It feels like a whole lifetime ago when Kristen Doute and James Kennedy were actually a couple. They’ve been sworn enemies for so long that it’s honestly tough to remember that they had a romantic relationship at some point- until Bravo airs Vanderpump Rulesre-runs and it feels like I’m in the Twilight Zone.
Last season, there was a rumor that Kristen and Jamescheated on both of their significant others with a hookup during the cast trip to Mexico. They both adamantly denied this claim, but Kristen does believe that James cheats on his girlfriend Raquel Leviss– it’s just not with her.
For the past couple seasons, the Vanderpump Rules cast members had to choose between attending Stassi Schroeder’sbirthday and Ariana Madix’s birthday. Their birthdays just happen to fall on the same day and these two have never been best friends, so it never made sense to combine parties for the sake of their mutual friends- until now apparently.
These two hyped up their self-proclaimed “Ice Queen” personas with a Winter-themed birthday party. They both wore white body suits, similarly icy makeup, and some winter-esque crowns. (Game of Thrones meets Frozen?)
When Vanderpump Rules started, Kristen Doute was at the center of the drama. Throughout the years, 92525252 cast members were added to the show, making it a very large ensemble cast. This means that a lot of stories do not make it into the actual episodes.
Usually it’s a good thing when someone has so much personal growth, but that’s not the case when it comes to being a reality TV star. Kristen is just not in the thick of the drama anymore . She’s in a very stable relationship with boyfriend Brian Carterand that just doesn’t make for the best TV. Last season, she didn’t really get a storyline of her own, other than denying those hookup rumors about her and ex-boyfriend James Kennedy and throwing a drink on him in Mexico. Now there are reports that she will not be returning for Season 7 of Vanderpump Rules.
Even though Season 6 of Vanderpump Rulesis over and all of the reunion episodes have aired, there is still a lot to dissect. One thing that stood out during the Secrets Revealed episode is James Kennedy’smysterious living situation. Why wasn’t this ever addressed during the regular season episodes?
To be fair, James had a lot going on last season. He got his DJ gig back at SUR, he was accused of cheating on his girlfriend Raquel Leviss with his now-ex-best friend Logan Noh and his ex-girlfriend Kristen Doute, and he had a screaming match with Lala Kent over pasta. There were plenty of James-centered story lines and it is an ensemble cast, so it makes sense that one thing was left out of the main episodes, but I cannot help being intrigued by James’ mysterious, older roommate Paul. What is the situation there?
Newbie Adam Spott, who is on board for a much needed infusion of hotness this season, was there to mix it up with the veterans. Stassi Schroeder brought her new boyfriend, Beau, and they worked roller skates.
This week most of your favorite (and even some of your least favorite) reality TV stars were all about the family time and shared lots of photos on Instagram.
Even with all of the drama on screen and off, Southern Charm stars Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenelcame together as parents to support their daughter. Now I just can’t help wondering who took that family photo? Was it Ashley Jacobs?
As always, I think the Secrets Revealed episodes are better than most of what we’ve seen throughout season. And Vanderpump Rules was no exception!
Jax Taylor is totally having a pre-midlife crisis. He’s too old for a quarter-life crisis (let’s be honest, no one expects him to live to be 120 years old) and technically he’s too young for a mid-life crisis, so he’s in a 2/3 life crisis, which means having 400 birthday parties dedicated to doing things kids should do. Like the trampoline park where Tom 1 suggests they play dodgeball on teams of Jax plus all the women he’s slept with, vs. Tom and all the people Jax hasn’t slept with! Bouncing boobs of many incarnations (Jax being the biggest boob of all).
Actually, it was the season of Jax, and, it was totally too much Jax (his shenanigans have overstayed their welcome), but here we go again! At least for the last time.