the Twittersphere, only this time it involves two rather unlikely parties: the ever-lovable Sarah Paulson and the ever-outspoken RHOBH alum Lisa Vanderpump.
Paulson recently sat down for Vanity Fair‘s Lie Detector Test, where she nervously (translation: adorably) answered questions ranging in subject matter from reality TV to American Horror Story, and even whether or not she’s committed a murder (good news: she’s innocent).
As Paulson fans likely know, the AHS star is a self-proclaimed Real Housewives of Beverly Hills mega-fan. Like Jennifer Lawrence loves the Kardashians and Demi Lovato loved Hannah’s season of The Bachelorette, Paulson is seemingly obsessed with the reality TV franchise — so she’s probably just as surprised as we are to find herself pulled into the Real Housewives world quite like this…
During the lie detector test (which, you might recall, is also responsible for this iconic Keke Palmer moment), Paulson was asked to answer the million dollar question for any RHOBH fan ahead of next season: “Will you miss Lisa Vanderpump?”
Visibly squirming in her seat, Paulson stuttered, “Um, you know, I don’t want her coming after me on Twitter… But I won’t miss her.” Cue: ‘DUN DUN DUN’ sound effect.
Paulson then went on to explain that she met Lisa once at a party and LVP “wasn’t that nice” to her. Gasp. Does the Queen of RHOBH have poor party etiquette?
It looks like Paulson created something of a self-fulfilling prophecy, because Lisa definitely caught wind of the tea and proceeded to take things to Twitter (because of course), offering up this Mariah Carey-level shade.
I am sorry,not sure I know her and I don’t believe or remember meeting her…I try to be nice to everybody lol.
— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) October 2, 2019
As fate would have it, this isn’t the first time Lisa’s been called out for her party etiquette. In a recent episode of the podcast Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe, Jason Mesnick and his wife Molly (remember, she was the runner-up on his season of The Bachelor, before social media was really a thing?) recounted their initial run-in with Lisa back in 2014 at Bachelor sweethearts’ Sean and Catherine Lowe’s wedding.
Like Paulson, Molly is a die-hard RHOBH fan and, upon seeing Lisa, asked for a photo following encouragement from Jason who assured her, “She’s not going to say no!”
Spoiler alert: She said no. Without even thinking, Jason took to Twitter to share with fans that Lisa had rejected his wife, and even tagged her in the post.
— Jason Mesnick (@jason_mesnick) January 26, 2014
Jason and LVP went on to make amends and Molly befriended the reality TV star by the end of the night, but to say they got off to a rocky start would be an understatement.
— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) January 26, 2014
So what does this mean for Paulson? Maybe it’s just the (rocky) beginnings of a new friendship… Until then, we’ll be waiting for Sarah’s response on Twitter, with popcorn in hand.