Stassi Schroeder has always likened herself to a princess, and it turns out Bravo seems her as royalty as well, which is why, according to one Vanderpump Rules editor, she and fiance Beau Clark got a “special hero” edit on the show.
Pump Rules editor Bri Dellinger revealed that Bravo sees Stassi and Beau in an extraordinary positive light and, as a result, encouraged editors to give them extra airtime on the show.
“Bravo makes a lot of calls too. And Bravo decided that Stassi and Beau were special heroes. And so we do try to have Stassi and Beau in all the shows, but it’s a Bravo call and not a Producer Jerry call,” Bri revealed in a now-deleted episode of the Twisted Plot Podcast.
She continued, “Producer Jerry is the person who makes sure that we have clearances, and he makes sure that the cast knows where they have to be and to make sure the camera people are going to be where they need to be.”
Bri also revealed that Jeremiah Smith, who works with the cast to find out what’s going on in their lives while also finding great locations for the cast to shoot at to tell their stories, traveled to Rome with Stassi and Beau to scout out locations and logistics for their upcoming wedding.
“He works in the fields and so what he does is he produces segments … for example, he went to Rome with Stassi and Beau while they were touring locations [for their wedding] to make sure to talk the logistics with the location about like, ‘Oh, what would be the capacity? What could we do with production? Like how can we work out production, make it possible to do production?’” Bri explained. “That way, Stassi and Beau could just look at the venues and decide if they liked it.”
An insider told Page Six on Tuesday that the Pump Rules cast is furious over Bri’s allegations.
“The cast is upset about Stassi and Beau getting ‘special hero edits,’” the insider said. “They knew she did, but this confirmed it. You’ve seen her promoting her book, celebrating her engagement, and even a scene at Beau’s casting job office. They’re never meant to look bad while the rest of the cast shares their entire lives — the good, bad, and the ugly.”
“This situation has forced many of the cast members to reassess what their futures on ‘Vanderpump Rules’ might look like,” another source revealed. “Bri made it clear that Bravo is only interested in the Stassi and Beau show, which is fine, but that’s not the same show that Tom, Jax, Katie, Kristen, and Scheana signed up for. They’re all hoping to get some guidance from Bravo sooner than later, and simply firing the editor who blew the whistle on these issues will not suffice.”
Meanwhile, Bri also revealed that she would love to befriend Stassi but admits that’s not likely to happen.
“I met her at the premiere parties, and she doesn’t care about me — nor does anybody,” Bri confessed.
“They don’t really think about or talk to us at all,” she alleged of the entire VPR cast. “I feel like they should totally want to be friends with me. I know everything about them. Oh, wait! Maybe that’s why they don’t want to be friends with me.”
Vanderpump Rules airs on Tuesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.