Kristen Doute Talks Vanderpump Rules Drama in New Orleans

Kristen Doute is speaking out about the drama she caused on Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz’s joint Bachelor/Bachelorette getaway in New Orleans. In a new interview on the Daily Dish podcast. Kristen admits she picked the wrong timing to bring up Tom’s past mistakes, but shares how she helped the couple and says she thinks Tom Sandoval is jealous of Stassi Schroeder!

“I feel badly that Carter and I single-handedly messed up the second night,” Kristen admitted. “At the same time, the result was so positive. The timing wasn’t the best maybe to bring that stuff up to Schwartz.”

But there’s no denying the crew had an awesome time. “It was so much fun. The last night was by far the best.” And of course she took a dig at Sandoval: “It was very uncomfortable to watch Schwartz give Katie that lap dance though, I’m not gonna lie. I think Sandoval enjoyed it the most.”

Kristen’s boyfriend Brian Carter, who was also a guest on the podcast, jumped in to defend her. “It had to be done. I felt bad by the way we did it. What they didn’t show was that Katie was the one that figured it out herself.”

“We didn’t make this up,” he said, while Kristen added, “I’m not assuming that Katie feels this way. Katie said verbatim that this is how she feels. I wanted to make it so f*cking clear that’s what was up.”

Route insisted that by bringing the subject up in NOLA, it helped Tom and Katie take a look at their issues before their wedding. “So when we watched the new episodes, Carter just kept saying ‘Look what we did. We made it better.’”

But Kristen was annoyed by Sandoval’s propaganda accusations. “That’s what was so annoying for me to watch. Sandoval was like ‘This has Kristen’s fingerprints all over it. This is propaganda.’” Kristen continued, “He was not in Vegas that time. He had no idea what he was talking about when he kept saying ‘I was there.’ He wasn’t even on that trip.” And Carter said, “Schwartz probably doesn’t even remember.”

But now Katie and Tom are way past their drama, according to Kristn. “They’ve been great ever since.” And Kristen later said, “Thank god. I couldn’t do another summer like that.”

Carter was asked about being the only guy who didn’t dress up in drag. “I don’t think Schwartz was the one who really wanted it,” and Carter confirmed, “Sandoval pushed it big time.” Sandoval was allegedly pissed Carter didn’t play along. Kristen revealed, “He was screaming at Carter about how much money he spent on everything.”

But the most shocking part might have been that Kristen and Ariana actually agreed on something. “Ariana and I were standing there like ‘This is not happening right now.’ Is this for real?’ We’re like holding them back while Sandoval is in a dress and makeup with his nails on.”

Speaking of Ariana, what’s up with her beef with Stassi? “I still to this day don’t understand it. I don’t get what her issue is. Stassi’s never done anything to her.” She continued, “The only thing I could slightly come up with is that Sandoval has always had this weird problem with Stassi and I think it’s because she’s the number one girl in the group.”

“There’s something about Stassi – even for the viewers – if you’re friends with her, she just has this leader sort of persona about her. You’re very intrigued by her. It’s just something natural that she can’t help. I think people get jealous about that and I think Sandoval is one of those people.” And Kristen finished that off by saying, “He wants to be Stassi, that’s probably it.”

Kristen also revealed that at the end of the season we will see what really happened between Scheana and Shay. “Everyone will see at the end of the season what he’s really like now and what happened with them.” She also shared why we don’t see him much this season. “He wasn’t really around. He also doesn’t like our group. There’s all this bull sh*t about how he doesn’t drink so he doesn’t want to hang out with us. Bull sh*t.”

Thoughts on what Kristen had to say?

Thank you to RealityTea for the transcript of the podcast!

Photo Credit: Bravo



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  • Real Sandy

    Katie is that a swimsuit? Interesting.
    Now, I am looking forward to the end of this to find out more about Shay. Kristen was saying he was still drinking.
    Interesting stuff about Sandoval too. I just think Sandoval has a thing for Schwartzy and won’t admit it. He is over the top defensive of him and protective to the extreme. He seems to care more about him than Katie does too.

  • sundayhare3

    I find it interesting that the terrible trio annihilated Schenna and Arianna for ruining Katie’s bridal shower. But when it comes to one of the Demonic Trio that is a different story. I don’t even understand why after all this time this is now a story line. This is so contrived and ridiculous. Nothing about this show is real….or interesting any more.