After a questionable amount of time off, rumor has it there will be another season of Vanderpump Rules coming our way. Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know the next go around is going to look very different. Basically half the season 8 cast has left and/or made a baby in the last year.
After being fired for her racist behavior, Stassi Schroeder’s new PR team worked swiftly to get her baby news out. Not a bad deflection, I guess. She even doubled it down with her statements about wanting to turn to drugs following the public criticism of her behavior. She claimed her pregnancy “saved her.” I love the part where Stassi wants sympathy for public scrutiny which only happened because she publicly (and incorrectly [and racistly]) scrutinized someone!!! Miss me with this self-inflicted struggle.
Gone but not forgotten. Lisa Vanderpump has managed to remain semi-relevant since her exit from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It’s doubly impressive since her other show, Vanderpump Rules is also in need of some serious revival. While Lisa would have you think everything is going well, viewers have other ideas.
Either way, Lisa’s faithful followers were overjoyed in July when news broke she had snagged a new show surrounding her Vanderpump Dogs rescue. Fans had to hold on tight, though, since some people didn’t share that die-hard loyalty to LVP. There’s still a few theories that puppy-gate was just a launching pad for Ken Todd and Lisa to start yet another venture. Deep breaths everyone.
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 reckoning is an ongoing movement. Since OGs Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired this summer for racist behavior (along with newbies Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni), people have been waiting for Jax Taylor to get the boot. Jax and his wife, Brittany Cartwright, made headlines this year when it was revealed that they were totally apathetic about having a homophobe marry them on TV. It was also revealed that Brittany used racial slurs against Faith Stowers.
Jax and Brittany got booted off Pump Rules last week. In spite of the fact that Stassi didn’t want them to get fired. Brittany’s meemaw can’t churn out the beer cheese fast enough to sooth either of them. This was a long time coming for Jax. His absence will shift the show, and even Andy Cohen is ready for the change.
This summer, Scheana Shay revealed that she went through a miscarriage. This was around the time that the news broke that Stassi Schroeder is pregnant. Soon after, Lala Kent and Brittany Cartwright shared their pregnancy announcements, which wasn’t surprising since they made an actual pregnancy pact with Katie Maloney.
After experiencing her miscarriage, Scheana announced that she and her boyfriend Brock Davies are expecting their first child together. He has a son and daughter from a previous marriage who live in Australia.
The Vanderpump Rules cast has grown up a lot. Not in terms of maturity or developing a social conscious. They’ve matured in the sense that they can buy two-million-dollar houses in Valley Village and fulfill a pregnancy pact, just like that Lifetime movie. That pact included Lala Kent, fired bigot Stassi Schroeder, and Brittany Cartwright. Outside of that pact is Scheana Shay, who is also pregnant! This is great news considering she suffered a miscarriage earlier this year.
During that awful time in Scheana’s life, Stassi was very supportive, along with Ariana Madix and Brittany. Now, for inexplicable reasons, Scheana and Stassi are on the outs again, and so are Scheana and Lala. Apparently, Stassi didn’t like Scheana sharing the one good story about Stassi this year that Stassi was supportive of her in the aftermath of her miscarriage. Now that Scheana has good news again, she’s sharing who in the cast has reached out with congratulations.
Even though the latest season of Vanderpump Rules has yet to start filming, Lala Kent has been all over the news as of late. Lala recently announced her pregnancy, and she’s having a girl! Now she has officially joined the VPR baby boom with her friends Stassi Schroeder and Brittany Cartwright who are also both expecting. It’s too bad camera’s aren’t rolling to capture Lala and the gang as they go through the ups and downs of pregnancy.
If cameras were rolling however, Stassi wouldn’t be there. She got fired this year for racist behavior, along with Kristen Doute. With a good portion of the OG’s gone, the question remains if Lala or the rest of the group will want to come back to the show as well. And will being pregnant determine Lala’s decision on whether she wants to be a part of Pump Rules next season?
The fate of Vanderpump Rules has remained in limbo since the coronavirus pandemic halted production. Pump Rules star Katie Maloney hasn’t heard a peep about the show’s status. The June firings of Kristen Doute and Stassi Schroeder for racist behavior was long overdue, but still a shock.
In February of 2020, James Kennedy’s wish finally came true and he once again slid into SUR for his Tuesday night DJ gig. What is even more surprising is that his longtime enemy Katie sent her well wishes.