Kristen Doute appeared on the We Met at Acme podcast on Sunday, May 3 and during the episode, the 37-year-old Vanderpump Rules cast member shared her thoughts about having children.
“It’s always something that’s been really important to me. … It’s something that’s crossed my mind over the last year since [Brian Carter] and I broke up like, ‘Do I still want kids? Is that something that’s in the cards for me anymore?’” she wondered, according to a report from Us Weekly magazine.
During the podcast, Doute, who recently confirmed her relationship with boyfriend Alex Menache, who she began dating earlier this year, said that she does still want to have children, even though her four-year relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Carter, came to an end last September.
Doute went on to say that she recently went to the doctor to make sure that she could still have children naturally.
“I did go to the doctor not that long ago, like in the last year, and had everything checked out. I’m still good as of right now,” she explained.
“Because after everything Scheana [Shay] went through with freezing her eggs twice, it’s something I’m considering,” Doute said, noting the efforts Scheana Shay went through to ensure her future plans for a family would be possible.
Doute has also considered different options for children.
“I’ve considered adoption. I’ve considered having children on my own,” she explained.
Although Doute acknowledged that “time is ticking,” she told the podcast that “there are always options” whether she ultimately gets married or she decides to start a family as a single mom.
According to Doute, she was single after her split from Carter last year and enjoying her life without a man by her side.
“[At] the end of the summer, beginning of the fall, I was just like dead single like trying to date, hooking up with people, really trying to just, lie, ride that wave,” Doute said.
She then said that she learned what it was like to be truly single and go on random dates with people before striking up a relationship with Menache.
“It was just someone that I had been friends with and it was kind of like a drunken night and I was like, ‘Hey, we’ve been friends and you’re hot. We should probably make out.’ And so we did and we just kind of started hanging out because we were both single,” she shared of their early moments together.
To see more of Doute and her co-stars, don’t miss new episodes of Vanderpump Rules season eight on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.