Vanderpump Rules Season 9 is fast approaching, and there’s no doubt it will be a season unlike any other. Half of the OG cast “left” (aka got fired) from the show after last season for various displays of bad behavior. That includes new dad Jax Taylor, which is still a shocking concept to wrap my head around. Jax has been a VPR OG since the early days and his bad-boy antics ranged from entertaining to downright toxic. He’s stolen sunglasses. He’s blown up on his friends. He cheated on his fiance. The list goes on. And while Jax might not be missed by many on the next season, his absence will truly be somewhat alarming.
Jax and Brittany Cartwright are new parents battling with their bookkeeper and weirdos on Instagram who make fake accounts pretending to be their newborn baby. They hang out with fellow
disgraced former Pump Rules parents Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark. Jax has definitely shown he’s pretty bitter about his alleged firing, saying that he didn’t even want to be a part of the phoniness anyway. Which disputes his early claims regarding his excitement to start filming Season 9. And you know who’s laughing all the way to the bank to cash their Bravo check that Jax misses so much? Miss Charli Burnett who never eats pasta. And that’s on that.
Vanderpump Rules is getting ready for a comeback – if you can call it a comeback. The show isn’t going to be the same as it once was when it premiers, even if we’re going to see some familiar faces. Tom Sandoval, Tom Schwartz, Ariana Madix, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, James Kennedy, Lala Kent, Scheana Marie, and Raquel Leviss are all returning.
We won’t be seeing Beer Cheese Moguls Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright because they “stepped away.” We also won’t be seeing OGs Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute – 2/3 of the Witches of WeHo – due to racist actions. And thankfully, we won’t be seeing any of those one-season wonders no one cared about to begin with. The faces might be changing on Pump Rules, but so are the lifestyles of these former SURvers. Everyone is either married, engaged, and/or a new parent. The most shocking change of all though is that James got sober and is now engaged to bambi-eyed b*itch Raquel.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Lisa Vanderpump is living her best life right now. Vanderpump Rules, after floating in limbo, is finally going to start shooting Season 9.
The show will have a face lift of sorts, since “OG” cast members Kristen Doute and Stassi Schroeder were fired for racist behavior in June of 2020. Lisa made it clear that she would have preferred to see the fired VPR stars learn and grow from their mistakes, but it wasn’t her decision. Jax Taylor and his wife Brittany Cartwright also left the show.
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.
For the most part, none of us really know what to expect from Vanderpump Rules Season 9 since so many key players are missing from the equation. But now, we at least know of one major storyline.
James Kennedy proposed to Raquel Leviss. And considering that the cast just started filming, it’s safe to assume the big moment was captured by the Vanderpump Rules cameras.
Fill up your baby bottles because Vandepump Rules is filming. This means we’ll actually see Season 9, but it’s going to be drastically different. Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired for racial profiling Faith Stowers. Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright were axed too departed the show because it was “too scripted.” And a bunch of one season wonders were also fired.
Returning cast members include Scheana Marie, Lala Kent, Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz, Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval, and Lisa Vanderpump. Some of them either have babies, are hoping for babies, or just trying to furnish their expensive homes. It’s going to be interesting to see how the show handles these changes. One thing will always remain though – LVP helped make these people famous.
There have been a ton of changes for the cast of Vanderpump Rules since Season 8 wrapped. In June of 2020, “OG” stars Kristen Doute and Stassi Schroeder were fired for their alleged racist behavior.
Pump Rules viewers also wanted Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright held accountable for their past racially inappropriate behavior. In 2018, Jax implied that his co-star, Faith Stowers, was “AWOL” from the military and stole a car. Faith alleged that Brittany made racist comments about her appearance.
In case you somehow haven’t heard, several Vanderpump Rules OGs (half of whom “left” the show) have become parents throughout the mess that was 2020. Scheana Shay is the most recent mama in the group and joins Stassi Schroeder, Lala Kent and Brittany Cartwright. The pregnancy pact was real AF. And yes, Jax Taylor is embracing dad life now and combatting fake Instagram accounts for his baby boy Cruz Cauchi. And I truly wouldn’t expect anything less.
Britt and Jax have been fully enjoying the beginning of their parenting journey. And honestly, good for them. Pump Rules is moving on with Season 9 without them, but they are unbothered and enjoying their little family. They’ve taken Cruz on playdates to meet some of the other VPR babies, and truly seem very happy entering into this phase of their lives.