Vanderpump Rules’ Kristen Doute Says James Kennedy’s Betrayal Was “Beyond Humiliating”!


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.”


No stranger to humiliation, Kristen has fallen victim to (and been the perpetrator of) public cheating scandals in the past. In consideration of this baggage, Kristen offers her take on why she came to Scheana’s birthday in the first place – despite full knowledge that Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix did not want her there. She explains in her blog, “I was slightly apprehensive about going to Scheana’s party without the actual invite only because of Tom and Ariana. I knew that it was in Scheana’s best interest to not extend the invitation personally, as it would just cause unnecessary stress for her on her day.”

But since Kristen and Scheana were “not in a bad place” at the time (is that her definition of “good?”), she shares, “I walked in hoping for the best, but accepting the possibility of being asked to leave. To me, it was worth taking the chance to show Scheana that I cared… Plus, I know she’s a sucker for a good gift. Haha.” 

Gift, schmift! Because the next thing Scheana knew, Kristen was allegedly calling her a “rude b*tch!” Kristen denies this accusation, however, arguing, “When Scheana had first called me about James‘ Uber receipt, we both went into detective mode because we both felt like we were being lied to – by Jenna and by James. Understandably, she didn’t want to accept that her friend would lie to her that way. After I broke up with James at the restaurant, Scheana still refused to believe that something had happened between them although James was caught red handed. She was still being lied to by both and assumed that James gave in to my accusations because I would never accept that ‘nothing happened’.”


Kristen continues, “Let me clarify I never called Scheana a ‘rude bitch’, but I WAS frustrated with her for pigeonholing me and thought it was a rude and bitchy thing to say to me.”

So, semantics may not be Kristen’s strong suit, but acting the part of psycho ex-girlfriend is. She clarifies that Scheana only became involved in the James Investigation because “she chose to be involved by calling me about the Uber receipt. It wasn’t her problem or relationship to be accountable for, but at the time she was my only link in finding out the truth.” (I feel like I heard that exact same line of reasoning recently on Snapped!) 


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