Former Vanderpump Rules Star Stassi Schroeder is finally opening up about leaving the hit reality show. While there is a bevy of rumors out detailing Stassi’s departure, she is setting the record straight on her terms. During her most recent episode of Straight Up With Stassi, Stassi opens up about leaving VPR and what she thinks about her former boss Lisa Vanderpump spreading rumors about her.
The latest batch of rumors surrounding Stassi’s exit from VPR suggests that she didn’t leave the show but instead was fired for having a bad attitude. Stassi insists this isn’t true and that she feels like she needs to address it saying,“When I first heard this, it didn’t really bother me because I knew the truth. I knew that when I left Vanderpump Rules, this was inevitable, that things would be written about me, and I wasn’t gonna like it. But this just feels a bit different. I feel like I have to say something. Normally I don’t ever talk to tabloids; I don’t ever fight back when someone says something about me even if it’s awful.”
The former SURver gives fans her version of why she left Vanderpump Rules. “The decision to leave this show is one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. It’s been something that I’ve deliberated over for two entire years now. I left the show in the most graceful way I possibly could. I felt proud of myself to make that decision to finally walk away. To be able to say that I’m going to walk away from a lot of financial security, I’m gonna walk away from fame, I’m gonna walk away from opportunities to do other things – all because I don’t want to be in a situation that doesn’t make me happy. For someone to lie and say that I was fired, in any way, it’s gross, and it’s sick, and it’s honestly just truly mean.”
Stassi says that when she was approached by producers for the newest season of VPR she knew it was time to move on. “A few months back before the reunion my producers asked me if I’d be willing to continue and said no. There was no bad blood – I can’t give the producers what they want. I loved the time I had on the show, especially the first two years! The first two years were a lot of fun, but people grow, and people change and sometimes you just have to take a different path. It was my time to go: I’m not friends with the cast members, the way their lives are isn’t my life, and I’m not willing to go and pretend that my life is anything otherwise – and that is literally the reason that I left. I want to focus on other things and surround myself with people who are actually my friends. I don’t want anyone to feel bad about the fact that I’m not coming back to Vanderpump Rules. It’s just new beginnings.”
Then the podcast gets juicy when Stassi takes a major dig at her former VPR boss, Lisa Vanderpump. Stassi insinuates that Lisa is behind the rumors that she was fired. “If I’m in the later half of life, and I’m calling tabloids like TMZ to talk shit about people who are my children’s age – I give you permission to shoot me dead. Because you have to be super not happy with your life to do things like that.”
I’ve been listening to Stassi’s podcasts every week because I like them. I was surprised that Stassi even brought up VPR rumors since she doesn’t like to talk about the show on her podcast.
Thoughts on Stassi’s podcast? Do you believe that Stassi got fired or quit VPR? Do you think Lisa Vanderpump is behind the rumors that Stassi got fired from VPR? Will you miss Stassi on VPR?