Season 10 of Vanderpump Rules will not only follow the consequences of Katie Maloney And by Tom Schwartz divide. Rachel Leviss And james kennedy also called it stops between seasons and does not hold back about what happened during their five-year relationship.
At the February 2023 premiere, the DJ and Lala Kent dropping a bombshell they hooked on early in his relationship with Raquel and his romance with his ex Randall Emmet.
“James and I – when we were both very new to our relationship – we definitely hit it off,” Lala said. “We went to Chicago [in 2016] and we started drinking before getting on the plane. That’s why he said I was doing handstands before – I’m definitely doing handstands.
James, who admitted he was “nervous” to admit what had happened after years of downplaying things, noted that “a lot of guys make mistakes”.
“Obviously half of Lala wanted this to happen too, so let’s not dawdle,” he said in a confessional. “She probably had big plans to get this big fucking rock on her finger – which she did. So she probably wanted to do the deal with JK before that. Who wouldn’t?
The ‘Topman’ musician got serious with Raquel, proposing in May 2021. They called off their engagement in December and he started dating now-girlfriend Ally Lewber six weeks later.
“James likes a female dog with thin lips. First Raquel and now Ally,” Lala joked on the show. “Even I was a thin-lipped slut when we started bumping into each other.”
Getting a new girlfriend wasn’t the only change Jame made after his broken engagement.
“After two and a half years without a single drop, I decided to drink again. Have a few drinks. After Raquel left, I thought [about how] I was going to get married and everything I did to improve myself was clearly not enough,” he explained during the premiere. “And frankly, it was a new year. It was in 2022 and what do I do? I’m James Kennedy. Let me live.”
He added that if he had to “resign again” it would be “for me and not an ultimatum in a relationship”.
Raquel, for her part, has been linked to several men in the post-James series. Besides casually dating Pierre Madrigal – whom she called a “man” and not a “male child” like James – she went out with Tom and SUR employee Oliver Saunders (son of Garcelle Beauvais) during the production of Season 10.
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