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.
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.
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.
I will never stop watching Vanderpump Rules, but I do find myself missing the show’s early days. Those first couple of seasons were iconic. From Jax Taylor and Stassi Schroeder’s all-encompassing romantic relationship to single Jax “dating” multiple people at once, there was always something crazy happening in every single episode. I do still love this show, but there are plenty of things that I miss about the beginning of Vanderpump Rules.
I’m all for moving forward, but there are plenty of other things about the beginning of Pump Rules.
Without a doubt, Brittany Cartwright is the most lovable person on Vanderpump Rules. It’s kind of surprising that she fits in with this cast of characters, but she really does bring a much-needed sense of balance and kindness to a show that’s chock full of drama.
It could have been really awkward for Brittany to come on a show and join a group of friends that includes her boyfriend’s ex girlfriend, former hookups, and occasional enemies, but she somehow made it work and navigated the unique situation like a pro. Even so, Brittany (somehow) gets social media hate. Don’t worry about it though. Sure, Brittany seems like the nicest person on the planet, but she knows how to handle herself when needed.
This was a tough season of Vanderpump Rules for Scheana Marie . She returned to her original role as an outsider in the clique and she filed for divorce from Mike Shay. And now she has to relive it all in a three part reunion special.
Not only that, but Scheana is also discussing her new relationship with Robert Valletta and two times when Stassi Schroeder majorly offended her. And of course, she plugged her own solo project: an internet talk show.