No one ever accused James Kennedy of having a filter! This is, after all, the author of the infamous “boning” line on this season’s Vanderpump Rules. But now he’s not holding back on his feelings about older version of himJax Taylor, nor his feelings of utter dread when it came to couples’ therapy with (ex) girlfriend Kristen Doute!
James says, “I find myself stuck between a rock and a hard place with Jax, constantly being the man looking for ways to sabotage my plans.” Although he finds Tom Sandoval a bit more palatable, as his past relationship with Kristen was “real,” Jax is harder to take. “I don’t have an issue with Jax unless he is being unrealistic…(which is most of the time),” James complains, “Sorry but it’s true, I feel like his jealousy overlaps with what he actually cares about. I don’t think he hates me, I just think he is intimidated.”
Some may think Kristen Doute was busy needling a James Kennedy voodoo doll full of holes after the airing of Vanderpump Rules this week. And those people would be (nearly) correct! After witnessing James’ on-camera apology to Kristen over his supposed PG-13 “indiscretion” with Jenna (after Scheana Marie’s birthday party), Kristen then got a first-time glimpse of James’ televised interview. You know, the one in which he bragged about “boning” Jenna after all?!
Kristen admits she was initially forgiving of James because, “At the time, I didn’t really have a reason not to believe James and DAMN his story was convincing. There was a slight doubt in my mind, but I blamed myself for that because of the mistakes I had made (and lies I had told) in past relationships.” She argues, “James did his homework and knew exactly how to play me. Watching the episode back I felt naive and betrayed. To hear him compliment Jenna at the after party the way that he did, as I sat there, and then brag about ‘boning’ her while I stupidly took him back was beyond humiliating.”
Now that Kristen Doute has split from post-adolescent boyfriend James Kennedy, she’s moved on to seafaring men! Kristen has reportedly sunk her clutches into former Below Deck star Aleks Taldykin.
Aleks appeared on season 1 of Below Deck as Captain Lee‘s First Officer. He left the show to focus on his own yachting career and currently owns a yachting company which specializes in upscale international charters. In between voyages he apparently started seeing Kristen. Being at sea makes a man lonely and desperate, I suppose…
Many changes on Vanderpump Rules season 4, but the drama to the max show has just wrapped filming with some unsurprising twists. Namely that Kristen Doute and rebound, aka make Tom 1 jealous fling, James Kennedy have split!
“Kristen and James were together at the start of the season, but they broke up during filming,” reveals a source connected to the show.