Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills fans might assume there isn't much about Lisa Vanderpump's life that they don't know.So they might be surprised to learn that she has a secret stepson, Warren, married to Lisa's one-time best friend Sue Vanner - who is 16 years his senior.Both Lisa and her husband Ken Todd disapproved of the relationship at first, with the strife this caused discussed on Monday night's episode. '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.
Secret stepson: Warren Todd and his actress wife Sue Vanner are pictures in Monday night's episode of Real Housewives; Warren is the secret stepson of Lisa Vanderpump, a son from her husband Ken's shortlived first marriage, 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
'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.'
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
Vanner 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 Todd 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
Cougar: Vanner romances Roger Moore in the Bond film The Spy who loved me, in which she played a KGB agent
Showing that he is as successful as his businessman father, property developer 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.
Lisa and Sue, pictured here, first bonded as both were actresses at the same time
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.'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.
'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.
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
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.
Ken is 16 years older than Lisa, who he married when she was 21.
Family values: Ken and Warren share a drink with Lisa, the businessman raised his son as a single parent
Any lingering tension with Sue has faded, and Ken and Lisa clearly adore Ryan
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