Now that the royal wedding season is officially over on Vanderpump Rules, we can get back to what the cast does best–gossip, drink and throw shade at fellow co-stars. Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s drawn-out Ver-Sails extravaganza made me want to decline any future wedding RSVP’s.
Love is still in the air on Vanderpump Rules with the romantic cemetery proposal of Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark later in the season. At least they didn’t have to worry about overzealous fans interrupting their romantic moment! Long-time engaged couple Lala Kent and Randall Emmett had originally planned their wedding for next month, but world events have changed that plan. The coronavirus has upended people’s lives and Lala and Randall are no exception.
People reports that the couple recently shared their thoughts on the wedding postponement via their podcast Give Them Lala…with Randall. Lala admitted, “I’m going through my planner and I put my wedding day on April 18 in pen because I didn’t think I would need to erase it at any point.”
Certainly, no one could have predicted that much of America would be sheltering in place to stave off the spread of the coronavirus at the time the couple picked a wedding date. Lala and Randall are in a better position than many engaged couples as they have the financial means to rearrange their wedding. If Randall can come up with a million dollars on short notice to pay off an outstanding debt to 50 Cent, he can probably manage the wedding changes financially.
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Lala broke down in tears when talking about the wedding postponement. Randall comforted his fiance, saying, “It’s okay babe. It’s okay to be sad. I don’t think people realize how devastating it is for someone to have a wedding [canceled].”
The couple are cognizant of the fact that other people are in a worse position than them right now, but admit that their situation has been emotional. Randall went on to reveal, “I’ve watched you cry and you’ve seen me upset.” Although their wedding delay pales in comparison to what many people are going through, the situation still must be tough.
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Randall added, “We had a full-out cryfest a week ago when we first made the decisions [to postpone]. I don’t think anyone is prepared for this.” Even reality stars and celebrities who are used to getting their own way have to face the fact that many things are out of their control these days.
Despite the couple’s wedding plans being upended, they are both trying to be upbeat about the situation. Lala stated, “No matter what day we choose, it’s still going to be [special].” This realistic attitude is in direct contrast to Lala exclaiming via her Instagram Story a few weeks ago that she didn’t feel God would give her coronavirus just before her wedding. What a difference a few weeks can make in how we view the world.
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Randall backed Lala up, saying, “I love you and I know it’s sad. We love each other and we’re here and we’re safe. At the end of the day, a lot of people would pick this spot.” Indeed.
The couple gave a statement to People about their wedding earlier this month. They explained, “We have decided to move the date of our wedding to July given the unfortunate circumstances of what is going on. We are obviously saddened by this but for the ultimate safety of our families and guests, we have made the decision to wait and see how everything progresses. Safety will always be our number one priority.”
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With everything going on in the world, a postponed wedding might not seem so important, but it is a stark reminder that we are all experiencing changes in our lives that seemed unimaginable a few months ago.
Reality Tea recommends that all readers comply with CDC guidelines and remain as isolated as possible during this urgent time. Visit the Centers for Disease Control at CDC.gov or the World Health Organization at Who.int for the latest information on the coronavirus and learn what you can do to stop the spread.
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