"Lisa was well-liked, but then she turned into a, can I say, bitch,” Cedric tells E!.
Before the two reality stars had their falling out, they were actually quite fond of one another. "I was the face of their club in London, Shed lounge," Martinez says of his early relationship with the Vanderpump-Todds. "I was in charge of the VIP guests. I had to entertain Lisa. She was fun."
Cedric says the fam invited him along for the ride when they moved to L.A., and he obliged, calling the relocation a “great opportunity.” He lived with the couple for six months before heading out on his own. But when Bravo approached Lisa about the show, she told producers that Cedric still lived there — and invited him back. "I didn't need a place to stay," Martinez says. "I knew [Real Housewives] could be an opportunity that opens doors … I always wanted to leave [their house].” Martinez wasn’t even paid for his participation on the show!
So what went wrong with the once-harmonious (and totally fun!) friendship? "Things turned sour the last day of shooting," Martinez says. "Ken and Lisa changed. When I moved in, I noticed a difference …They were talking to me like … I was an accessory to Lisa … I said, 'I don't like who you've become.' “
But the Vanderpump-Todds have a slightly different story, according to Lisa Vanderpump’s spiel on the February 1st reunion special. “He followed us here …We ostensibly supported him," she tells Bravo’s Andy Cohen. "We kept saying, it's time to go. He'd been there over a year. But I did feel protective of him because he didn't have anywhere else to go.
“What he wanted, we weren't prepared to give him," she says, not divulging specific deets of Cedric’s attempts at extortion. "I think when the cameras follow you for months they really do get an accurate picture of who you are," Lisa continues. "I have no respect for him whatsoever. I hope he makes better choices in the future. But as far as I'm concerned, he's a lying, egotistical, narcissistic, vindictive, vile piece of — I'll stop right there." Kyle Richards then let it slip that Lisa and Ken filed a restraining order against their former French friend.
Cedric, however, is still rather hopeful the couple with rekindle their relationship with him in the future, as he recently told Wetpaint: “There’s nothing we can’t fix. Once you’re really close with somebody, you might have a fallout or a fight, but if when you like someone — when you love somebody — people will get back together naturally. So I’m not too worried”
If he’s really hoping to kiss and make up, we’re not so sure calling Lisa the B-word was the way to go.