I know that most Bravolebrities end up meeting each other and becoming friends (posting photos together to increase social media clout), but if I was a cast member on Vanderpump Rules, I would steer clear of all the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills ladies. I would be way too scared to get on Lisa Vanderpump’s bad side, which I am now, even though I don’t even know her and I’m not remotely near her inner circle.
With that said, Stassi Schroeder finds herself in an interesting situation. She and Beau Clark are inviting both Lisa and Teddi Mellencamp to their wedding in Rome, Italy next fall. That is so random. How does Stassi know Teddi? Is Teddi her covert accountability coach?
The Vanderpump Rules cast is all grown up! This season we watched three of the couples move into houses that look hilariously identical to each other. Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz got married in 2017. Next up were Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor, who got hitched last summer in a lavish wedding in Kentucky.
Pumps Rules co-star Lala Kent is marrying Randall Emmett in April, but their nuptials will not be televised. Beau Clark popped the question to Stassi Schroeder in a cemetery, and the couple is slated to tie the knot in Italy in October.
Kristen Doute was virtually invisible during Vanderpump Rules Season 7. Well, except for when she was plotting to take down her ex James Kennedy and when she fell on a table after a wine tasting. She tweeted a couple times about how she wasn’t getting a lot of screentime and “liked” comments from fans that echoed those sentiments.
The grass ain’t always greener on the other side, is it? Now, fastforward to Vanderpump Rules Season 8 and everybody is talking about Kristen. Most notably, she is at odds with her ex-best friends Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney. Kristen even (seemingly) messed with Brittany Cartwright’s feelings during a recent episode. Brittany was living her best life at Miami club…. until Kristen persuaded her to be upset that a bottle service girl was holding a sign that said “Don’t do it, Brittany,” which is a sign they hold during every. single. bachelorette. party.
Everybody gather ’round and play your tiny violins for Kristen Doute. Poor Kristen is having a heck of a time, thus far on Vanderpump Rules. She has no man, no friends, and still no point on the show. Even though Kristen no longer claims Brian Carter as a dependant on her taxes, her completely dysfunctional relationships with her best friends began circling the drain
Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney, both successful relationship experts, grew weary of Kristen’s constant complaining about her life. Seemingly forgetting the only storylines either of them have had for the past two seasons revolved around their basic inability to function with a significant other. Now Stassi finds herself planning a wedding and fans are wondering if she will invite old buddy Kristen, despite their on/off status. Will Drunk Kristen have a seat at the A table, or will she be relegated to the parking lot, singing Good As Gold and crying with Scheana Marie?
When Vanderpump Rules first catapulted into the Bravo lexicon the appeal was that was its off the cuff and unpredictable cast members whose earnestly dysfunctional relationships anchored the show, and served as a highlight to all the other nonsense.
There was a magic in its untested authenticity that was like the early seasons of Real World or Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. Before these people realized they were going to become a phenomenon just for showing up. But alas it is now not the case. Lisa Vanderpump has now assumed the role of part Svengali/part David Copperfield; trying to make magic out of thin air and airheads.
It’s not working.
The demise of Kristen Doute’s friendships with Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney is a focal point of the current Vanderpump Rules season. Hell, it was even the focal point of Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s joint bachelor/bachelorette party, at least based on the footage we got to see.
Brittany and Jax tied the knot in Kentucky last summer, but there are other Vanderpump Rules weddings on the horizon. Stassi got engaged to Beau Clark and they are planning a wedding in Rome, Italy. Kristen is not a member of the bridal party and, as of this moment, Stassi isn’t even sure if Kristen will get an invite, despite the fact that Kristen introduced the two of them.
The bachelor/bachelorette party “fun” continues tonight on Vanderpump Rules; i.e. the cast will continue to get drunk and argue in Miami.
The guys dress up as old men because, well, Tom Sandoval coordinated this party and it’s hilarious.
The Kristen Doute vs. Katie Maloney and Stassi Schroeder drama has been a part of every Vanderpump Rules Season 8 episode so far. Nothing is really happening, but they’ve all talked a lot of shit.
Katie and Stassi are tired of hearing Kristen complain about her ex, Brian Carter, who she was still hooking up with Kristen. Meanwhile, Kristen simply wanted some support from her friends. Recently, Scheana Marie shared her two cents on the drama. Keep in mind, Scheana has such a rocky history with both Stassi and Katie. Now, she and Kristen have this in common, unfortunately for Kristen.