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Unfortunately for Kristen Doute, Vanderpump Rules only films in the summer. This means that she never gets a birthday party episode, let alone a multiple-episode story arc. On the bright side, this means that she never gets filmed during a birthday meltdown.

Instead, the Vanderpump Rules fans only get to see the (filtered) photos that she wants us to see. This year, Kristen and a bunch of her costars celebrated her birthday in Nashville, Tennessee.

Let’s just address the elephant in the room: Kristen’s boyfriend Brian Carter was not on the trip. I would just assume he was at work, but then again, Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney said he doesn’t even work and Kristen financially supports him.

I’m not saying that Carter’s absence from his girlfriend’s birthday means there’s trouble in paradise. However, it’s definitely not a “great” sign of where their relationship is at. Plus, that three-year anniversary dinner during the last episode was just so awkward. It really didn’t seem like they had much to celebrate. And I can’t help wondering if Kristen picked up the check. Although I’m 99% sure she did. Or maybe it was comped by production.

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Maybe she just didn’t want to pay for his plane ticket? Or, perhaps, the crew traveled via private jet. That is possible since Lala Kent and Randall Emmett were there. Randall didn’t make it into any of the photos, but he did make some Instagram Story appearances during their trip.

Carter or no Carter, the Vanderpump Rules cast members who did show up seemed like they had a fun time. Katie, Stassi, Tom Schwartz, Beau Clark, Jax Taylor, and Brittany Cartwright all went down to Nashville to celebrate.

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Click through the photo gallery below to see pictures of the Vanderpump Rules cast in Nashville.

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