As part two of the #PumpRules reunion aired on Monday, Tom suggested that James’ angry outbursts happen with he mixes alcohol with uppers.
James insisted at the reunion that he hasn’t been “drinking and partying,” lately; however; his Pump Rules co-stars didn’t believe him. In fact, Katie Maloney pointed out that James was “sh-t-faced” at a recent birthday party for their pal Kyle Chan.
Truth be told we’ve heard various rumors about James’ drinking over the last few months. James was allegedly drunk at a Superbowl Party and he was spotted drinking Vegas at the opening of LVP’s Cocktail Garden. And he was also spotted drinking Moscow Mules on WWHL which shocked the behind the scenes staff who believed he was sober as claimed on Pump Rules.
After Katie aired her peace, Sandoval, who’s been James’ biggest supporter all season, chimed in.
“I think when I’ve seen with you, James, be at your absolute worst is when you’re mixing alcohol with other things,” he said. “I see you have a beer, be totally chill, totally fun, mix it with other things, and then you’re like — “
“What other things? I’m smoking weed, I drink vodka,” Kennedy replied.
“More uppers-type things,” Sandoval said.
James quickly denied Sandoval’s claims repling, “No, I don’t.”
“Well, that’s like your kryptonite,” Sandoval insisted.
“You get very angry,” Lisa Vanderpump pointed out.
This is when James flipped his switch and turned on his only ally in the group.
“That’s not my thing, so shut your mouth,” Kennedy yelled.
“All right, fine, sure,” Sandoval replied.
James then said he doesn’t have a drinking problem but admitted to leaning on alcohol to combat anxiety.
“I could go into social anxiety and stuff like that, but sometimes I feel like I need to be on. You know, my job is to DJ and I’m in a nightclub a lot, and people want to meet me a lot when I go to SUR and stuff like that,” he said. “But it gets hard for me sometimes, and I feel like, after a whiskey or two, I feel on.”
Part 3 of the Vanderpump Rules reunion airs Monday at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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