Stassi Schroeder is reportedly heartbroken after losing her job on Vanderpump Rules as well as her podcast Straight Up With Stassi.
“Stassi has been very emotional by this situation and has been sad and crying, and also angry,” an insider tells Us Weekly. “She feels blindsided that she was fired and lost her podcast and sponsorships.”
On Tuesday, Stassi and Kristen Doute were fired from Pump Rules along with Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni.
This move came after former SURver Faith Stowers appeared on an Instagram Live with Candace Rice and opened up about being the only black cast member on VPR. In the interview, she also called out Stassi and Kristen for falsely calling the police on her as revenge for sleeping with Jax Taylor.
According to the source, Stassi “didn’t think” she would be let go from the Pump Rules “after she shared her apology post on Instagram.”
“She was genuinely apologizing and felt bad about her actions, and feels like it backfired on her,” the insider adds.
“Racially insensitive comments from my past have resurfaced,” Stassi wrote in an Instagram post on Sunday, June 7. “It is important that I continue to take accountability for what I have said and done while pushing myself to do better. I have grown significantly from the person I was then, and I am still filled with remorse and regret for the hurt I caused. … What I did to Faith was wrong. I apologize, and I do not expect forgiveness.”
“Stassi, in particular, has become a major piece of the Bravo puzzle over the years, and the network truly enjoyed working with her,” another insider revealed. “That said, racism and discrimination have no place on Bravo, so Stassi, Kristen, Max, and Brett left the powers that be with no other option.”
Despite her firing, a different source says that Stassi doesn’t blame Lisa Vanderpump at all.
“Stassi isn’t mad at Lisa Vanderpump,” a source reveals. “[She] doesn’t think her getting fired is Lisa’s fault by any means.”
Meanwhile, Faith Stowers is letting Bravo know that she would “love” to return to Pump Rules now that Stassi and Kristen have been fired.
“I would love to go back on Vanderpump Rules. I don’t have a problem with Vanderpump Rules. I don’t have a problem with Bravo in general,” Faith told Us Weekly. “I love their shows. I think it’s really cool. I would love to join their cast again and to be able to showcase my life to people because I know people can relate to it. It’s unfortunate that I didn’t get to show my military career with Vanderpump Rules, and you know, my dating life. … I respect the network even more now.”
Faith also notes that she hasn’t spoken to Stassi or Kristen amid their firings.
“I didn’t even speak to [Stassi and Kristen] to begin with,” Faith admitted. “I said hello to them, they introduced themselves and that was it. So it was really weird that they came from for me the hardest because I didn’t know them. They didn’t know me.”
However, one former co-star Faith has talked to is Lala Kent, who reached out to her after she opened up about what it was like to be the only black cast member on VPR.
“She has told me she was sorry I had to go through this. And told me that she wanted me to start over for a clean slate,” Faith revealed. “I said, ‘Yes, I would love to do that as well.’ [Because] I actually know her and respect her, so that makes sense.”
Part 3 of theVanderpump Rules season 8 reunion airs on June 16 at 9 p.m.