Vanderpump Rules stars Tom Schwartz, Katie Maloney, Stassi Schroeder and Jax Taylor are currently doing press for the show and in a new interview the foursome are teasing the new season and talking about all the drama we can expect this year.
“It was a disaster. It was a beautiful mess. That’s how I describe this season, a beautiful disaster,” Tom admits. “It’s a blur in retrospect, but a lot happens.”
Jax Taylor adds, “There’s some crazy stuff that happens.”
“You will see us at our absolute worst and best,” Tom continued, adding that the cast gets wild at their joint bachelor/bachelorette party in New Orleans this year.
“I don’t think we were sober for any of it,” Jax admits. “I still think we gotta redeem and have another bachelor party.” Tom whispers, “Don’t tell the girls.”
“I know it is a happy ending, that is what helps me stay strong during my weak times,” Tom tells The Daily Mail. But Schwartz also admits this season is “dark” and difficult to watch. “I just look at myself and I’m like that’s not me! Is that me? Sometimes it’s hard for me to look at myself and take responsibility for the things that I do.”
Switching to the topic of Scheana Shay’s divorce, the cast is sticking by their co-star. “It kind of took us all by surprise really,” Jax said. “It’s sad.”
“We’re looking out for her,” Tom added. “She has a good support system. And so does Mike so it will be OK.”
Katie and Stassi also spoke about their drama with Lala Kent.
“I feel like people hate us,” Stassi revealed. “I feel like people think we’re like the ultimate mean girls.”
“I think people are taking our loyalty, our sisterhood out of context,” Katie added. “It’s unfortunate, but we know that’s not the truth.”
“It’s honestly kind of annoying,” Stassi continues. “Because I think what made our show so great was the fact that we’ve been this really tight close group of friends for so long… years before we ever had a show… and it’s like the diary of how our friendship works in this group, and then we have two randoms around.”
“It’s a video diary of all the best moments of your life,” Stassi adds. “And a diary of all the bad times too,” Katie agrees. “But you gotta take the good with the bad.”
“The lead up to their wedding is intense,” Stassi teases. “And the boys are dramatic as F*CK!”
“I think the boys cry more than the girls,” Katie laughs. “It’s a fairy tale ending, but it’s not all sunshine and roses on the way there.”
Both girls say Scheana is doing “remarkably well” after her split from her husband Shay. “I’m really, really proud of her,” Stassi admits, but agrees that Scheana’s split from Mike was abrupt.
“I obviously think there’s a lot between them that we don’t know about,” says Katie, “but to us … we were definitely a little shocked.”
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