Katie Maloney-Schwartz

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The dueling cliques definitely dominated the story lines last season on Vanderpump Rules – well, that drama and the wedding events with Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz. If you follow the cast on social media, you must have noticed some super random new friendships.

If you don’t follow the cast, then you’ll probably be shocked whenever these new episodes air. Why? Get ready for it: Katie and Lala Kent are actually friends. Yes, hell has frozen over and pigs are flying. They are getting along, taking pics together, and putting a halt to the trash talking.

Can Jax save the day?

If you have been paying attention to Vanderpump Rules over the years, you know who Rachael O’Brien is. She is friends with the girls in the cast and she is one of Jax Taylor’s many ex girlfriends.

Needless to say she has a lot of insider knowledge and good stories- especially when it comes to Jax.

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Everyone who watches Vanderpump Rules is well aware of Stassi Schroeder’s fascination with murder and all things gory and violent, so it really does make sense that she had a murder themed birthday celebration. She even bonded with her birthday twin (and Pump Rules enemy) Ariana Madix over their mutual love of murder, but no they did not have a double birthday party celebration. Obviously.

Based on social media, the cast members you would expect came through to celebrate Stassi’s birthday party. Her Witches of WeHo, Kristen Doute and Katie Maloney, were in attendance and all decked out with the theme. Stassi went to Katie and Tom Schwartz’s honeymoon so it’s only natural that he showed up for her birthday. And as the most-loved person among the cast, Brittany Cartwright attended the event as well.

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Even though the dynamics on Vanderpump Rules are constantly changing and whatever we know about the drama can be outdated at a moment’s notice, it seems pretty clear that there’s a divide in the cast. Opposing cliques aside, the one thing this cast always seems to agree on is their involvement in LA Pride every year.

Everyone came out (well, not exactly) for the festivities, went all out with their looks, and posted all about the Pride 2017 activities on social media.

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Even though Lala Kent (supposedly) is not returning to Vanderpump Rules, she has been doing a ton of interviews about the show and her (former?) costars. I don’t believe for one second that Lala’s time on Vanderpump Rules is done with.

Even though Lala refuses to reveal anything personal about her personal life on the show, she does say some outrageous shit and she finally has friends, so it just makes sense for her to return. Whether she comes back or not, one thing is certain: she will always have a lot of shit to talk.

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Kristen Doute and James Kennedy defend themselves

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.

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Poor Scheana

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.

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Tom and James

Even though Tom Sandoval and James Kennedy both dated Kristen Doute and hated each other for a season and a half of Vanderpump Rules, they are way past that now and they are actually boys. I stopped trying to figure out the boundaries within this cast because that’s just a lot easier.

These two united to defend Lala Kent against the “mean girls” in the cast. And of course, they both had some comments to make about Kristen. Tom revealed which moment at the reunion made him tear up and James admits (again) that he used Kristen.

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