Tom Schwartz Calls This Season Of Vanderpump Rules A “Beautiful Disaster;” Stassi Says Show Isn’t Supposed To Be About Lala Kent

Booze, fools, tons of disasters – if that doesn’t perfectly describe Vanderpump Rules, I don’t know what does. Sadly, all that mess came about because Tom Schwartz decided to unwisely hook his malfunctioning penis to the wheel that’s Katie Maloney and everything spun very far out of control.

“It was a disaster. It was a beautiful mess. That’s how I describe this season, a beautiful disaster,” Tom warns. “It’s a blur in retrospect, but a lot happens.” Jax Taylor agrees, adding, “There’s some crazy stuff that happens.”


“You will see us at our absolute worst and best,” adds Tom. All of the good, the bad, and the ugly was fully on display at Tom and Katie’s joint bachelor and bachelorette party in New Orleans.

“I don’t think we were sober for any of it,” admits Jax. “I still think we gotta redeem and have another bachelor party.” Hilariously, Tom whispers, “Don’t tell the girls.” Ummm… so sad.

“I know it is a happy ending, that is what helps me stay strong during my weak times,” Tom jokes. Poor Tom admits this season is “dark” and difficult to watch. “I just look at myself and I’m like that’s not me! Is that me? Sometimes it’s hard for me to look at myself and take responsibility for the things that I do.”

Switching gears to looking down the rabbit hole of his own future, Tom and Jax dished on Scheana Marie‘s surprise divorce from Shay. Unlike Shay’s friends who blame Scheana, the Vanderpump Rules crew is sticking by their girl. “It kind of took us all by surprise really,” Jax tells The Daily Mail. “It’s sad.”

“We’re looking out for her,” Tom adds. “She has a good support system. And so does Mike so it will be OK.” Oh, I think Mike will be more than OK. FREEEEEEEEEEEEEDOM!

Katie and Stassi also share their opinions on Scheana’s divorce, the viewer’s reactions to their treatment of Lala Kent, and the upcoming wedding drama.

“I feel like people hate us,” Stassi complains. “I feel like people think we’re like the ultimate mean girls.” Well she’s perceptive – I’ll give her that!

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“I think people are taking our loyalty, our sisterhood out of context,” says Katie. “It’s unfortunate, but we know that’s not the truth.”

According to Stassi, the Lala drama ruins the show because Vanderpump Rules is supposed to be all about her and her friends, and not about Lisa Vanderpump‘s restaurant. [It’s widely rumored by valid sources that the ‘vets’ conspired together to force Lala and James off the show for fear that they were getting ‘retired’ by a younger cast of people who actually work at SUR. Which NEEDS TO HAPPEN.)

“It’s honestly kind of annoying,” scoffs Stassi, “because I think what made our show so great was the fact that we’ve been this really tight close group of friends for so long – years before we ever had a show – and it’s like the diary of how our friendship works in this group, and then we have two randoms around.”

This show is supposed to be about SURVERS who actually work and have dramas at SUR, and not a more dysfunctional, less successful 30-something group of wannabe Friends characters, desperate to extend their 15 minutes of fame in a circle of narcissism. In their heyday, this group was great, but now they’ve passed their prime and it’s time for Lisa to insist they pass the torch. Well, in my opinion, which is clearly the right one.

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Besides the Lala drama, the stress over wedding drama made it a difficult season for Katie to relive, despite the “happy ending.” Although ultimately she’s glad it was “immortalized” on camera.

“It’s a video diary of all the best moments of your life,” exclaims Stassi. “And a diary of all the bad times too,” Katie argues. “But you gotta take the good with the bad.”

“The lead up to their wedding is intense,” agrees Stassi. “And the boys are dramatic as F–K!”

“I think the boys cry more than the girls,” laughs Katie. “It’s a fairy tale ending, but it’s not all sunshine and roses on the way there.”

Stassi and Katie say Scheana is doing “remarkably well” since filing for divorce. “I’m really, really proud of her,” shares Stassi, but she co-signs that Scheana’s split from Mike was abrupt.

“I obviously think there’s a lot between them that we don’t know about,” says Katie, “but to us … we were definitely a little shocked.” But I thought y’all were such inseparable BFFs?!


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