It’s not about the pasta. It’s about Stassi and Kristen.
During a recent interview with Page Six, Lisa Vanderpump spoke about the absence of former stars Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute this season of “Vanderpump Rules” and even admitted that she “misses” Doute. Last year the two were fired from the show after their previous racially insensitive actions against former co-star Faith Stowers came to light.
“I would have preferred to punish them and see them learn from their mistakes, as we’ve seen so many teenagers on the show,” Vanderpump told Page Six. “But that was Bravo’s decision.”
Vanderpump continued, “I always want to see growth and I would have loved to see you stay here and work it out. It really was a sign of the times. All [had] many reactive decisions. “
This season, Schroeder and Doute aren’t the only former stars missing from the franchise. In November 2020, Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright announced that they would not be returning for season 9. And two other stars, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni, were also fired in June 2020 after a number of their racist tweets re-emerged.
Vanderpump isn’t the only “Vanderpump Rules” star missing the old cast. During a recent interview with HollywoodLife on October 12, Lala Kent stated that she believes some of the cast members have changed since they became parents.
“I really want moments like this to be teachable for everyone and I would of course welcome them with open arms if this is ever a conversation,” Kent told the point of sale when asked if the former stars would ever return to the show could. “I’ve seen both Brittany and Stassi as mothers. It is so beautiful and amazing to watch them. I wish other people could see how their lives have changed and how different our relationships are now that we’ve put kids in the mix. Four mothers, I think it would be so fun to show. “
Although many of the former cast are no longer part of “Vanderpump Rules,” Vanderpump claims that the relationships we see this season are still authentic.
“I think one of the big reasons the show is so successful is that all of these relationships are really authentic and they hang out while they’re locked up,” Vanderpump told Entertainment Tonight.
Vanderpump continued, “I think you will see that they have matured a bit because they have to move on, they have to move on. But I think there’s still the emotional content. … I think a lot of people feel like they grew up with this group of people and they’re still there. I think it’s almost like the ‘Friends’ series, you really invest in their life and you know them so well because they really showed everything for nine seasons and more. “
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