What happens to friendships forged in the soul-less pit of reality television? Can they sustain once the spotlight that once glued two people together is gone? It’s a dilemma for the purged cast of Vanderpump Rules, who suddenly have a Beverly Hills society wedding to attend, and a recent baby boom within the cast.
Of course, the exodus following offensive racial comments made towards Vanderpump Rules alum Faith Stowers disrupted the friend dynamic and left relationships hanging within the group. Stassi Shroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni were fired in June 2020 for this offense. In December 2020, heavily-marketed wholesome couple Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright left the show to focus on their son, Cruz.
Jax expressed mixed-feelings at the time of leaving the show in an Instagram post. He wrote, “the last 8 years on Vanderpump Rules have been some of the most challenging, rewarding and fulfilling years of my life. Although this is difficult to share, Brittany and I will not be returning for another season of Vanderpump Rules. We are excited to take this time to focus on our growing family and share with you our new endeavors. @bravotv, @evolutionusa and our Vanderpump castmates will always remain close to our hearts. Thank you to all the fans who have shared our journey with us and supported us through everything. We love you.”
Now, Jax is again perplexed with conflicting feelings because LA’s favorite self-destructive lothario isn’t sure where he stands with the remaining cast. Were the friendships just for the show? One has to assume the wedding would be filmed for the show, so would there be objections from production to include the cast that was fired for racial insensitivity? Well, the upcoming nuptials between Lala Kent and Randall Emmett is the perfect venue to figure it out. And now that Lala and Randall have announced a new wedding date for 2022, fans are wondering whether alums of the show will also be on the guest list.
“Just curious what happens with the taping of your wedding and being able to have your friends that sadly are no longer on the show at your wedding?” one fan commented on Lala’s Instagram Tuesday. According to an article by Us Weekly, Jax and Stassi were both tagged on the post, and the Michigan native responded, “tough question…”
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The topic came up hours earlier when Lala posted a sneak-peak from her dress fitting. “In honor of having a beautiful conversation with my stylist and dear friend @alexandrareneestyle,” she wrote, “I wanted to share my wedding dress that I was going to wear on April 18th 2020. This dress was custom designed by Alex & @pronovias. Alex surprised me with ‘Dad’ written inside of a heart, that was going to be on my veil. This was the very first fitting. 3 days later, the nation locked down due to COVID-19.”
Former costars Brittany added three heart-eyes emojis, while Stassi opined on the look, “fit for a freaking QUEEN.” It’s a heartwarming step forward for the couple, who had to postpone their wedding twice due to the coronavirus.
Us Weekly reported on the first time Randall and Lala had to delay their marriage due to the pandemic. The director said in May 2020 that, “it was heartbreaking. And then I couldn’t get it together to go back to work. And she’s like, ‘Listen to me, pull it together, get your ass back to work, we’re going to be together for the rest of our lives, it’s not the end of the world. I’m OK, you’re OK, we’re going to do this.’ It was just one of these moments where you’re like, ‘I got the best partner in the world.’”
Indeed, Lala has been waiting excitedly since getting engaged in September 2018. After Randall popped the question in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Lala gushed, “I can’t stop calling him my fiance. My face hurts from smiling! I just can’t believe I get to have this man forever. I’m the luckiest girl in the world!”
The happy couple are certainly ready to get hitched. The question is whether Jax will get an invite or not. Perhaps his time on Vanderpump Rules amounted to less than he thought.
TELL US- DO YOU THINK LALA WILL INVITE JAX TO THE WEDDING? WHAT ABOUT STASSI AND KRISTEN? WILL THEIR WEDDING BE FILMED FOR THE SHOW?
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