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Kristen Doute Says She Still Views Stassi Schroeder And Katie Maloney-Schwartz As “Family” Despite Falling Out On Vanderpump Rules

When the trailer dropped for Season 8 of Vanderpump Rules last week, it was no surprise to see Kristen Doute on the outs with former best friends Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney-Schwartz.

After all, when reports surfaced that Kristen wasn’t present at Stassi‘s engagement party over the summer, the latter’s mother confirmed that the trio had once again fallen out during filming. In a pair of new interviews, Kristen finally broke her silence on the rift and where she stands with her erstwhile BFFs.

Meet The New Cast Members Joining Vanderpump Rules For Season 8- Photos

The trailer for Vanderpump Rules Season 8 dropped last week and it looked good. Season 7 wasn’t the best since most of the cast got along and they’ve all settled down with serious relationships. We needed more and it looks like Season 8 will deliver.

Anyone who has followed the news in between seasons knows that there are some feuds brewing in Season 8. With that said, we already knew about Jax Taylor’s fall out with Tom Sandoval, although the exact cause is still unclear. The same can be said for Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney’s highly-publicized issues with Kristen Doute. Neither of those plot points was a “surprise” to anyone who saw the trailer, but the dramatic music along with those flashback clips paired with the Lisa Vanderpump narration got me hyped. And so did the new cast members. It’s comeback season Pump Rules. After many viewers yawned throughout last season, they’ve brought in some reinforcements. Let’s meet the new people.

People’s Choice Awards Reality Show Winners & Photos- Tom Sandoval, Kandi Burruss, Lisa Rinna, & More!

Whether you agree with the results or not, the people have spoken. The People’s Choice Awards went down on November 10 and there were some big winners in the reality TV categories. And even the people who didn’t win showed up to get some press enjoy the party.

I’m not gonna lie, I wish I got an invite because there were cast members from some of my favorite shows in attendance and I would just love to see them all interact. Real Housewives, Vanderpump Rules, The Bachelor, and Keeping Up With the Kardashians cast members showed up for the award show.

Vanderpump Rules Star Kristen Doute Is Writing A Self-Empowerment Book; Wants Women To “Own Their Crazy”

Kristen Doute, eternally single former SURver on Vanderpump Rules has another project in the works! Since being fired from Lisa Vanderpump’s sexy, unique retirement home Kristen has managed to keep her spot on Pump Rules. She hasn’t done it by emoting words of wisdom. She hasn’t done it by her exceptional friendship skills. And she hasn’t don’t it by maintaining a compelling storyline. Basically Kristen has kept her job by acting like that one adult in your life you speak to like a toddler because they are always about 2 minutes away from a massive freak out. Also, this is reality television, so it works.

Kristen has dabbled in several money-making ventures since leaving SUR. She participated in selling whine wine with Katie Maloney and Stassi Schroeder. Kristen also has her own line of clothes. But what she’s most known for is her lack of impulse control. What she calls “crazy”. Now Kristen is parlaying her crazy into the world of literature. That’s right folks, Kristen is writing a self-help book.

Report: New TomTom Manager Allegedly Causes LOTS Of Drama In New Season Of Vanderpump Rules

Ah yes, it’s stuff like this that gives me hope! I think fans of Vanderpump Rules collectively agree the core cast needs a bit of… refreshment. We’ve enjoyed the cheating antics of Jax Taylor for many years. Viewers have always supported what amounts to Bravo’s healthiest relationship, Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz. But we grew weary from Katie Maloney’s constant angst. Or Kristen Doute’s latest ex-boyfriend obsession. And Scheana Marie’s endless cycle of dating can provide only so much entertainment.

But now we have a flicker of light! Some fresh meat! Season 8 is finally bringing on some new cast members and by all accounts, they are shaking things up. As the veteran stars find themselves getting married and buying houses, they might be aging out of the ability to carry drunken fights and random hook-ups. But don’t dry your tears on Jax’s impending AARP card, let’s look forward to the newbies! Word on the street is, there is a new manager in town. And according to reports, he likes to play dirty. ALLEGEDLY.

James denies cheating

How about some positive news? It might not be world peace, but it’s a start. It seems like drama is unfolding for the upcoming season of Vanderpump Rules. This time around James Kennedy might be taking a break from the fighting. Hopefully, the fighting will also take a break from him. James is still going strong with his long term lady friend, Raquel Leviss. She is now employed at SUR and hopefully avoiding Katie Maloney internal conflict. The couple still live together and James recently celebrated his newfound sobriety!

As you might have guessed, James is still vibing with his music. Currently, no one seems to be stalking James or insulting Raquel. But maybe Kristen Doute has been busy lately. I’m kidding! We also know amends were made with his nemesis, Jax Taylor, though James and Raquel were absent from Jax’s recent nuptials. Earlier this summer James shared that even he and Lala Kent were back on speaking terms. Did Hell freeze over when I wasn’t looking or has James finally turned a corner? It’s starting to look like our White Kanye might not get the bad edit this year!

Stassi Schroeder Summer House

The Witches of WeHo fans who were hoping that Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark’s engagement news would bring her and Kristen Doute back together will have to keep on hoping. As of this moment, it seems like Stassi and Kristen are still on the outs.

Meanwhile, Stassi is moving forward with her wedding plans. She recently went wedding dress shopping with her mom Dayna Schroeder, Brittany Cartwright, Katie Maloney, and even Katie’s mom Teri.

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Remember when Vanderpump Rules used to be about friends getting drunk and sleeping with one another? Now that most of the cast have significant others, legally or otherwise, the conflicts have taken a different turn. Have we seen the last of Jax Taylor and his promiscuous ways? Is Kristen Doute no longer stalking her ex-boyfriends? Has  Katie Maloney put down the tequila bottle forever? With all of the “adulting” going on, you have to wonder if the show has lost it’s edge. Sure, next season we will get fancy houses and more weddings than we asked for, but do we really want that from  Pump Rules?

At any rate, you might be aware the friends are feuding again. Stassi Schroeder stopped looking at her engagement ring long enough to admit this season’s drama is “killing her”. She’s not talking to Kristen anymore, basically shunning her to Scheana Marie Island. Bille Lee  has left the scene entirely, though no one really cares her storylines only revolved around being unliked. Last week we found out Kristen, Tom Sandoval, and Ariana Madix’s new face unfollowed Jax on social media. Now we might have the reason behind the blowout. In an interesting departure from the norm, this argument involves a servant of God. Kind of. And on the fifth day, the Lord said, give them petty!