Ready or not (definitely NOT)– here comes The Valley.
This week, Bravo announced a new series coming to the network this spring, featuring a few familiar faces from Vanderpump Rules.
‘The Valley’ will feature former ‘Vanderpump Rules’ stars Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright and Kristen Doute, all of whom exited the series in 2020.
As you may recall, Kristen and cast member Stassi Schroeder were fired over their racist actions against their castmate Faith Stowers, while the reason behind Jax and Brittany’s exit remains unclear. Some cast members have stated that Jax was fired from the show and Brittany decided to follow him, while the couple themselves claim the decision to leave was theirs alone.
Bravo’s announcement of ‘The Valley’ comes after many months of Jax, Brittany and Kristen
warning hyping fans up about the ‘VPR’-adjacent series, which was described by Deadline last summer as a series following “a group of tight knit friends, who are trading in their glamorous West Hollywood lives and swapping bottle service for baby bottles as they adapt to the next chapter of their fun-loving lifestyle in the Valley.”
In the first look at the new series, however, we’re told this ragtag crew of returning/aspiring reality TV stars will be “taking a shot at adulting,” despite nearly all of them having children and a handful of them being (well) over the age of 40.
Meet the cast of ‘The Valley’ below!
Jax Taylor & Brittany Cartwright
According to the Bravo cast bios, Brittany and Jax “went from clubbing every night with their friends to watching cartoons every morning with their toddler, Cruz, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.” However, anyone who follows the couple on social media knows these two are still out on the town almost nightly– at Jax’s bar, no less.
If the claims of Brittany and Jax being Mom and Dad of the Year aren’t enough of a stretch to get people to tune in out of sheer curiosity, Bravo also wants viewers to know that Brittany and Jax are apparently “the voice of reason” on this show, which is an absolutely terrifying thought to anyone who has ever heard Brittany speak.
Kristen Doute & Luke Broderick
Kristen met boyfriend Luke Broderick at a wedding in Colorado shortly after her last breakup. Luke–- who some may already know from Kristen’s podcast, Love, Sex…and What Else Matters–- enjoys fishing, hunting and (apparently) sacrificing said interests to reside in the Valley with Kristen. This season, viewers will see Luke and Kristen care for their dogs (riveting stuff, guys!), run “multiple businesses,” discuss starting a family and decide which state they want to live in.
Danny & Nia Booko
Danny Booko met Jax while partying in L.A. and the two instantly clicked after realizing they were both raised in Michigan “with similar values,” and Danny’s wife, Nia Booko-– a former Miss USA–- went on to befriend Brittany. Danny and Nia are parents to three children under the age of two and on ‘The Valley,’ viewers will watch the pair go “minivan shopping” (no, that’s not a joke) and figure out how far into the Valley they want to move.
Jesse & Michelle Lally
Jesse Lally has been friends with Jax since the two lived and modeled together in New York. He and his wife, Michelle Lally, are parents to a three-year-old daughter and work as a team of luxury real estate brokers in L.A., selling homes to “the Top 1 percent of the one percent.” This season on ‘The Valley,’ viewers will see the couple learn to balance their career alongside marriage and parenthood.
Jason & Janet Caperna
Former executive assistant–- and longtime friend of Jax, Brittany and Kristen-– Janet Caperna is taking a break from her career to focus on her newborn baby. Janet’s husband Jason Caperna, a “successful attorney,” will also appear on the show.
Like any good
as gold Bravo reality series, ‘The Valley’ will also include a couple of B-Team “friends” of the main cast. Filling one of those roles in Season 1 of ‘The Valley’ is Jasmine Goode, a former SURver/contestant on The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise, who is working to get her real estate career going under Michelle’s mentorship.
While Jasmine isn’t planning to add “mom” to her ever-growing resume at the moment, she hopes to have a family someday with her girlfriend Melissa.
Zack Wickham, Brittany’s BFF from college, will also be featured as a “friend.” As the only single member of the group, Zack will provide a different perspective to the show, and hopefully, explain to viewers what the hell is going on with his hair.
‘The Valley’ is set to premiere in Spring 2024. Get a first look at the new series below.
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