I get it: it’s so easy to hate on James Kennedy, but he really is entertaining. I don’t know how I would feel if we were a part of the same friend group, but as a viewer who (sadly) doesn’t get to hang out with the cast, I am always laughing whenever he’s on screen. Still, I totally understand why he’s a polarizing figure on Vanderpump Rules. We need that though to keep the show interesting.
I’m sure Kristen Doute would disagree with me on that and I don’t blame her. James has been dragging his ex (and the reason he is even on this show) every single chance he gets. He even admitted at the last reunion that he used Kristen to become a cast member. We all saw that throughout the course of their relationship, but it was just pretty cringe-worthy to watch him say out loud.
When Scheana Marie and Mike Shay’s separation was announced right before the last Vanderpump Rules premiere, I couldn’t help watching every episode with a bit of analysis. Whether Shay was in a scene or not, I couldn’t help reading into every single thing with the current knowledge that they were going through a divorce.
Weirdly enough, Jax Taylor was right when he said that he had “milk with a longer shelf life than that marriage.” Most viewers felt bad for Scheana after learning that Shay just left and drained all of their money, but there’s also a good amount of fans that felt like Scheana was putting up a front about how good the marriage actually was. Scheana explained why she lied about her relationship and Shay’s philandering and how she even planned out their “story line” before the show actually started.
The quasi-feud between Stassi Schroeder and Ariana Madix on Vanderpump Rules is strange to me. There’s no real source of animosity between the two of them, but it seems like they’re caught up in other people’s bull shit. I could never see them being friends, other than the fact that they’re on this show, but they did have a weirdly touching moment discussing murder during the Pump Rules season finale.
That didn’t last too long since they have been feuding on social media and in interviews ever since. Stassi just maintains that she doesn’t get where the beef is coming from and Ariana is still very much against the idea of friendship. At least we know there will be plenty of drama next season.
The Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright spin-off was one of the worst kept secrets in recent memory. They were posting a ton of pictures and videos from Kentucky and they put up some super conspicuous photos of them “hanging out” in Bravo offices in front of the logo on the wall. So we all knew the Vanderpump Rulesspin-off show was in the works, but we now know that it’s officially happening this summer. Obviously, I’m going to watch it because I watch pretty much everything on Bravo, but what I really want to know is how the other Pump Rules cast members feel about it.
I know that everyone loves Brittany, but she’s only been a full-time cast member on the show for one year, so I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the more seasoned cast members were jealous. I know they’ve all hated on Jax over the years, but he consistently brings it, so he really does deserve a spin-off in my opinion- well, as much as someone making poor choices on reality TV deserves any opportunity.
Now that Naomie Olindo and Craig Conover are such a solid couple, she is bigger part of Southern Charm and I’m into it. So far, she’s not involved in the drama, but she provides some interesting perspective.
Naomie explained why the cast targets Craig and the disconnect between Craig and Shep Rose. She defended Kathryn Dennis as a parent. She also tried to make sense of Landon Clements… which is quite the task.
If I was on Vanderpump Rules, I would go on vacation as soon as the last reunion episode aired (and it seems most of the cast HAS done just that). It has to be so exhausting to turn up and argue with your friends (and frienemies), rehash all of the drama when the episodes air, and discuss it all again at the reunion. That’s why I don’t blame Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright for escaping West Hollywood and visiting his family in Florida.
I know that Jax and Brittany filmed their spin-off series in Kentucky with her family, but I really wish there were some cameras around when they were with Jax’s family. I cannot be the only one who wants to see what it’s like to be Jax’s parents and sister. I would love to see how they deal with him being such an infamous reality star.