Billie Lee has definitely lived up to the phrase “do not go gentle into that good night.” Recently, she dropped the bombshell she quit Vanderpump Rules to focus on an anti-bullying campaign, and that she was bullied on the show. Welcome to the club Billie! You are now members with Scheana Marie, Lala Kent, James Kennedy, Raquel Leviss, Tom Schwartz…
Then Billie announced the news that she is ready to have a baby. She’s in a good head space, and even made up with Lala, who was there to support her during some dark times she had while on the show. And it’s pretty amazing they made up considering they were at each others throats during brunch and at Scheana’s housewarming party. Billie still has more to talk about, and this time it’s about the cast.
In an interview with In Touch, Billie dished on where she stands with her former SURvers. And to no one’s surprise, she does not hold back.
First up is former queen bee, Stassi Schroeder. And I say former because we all know Katie Maloney wears that crown now. When asked about Stassi’s comments that Billie should leave the show, Billie said, “I don’t really know her and I don’t really care to hang out with her, or know her…she’s selling a book, so, you know, whatever she can do to make headlines, I get it.” How very Mariah Carey of her.
She continued, “But I joined SUR to make money. And then I joined the show to be visible as a trans woman. I didn’t join to be Stassi’s best friend. I didn’t join to be Stassi, Kristen [Doute], and Katie’s best friend and drink wine with them.” Don’t worry Billie, I’m sure their wine isn’t that great anyways.
Then Billie dished about her frenemy, Lala. She said, “Lala and I are very similar. We fall really hard, really fast, but we also are very emotional…she has an amazing, powerful energy about her. I just wish that sometimes she would use it in a very positive way versus a negative way.” I hope so too. I don’t know if I can take another season of Lala going to the dark side.
Speaking of the dark side, Billie also got a dig in at Katie. She said, “There’s something about loving your job and wanting to be there versus like, I feel Katie and you know, there’s some people there that just are so over it, like they’ve done it. I get it.” Katie does look miserable at SUR, but then again, she doesn’t even look happy when she’s at home coloring in her coloring book.
On the bright side, Billie loves Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, Scheana, and James. She mentioned that they all truly enjoy working at SUR and hanging out off camera. Even Tom, who works at TomTom, still comes to bartend at SUR.
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Billie shared, “So I think because Tom really enjoys his job and we do too, we kind of just draw each other together…just by me being around, I think Tom is figuring out who is close-minded, who’s open-minded…I don’t think he really wants to necessarily hang out with people who are close-minded and negative.”
I have a feeling that Billie will be live tweeting the upcoming season of Pump Rules, and will keep spilling the tea about the show. Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if she decided to return the following season. She seems like she misses it already.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK LALA AND BILLIE WILL STAY ON GOOD TERMS? WILL STASSI AND BILLIE EVER BE FRIENDS? DO YOU THINK BILLIE WILL REJOIN VANDERPUMP RULES?
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