We barely saw Kristen Doute’s relationship with Brian Carter on Vanderpump Rules. For a while, it just seemed like things were going well for them so it just wouldn’t make for interesting TV. Plus, he just really didn’t seem interested in filming.
Last season, we found out that Kristen pays the rent and Carter stole her wallet to use her credit cards. They broke up… but were still living together… and hooking up. And presumably, were both funded by Kristen. Now, it seems like they are finally done.
Kristen confirmed their latest breakup with a lengthy Instagram post. She admitted, “I haven’t come to terms with everyone wanting a black and white answer of where Carter and I stand. I want to scream, what about the gray parts of this, the undefinable aspects of loving and caring for someone, while knowing that they aren’t your person anymore?”
She continued, “After the therapy, the meditation, all the steps you take to pursue actual self love, how do you define the realization that you have to move on in order to truly grow?”
Kristen shared, “I’ve been called a hypocrite, a villain, for not communicating what has been going on between us because it has been just that… between us.” No one can blame her for feeling this way, but she is a reality TV star. Then again, he is not, so here’s that grey area again.
The Pump Rules OG wrote, “But we both deserve this weight to be lifted, so this is our version of a conscious uncoupling.” How very Gwyneth Paltrow.
Kristen shared, “Carter and I both know and have come to terms that our new label is friends – full of the utmost love and respect.” But, are they friends who still hook up?
She concluded, “As we unravel what has been for so long such an intertwined life, it hasn’t been easy. But it’s a step in the right direction. It may not be the black and white answer everyone is looking for, but it’s our answer and that will just have to do.”
In another Instagram post, Kristen wrote, “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
Will we see their relationship ups and downs play out during Vanderpump Rules Season 8? When is that trailer coming out anyway?
TELL US- DO YOU THINK KRISTEN AND CARTER’S RELATIONSHIP IS REALLY OVER? IS THIS A STORYLINE YOU’D WANT TO WATCH DURING SEASON 8?
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