Vanderpump Rules star Kristen Doute released her book, He’s Making You Crazy, on Tuesday, June 2. In an exclusive interview with People, Kristen tells readers what to expect. From relationship details to VPR drama, Kristen writes about all of her wild stories from her past. While the book has many interesting topics, the author always circles back to what really made her “crazy”: her past relationships.
VPR star Kristen talks about her inspiration for the book
Kristen co-wrote He’s Making You Crazy with her friend, Michelle Alexander. Kristen and Michelle realized that many women have been called “crazy” by their lovers. In her interview with People, Kristen notes, “We’ve always had that one guy or multiple guys who have said we’re crazy, or our ex-boyfriends telling his new girlfriend that his ex-girlfriend was crazy.”
In fact, the VPR star is nicknamed “Crazy Kristen” by fans. For a while, Kristen didn’t like the nickname. She thought it made her look bad. But after talking to Michelle, the two decided that “crazy” can be a good thing. Kristen tells People, “If all women are crazy, this can’t be a bad thing.”
The VPR star says that she used to blame herself for her reputation but later realized that her ex-boyfriends made her the way she is. By writing He’s Making You Crazy, Kristen and Michelle hope to help other women who have been hurt by men.
Kristen’s relationship history
While talking to People, Kristen describes her experiences with past boyfriends. She says that He’s Making You Crazy recounts every single relationship she’s ever been in. The VPR star has been cheated on and ghosted numerous times. She was also abused, both emotionally and physically. This pattern of unreliable partners led Kristen to experience trust issues.
When Kristen became famous on VPR, fans saw her as “crazy” because of her relationships on the show. She first dated Tom Sandoval, whom she stayed with even after he cheated. Then, Kristen cheated on Tom with Jax Taylor a couple of times. Kristen and Tom finally broke up, after which Tom quickly began dating Ariana Madix. Angered by Tom’s short turn-around time, Kristen tried to break the new couple up.
However, not all of Kristen’s relationships were unhealthy. She explains that things were good with her ex-boyfriend Brian Carter. The VPR star says, “He didn’t hit me or he didn’t abuse me. He didn’t cheat on me.” She said that no matter how hard they tried, they couldn’t make their relationship work. So, the couple finally decided to split.
Kristen explains why she went “crazy”
For a while, Kristen was in relationships that made it difficult for her to trust people. Her ex-boyfriends also made her feel unworthy of love. Because of Kristen’s turbulent past with men, she believed that if she lost Tom, she wouldn’t find anybody else to love her. The VPR star says that she ignored her feelings and tried not to talk about the cheating incidents. Due to these unhealthy coping mechanisms, she acted in ways that she now sees as wrong.
The VPR star is now in a strong relationship
Kristen tells People that she talks about her new boyfriend, Alex Menache, in He’s Making You Crazy. However, when she was writing the book, she and Alex were still friends with benefits. Kristen didn’t think their relationship would grow from where they were, but she says that Alex was “persistent.”
Unlike the persistent men Kristen talked to in the past, Alex took things slowly in their relationship. The VPR star says, “With Alex, it just kind of came to a point where he just wanted more and he knew what he wanted out of a relationship and how much he cared about me.” The couple is still happily together.
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