Learning from her mistakes?
Stassi Schroeder is reportedly putting in the work to educate herself on systemic racism ahead of her first interview since being fired from Vanderpump Rules in June.
The former Straight Up With Stassi podcast host is set to sit down with Tamron Hall on Thursday, September 17.
“Leading up to her Tamron [Hall Show] interview, Stassi has been spending a lot of time learning about bias and systemic racism and has really been doing the work,” a source tells Us Weekly.“Rather than focus on cancel culture, she decided to be accountable for her actions and genuinely try to understand the issues and how she can be more conscious and in tune with what the Black community has been going through. She’s looking forward to talking about what she has learned.”
As we’ve previously reported, Stassi and Kristen Doute were fired by Bravo after their former co-star Faith Stowers revealed that they called the police on her for a crime she didn’t commit as payback for her affair with Jax Taylor.
Pump Rules newbies Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens were also let go by the network after their past racially insensitive tweets resurfaced in January 2020.
Stassi publicly apologized to Faith and vowed to “continue to take accountability” for her past comments but it was too little too late for Bravo.
“I have grown significantly from the person I was then, and I am still filled with remorse and regret for the hurt I caused,” she wrote at the time. “I also want to address my former castmate, Faith Stowers. … I did not recognize then the serious ramifications that could have transpired because of my actions. What I did to Faith was wrong. I apologize and I do not expect forgiveness.”
Since then, Stassi has not only lost her position on Pump Rules but also her podcast, second book deal, tour, and various endorsements. She also announced that she and fiancé Beau Clark were expecting a baby girl due in January.
Meanwhile, TMZ recently reported that Stassi is in talks with Evolution Media, the production company behind Pump Rules, to work on future projects together after her contract with Bravo expires in a few months.
Lisa Vanderpump later shut down the rumors, tweeting, “I’ve been asked repeatedly, and unfortunately it’s not true; false rumor. I work closely with @evolutionusa no authenticity to [the] story regarding spinoff for Stassi Schroeder.”
However, a source tells Page Six that Stassi is fielding offers from several brands.
“She’s at a crossroads in her life and trying to figure out what the next few chapters of her life are going to look like,” the source said.
Stay tuned for more on this developing story.
It’s unclear if Bravo will renew Vanderpump Rules for season 9.