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 baby updates keep on coming from former and current Vanderpump Rules stars alike. Stassi Schroeder was the first pregnancy pact member to have a baby. She recently welcomed daughter Hartford into the world. Lala Kent also has a daughter on the way, and is already planning on having her second child. Brittany Cartwright’s son, Jax Jr., will also arrive shortly. Scheana Marie isn’t a member of the pact, but she will be having her baby this year as well.
That leaves two OG stars left, Katie Maloney and Kristen Doute. Neither are pregnant yet, but Katie shared she and Tom Schwartz are on the baby bandwagon and trying to conceive. Katie pretty much already mothers Tom, so she’ll be able to handle a baby just fine. Kristen hasn’t been as vocal about motherhood, but she finally made an update on her plans and if a baby could be in her future.
Here’s a question, if you have a baby but no one is around to film it, did you really have a baby? Should we ask Stassi Schroeder? It’s no secret the majority of the Vanderpump Rules cast is with-child. It is also no secret that these pregnancies were not born of a desire to have a family, but a desire to stay relevant. The Pump Rules pregnancy pact was a real thing and it was real weird. It’s a shame they all got knocked up to save a show that is currently not in production. Good luck with the price of formula though!
Lala Kent is one of the card-carrying pregnancy pact members. Her fairy tale romance with Randall Emmett gave us a plethora of memories. We have the alleged affair. The morning-after Range Rover. And we can’t forget the BJs for PJs without an emotional tear coming to our eyes. Rand and Lala decided to go all the way and get engaged to seal their hashtag blessed romance. When some of the ladies started getting preggers, Lala wasn’t far behind. Now her collection of baby bottles will have an actual baby to go with them! Even though little Randie has yet to make an appearance, Lala already wants another one.
Without rehashing the same things that we’ve mentioned 679,345 times over in 2020, 2021 is off to a better start for
fired Vanderpump Rules OG Stassi Schroeder. She and her husband Beau Clark have welcomed their first child together, a baby girl.
By now we’re probably all used to the off-camera tweaks and updates the women of Bravo fit in between seasons. I think Vicki Gunvalson has had a new face nearly every year. Some reality stars, like Lala Kent are open about their procedures. Others, like Ramona Singer, still like to pretend their 60+ year old melanin-deficient skin just magically stopped aging somewhere along the way.
It will probably surprise no one that Leah McSweeeney of Real Housewives of New York is nothing but bluntly honest about her recent procedure.
Once a year, something exciting happens in Utah. As January wraps its icy hand around the state, celebrities descend on Park City for the Sundance Film Festival. For two weeks, the state most known for religion becomes the epicenter of the entertainment industry, with A-list stars and indie up-and-comers converging for an endless parade of premieres, parties and Park City moments. And this week, we get to experience it all through the fabulous lens of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.
As a native Utahn, Sundance truly was the most fun I had all year. Every year of college, my friends and I would make a staycation out of it, renting a hotel suite in Park City and spending the weekend strolling Main Street and meeting celebs and Bravolebrities alike. In fact, Sundance was the very first time I ever encountered a Housewife in real life. Over the years, my BFFs and I met everyone from Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley to the Shahs of Sunset and the Vanderpump Rules gang. In fact, my most epic Sundance stories involve both Harry Styles and one particular A-list actor who shall remain nameless. But those are stories for another day. Let’s get into the recap, shall we?
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.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Ring-a-ding-dong, Karma is dropping off some early holiday gifts. And this one is a DOOZY. Bravo fans got a lesson in what not to do this year. The clock struck 15 minutes for both Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute of Vanderpump Rules fame. Chances are, Vanderpump Rules will be the only fame these two are familiar with due to their little police report stunt involving former SURver Faith Stowers.
Stassi and Kristen were canned amid accusations of racism. Faith took the baton and started running with it. She claimed Pump Rules lacked diversity (duh). She directly attacked Lisa Vanderpump, which was
foolish interesting. It seemed Faith was on a one-woman mission to disparage the show that put her name on the reality television roster. In a shocking turn of events, while Stassi and Kristen work day and night to crawl back to your tv, Faith might be a couple of laps ahead.