Everyone grab your tiny violins, it’s time to talk about Kristen Doute. The former SURver is heading into her 8th season on Vanderpump Rules and it looks like things are getting lonely for her. As you may know, Kristen is currently estranged from on/off best friends, Katie Maloney and Stassi Schroeder. She has been noticeably absent from any and all of Stassi’s wedding preparations amid confirmed reports her relationships are on life support.
Kristen also broke up with her boyfriend, Brian Carter, at the end of last season. Poor Carter
never worked had a problem with maintaining income that would support paying rent. For some reason this heavily impacted both Stassi and Katie’s life and factored into their struggling friendship with Kristen. Since then, Kristen has been busy with her new home and even started writing a self-help book, encouraging women to “own their crazy”. But don’t reach for the tissues quite yet. At least one old friend is standing by Kristen’s side and even showed up for a holiday photo.
Carter and Kristen, are they or aren’t they? So far in 2019, Kristen’s friends have been dropping like flies. One fly that seems to be eternally caught in Kristen’s web is her ex-boyfriend Carter. She confirmed the demise of their courtship in September. But, never say never to
a hook-up an eventual reconciliation.
On Thanksgiving, Carter must have been thankful Kristen forgave him for stealing her wallet because he showed up in Kristen’s social media turkey day post. According to Us Weekly, fans were quick to call out the familiar face and ask some questions. Kristen shared a photo of her friends surrounded by a bountiful table and goodwill. Carter was there for the
free food occasion.
Kristen captioned the photo, “Friendsgiving/TurkeyPalooza 2019,” and as far as I can tell, Carter was the only Pump Rules cast member in attendance. After viewers began questioning Kristen on her relationship status, she made sure to end speculation they were back together. “No but we’re great friends,” she replied to a curious follower who asked if she and Carter were consciously coupling.
I wonder if they are “great friends” with benefits? In any case, isn’t it nice when we can rise above old hurt feelings and move forward like adults? Or maybe Carter just wants his last remaining 15 minutes of fame before he absconds into obscurity with the tattered remains of
Patrick Meagher former Pump Rules boyfriends.
We will have to wait and see if Kristen’s single lifestyle is the cause of further deterioration in her friendships with Stassi and Katie or if she is doomed to hang out with Scheana Marie forever. We will also have to wait and see if Kristen has any reason to continue being featured on this program… Season 8 of Vanderpump Rules is coming back in January on Bravo.
TELL US- ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO A NEW SEASON OF VANDERPUMP RULES? DO YOU THINK KRISTEN AND CARTER WILL GET BACK TOGETHER? SHOULD KRISTEN EVEN BE ON THIS SHOW?
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