Wait, is Lala Kent already returning to Vanderpump Rules?!
The Bravo hit’s cast member recently revealed she was quitting the show, telling E! News that the “negativity finally got to” her. But when we got behind the bar at SUR with Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix (aka reality TV’s coolest couple) for some holiday cocktail fun, they admitted to us they were “confused” by Lala’s announcement.
“I’m just confused because she already said she was leaving the show this summer,” Ariana told E! News’ Erin Lim, with Tom adding, “She tweeted it and then she took it back down.”
And then Tom and Ariana revealed that they had recently heard “she was trying to come back.” So where does that leave us?
“Maybe just give it a week and maybe she’ll tweet something different, I don’t know,” Tom said.
This season, fans have seen Katie Maloney, Stassi Schroeder and some of the others express annoyance over Tom and Ariana remaining friends with Lala and James Kennedy, but the couple hasn’t found it that difficult being in the middle of the two feuding sides.
“We always just try to take a step back and realize what’s important,” Tom said, with Ariana adding, “We both try to stand up for what we believe it and usually someone talking smack to another person is not something we feel like we have to get in the middle of.”
Reality stars not wanting to be in the middle of a fight?! Quick, someone check to see if there are pigs flying outside their window.
Regardless of whether or not Lala eventually tweets that she’s coming back, fans will see the moment Lala quits the restaurant (and the show) in an upcoming episode after joining Pump Rules in season four.
“It’s sad. I haven’t seen the episode, but I do come back one last time to say my final goodbye,” Lala told E! News. “I was a hot mess, Lisa [Vanderpump] was a hot mess, it was weird.”
To hear more from Tom and Ariana, including how they felt about James’ firing from SUR and how the troublemaking DJ is doing now, watch the rest of our interview above. And make sure to check back with us later this week for exclusive cocktail recipes from Tom and Ariana that are perfect for your holiday party.
Vanderpump Rules airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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