As much fun as it is to be a Vanderpump Rules fan, it is a major commitment because there is a lot to keep up with. There are so many people in the cast, major plot developments in every single episode, and new rumors that emerge multiple times a day via social media and interviews.
Ariana Madix set the record straight on Scheana Marie’s alleged hookup with Summer House cast member Carl Rake, the rumors that her brother Jeremy Madix is dating new cast member Billie Lee, the recent gossip that Bravo has its cast members sign STD clauses, and other Vanderpump Rules hot topics.
In an interview for the Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino podcast, Ariana was asked about the discrepancies between Scheana and Carl’s versions of the “hookup” story. It’s not surprising that she didn’t share too much about this topic since she and Scheana are close friends, but she did say, “I don’t know. I don’t think they had sex. I think they made out out- drunkenly or something.” At this point, Andy Cohen just needs to have Scheana and Carl as his guests for the same episode of Watch What Happens Live so the fans can finally get some clarification on this he said, she said situation.
Scheana’s hookup is a hot topic of the moment, but Jax Taylor cheating on Brittany Cartwright with Faith Stowers has been the story line that won’t die. It wouldn’t be an interview with a Vanderpump Rules cast member if they weren’t asked about Faith. Weirdly enough, it’s not even getting repetitive at this point. Almost every single time, someone has a new, yet equally unflattering, anecdote about the former fringe member of the friend group. Ariana shared, “It seems extra shady in that she was hooking up with Max [Todd]. Then for a while there, she would talk about how she had a crush on Lala [Kent]. I don’t know if she did or didn’t, but it was thing that she was talking about and then all of a sudden it was kind of like not anymore.”
Ariana continued, “The recording to me is super suspect because it literally is like tap, tap, put the phone down, ask questions, which to me seems calculated.” She also denied Faith’s allegations that she and Scheana knew about the cheating and just never told Brittany. Ariana said, “She has been telling people that me and Scheana knew about all this stuff and we didn’t say anything.”
Ariana found out about the (alleged) Bravo STD clause, the same way the rest of us did: by reading about it online. She admitted, “I saw that and I have no idea about that. I signed my contract years ago and every year I just get like a new addendum with tiny changes. I remember my lawyer thoroughly going over my contract and I don’t remember seeing anything about an STD clause.”
In a random side note, Jax’s rebound from Season 1 Laura Leigh was brought up in conversation. In response to “We need to get Laura Leigh back on Vanderpump for an episode.” Ariana revealed, “I think there was a time there where Scheana was gonna work on that” That’s very reminiscent of the Miami girl story line from Season 3.
There have been rumors that there is something romantic going on between Billie Lee and Jeremy. Ariana didn’t reveal much, but she did tease, “They’re very close. I don’t know what their status is. They’re not currently dating at this moment.” But did they ever?
When she asked, “Did they go on a date together” She did not actually say a word and just laughed in response. Very interesting.
Tonight is an all new episode of Vanderpump Rules. “In Big Bear, Jax cheats death when an attempt to show off goes horribly wrong. Raquel questions whether James still harbors romantic feelings for Lala, Ariana gets upset when Sandoval doesn’t invite her on a business trip to Las Vegas, and Rob reveals that he doesn’t tell Scheana he loves her – providing Jax with fresh gossip to spread. Back in Los Angeles, Stassi interviews Lisa for her podcast, and Katie and Schwartz share date night.”Tune in and join us in the comments to snark through the episode. And stay tuned for Mary’s recap tomorrow morning!
TELL US-WHAT DO YOU REALLY THINK HAPPENED BETWEEN SCHEANA & CARL? DID FAITH INTENTIONALLY TRY TO GET WITH CAST MEMBERS SO SHE COULD GAIN SCREEN TIME? SHOULD JEREMY DATE BILLIE LEE?
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