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.
Lala Kent has a lot going on right now. In March, she welcomed baby Ocean with Randall Emmett, and Give Them Lala, her first book, came out earlier this month. This is all perfect timing considering Vanderpump Rules is finally filming Season 9.
Needless to say, Pump Rules is going to look a lot different this year. For instance, Lala and co-star Scheana Marie are both moms now, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute won’t be around, and everyone’s favorite sociopath “stepped away.”Oh! and sober James Kennedy and Raquel Leviss got engaged. The days of drunken escapades, messy fights, and telling your boss to suck a dick are long gone. Now, VPR is apparently all about marriage, babies, real estate, and financial security.
If there’s one thing Lisa Vanderpump knows how to do, it’s collect a paycheck. Her days on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills feel like another lifetime ago, but never say never when it comes to a potential return. Well, as long as an entirely new cast was introduced. Meanwhile, Vanderpump Rules is filming its ninth season, minus a few familiar faces, now that LVP has been able to open her restaurants after some setbacks, to say the least. And she even has a new show on E! Network, so don’t ever say LVP is shy around a camera, especially when they’re capturing her glamorous life inside Villa Rosa.
If you thought Lisa had enough on her plate, you’re greatly underestimating her hustle. And her love of appearing on TV as the sole star, without Kyle Richards trying to take her crown. She’s preparing for the premiere of a new show on Peacock called Vanderpump Dogs, which looks like a mashup of VPR and a dating show, except with dogs instead of confused 30-year-old restaurant workers. Very on-brand for a pooch-loving LVP.
Even though it’s been years since Lisa Vanderpump, well Ken Todd, said “GOODBYE” to Kyle Richards and the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she definitely still has some hard feelings. The self-proclaimed queen of Beverly Hills didn’t have a picture-perfect exit from the show thanks to #puppygate, so no wonder she’s still bitter. At least, against all odds, she still has Vanderpump Rules to keep her Bravo career alive. But RHOBH has moved on from the days of LVP’s diamonds and
bug-filled rosé. However, something tells me LVP has not.
The Kyle vs. Lisa feud is one of the iconic Bravo friend breakups that’s forever marked the series. The OGs of RHOBH used to be best buddies and it was truly sad to see that dissolve over a tabloids rumor about Dorit Kemsley’s puppy. Now, Kyle considers LVP a downright villain, with the rest of the cast backing her up. And Lisa definitely knows how to hold a grudge, shading her former co-stars any chance she gets.
Life isn’t all diamonds and rosé, but it should at least be without insects. Lisa Vanderpump had a fairly serene year compared to her former co-stars on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. After 10 whole people tuned into Overserved With Lisa Vanderpump on the E! network, she’s also tried to keep restaurants SUR and Pump alive despite the pandemic shutdown. And once again, LVP is gearing up to try and steer Vanderpump Rules back into relevance after a healthy delay.
Like other Housewives, Lisa became a brand. She created a line of spirits and produced a precious pale pink beverage, Vanderpump Rosé. This delightful wine is a crisp, acidic blend of Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah. The gentle concoction is carefully sourced from grapes nesting in the interior Valley of Provence and Sainte Victoire Terroir. Oooo la la! If that weren’t tempting enough, the dry rosé has notes of sweet citrus (yum!), hints of pepper (yes!), and now apparently, BUGS (oh HELL no).
Cast members old and new from Vanderpump Rules have jumped on the pregnancy pact and became parents throughout the last few months. Stassi Schroeder, Brittany Cartwright, Lala Kent and Scheana Shay are all new mommies and sharing the new baby bliss with one another. Season 9 has also already started filming, so we’ll get a chance to see Lala and Scheana take on this totally new part of their lives.
Scheana is the most recent Pump Rules cast member to have a baby, giving birth to Summer Moon Honey Davies in April. Summer Moon is her rainbow baby after she suffered a miscarriage last year, and it’s amazing to see Scheana go from bartending in a high pony to dressing her baby in avocado outfits, with her lashes on fleek of course.
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Following her book release and the Vanderpump Rules season 9 filming announcement, Lala Kent is giving statements left and right. She’s starting to come for her remaining co-stars. And her fellow Utahns! Has she no loyalty?
Lala’s book did not take it easy on her since fired VPR co-stars Stassi Schroder and Kristen Doute. That fact is likely unsurprising to anyone who remembers the treatment Lala endured in her early scenes on the show. More recently, however, Lala equated the two witches’ VPR departure to a death. A bit hyperbolic, to say the least. But what does any
self-assigned superwoman hanger-on do following a “wrongful” act? Seek vengeance. And here we are.