Remember Vanderpump Rules? If this were an ordinary year (where did those go?) we would be watching our once favorite SURvers right now as they made fun of Scheana Marie, fought over petty BS, and got sloppy drunk. Alas, the reckoning of 2020 put a stop to all that. Production for Season 9 is still halted due to COVID and Bravo fired OGs Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute for racist actions against Faith Stowers. Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright also got the ax “parted” with Pump Rules in 2020.
So, who’s left? Lala Kent, Scheana, Tom Schwartz, Katie Maloney, Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, James Kennedy and newbie Charli Burnett. That sounds like enough for a show to me. But it seems like Bravo is slowly backtracking on last year’s exodus. First, Andy Cohen publicly mourned the changes. Now, it’s Lisa Vanderpump’s turn to plant the seeds for redemption.
The Vanderpump Rules gang is growing up. Sort of. Yes–Tom Sandoval held a pool party at the same time as Jax Taylor’s bash in a recent episode, which somehow caused chaos among the group.
Many of the Pump Rules stars are either married or headed to the alter. And there is a pregnancy pact between Lala Kent, Katie Maloney, Stassi Schroeder, and Brittany Cartwright. The ladies all want to have babies within a couple of years of each other, so that their kids can grow up together. That is really sweet, and a little bit scary.
Now that the royal wedding season is officially over on Vanderpump Rules, we can get back to what the cast does best–gossip, drink and throw shade at fellow co-stars. Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s drawn-out Ver-Sails extravaganza made me want to decline any future wedding RSVP’s.
Love is still in the air on Vanderpump Rules with the romantic cemetery proposal of Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark later in the season. At least they didn’t have to worry about overzealous fans interrupting their romantic moment! Long-time engaged couple Lala Kent and Randall Emmett had originally planned their wedding for next month, but world events have changed that plan. The coronavirus has upended people’s lives and Lala and Randall are no exception.
Waiting for new Vanderpump Rules episodes is killing me. Is it January 7 yet? Unfortunately, it is not. However, fans can fill the void by watching Pump Rules repeats and by reading Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix’s new book. And by “reading,” I mean trying out every single drink recipe and making some questionable decisions after. Tom and Ariana even included some hangover remedies in the book, so they really do provide you with everything you need.
Yes, the cocktail book that the couple argued about a few seasons ago is finally here. Fancy AF Cocktails: Drink Recipes from a Couple of Professional Drinkers is the perfect gift for your fun friends… or yourself, which is actually also a gift to others if you make a batch of cocktails from Tom and Ariana’s recipes. The duo has been all over the country promoting their book and it all culminated with last night’s launch party at Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles.
Reality TV veteran Faith Stowers is pregnant with her first child!
The former Vanderpump Rules cast member shared the news herself via Instagram on September 5.