The Truth About Lala Kent And James Kennedy's Relationship

"Vanderpump Rules" star Lala Kent has continued to make headlines since her very public split from movie producer Randall Emmet in late 2021. "Randall did not want to split but it was Lala's decision," a source told Us Weekly at the time. "The trust is gone. He's been trying to win her back."

The former couple first met in 2015 at a restaurant where Kent worked at the time. In their earliest years together, Kent managed to keep her relationship with Emmett a secret until 2018 when they went public. That same year, the movie producer popped the big question during a romantic trip to Mexico. "It was definitely the most romantic moment of my life," Kent told People of the proposal. "Every detail of the surprise was stunning and I'm still in shock.

Things however took a drastic turn for the couple when in 2021, Kent called off their engagement, something she has since attributed to his incessant cheating. But before Kent and Emmett's short-lived love story, the reality star was previously caught up in a romance involving her "VPR" costar James Kennedy that was quite messy itself.

Lala Kent and James Kennedy were flirty

After she joined "Vanderpump Rules" Season 4, fans have watched Lala Kent develop a close relationship with her costar James Kennedy, with whom she sparked dating rumors multiple times. From constantly sharing photos of each other on social media to releasing songs together, these two were ultimate BFFs — and even more.

For the longest time, fans watched Kent and Kennedy get incredibly flirty with each other, taking it as far as getting into steamy make-out sessions. Still, the "Out of Death" star insists that they never got intimate ... well, except for that one time. "We f***ed one time and I was so blackout drunk I don't remember one thing," Kent told The Nik Richie Podcast in 2015 (via Jezebel).

But despite their very close relationship, the former costars have also had their fair share of conflicts, including Kent once telling Kennedy that sleeping with her is "the only successful thing you'll ever have in your life." Kennedy and Kent have also ended their friendship multiple times, but each time they somehow find their way back to each other.

There just might be a future for Lala Kent and James Kennedy

Will Lala Kent and James Kennedy ever get into an official relationship? During a virtual appearance on "Watch What Happens Live" in January, Kent and Kennedy provided answers to the question that has been burning in our minds. "Oh my gosh. I mean, I don't think James Kennedy is ready to be, like, a stepdad," Kent said, referring to her daughter Ocean, before adding that a lot has changed between them since they were last together.

Responding to the question, James described his friendship with Kent as "beautiful," while also admitting that he and Kent have "done so much growing up." Still, the music star refuses to rule out the possibility of a relationship with his longtime friend. Kennedy added, "I mean, honestly, after everything I've been through, I never say never to anything."

Given the history and amazing bond they share, it sure would be no surprise to see Kent and Kennedy together in the future. But until then, we wish Kennedy and his new girlfriend Ally Lewber a blissful relationship.