Kristen Doute Opens Up About James Kennedy Cheating On Her


Kristen Doute is opening up about the revelation that her boyfriend James cheated on her with Scheana’s friend Jenna in a new interview with Bravo. Doute says she feels naive and betrayed by what James did to her and explains why she involved Scheana. How has your life changed after SUR? Are you still glad you don’t work their anymore?
Kristen Doute: I’m much better as a customer and advocate of SUR. I’ll always remember table numbers so I know which one to reserve for myself. I am grateful for the time spent there – it allowed me to support myself financially and make some of the greatest friends and memories of my life. I also, though, allowed SUR to hold me back. In hindsight, Lisa letting me go was like taking the training wheels off and pushing me out in to adulthood. The things I love about SUR I’ll always love, but I could never sling crispy chickens again. Were you nervous and/or worried about going to Scheana’s party after not technically being invited?
KD: I was slightly apprehensive about going to Scheana’s party without the actual invite only because of Tom and Ariana. I knew that it was in Scheana’s best interest to not extend the invitation personally, as it would just cause unnecessary stress for her on her day. Scheana and I were not in a bad place at this time. We weren’t at the strongest point of our friendship, but she still meant a lot to me and I knew James had hinted I would be stopping by. I walked in hoping for the best, but accepting the possibility of being asked to leave. To me, it was worth taking the chance to show Scheana that I cared… Plus, I know she’s a sucker for a good gift. Haha. You uncovered the fact that Jenna and James spent the night together after Scheana’s party. After you confronted James, he revealed what happened between the two of them. At the time, did you believe he was telling you the whole truth or did you think there was more to the story?
KD: At the time, I didn’t really have a reason not to believe James and DAMN his story was convincing. There was a slight doubt in my mind, but I blamed myself for that because of the mistakes I had made (and lies I had told) in past relationships. James did his homework and knew exactly how to play me. Watching the episode back I felt naive and betrayed. To hear him compliment Jenna at the after party the way that he did, as I sat there, and then brag about “boning” her while I stupidly took him back was beyond humiliating. When you found out about Jenna and James you reached out to Scheana and she said you called her a “rude bitch.” What made you so mad at Scheana?
KD: When Scheana had first called me about James’ Uber receipt, we both went into detective mode because we both felt like we were being lied to – by Jenna and by James. Understandably, she didn’t want to accept that her friend would lie to her that way. After I broke up with James at the restaurant, Scheana still refused to believe that something had happened between them although James was caught red handed. She was still being lied to by both and assumed that James gave in to my accusations because I would never accept that “nothing happened”. Let me clarify I never called Scheana a “rude bitch”, but I WAS frustrated with her for pigeonholing me and thought it was a rude and bitchy thing to say to me. Scheana also said that when you and James are having problems you take it out on your friends. Do you think that’s true?
KD: In this situation, I involved Scheana because she chose to be involved by calling me about the Uber receipt. It wasn’t her problem or relationship to be accountable for, but at the time she was my only link in finding out the truth.

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35 Replies to “Kristen Doute Opens Up About James Kennedy Cheating On Her”

    1. Bravo stint? She’s on a hit reality show, that at one point had better ratings than Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I doubt she’s on Real Housewives money, but I’d say she’s doing alright.

  1. Yes, I was wondering the same thing about the car, unless she already had it. It seems they must be paid very well, even for non full time appearances…

      1. Thanks sidewinder for that bit of information. Well, Kristin is doing more than okay then.
        You are a wealth of information! 🙂

      2. Do any of them actually work there when the cameras are off. I thought Tom said they take a break after filming. The restaurant must not rely on any of the regular cast members to keep the place running then.

        1. Yeah he said that most of them take a break just after filming wraps.
          I’d say they don’t really work there, or at least not all that often but I’ve seen people say they’ve seen the staff working there on social media and stuff.
          I wouldn’t say the restaurant relies on them, just that they would be a commodity to the business.

  2. Most of these young people on LA maintain a certain appearance and live way beyond their means. My brother used to work for E! and he would say he would be surprised to see all the interns , who don’t get paid much, driving BMWs and Audis, wearing designer clothes etc.. .. LA can be a very ‘unique’ place

    1. Everyone is living beyond their means? It is a show-off place. You must drive a high end vehicle or be criticized then? I am glad I don’t live there. I do drive a nice smaller higher end car that is not new and has little mileage, but there it would be too old as I would be as well!

      1. Oh Sandy 🙂 one of the reasons I love living in SF is that you hardly need a car, so our household only has one car for my husband to drive to his job , 30 min away. I take the bus or just walk the 40 min to my work.

        1. You are so lucky! I couldn’t survive here without my own Audi! I have had my second now and wouldn’t change it for anything else.! We are six miles from the nearest supermarket and 55 from Edinburgh. Some neighbours do go on the bus but it’s two hours each way! I drive Im not spending four hours traveling to go shopping.

        2. My son just spent all of September in SF, but he prefers NYC. He stayed in the Mission District. He lives in NY, but was in SF on business. He keeps his car at my home and will not drive in the city. He loves that NY has the best mass transit, and he said it was more difficult in SF, not being able to easily get to certain areas as he would be able to do in NYC. He rode a bike everywhere in SF (as he does a lot in NY) and has stronger calves (still a slim guy) after the hills of SF! ( I have to drive several miles to groceries and at least 12 to 20 to any real shopping. ). I have been to SF and walked where I wanted to go or took cabs.
          It is a nice city, though there are so many homeless people everywhere which is a bit unsettling.

          1. Yes the homeless are a real problem and it takes a lot of getting used to. SF has expanded so much in the last few years that public transportation hasn’t been able to keep up. The hills are my only workout lol, I don’t go to a gym or anything . My kids ride their bikes everywhere too . I’ve been to NYC twice and I loved but it’s HUGE. compared to SF! :). SF is only 7×7 miles so it’s really small

          2. London is the same with homeless people, it is so sad! My daughter worked one new year on the soup run, hundreds of people they give soup to It’s so sad! Edinburgh had some but not too many.

  3. You are so lucky! I couldn’t survive here without my own Audi! I have had my second now and wouldn’t change it for anything else.! We are six miles from the nearest supermarket and 55 from Edinburgh. Some neighbours do go on the bus but it’s two hours each way! I drive Im not spending four hours traveling to go shopping. This is why I want to move!

        1. I would love to live in San Francisco!!! But too far from the kids so Edinburgh or nearer would be nice! A nice small house with a big Garden!

          1. Yes I understand wanting to stay close to the kids! My twins are in college and I wait desperately for their visits and I can’t imagine not being close to where they are ! But you can visit SF any time you want and stay with me 🙂

  4. You all know these people are “waiters”
    The ratings for season 2 were pretty great and they started making pretty good money.
    It was reported they made 5k an episode last season. That’s 100K for 20 episodes in season 3 (higher if they got paid more for the reunion and/or if they are paid for the secrets revealed episode)

    Plus they do/did work in Sur, and I’d bet the money they are on isn’t a regular servers salary since they are basically an attraction for the restaurant, and probably make above average tips from fans that come in.

    If anything the show downplays how much money they have to keep their bar tending images.

    This episode was kinda boring, given Scheanas past she seemed very judgy of Lala. Tom and Ariana are very quickly becoming annoying just going on and on about Kristen.
    And James is such a little turd he’s managing to make Kristen look better this season

    Lisa judging Jaxs girlfriends interview outfit was hilarious. Like given how little clothes the staff at Sur wear as a uniform it was perfect attire for the interview!

    1. Omg Sidewinder!! ITA with every single point you made , which never happens lol! We are rubbing off on each other :). Except of course you think Stassi is relevant and I don’t, minor details! :). The thing that struck me was how OLD Jax looked compared to these other cast members, just pathetic really how he’s such a douche and he thinks it’s cute. Only Jax will bring a gf to an interview with no resume and dressed like that LOLOLOLOL !

      1. Eventually you’ll all come round to my way of thinking!

        I think this episode just proved how relevant Stassi is, she was mentioned like 5 time, Lisa V. even threw in a shady dig about people being replaceable – which is even funnier knowing that she clearly wasn’t replaceable and had to be brought back mid season.

        Jax does look older, but I rather him, over James who I think is too young.

        1. What’s a little disagreement amongst friends 🙂 I have to say I’m disappointed in James , I thought he would be a better man. I watch this show ONLY for Kristen and her crazy! She’s a delecious trainwreck that I can’t get enough of and I’m bored with any scene she’s not in! The others keep talking about her constantly , just like they do Stassi. You can not duplicate this kind of crazy LOL. Please don’t go to therapy Kristen!
          I think Stassi is great as a few episode guest, like Brandi or nene , but not full time . I know you’ll disagree but that’s ok babe 🙂

          1. I don’t love Kristen, but Tom is really getting on my nerves. Frankly, i have a hard time thinking both Toms are straight. Maybe it is the obsession with their hair…and more. Nothing wrong with that, just maybe they are not going to commit to these girls and mean it. Tom and the constant anti-Kristin talk and how much he loves Ariana is just getting to be too much. James just wanted to be a cast member and probably dated Kristin to be featured on the show. Now he just doesn’t need her. He is a liar. He is also too young and Kristin chose wrong.
            Jax new gf showing up in what looked to be a negligee was too much. How not to dress for a job interview…and just forget your resume…or maybe not have one in your line of work maybe? Just kidding! That was purely for shock value.
            Oh and Lala is a lulu. (More like looney) That is not a compliment. She is in love with herself and already has shown her character in a negative way…Italy…free trip…but what does she have to do for it….

  5. I wish Kristen would get some layers in her hair or a longer bob style. James was acting like a douche for sure. Read a couple of months ago they had broken up and she had already found a new boyfriend on a dating Web site, they had gone to a San Diego wildlife park with Scheana and Shay. Re: the BMW, also I read that often the people on these shows rent/lease cars, apartments, houses etc. in exchange for publicity – a couple of the RHOA ladies had done something similar. Yeah it’s all about the look! That stupid outfit that chick had on that Jax dragged in absolutely looked like a negligee — stupid. Is Stassi still with Patrick? Sounds like we are going to be hearing about Kristen’s t-shirt line and Stassi’s “statement necklaces” ?? Please not an infomercial…And do these people EVER just go to a party to have fun, no arguing, no one gets drunk or hurt in an altercation? It’s the same with “dinner parties” for the housewives…hello that is the LAST place I would want to participate in or hear any argument at all!!! With SUR and PUMP, I want to see more about the food and any chef drama, and more about Peter the manager!

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