Kristen Doute Reacts to ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Cast Turning On Ariana Madix During Season 11

“Just say the word and I’ll put hexes on all of them.”

Kristen Doute is coming to Ariana Madix’s defense after watching several Vanderpump Rules cast members seemingly turn on Ariana this season.

As fans know, Season 11 began filming just months after the cast learned about Scandoval–- the secret affair between Rachel Leviss and Tom Sandoval that continued for months behind everyone’s backs, including Sandoval’s long-term girlfriend (and Rachel’s friend), Ariana. 

In the months (and year) following Scandoval, Ariana nabbed major brand endorsements, scored a spot on Dancing with the Stars, starred in “Chicago” on Broadway, released a cocktail book, was named the new host of Love Island and DIDN’T start a cover band. 

“Just because you can doesn’t mean that you should.”

Meanwhile, Sandoval seemingly went on an apology tour, during which he managed to earn the forgiveness of some of his ‘Vanderpump Rules’ cast mates. 

Kristen–- who dated Sandoval herself from 2007 to 2013–- recently shared her frustration and confusion over some of the ‘Vanderpump Rules’ cast turning on Ariana, just months after they all learned about Scandoval.

“I do not get it,” The Valley star recently told Life & Style. “I don’t understand why everyone can’t just ride for [Ariana]. Let her be happy, let her enjoy, let her experience this new piece of her life that is bringing her peace.” 

“I went to your backyard water-tasting event, this is the least you can do.”

As Season 11 has progressed, viewers have seen Lala Kent and Scheana Shay— two of Ariana’s closest friends (and co-stars in a cringy-yet-catchy “Good As Gold”-themed Uber Eats commercial)–- make peace with Sandoval, while also taking jabs at Ariana for her post-Scandoval feelings/success/living situation/etc. 

“…to Ariana and I’m not OK about it.”

Fans of the show have also accused Lisa Vanderpump of showing more compassion for Sandoval this season than what the (former?) Worm with a Mustache deserved.

Kristen said watching the cast say certain things to or about Ariana this season has made it “really tough,” both as a viewer and as Ariana’s friend. 

“It’s tough in general just to not be so biased about how I feel about the cast and the show itself,” she said. “But really as a viewer and as her friend, it is really difficult that everyone has these strong opinions and their opinions don’t just say whatever works for you right now.

“I think everyone is forgetting how short amount of time it had been when they started filming this season compared to when Scandoval broke,” she continued. “So, I just want everyone to just, like, do you.” 

New episodes of ‘Vanderpump Rules’ and ‘The Valley’ air Tuesdays on Bravo. 

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(Photos: Instagram; Bravo) 

3 Responses


  1. Does Kristen forget she tried to destroy and hated Ariana when she first started dating Sandoval? I can’t even take her seriously.


  2. In my opinion, Lisa has always guided a storyline a certain way, and this is no different.

    She basically took Sanhovels side from the get go, and “guiding” the cast(who all want to return next season) to the way she sees more drama. Fuch people’s life and feelings, all Lisa wants is drama, cheating, fighting, etc.

    It was always this way, but this season its SO noticable.


  3. Lala had complete meltdown when others talked to her ex. Scheana has no loyalty to anyone but herself. Both are just tr_ing to secure there paycheck at any costs.

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