“Vanderpump Rules” star Lala Kent has finally spoken out about Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute’s recent firings.
“To me, when people ask me how I feel about it — I try to not really get into it,” she said. “I will say that them not being on the show anymore hasn’t sunk in yet because we’ve had such, like, this crazy ride together and our life consists of each other.”
“You know when someone passes and you’re still fine because your body goes into shock like you’re not used to it,” Kent added. “That’s what it feels like.”
Schroeder, 32, and Doute, 37, were regulars on the popular reality show before getting fired after their co-star, Faith Stowers, revealed the two reported her to the police for a crime she didn’t commit in 2018.
Besides losing their jobs, Schroeder’s podcast, “Straight Up With Stassi,” was removed from all platforms. She also lost several endorsement deals.
Doute, who’d recently released the book, “He’s Making You Crazy,” was dropped by her publisher.
Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni were also fired from the show for past racist tweets.
A few weeks after Schroeder was fired, news broke she was expecting her first child with fiancé, Beau Clark.
Clark confirmed the news with a photo of Schroeder holding her growing belly and the caption:
“I was raised by great women, and the lessons I learned from them I’ll FW to my daughter and then some! She will be great, powerful, humble, kind, loving, compassionate, and a dash from Kesha… ?“She’ll be a motherf*cking WOMAN!!!? #thankful.”
The couple got engaged in July 2019 and were supposed to get married this year in Italy. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, they had to postpone their plans.
In April, Schroeder made it clear she was ready for a baby!
“So, this summer — before I knew I was going to be proposed to — yes. I know Beau is my person and the man I want to be with and I want to have a family with, and I’m not going to sit around and wait for him to propose to me for me to do the things that I want to do with him,” she said on the “Vanderpump Rules After Show.”
She continued, “I’m not tricking him into a pregnancy. Like, he was an active part of the conversation and participating. So, like, he knew what was going on, but I’m like, ‘Okay, I’m going to take matters into my own hands. I can’t wait to be a mom, then let’s just start doing this because I’m not waiting around for this anymore.'”
Since their firing, both Schroeder and Doute have made public apologies. On June 15th, Doute reflected on what the experience taught her.
“I think the biggest thing that I’ve learned is that I have so much to learn,” she said on the “Hollywood Raw” podcast.
“At the end of the day, I’m not a f–king saint. I’m doing the best that I can. I’m human and I make mistakes all the time and I’m just trying to do something every day that makes this a little bit better for everyone.”