Lala Kent at the White House Correspondents Dinner

Lala Kent Fights Back Tears, Talks 'Greatest Fear' Amid Custody Battle For Daughter Ocean

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on May 21, 2023 at 5:15 PM EDT

Despite being outspoken on reality Tv, Lala Kent, for the first time, fears being direct. 

For those unaware, the "Vanderpump Rules" star, who isn't shy to express her feelings, is in a custody battle with her ex, Randall Emmett. The former couple had a daughter, Ocean, in 2021.

However, they called it quits on their relationship seven months after welcoming their baby because of infidelity. Although the case is ongoing, Kent has deep fears about the process, which she recently revealed.

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Lala Kent Emotionally Spills Fears On Speaking Out Amidst Custody Battle With Ex Randall Emmett

Lala Kent arrives with her daughter Ocean to Stassie Schroeder's daughter's 1st birthday

In an interview with "Nightline," of which a snippet was posted on their Instagram, the reality personality emotionally opened up about her greatest fears concerning her daughter. While referring to the custody battle with Emmett, the host asked Kent," Are you ever fearful of being outspoken, especially in cases like this, that something could happen to you and your family?" 

The Utah native replied, holding back tears reflected in her shaky voice. "I have that fear every time I go to talk about this. Every time I post something. It's one of my greatest fears, like, if I talk about this and end up in court one day, will Ocean pay for me being outspoken? It's a battle that I constantly am in with myself."

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Regardless, the "Row" actress said she wouldn't stop speaking out in the family court system. "But I can't stop. I'm just going to keep giving them Lala," she declared. "I'm going to keep making noise in the family court system and loving on my kid."

As part of her speaking up against the family court system, the media sensation expressed her grievances in a candid writeup last month. She shared her message alongside a picture of her sitting in front of her laptop. 

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Her message read, "I see a broken family court system nationwide. When I entered this battle, I knew I was not alone." Kent then revealed her opinions on why she believed the system was unfair. She stated, "The well-being & protection of our children comes last to lining the pocketbooks of court' professionals,' & parental 'rights.'"

Concluding her message, the author of "Give Them Lala" told fans that her court experience was an honor. She stated, "I knew my voice now had a purpose & needed to be put to use. It was an honor to give a proponent testimonial for SB250 in Montana today." 

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The 'Vanderpump Rules' Alum Went All Out Celebrating Her Daughter's Second Birthday 

While the Bravo star is hopeful about having custody of her two-year-old daughter, she continues to enjoy sweet moments with her. In March, the TV personality proved she would go all out for her toddler as she threw a monster-themed birthday party.

Other past and present co-stars from the Bravo reality show attended the two-year-old's birthday bash. Proud mom Kent shared the photos from the party on her Instagram. 

In one photo, Ocean is seen wearing a purple outfit and a matching hat with a monster eyes design. For the photograph, the adorable toddler posed in front of cardboard cutouts of the character James P. "Sulley" Sullivan.

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Another snap from the birthday-themed carousel showed a big room decorated for the celebration, with a low table set for 18 party guests and a banner with the tag, "Boo is 2." 

The room was adorned with multi-colored balloon arches, a lit-up number two, and a white shelf containing special Monsters Inc lunch box takeaways. Rounding up the slideshow, the doting mother uploaded a photo of two medium-sized on-theme Monster inc cakes. 

In the post's caption, Kent expressed her love for her baby. She wrote, "I wouldn't have nothin' if I didn't have you! Ocean's Monsters Inc. birthday party was everything and more. Thank you to our close friends and family for coming to celebrate my sweet girl! I'm holding it together since she isn't two yet… but l will be a wreck on the 15th. It's going by way too fast ?."

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Lala Kent and daughter Ocean at the Summer Spectacular Benefiting the Brent Shapiro Foundation - Beverly Hills

The post gained attention from fans who joined in celebrating the birthday girl. One fan commented, "Awe looks like a fun bday party. Happy birthday, ocean ❤️," another individual remarked, "So honored that Ocean is a fellow Pisces ?? Happy birthday!!! ??.”

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