Vanderpump Rules is entering into an entirely new era now that half the cast is gone, new parents or both. And even less of the cast even still works at Sur anymore, but that doesn’t mean they’re all not ride or die for Lisa Vanderpump. But, of course, they are, she propelled them to C-List celebrity status, leading to book deals, podcasts and more, so they have to be thankful.
Our little Pump Rulers are all grown up. Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval can actually use their air conditioner and microwave simultaneously, but no word on if they’ve bought furniture yet. Scheana Shay has a new baby, and seemingly has bonded with Lala Kent over motherhood, pausing their feud. Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney-Schwartz are no longer fighting over Vegas girls in muumuus, and are looking to join the Pump Rules Parents Party.
Arguably the VPR cast member who’s undergone the most growth is DJ James Kennedy. He’s sober, sensitive and apologetic. He’s new and improved, and actually might be a joy to watch on TV when he’s not fat-shaming his friends or being a dick to his girlfriend. Speaking of Raquel Leviss, the two are NEWLY ENGAGED. It’s about time — they’re obviously meant to be. But it is a big step for James, especially when you compare it to his dark days dating Kristen Doute.
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Raquel and James are filming for Season 9 and basking in the newlywed experience. But when there’s an engagement, there always comes pregnancy rumors. Some fans began speculating that Raquel is hopping on the VPR pregnancy pact a little late. The questioning escalated when James posted a photo where Raquel looks totally beautiful and stunning, but some people thought they saw a baby bump. Instagram account @_surrules posted a screenshot of Raquel shutting down the rumors along with the photo.
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“Lol I’m not pregnant,” Raquel wrote. “I was slouching and James caught me off guard with a quick one pic selfie.” People really just need to stop talking about and over-analyzing women’s bodies, whether they’re on a TV show or not.
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT JAMES AND RAQUEL’S ENGAGEMENT? DO YOU THINK THEY WILL FILM THEIR WEDDING FOR VPR?
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