Vanderpump, 55, has been with the show since season 1

By Aurelie Corinthios
July 07, 2016 02:45 PM

This O.G. Housewife isn’t going anywhere!

Lisa Vanderpump took to Twitter Thursday to confirm that she will indeed be returning to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, despite a flurry of reports speculating the contrary.

“Yep, never thought I would return, but after many discussions the pump is still in the game,” wrote Vanderpump, 55, adding a dog emoji for her beloved Pomeranian Gigolo, a.k.a. Giggy. “Thank you to all of you.”

And suddenly, her season 5 tagline has never seemed more perfect: “Throw me to the wolves, and I shall return leading the pack.” Indeed!

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Meanwhile, while Vanderpump is returning, the cast will be minus one familiar face: Yolanda Hadid, 52, who announced last month that she was leaving the Bravo series after four seasons.

“I would have loved a more graceful exit than ‘Season 6’ but sometimes we don’t get to control the endings of the chapters in our life,” Hadid wrote on Instagram. “I believe that every exit is an new entry and with that in mind I say goodbye to my @Bravotv Family as I continue to focus on a my recovery, my children and bring back the privacy within our home. Thank you to all the fans for your love and unwavering support these past 4 years.”