Lala Kent Disses James Kennedy’s New Girlfriend As “Forgettable”

VANDERPUMP RULES -- "Either Him Or Me" Episode 703 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lala Kent, James Kennedy -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/Bravo)

It was a shock when Vanderpump Rules stars Raquel Leviss and James Kennedy called off their engagement. After all, Season 9 of Pump Rules heavily featured their love story. Tom Sandoval helped plan, (and fund), the elaborate Coachella-themed proposal. The season finale was set at the couple’s engagement party weekend. Brock Davies and Scheana Shay wanted to sneak off during the festivities to get married, because that wouldn’t steal Raquel and James’ thunder at all.

Raquel dropped the news of their breakup via Instagram on December 5, 2021. “We love each other very much, but we aren’t in love anymore,” she wrote. The VPR cast was stunned when they learned of the split in real time while filming the reunion. It was crazy watching Raquel hand back her engagement ring. Damn!

Raquel revealed that James and her family “were not meshing well.” She also told James that she didn’t like the way that he treated people. James definitely needs some help managing his anger.

While the split seemed amicable at first, it has veered off into light drama territory. When James and a now single Lala Kent didn’t close the door on possibly dating again, it ticked off Raquel. And let’s just point out that Lala said that James was a better lover than her ex-fiancé, Randall Emmett. TMI!

James sparked rumors that he had a new lady when a video that he posted to his Instagram Story showed him briefly holding hands with a brunette woman.

Raquel threw an “unengagement party” where she hung out with her girlfriends and watched the Pump Rules reunion. Raquel sipped alcohol through a penis straw, which just happens to be something that James finds objectionable. James said that he “truly dodged the bullet” after seeing Raquel with the offensive straw.

In March of 2022, James went Insta official with his new love, Ally Lewber. James posted photos from their trip to Mexico on his Instagram.

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During a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Lala gave her impression of James’ new boo. Spoiler alert: it isn’t good. Host Andy Cohen asked Lala, “Have you met James new girlfriend?” Lala replied, “I met her once.” Try no to overshare the details, Lala.

“And?” Andy probed. “I don’t remember it well,” she remarked. Yikes! “Wow. And you are sober,” Andy commented. “And I’m sober, so…” Lala said.

“Okay,” Andy stated. “There you go.” This may be a case of Lala dissing Ally since James is off the market again. Or just to make headlines.

But Raquel wasn’t shy about shading James for moving on. She admitted that she judged her ex for having a girlfriend a mere month after they split up. Now Raquel is moving on, too. She just went on her first date with VPR co-star Peter Madrigal.

Maybe Peter and Raquel will be SUR’s latest love connection. Wouldn’t that be convenient?


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