Things would have been very different on Vanderpump Rules if Lisa Vanderpump had her way.
It seems that if LVP had her way, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute wouldn’t have been fired from Pump Rules. Instead, the boss lady of SUR would have had Stassi and Kristen stay on the show, so she could “chastise” them up and down about their mistakes. LVP would have liked to see the show document Kristen and Stassi them learning from their mistakes.
“I would have preferred to chastise them and see them learn from their mistakes as we’ve seen so many youngsters do on the show. But that was Bravo’s decision,” LVP told Page Six Monday night.
“I always want to see growth, and I would love to have seen them stay here and work it out. It was really a sign of the times. Everybody [had] a lot of reactive decisions,” LVP said before admitting that she “even miss[es]” Kristen despite their rocky past of bumping heads.
Stassi and Kristen were original cast members of Pump Rules since its premiere in 2013. The pair were fired in June 2020 after it was revealed that they called the cops on their costar Faith Stowers for a crime she didn’t commit. They later apologized for their actions.
Newbies Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni were also fired after their past racist tweets resurfaced.
It seems that the Pump Rules cast remains divided on Stassi and Kristen’s exits from the show even more than a year later.
Ariana Madix tells Page Six that the show feels “fresh” without Stassi and Kristen; however, Lala Kent believes the two are ready for a comeback and would love to see a “teachable moment happen” on the show.
“One is not better than the other, but it does feel exciting and different [without them]. I do think it has potential to show a different side of everybody,” Ariana said.
“They used to cut to their interviews, and it would be them narrating this moment that meant a lot for both of us,” she added. “It feels like everyone’s on a completely equal playing field now.”
Lala said, “I would love to see them return to the show, and I would love to see a teachable moment happen.”
“I would love to see that story play out and the work that my friends have put in to educate themselves and even educate me,” she continued. “It would be a beautiful thing to have them back, and I would welcome them with open arms.”
Pump Rules airs on Tuesdays at 8 pm EST on Bravo.