Season 7 of Vanderpump Rules is almost over. Fans know what that means — time for the reunion special! The reunions are so full of crazy antics and drama that Bravo breaks them up into 3 hour-long episodes.
The cast recently got together with Bravo’s Andy Cohen to tape the reunion episode. Andy acts as a host and often referee at the reunion episodes for the Real Housewives franchise. While wouldn’t be the first time things turned physical during a reunion show on Bravo, it’s a first for the Vanderpump Rules cast. They usually have their fights shirtless in random parking lots.
While specific details haven’t been leaked yet, several of the cast took to social media to drop hints about the reunion. Jax Taylor spoke to Us Weekly about the reunion and he said that it was Housewives level of crazy. Jax said, “It was by far the worst reunion … I’ve ever been apart of the whole seven years of being on the television show.”
At the same event, Kristen Doute told Us Weekly that things got intense between frenemies Jax and James Kennedy. Kristen has had a tough season of the show this year, as the other girls spoke about her relationship with boyfriend Brian Carter and how Carter doesn’t contribute anything, financially or otherwise, to the relationship.
Kristen Doute’s role
Kristen unknowingly played a minor role in the drama between SUR hostesses Lala Kent and Billie Lee. The other cast members have been unhappy with James Kennedy’s behavior. Billie has been his one defender, aside from Tom Sandoval. Billie said that the problems with James only happen when Kristen is around to aggravate him. Lala didn’t agree with that and has clashed with Billie several times since then, including a screaming match at the SUR hostess stand before the main cast went on their Mexico trip. (Billie isn’t a main cast member… yet. It’s clear she’s trying her hardest to make the jump from extra to the main cast.)
Lala agrees with this assessment. Speaking to The Daily Dish podcast, Lala said, “[Billie] likes to stir the pot; I think she’s looking for her five minutes and I gave that to her, so she’s welcome, you know.”
For her part, Billie told Us Weekly that she was nervous about attending her first reunion because Lala is “really mean.”
Let’s Get Physical
According to Scheana Shay, things got physical at the reunion. Without going into details, she said, “There was also physical contact between Billie and a few castmates.” She didn’t say which castmates or what type of contact. Fans will have to tune into the reunion to find out. This you do not want to miss.
We Are Family
Despite the reunion drama or on-screen shouting matches, Kristen insists none of it ruins the friendship amongst the cast members. She says, “Our cast is actually like one big, happy family.” A happy, dysfunctional family, maybe.
We know Lisa Vanderpump was at the VPR reunion, so it will be interesting to see if she shows up for the RHOBH reunion, as well.
Watch the rest of Season 7 of Vanderpump Rules and the forthcoming reunion episode Mondays on Bravo.