Season 9 of Vanderpump Rules hasn’t really delivered. Much of the drama happened off-screen, like the break-up of two of the show’s main couples.
Lala Kent dumped her fiancé, Randall Emmett, after he allegedly cheated on her in Nashville. The couple shares one daughter, Ocean Emmett. Lala slammed her ex on her podcast, Give Them Lala, as “disgusting and dirty and dark.”
She also claimed that Randall was a serial cheater. “This has been going on for quite some time. It’s been kind of repeated behavior that I have found out about,” Lala stated. According to Lala, Randall even proposed with a ring that was “fake” and originally had a “s–t brown” diamond. Yikes!
Meanwhile, Lala’s sometimes bestie and former hook up, James Kennedy, finally popped the question to his longtime girlfriend, Raquel Leviss. James’s proposal was featured on an episode of Pump Rules, and went off without a hitch thanks to the planning, and checkbook, of Tom Sandoval.
In December 2021, Raquel announced that she and James had split up. at the VPR reunion. Raquel moved out of the apartment that she shared with James shortly after breaking the news. So, why did the couple call it quits? Raquel explained to Scheana Shay during her January 7, 2022 Scheananigans with Scheana Shay podcast that James and her family “were not meshing well.”
Raquel stated, “So I just told him that my heart isn’t in it anymore. I don’t appreciate the way that you treat other people; it’s not how I treat other people,” she added. James does have some anger issues to address.
During a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live, both Lala and James fielded questions from host Andy Cohen. Andy stated that the number one burning question from fans was, “Would Lala and James be open to dating each other now that they’re both single?” After all, the couple briefly hooked up on Season 4 of VPR.
“I mean, I don’t think James Kennedy is ready to be a stepdad. So much has changed since we got together. But he’s one of my best friends,” Lala replied. “I don’t know, James. What do you think?”
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James’ answer was a bit of a shock. “Honestly, we’ve done so much growing up and stuff. I mean, I’d love to just continue this beautiful friendship that we do have,” the DJ commented. “Look, I never say ‘never’ to anything nowadays.” Say what now?
Lala, who seemed reluctant, suddenly was open to the idea. “That’s a good answer. That’s a great answer,” she responded. Is it, though?
After hearing about the “interesting” comments that James made about possibly dating Lala, US Weekly reported that Raquel told photographers, “I mean, good luck to them.” Raquel said that she was “hanging in there” after she ended her engagement to James. “I’m just surrounding myself with friends and loved ones. I would say Scheana [Shay]‘s been there the most for me,” Raquel remarked. “She offered up her apartment for me to live in temporarily while she’s down in San Diego.”
I hope that Raquel finds love and someone who will appreciate her and allow her to shine. James is too controlling to share the spotlight.
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TELL US- DO YOU THINK THAT LALA AND JAMES WILL START DATING AGAIN? WERE YOU SURPRISED THAT RAQUEL CALLED OFF HER ENGAGEMENT?
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