We were introduced to Cedric Martinez, Lisa Vanderpump’s young, hot, and gay live-in house guest/personal trainer, from the very first episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. We laughed along as Lisa’s husband, Ken Todd, said something along the lines of, “He better be gay” as we watched Lisa and Cedric do everything from fold laundry to work out together (while secretly wishing he wasn’t so we could see that drama go down on the show).
But we weren’t satisfied with Lisa’s nonchalant explanation of her “weird” relationship with Cedric. What exactly is weird? And how did he end up living with the Todd-Vanderpumps? Not every personal trainer — no matter how often the customer works out — moves in with their clientele...
Well, in one interview, Cedric claims he has known the Vanderpump family for more than 15 years. He says Lisa told him about the show prior to filming, but he didn’t say if Lisa asked him to move in after spilling the beans, or if he’d lived there prior. However, if he didn’t, we can assume Bravo — after seeing the hunk and Mrs. Vanderpump work (and sweat) it out together on the daily — probably pushed the idea. Nerdy husband + hot wife + possibly-gay-but-definitely-sexy trainer in one house? Hello, dram-a-rama!
When asked what he does for the family, Cedric was very vague: “I am me,” he says, and adds, “They’re like my family.” One thing we do know for sure is that the Vanderpumps and Mr. Martinez don’t always occupy the same space. In fact, while staying with Lisa and Ken, Martinez had his own 3,500-square-foot guest house on the Vanderpump’s property.
Also, much to our dismay, there have been reports that Martinez is, indeed, playing for the other team. In August, he was linked to ex-NSYNC member Lance Bass, who publicly came out in People magazine in 2006. Apparently, Bass was cheating on his then-boyfriend with Martinez. Oopsy daisy.
Cedric might be a bit of a “fame whore,” because he seems to have dabbled in just about everything Hollywood has to offer. He’s done some modeling and some acting, gets invited to fashion magazine parties and says he’s currently writing a book (“about moi”). For some reason, we just don’t see a straight guy saying “moi”...but to each his own. Perhaps his stint on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is simply a launching pad for his writing career? Who knows.
In Season 1, Episode 11, “How to Behave,” Cedric opened up to Kyle Richards about his past, telling her about growing up on the streets of Paris with his mother, a French prostitute. Très tragique. While Adrienne Maloof has since cast aspersion on Cedric’s version of events on an episode of Watch What Happens Live, Cedric’s story clearly affected Lisa enough to shelter him for several years. In the finale episode of RHoBH Season 1, Lisa and Ken finally tell Cedric it’s time for him to leave.
It appears it's not that easy to say au revoir to this Frenchman. Cedric popped up again on Season 2 of RHoBH, at Lisa's SUR opening party, and let's just say that time has not healed the wounds between Cedric and Lisa. While Cedric maintains that he was invited to the event, Lisa was surprised to see him — and promptly showed him the door.