Katie Maloney has Lala Kent’s back!
The Vanderpump Rules OG came to Lala’s defense after Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghicalled Lala out for being a “cheater” during her relationship with ex Randall Emmett.
“It’s hard when people don’t really know enough about the situation,” Katie told Page Six. “You don’t really know what you’re saying here.”
Last week, GG, who is good friends with Randall, shared her feelings on their split in a rant on Twitter.
The Shahs of Sunset star called out Lala for cheating on Randall during their relationship, referring to Lala hooking up with her Vanderpump Rules c0star Ariana Madix.
“If I recall correctly, u were bragging about going down on your castmate & the timeline puts u in a relationship at that time. Cheater?” GG quipped.
She then added that Lala needs to have more “compassion” for Randall amid their split.
“Your personal business was made public by u & that allows pple [sic] to have an opinion,” she wrote. “MY opinion is that u should have a little more self-respect.”
However, Katie insists that no one ever considered Lala and Ariana’s hookup as cheating.
“We were all there in real-time for that and no one’s calling her a cheater for that,” she said.
As for Lala publicly discussing her split from Randall and airing their dirty laundry, Katie thinks that’s A-OK.
“That’s her choice. She can handle this however she wants to handle it,” Katie said. “Why [is GG] publicly speaking on something that has nothing to do with [her]? It’s a little weird to me.”
“It can feel very isolating and lonely when you feel blindsided and, completely out of left field, this person that you were with for so long is not the person that you thought that they were,” she continued.
Katie admits she cut off all contact with Randall after learning of his alleged infidelity. She also reveals that she warned Lala about the news after catching wind of the rumors about Randall.
“I got wind of it, and I was the one that called [Lala] to let her know. I just wanted her to know that she was loved and appreciated and that she’s amazing no matter what,” Katie recalled. “You just want to prop people up.”
Despite ups and downs in her life, Katie believes Lala is stronger without Randall in her life.
“She’s ready to take on the world!” Katie said. “Obviously, it hasn’t been easy. But she is so tough. I’m proud of her for being strong for her and for Ocean.”
The two-part VPR reunion begins Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 9 p.m. on Bravo.