Kristen Doute is fighting back against a tabloid report that says she’s getting the boot from the cast of Vanderpump Rules!
On Tuesday, Radar Online reported that Kristen has been demoted from being regular cast member. After spending seven seasons as a main cast member on the Bravo reality show, Radar reported that Kristen will only hold the title of “friend” next season.
A source told Radar that Kristen’s new seemingly cool, calm and collected life with boyfriend of three years Brian Carter isn’t SURving up (see what we did there?) the drama the producers want, therefore she hasn’t been asked to return to the show.
“She doesn’t have a lot of drama in her life these days,” the source claimed.
After the report surfaced, fans began to question Kristen on social media, asking her if she really did get the boot. Eventually the reality TV star responded.
“I hate giving that trash bag tabloid any attention, but that is 100 percent #fakenews,” Kristen tweeted.
Although it remains to be seen if Kristen will, indeed, be back as a full-fledged cast member next season, her presence last season was noticeably scarce compared to previous seasons. Over the years viewers have watched her deal with the ramifications of hooking up with Jax Taylor (while he was dating her best friend Stassi Schroeder), the breakup with Tom Sandoval that resulted, and eventually watch as she handled the fallout from her tumultuous relationship with James Kennedy and her termination from SUR.
During Season 7, aside from the few episodes we saw her deal with rumors that she had hooked up with James after a booze-induced night in Mexico, and her failed attempts to drive a wedge between Jax and his now fiancé, Brittany Cartwright, she pretty much kept her once-explosive personality at bay.
Kristen is one of the six “OG” main cast members (seven if you overlook Stassi’s brief stint as a “guest” during Season 4) to remain since the show’s debut in 2013. It appears the other OGs—Lisa Vanderpump (obviously), Scheana Shay, Jax, Katie Schwartz and Sandoval—will continue to hold main cast member titles, along with the main cast members the show has picked up during its run.
Kristen looked every bit the ‘Vanderpump Rules’ cast member over the weekend, when she attended the MTV Movie & TV Awards with most of the ‘Pump’ posse. (Click here to see more pics of the ‘VP’ gang on the red carpet!)
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