Vanderpump Rules stars Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute have officially moved on from their feud and back to being best friends, and Kristen is revealing that it wasn’t easy winning her BFF back.
“You mean, how did Stassi forgive me?! [Laughs.] I gave Stassi the space that she needed. It took us about a year and a half to even start talking again, and little-by-little I started reaching out,” she told AOL.
“It made me nervous, but I was willing to accept a rejection if that’s the way she wanted to go with it. I didn’t want to go with her thinking that I didn’t care enough to try. It definitely took some time, and we started talking little-by- little a couple of years ago, eventually when she was able to really get over Jax and not care about him anymore and become self-aware in her own place, she was able to then forgive me,” Doute explained. “It took time to rebuild that trust, and I tried really hard to prove to her that I was a changed person that she could trust. I’m really grateful that it worked out.”
Kristen says it was a huge “wakeup” seeing herself on television and losing her friends before she changed her past behavior.
“Obviously, during past seasons, people have seen their fair share of meltdowns that I’ve had, but I think that everything happens for a reason. I’m not proud of all of the decisions that I’ve made, but I think that it really was for the benefit of all of us when I lost a lot of my friends a couple of years ago, because it put me in a rock bottom place,” she said. “I had to take a hard look at myself and become more self-aware. With that, I was able to make healthier changes for myself, which has resulted in getting these friendships back.”
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