Vanderpump Rules Loses Another Star

Bravo's hit reality series Vanderpump Rules has been on a bit of a losing streak. It began in early June 2020 when Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, two of the show's original cast members, were fired. The firings came after former cast member Faith Stowers revealed during an Instagram Live chat that Stassi and Kristen had called the cops on her in 2018, claiming she looked like someone who was accused of burglary. 

After Faith's account went viral, Stassi was dropped by her agency and her PR firm. Kristen's book agency also severed their relationship with her, per Variety. A Bravo spokesperson announced the two wouldn't be returning to the show, along with new cast members Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni, for their racially charged social media actions.

Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor, who were expecting their first child at the time, announced they would be exiting the show on their Instagram accounts in December 2020. Jax wrote, in part, "We are excited to take this time to focus on our growing family and share with you our new endeavors." Some fans speculated that the couple was actually fired from the show. In an interview Lisa Vanderpump did with Us Weekly in March 2021, she revealed she was taken aback by the news. "Was I surprised what they decided? Well, if you put it like that, yeah. I would have been really surprised," the SUR owner explained.

So, which cast member is bidding Vanderpump Rules adieu now?

Dayna Kathan makes her 'Vanderpump Rules' exit

Dayna Kathan, who joined the cast of Vanderpump Rules during Season 8, revealed she will not be returning for Season 9. Per People, "When a fan asked if [Dayna] ... would return to her podcast and Vanderpump Rules anytime soon" via Instagram, she replied, "I'm not returning but excited to see you next szn! The pod will be back soon, you're amazing, thank you!!!"

When a fan account posted an announcement that she wouldn't be returning, Dayna commented, thanking everyone for their support during her time on the show. "thank you for all the support!!! it was the right decision for me, i'm happier than I've been in a long time. and thank you to everyone else who supported me!!!! you guys rock and i love you. if you didn't support me, suck an egg lol love and light to all. xo" In an official statement to E! NewsDayna said, "It was a tough decision for me but ultimately the right one. I'm grateful for the experience and wish everyone on the show all the best!"

So, will the beloved reality show ever come back? Lisa Vanderpump hinted to Andy Cohen during a virtual taping of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that Season 9 was in the works. "Everyone asks me ... Listen, we're heading towards the right direction," the Overserved with Lisa Vanderpump star revealed (via People). It seems like fans will just have to wait and see!