Kristen Doute Gives First Interview Since Being Fired From ‘Vanderpump Rules’: Discusses Racism & Regret for Her Actions Against Faith Stowers

“Trust me, I’ve had a lot of free time to reflect.”

In her first interview since being fired from Vanderpump Rules, Kristen Doute discussed what happened, the topic of racism, and the regret she feels for what she did to former ‘VP’ cast member Faith Stowers.

As The Ashley told you in June, Kristen and fellow ‘Vanderpump Rules’ OG Stassi Schroeder were cut from the show after Faith spoke about the mistreatment the pair had subjected her to – most notably in 2018 when they called the police in an attempt to have Faith arrested for crimes she didn’t commit.

During a new interview with the Hollywood Raw podcast Kristen told hosts Dax Holt and Adam Glyn what she’s learned from her firing.

“Yeah, we’re new to the whole ‘repercussions’ thing.”

“I think the biggest thing that I’ve learned is that I have so much to learn,” Kristen said on the podcast, which will be released on Wednesday, according to Us Weekly. “I know that’s super cliché and a lot of people say that but it’s absolutely true because I think that I thought that I understood racism but now I’m really learning about unconscious bias. Learning about anti-racism. Learning about how we can do things locally to really truly make changes and putting work into your community locally to make those changes I think [are] so important.” 

As for the incident with Faith— which included Kristen calling Faith out on social media for crimes she didn’t commit, as well as calling the police on Faith— Kristen said she now knows why her actions were wrong.

“Yeah, unemployment and public shame will do that to a person.”

“It was definitely none of my business to take anything to social media [and] essentially send a mob out to this person,” she admitted. “Especially because she’s Black. It was really just not my place to go there.”

“At the end of the day I’m not a f**kng saint,” Kristen said later on the podcast. “I’m doing the best that I can. I’m human and I make mistakes all the time and I’m just trying to do something every day that makes this a little bit better for everyone.”

Following Faith’s June interview, Kristen took to social media to address the incident and apologize to Faith, as did Stassi; however, a source told Us Weekly that neither Kristen nor Stassi reached out to Faith directly.

Earlier this month, Kristen’s boyfriend Alex Menache defended her online and complimented how well she was handling the fallout from her firing, noting she “has taken it like a champ” and “dealt with it with grace and strength.” 

Faith has stated that she has forgiven both Stassi and Kristen for what they did and, although she had originally stated she was planning to file a lawsuit against her former co-stars, she recently said that she has decided not to pursue legal action against them. She did note, however, that she feels she “would have won” had she decided to file the lawsuit.

The full episode of the Hollywood Raw podcast featuring Kristen’s interview will be available here on Wednesday. 

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(Photos: Instagram; Bravo; MTV)


  1. well faith was no angel but we don’t talk about that. jax is trash and I think if the show isn’t cancelled and he does come back they will get too much backlash

  2. I’m actually really surprised Bravo hasn’t fired Jax yet!! I think they know the show is way past it’s expiration date and losing Jax & his drama would just be the nail in the coffin! As annoying as he is, he’s always involved in the drama one way or another!! Without him, whos left?! I just think it’s pretty messed up because they act like they’re willing to get rid of anyone who steps out of line and have tried to prove it by firing Stassi and Kristen yet this guy is still around?! I love VPR and could watch the earlier seasons over and over but I just can’t bring myself to watch it anymore!! It needs to either be done because, clearly, bringing in the fresh faces did not help one bit!!

  3. I enjoyed Stassi getting fired as much as I enjoyed TreeApe going to prison! Yes I said it and I’m not taking it back! I just wish the Ex-Teen Monster and her mate would go to prison for killing a little dog and abusing chidren!

    1. When did he go to prison? Isn’t he usually just in county jail for a couple hours if that & then gets a slap on the wrist? I wish he’d go to prison, he needs it!! And, Jenelle’s sorry lying ass right behind him!

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