‘RHOBH’: Lisa Vanderpump’s Former Houseguest Cedric Martinez Says She Uses Him to Remain Relevant
Martinez, who seemingly distanced himself from Vanderpump and her husband Ken Todd, has re-emerged with comments about how he was played and manipulated. He also has receipts … plenty of receipts. He’s shared screenshots of emails he had with producers and others involved in the show.
On Instagram, Martinez commented on Vanderpump’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen appearance in April. Co-guest Lance Bass revealed he met Vanderpump through Martinez. She then joked about not using the “C” word.
Cedric Martinez shares his papertrail
Martinez shared a copy of the RHOBH contract he says he was forced to sign. “This is the contact I was made to sign on the set while fiming RHWOBH,” he posted in early June along with an image of the contract.
“I was with Lisa,” he continued. “When I refused to do it right away as I needed to read it. The producers pressured me and so did Lisa. ” For God sakes Cedric, we all had to sign the same contract! ” said Lisa. I loved and trusted her like a mother. Feeling pressured and on the spot and not wanting to upset anyone, I signed my life away! Evolution production, Dave Chapel ( exec producer) Ken and Lisa betrayed and used me. Little did I know at the time, this was only the beginning.”
Martinez also shared an email showing that Bravo arranged a “conference call with foster parent and evolution confirming my story.” He also has evidence that he did not “crash” the SUR opening. “LISA KNEW I WAS COMING SO SHE HAD TIME TO REHEARSE HER LINES. I was so humiliated. It was so embarrassing. Anyways it’s all in the past,” he wrote in another post. Martinez also shared an email from his rep at the time about his desire to attend Russell Armstrong’s funeral but was denied admittance.
He insists Vanderpump refers to him to maintain relevance
Vanderpump and Bass appeared on WWHL in April and Martinez came up during the discussion. Martinez shared an image of the moment. “For those who say I can’t move on, what’s interesting is look what I found. Now she is off the #realhousewivesofbeverlyhills she doesn’t waste time in trying to keep herself relevant by bringing ‘the cedric subject’. Notice how Lance is avoiding me like the plague! #socalledfriends #ugliness I couldn’t upload the video by I am sure you can find it for yourself,” he wrote.
Apparently, Bass met Vanderpump through Martinez. “Well, of course, Lisa is my bestie there, and we’ve known each other before she was even on the show,” Bass said. “We won’t talk about how we know each other. We don’t talk about that person.” Vanderpump then exclaimed, “Oh, we should!” When host Andy Cohen said Martinez’s name, Vanderpump replied, “Don’t say that word! Don’t say the C word!”
Martinez and Bass dated several years ago. Martinez thinks Vanderpump tried to created drama with his relationship to enhance her position on the series. “I understand her thinking process because she has made a lot of sacrifices in her life and she chose a certain path over something else,” he said on the Reality Life with Kate Casey podcast. “And I wasn’t willing to do this.”