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Katie Maloney-Schwartz (left), Stassi Schroeder (middle) and Kristen Doute (right) pose with their arms around each other

'Vanderpump Rules' Star Kristen Doute Dishes on Relationship With Ex Best Friend Stassi

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By Natalie Hunter

'Vanderpump Rules' season 8 already has viewers hooked. Not only is there a brand new restaurant called Tom Tom with a whole new set of staff, but the original cast members have some drama of their own. Lisa Vanderpump kicked off the season with a dramatic speech on relationships would fall apart. Many suspect that she is referring to Kristen Doute's friendships with Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney-Schwartz. Despite starting the season on good terms, Showbiz Cheat Sheet reports that the ladies are barely speaking.

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Kristen went on 'Watch What Happens Live' after the premiere of the most recent 'Vanderpump Rules' episode and revealed that she hasn't been invited to Stassi's wedding yet.

“Stassi and I exchange pleasantries,” Doute said. “We text not very often, just kind of congratulating each other on whatever we have going on and she’s made it clear that she’ll figure out if she wants to invite me or not as the year moves on, so we’ll see.”

“I introduced her to Beau so, it’s weird,” she continued.


The season started with Kristen struggling to evict her ex boyfriend Carter to the frustration of Stassi and Kristen's other friends. It's possible that this may lead to their fall out.

Stassi spoke to Entertainment Tonight on her relationship with Kristen.

“It’s sad,” Stassi told the outlet. “We’re both sad about it and we talk about it all the time. And we’re like, ‘I wish it wasn’t like this, but what can you do right now?’ But obviously, we hope this doesn’t last forever.”

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“I just think we’re changing. We’re growing in different directions at certain points,” she continued. “I don’t think we’ll never be, have any sort of relationship again, personally. I just think it’s going to be a lot different if we do and that would be a very positive thing.”

Katie Maloney Schwartz also is not on speaking terms with Kristen.

"We need to be able to have an honest conversation, with 100 percent transparency,” Maloney Schwartz told Entertainment Tonight on whether they'd make ammends.

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“We’ve been really wanting that for a long time and it’s just been difficult to do that,” she continued.

This isn't the first time that these ladies have feuded. During the first season, Stassi was dating player Jax. After rumors surfaced that he had cheated on her with Kristen, Kristen vehemently denied those claims. Eventually, Kristen did admit that she slept with Jax. Since then, the two have repaired their friendship. Will they be able to do it again or is their friendship done for good?

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