Lala Kent Reacts To Vanderpump Rules Firings

The arguably biggest storyline in Vanderpump Rules history did not even happen on the actual show. Here's what went down: In June 2020, Bravo fired Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni due to racist tweets that resurfaced, and Vanderpump Rules OG cast members Kristen Doute and Stassi Schroeder got axed in response to a 2018 incident involving Faith Stowers. During an episode of the B***h Bible podcast, Stassi and Kristen bragged about calling the police on Faith and accused her of committing a crime that she had nothing to do with, based on security footage of another Black woman, according to NBC News. Faith's remarks about the way Stassi and Kristen treated her served as the impetus for all four firings.

Although this was a big news story for reality TV fans, the impact of the cast members' departures hasn't been felt by viewers yet since Vanderpump Rules has not aired any new episodes as of this writing. In fact, Vanderpump Rules hasn't even started filming its next season, which Scheana Shay confirmed in a July 20, 2020, tweet.

As fans wait to hear about the fate of the show, the cast has remained relatively tight-lipped about the firings. Tom Sandoval vaguely remarked on the cast changes in June 2020, saying, "we're just going to have to wait and see what happens." Now, Lala Kent has shared her thoughts on Kristen and Stassi leaving the series. See what she had to say after the jump.

Lala Kent compared the firings to losing a loved one

Lala Kent shared her thoughts on the Vanderpump Rules firings during a July 2020 Instagram Live session, stating, per Us Weekly, "When people ask me how I feel about it, I try not really get into it, but I will say them not being on the show anymore hasn't sunk in yet." Lala's reaction is understandable since it's unclear whether Vanderpump Rules will resume production. Their departures might "sink in" when filming starts in their absence.

She explained, "We've had such like crazy ride together and our life consists of each other." She was seemingly referring to Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute since she has been open about her dislike for the new Season 8 cast members, which included Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens. During a March 2020 episode of the Give Them Lala ... with Randall podcast, she compared them to a "commercial" that she fast forwards through, remarking, according to The Blast, "This is how I feel. It has nothing to do with [them] personally. I don't know them. The new people are a commercial to me."

Lala also compared her friends' departures to losing a loved one, sharing, "And you know when someone passes and you're like still fine because you're just like, your body goes into shock. You're not used to it. That's what it feels like." 

Considering that Stassi and Lala planned to be bridesmaids in each other's weddings, it's not too surprising that she has strong feelings.

Lala Kent reached out to Faith Stowers

When Lala Kent joined Vanderpump Rules, she was super close with Faith Stowers up until Jax Taylor cheated on Brittany Cartwright with Faith. Then, in June 2020, Faith told E! News that she got in touch with Lala after Lala's father died, saying, "I lost my dad and she knows this and if we had not been in the situation that we had been in, I would have helped her through that." Although the loss of Lala's father didn't bring them back together, the Utah native did reach out after Faith talked about Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute calling the police on her.

Faith shared, "She reached out to me during all of this happening and she apologized and she told me she wanted to be on a clean slate and she thanked me for my condolences and maybe we'll be moving forward." She elaborated, "We were very, very close. I know I was really hurt by all of them. I will be honest and say I was hurt by all of them validly but when somebody reaches out personally like she did and apologizes — someone that actually knows me — that makes me feel good. I'm glad that she did. Who knows what's going to happen from here but at least she did a personal apology."

Although it is not surprising that Lala will miss filming with Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, at least she has restored her friendship with Faith.