It’s a friendship break, not a break-up.
As many fans know, Vanderpump Rules stars and real-life BFFs Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute are on the outs. While we know Stassi and Kristen aren’t on speaking terms not much else is known about their feud. Their drama is expected to play out during season 8 of Pump Rules.
Stassi recently opened up about taking a step back from her friendship with Kristen on her podcast, Straight Up With Stassi. In fact, the Pump Rules star defended her decision and made it known she doesn’t care what others think about it.
“If taking a break from someone is a bitch move and makes me nasty, then I don’t give a f–k,” Stassi, 31, admitted during the Friday, October 11, episode of her podcast.
She added: “It doesn’t mean I don’t care about her. I absolutely do. Sometimes you just can’t be in the same room with someone without wanting to kill them.”
Stassi also hinted about what caused her and Kristen’s most recent feud.
“I’m like, ‘Am I gonna look like the a–hole in this situation or is she?’ I have no idea,” she said. “I’m prepared to look like the a–hole, but whatever it is, I’m like, ‘Listen, I have to take care of my own mental and emotional health first.’”
Fans first noticed that something was off with Vanderpump Rules stars’ friendship when Kristen was noticeably absent from an engagement party for Stassi and her fiance Beau in July. Oddly enough, Kristen, along with Katie Maloney, played matchmaker for Stassi and Beau over two years ago.
The Next Level Basic author’s mom, Dayna Schroeder, confirmed the fallout on Instagram following Stassi’s engagement party.
A fan asked, “Dayna were you sad Kristen wasn’t there? I know you two are close!”
Dayna replied: “Yes, quite sad. But I didn’t really know all the particulars. So, I was out of the loop for a while. Don’t you worry, it’s like Lion King and the circle of life. .… each one of these girls will grow, change and come back to their original strong friendship bond that they’ve always had. Somethings just take time.”
In August Stassi opened about the drama on her podcast.
“The drama is killing me. I can’t anymore. I can’t talk about this s–t anymore,” she declared. “I’m literally dead inside.”
Meanwhile, Kristen shared a cryptic meme about change in an Instagram story.
“You’ve changed,” a caterpillar said to a butterfly while the butterfly responded: “We’re supposed to.”
Vanderpump Rules will return to Bravo for season 8 in late 2019 or early 2020.
Do you think Stassi and Kristen will mend fences soon? Will Kristen be apart of Stassi’s wedding party? Sound off below!
Source: Us Weekly