Vanderpump Rules stars Tom Sandoval and Jax Taylor have certainly had their fair share of ups and downs. They may always disagree on which one is the Number One Guy in the group, but, their friendship has remained strong in the face of some seriously awful occurrences. Who could forget the epic revelation in Season 2 that Jax had sex with Tom’s then-longtime girlfriend, Kristen Doute – twice. That storyline single-handedly made Pump Rules one of the most compelling shows on TV.
Jax’s propensity for spreading lies and throwing his friends under the bus is well known. For every time he’s been caught cheating, he has a story about one of the Tom’s cheating to deflect from his wrong-doing. How could we about forget Miami Girl? Or the time he left evidence of Tom Schwartz cheating open on his phone for Detective Doute to find? Bottom line, being friends with Jax seems exhausting.
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.
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!
Everyone has to have priorities in life, right? Priorities can be an imaginary guideline one follows to stay on track. An invisible set of rules that provide structure and keeps a person goal-oriented. Stassi Schroeder has priorities too, you guys. The Vanderpump Rules veteran has never shied away from her quest to be fabulous. Why, Stassi even has her own national holiday. The social media maven is always posting style inspo in an effort to keep all of us better dressed. Her Outfit Of The Day posts have a rather large following.
Another one of Stassi’s priorities is her upcoming wedding to Beau Clark. Stassi and Beau have been a couple since 2018. Together they have ridden the rails of Stassi’s ever-changing
personalities peaks and valleys. And you know what, Stassi deserves a decent dude. Mainly because she previously hooked up with assholes men who never held her in high regard. With that, you might assume Stassi’s main focus is planning for her big day. Finding that dress and deciding on a perfect location. Now she finally has the man, the ring, and the title of fiance. But what Stassi really wants takes about 9 months to receive.
Do you remember the old days of reality TV when plot lines were actually a surprise and we didn’t know what actually happened until we watched an episode? That era is long gone thanks to social media. Even if we don’t know exactly what the storylines are, we can usually tell who’s on good terms based on social media.
Sometimes it’s not a big deal if someone is absent from a group photo or event. But what about an unfollow? That says a lot, doesn’t it? Especially when a public figure is the one doing the unfollowing.
Everyone seems to be getting married these days on Vanderpump Rules. Scheana Marie was the first to kick it off, in a crop top wedding dress no less. Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz may or may not be legally married, but are still going strong. And Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor just tied the knot. Soon to be walking down the aisle are Lala Kent and Randall Emmett, as well as Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark.
What the heck happened to this show? Everyone is off buying homes and settling down. No one has gotten pregnant yet, but there have been plenty of rumors. Especially for Katie, who has had to deal with pregnancy rumors long before she even got married. And those rumors don’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
Billie Lee has definitely lived up to the phrase “do not go gentle into that good night.” Recently, she dropped the bombshell she quit Vanderpump Rules to focus on an anti-bullying campaign, and that she was bullied on the show. Welcome to the club Billie! You are now members with Scheana Marie, Lala Kent, James Kennedy, Raquel Leviss, Tom Schwartz…
Then Billie announced the news that she is ready to have a baby. She’s in a good head space, and even made up with Lala, who was there to support her during some dark times she had while on the show. And it’s pretty amazing they made up considering they were at each others throats during brunch and at Scheana’s housewarming party. Billie still has more to talk about, and this time it’s about the cast.
These are the best days of our lives! Vanderpump Rules stars Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix have been living the dream. The couple recently purchased a home for a modest $2 million, showing us that reality TV bartending pays off! We also watched last season as Tom became a junior partner with Tom Schwartz in Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd’s bar TomTom. The Toms, of course, arrived in style to the opening in a his and his motorcycle/sidecar. And we watched again as Tom and Ariana defended each other with love and ease against outside forces.
Needless to say, this couple is goals. Sure, they have their differences, but a lot of them aren’t really anyone’s business. Tom and Ariana always seem to be able to communicate through them. Pump Rules fans know that one such issue was that Ariana wanted to publish a cocktail book on her own – so she could have something for herself. (Preach!) The couple has since compromised on the issue, and now that cocktail book has a release date!