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.
Katie appeared on The Morning Breath to share some updates about the upcoming Pump Rules season. And spoiler alert (in case you didn’t believe me the first time): she’s actually friends with Lala. I have no idea if this happened at the start of the season or toward the end, but it’s obviously going to be a major plot point next season.
Katie confirmed, “Yeah. At the reunion in February we squashed it. I kind of had a moment of clarity, especially after the wedding. I kind of just felt this release of everything and I was like ‘I’m not this person. I don’t want beef with her. I don’t know her.’ And so it’s felt really good. Getting to know her has been really nice and eye-opening. We actually get along a lot more than I thought we would.”
After a season of hating on Lala for dating a married man, Katie said, “She has a boyfriend. He’s not married.” And she even shared, “I vowed to not talk about her life.”
The clique harmony isn’t the only shake up the fans can expect next season. Ariana Madix’s brother Jeremy Madix will be a around a lot more. No word yet if he’s officially a full-time cast member, but Katie said, “He works at SUR and I think he’s living with Tom [Sandoval] and Ariana right now.” Still, she emphasized, “I don’t know much he filmed” and “I don’t know him that well.”
As far as Jeremy’s sister Ariana and her pal Scheana Marie go, Katie explained, “We actually don’t have issues with Scheana or Ariana. They just have a chip on their shoulder about us.” So it’s clear that not every person in the cast is getting along these days.
The possibility of the Tom & Tom restaurant partnership with Lisa Vanderpump also came up. Katie did not confirm whether or not it is happening, but she did tease, “You will find out.” So is that a yes?
TELL US – HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT LALA MAKING PEACE WITH THE REST OF THE CAST? WHOSE CLIQUE DO YOU ALIGN WITH: KATIE, KRISTEN, AND STASSI’S OR SCHEANA AND ARIANA’S?
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