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You don’t know what you got until it’s gone. Is there a better sentiment to capture how we are all feeling about Vanderpump Rules? The recently announced filming and cast overhaul (following several problematic behaviors) didn’t spark the joy Bravo had probably hoped for. Fans recently took to Bravo’s Instagram in protest of some teasers. Meanwhile, the remaining cast has quite literally reduced themselves to tooth-brush-in-butthole gimmicks. How did we get here?
When it first aired, VPR was a hit immediately. The show picked up steam around the era Lala Kent joined the cast and wildly mixed things up. Lauren from Utah was flirting with Jax Taylor back then. Now she’s having children with Randall Emmett and writing memoirs. It’s been a whirlwind.

Lala freaks out on Scheana

The stars of Vanderpump Rules have really undergone some intense changes throughout the past year. Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni all “left” the show. Stassi, Britt, Lala Kent and Scheana Shay are all new moms. Sur is open for business after a coronavirus pandemic and a few legal issues here and there for Lisa Vanderpump.

As I said, the Pump Rules cast are mostly parents now. And the newest mommy in the pregnancy pact gave her child the most Scheana Marie name ever — Summer Moon Honey Davies. Are we really surprised? Lala gave birth just before her to her first child with Randall Emmett, named Ocean. And if they’re not changing diapers, giving parenting advice on a podcast or posting on their newborn babies’ Instagram accounts, the VPR cast is trying to get pregnant like Katie Maloney-Schwartz and Tom Schwartz. No more Vegas getaways and back alley fights for the OG Pumpers.

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“It’s all happening” Scheana Shay is officially a mom. The Vanderpump Rules OG cast member welcomed her first child with boyfriend Brock Davies. In true Scheana fashion, she notified her followers that she was in labor via Instagram Story… which shared on her own account and the account she made for her daughter while she was still in the womb. Then again, that’s really the norm these days, especially for reality TV castoffs cast members; I.e. fellow new parents Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright.

Snark aside, congratulations to Scheana and Brock. Scheana has been very open about her desire to become a mom and her motherhood journey, which included freezing her eggs. She had a rough time in Summer 2020 as she went through her miscarriage in the midst of feuding with Lala Kent, who she claims ditched her for a dinner with Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly, which is very on-brand for Lala.

Vanderpump Rules Will Start Filming Season 9 Next Month After Cast Overhaul And Cancelation Rumors

It seems like a lifetime ago that we last had new episode of Vanderpump Rules on our screen. A lot has changed. Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurants dealt with closures due to the pandemic, and a few legal issues here and there. Stassi Schroeder, Kristin Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni were fired for alleged racist behaviors. Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright also “left” the show (read: probably also got fired). Stassi, Brittany, Lala Kent and Scheana Shay are new moms. Even Lisa’s beloved Giggy crossed over to doggy heaven.

After the whirlwind of an offseason, it was starting to feel like VPR was done for good. It even had Scheaners worried. Several alums (aka the one’s who “left’) were calling for a new spinoff show with just the OGs. It’s probably because they, especially Jax, could use a boost in their bank accounts right about now. And while Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix gave us hope for a return, it seemed like the Pump Rules train came and left, never to return.

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Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Brett Caprioni, and Max Boyens were fired from Vanderpump Rules for racist behavior in June of 2020. Bravo viewers thought that a shift was finally happening in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Back in 2018, Kristen and Stassi called the police on co-star Faith Stowers and told them that Faith was supposedly drugging men and then stealing their belongings. Bravo viewers also wanted Pump Rules star Jax Taylor to lose his job. He also lied about Faith on social media, alleging that Faith was wanted for stealing a car and was “AWOL” from the military. Well, mission accomplished, viewers!

Drew Sidora Real Housewives Of Atlanta

Reality TV stars and properly filed taxes just do not mix. Whether you’re a world-renowned restaurant owner like Lisa Vanderpump or a tired and possibly fired new dad like Jax Taylor, our Bravolebrities and taxes just don’t go hand in hand. And it looks like Real Housewives of Atlanta newbie Drew Sidora is falling into that category.

Drew came in hot in the otherwise “snoozefest” of a season, according to Marlo Hampton. She’s feuded with LaToya Ali over a wig, a prophet, her husband and the reunion taping. She’s gone back and forth with some nasty comments with Kenya Moore, who she believes is messy and puts on for cameras. Drew has also had plenty of problems with her husband Ralph Pittman, which she tries to slide under the rug no matter how many times Toya brings it up. 

Dayna Kathan Vanderpump Rules

The Vanderpump Rules editors tried really hard to make Dayna Kathan a thing last season. She got so much camera time in comparison to all of the other cast members, including the veterans.

The season as a whole was really strange and felt like two different shows: Vanderpump Rules Veterans and Vanderpump Rules the new cast. And then on top of that strange separation, there was just way too much footage revolving around Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s pre-wedding celebrations. And well, the new cast members were not exactly a smash hit. Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni got fired for racist tweets from their past. And, then of course, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute got fired for their own racist activity. And months later, Jax and Brittany announced they were “leaving” the show. The future of Vanderpump Rules has been in limbo for almost a year. But, we do know one thing is for sure: Dayna will not be on the show if/when it returns.

Vanderpump Rules Jax Taylor Brittany Cartwright

In case you haven’t heard, fired former Vanderpump Rules bartender Jax Taylor is a dad now. Brittany Cartwright gave birth to their son, Cruz Cauchi, earlier this week. If you’re a bit terrified of the thought of Jason Cauchi being responsible for a human being, you’re not alone. Hopefully, he takes more responsibility for his child than he does with his taxes.

And Jax will always be Jax, meaning that he’ll continue to make everything about Jax. He’s probably grappling with the fact that he’s not the Number One Guy in Britt’s heart anymore. And refusing to change any diapers.