Blonde and well-preserved, Pamela Todd would fit in extremely well with the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.However, what Lisa Vanderpump would say is another matter entirely - as Pamela was previously married to Lisa's husband Ken Todd and the couple have a son together.
Although Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills fans are used to surprises they were startled to discover Lisa has a secret stepson who is married to one of her former best friends.
Speaking about son Warren last month, Ken told viewers: 'Warren was a product of my first marriage which didn't last very long. I had total custody of him from the age of two and I brought him up on my own.'
Glamorous Granny: Pamela Todd was married to Ken Todd before he married Lisa Vanderpump.
However, although he may have made it seem that Warren had nothing to do with his mother, the businessman is in fact, extremely close to Pamela.
Young love: Pamela Todd and Ken Todd. Their marriage lasted two years and they had son Warren together.
Seen as a stunning model in the 1960s, Pamela calls Warren 'No 1 son' on Facebook, and talks of her pride in watching grandson Ryan graduating from Exeter University in the U.K. last year.She has also been to visit Warren and his wife Sue Vanner at their home in Saint Tropez in the South of France, as well as celebrating Ryan's 21st birthday.
Lisa married Ken when she was 21 in 1982 - just six weeks after they met. Ken was was 37 at the time and the Beverly Hills-based couple have now been married for 30 years.
Before his marriage to Lisa, Ken married Pamela when they were both in their teens, a 'child bride' as she termed it, while the couple had their son Warren when Ken was 21.Pamela went on to live in LA and is now living in London. She is believed to have been in a relationship with 60s crooner Malcolm Roberts, who died aged 58 in 2003.In February, Real Housewife fans watched as Lisa and Ken prepared to visit Warren and Sue at their French home - as Lisa spoke about her step-son for the first time.The perfectly-coiffed brunette, 52, who is currently appearing on ABC's Dancing With The Stars, said because Warren is only six years younger than her she tried to be a friend as well as a step-mother, adding: 'I made it my business to on well with Warren.'She joked: 'I wanted to love and embrace Ken's son, not literally, I have friends for that.'Warren, now a successful property developer, is happily married to Sue - even though their 16-year age difference initially caused issues with both Lisa and Ken.'When Warren first met Sue, the 16 year age difference, the secrecy that had transpired, was not something we supported,' Lisa explained on her blog.'But I learned a very valuable lesson, when our children make a choice, remember our opinions and influence are pretty much redundant. The intimacy between a couple supersedes the parental relationship and take heed - it is not a battle that is worth fighting.
Mother and son: Pamela Todd with son Warren Todd.
'It took a while, a few years, that with hindsight was a complete waste of emotion. And now 26 years and a lovely grandson for Ken later, we would have to admit we were wrong.'However, it would seem that some issues still linger as Sue was shown saying to her husband 'Thank God, it's been exhausting' when Lisa and Todd announced their departure. She also said 'oh don't let's discuss age', when Lisa tried to work out how old Ken was when he had Warren.
Happy together: Lisa Vanderpump and husband Ken Todd - seen here at the Dancing With The Stars studios in LA - have celebrated 30 years of marriage. The couple have two children as well as cherished dog Giggy.
Secret stepson: Warren Todd and his actress wife Sue Vanner were seen on Real Housewives; Warren is the secret stepson of Lisa Vanderpump, while Vanner is her former best friend
Still happy: While Lisa and Ken initially discovered of the relationship, Warren and Sue have had a happy life together
All is forgive: Lisa and Sue and now friends again, and even have sons the same age - Max and Ryan. Ryan, far left, is now 21
Sue starred as a sultry Bond Girl in the 1977 movie The Spy Who Loved Me in which she was seen lying naked under a pile of furs with Roger Moore. Her future husband would have been an 11-year-old child at the time, leading to her being labelled a 'cougar'.But their marriage was a success, with Vanner giving birth to a now 21-year-old son Ryan.Lisa and Ken were seen visiting London-based Warren and his family in the exclusive French coastal town of Saint Tropez.
Happy family: Warren and his father Ken pose with their sons Max and Ryan in an undated family snapshot. The uncle, Ryan, and his nephew, Max, are virtually the same age
Family ties: Pamela Todd with her mother and son Warren, alongside his wife Sue Vanner.
Beachtime: Pamela Todd and son Warren relax in the sunshine when he was still a child.
Adoring grandma: Pamela Todd is grandmother to son Warren's son Ryan, seen her graduating from university last year - and as a child.
Showing that he is as successful as his businessman father, Warren owns a huge vacation estate complete with manicured lawn, pool and guesthouse, and he hires his father and stepmother a helicopter to Paris on a whim to spare them the drive.In her blog post Lisa explained that Ken raised Warren as a single father following a failed two-year-marriage when he was just 19.
Child bride: Pamela was in her teens when she had son Warren, seen here as a teenager.
Cougar: Vanner romances Roger Moore in the Bond film The Spy who loved me, in which she played a KGB agent
'He was married briefly for two years at 19, to a young wife who wasn't prepared for the challenging job of being a mother.
Lisa and Sue, pictured here, first bonded as both were actresses at the same time
'So he then fought for custody of their only child.
'He worked many jobs laboring, night jobs, anything to provide for his son, and, with the help of his mother, he raised an educated, well-mannered young man.'Life was hard at the beginning. But with sheer tenacity and some sort of innovative business sense, he created a life for his family (including his parents) that otherwise they wouldn't have had.'And she said they were proud of Warren.'Warren is very much his fathers son - ambitious, incredibly family oriented, and someone to be proud of.'Warren is a businessman and has done very well for himself owning properties in London's posh Notting Hill.
Ken Todd has two younger children, Pandora and Max, with Lisa, and Warren and Sue were guests at Pandora's wedding in Beverly Hills in 2011.
The finale of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hill will air next week and Adrienne Maloof has already caused a stir by refusing to turn up to the reunion - and quitting the series.With part two of the reunion set to air on April 1, it looks like the simmering tension between Brandi Glanville and Kyle Richards reaches its boiling point when Glanville utters "the meanest thing you could say" at Richards and attacks her support of sister Kim's sobriety.
Welcome! Lisa and Ken were seen visiting Warren and Sue in Saint Tropez, where the London-based couple have a vacation home
Sue and Warren have a palatial home in St. Tropez, complete with a separate guest house where Ken and Lisa stay
Family values: Ken and Warren share a drink with Lisa, the businessman raised his son as a single parent
Tension: Lisa says she has made up with Sue - and Ken clearly adores grandson Ryan
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