Kristen Doute on Vanderpump Rules Firing: I Was Blindsided!

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Longtime SUR server and Vanderpump Rules crazy person Kristen Doute was fired by Lisa Vanderpump on Monday's episode of the hit Bravo show.

Doute, who had been with the restaurant for seven years, spoke to the network in the wake of her dismissal, which she says she was not expecting.

Kristen Doute Reacts

Doute was fired on Vanderpump Rules Season 3 Episode 14 for being disrespectful to management on the previous episode, and many other times.

Lisa Vanderpump, husband Ken Todd, and partners Guillermo and Nathalie Zapata dropped the hammer on Vanderpump Rules Season 3 Episode 14.

"I had this weird feeling and I happened to walk by the VIP room in the lounge and I saw Lisa sitting with Ken and Guillermo and Nathalie," Doute said.

"So I thought to myself, 'Oh no, this isn't good' ... I had a feeling it was about me."

It was. The final straw, as you know if you watch Vanderpump Rules online, was her telling her manager Diana to "walk the f--k away" and "suck a d--k."

Walk away from a screaming match she was having in front of patrons, no less.

Even so, she might have weaseled her way back onto the job if she had apologized, which Lisa clearly wanted her employee to at that moment.

Instead, Kristen Doute denied any wrongdoing, in typical and stubborn fashion.

Vanderpump tweeted after the fact that her decision to fire Doute was difficult.

"No @kristendoute it wasn't easy, but I think we both knew it was about time," she wrote. "We all make mistakes ... just some more than others, from that we grow."

It wasn't as difficult for some of her co-workers. After Doute's firing was made known, kitchen staffers were rejoicing over the combative reality star's ouster.

Doute, who has been trying to break up Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix with every fiber of her being, says she "should have quit a long time ago."

She also doesn't seem to be full of resentment against her former boss.

"I have to say, I wouldn't have any of this without her," Kristen reflects following her boss' decision to give her the heave-ho after all this time.

"I wouldn't have the job, I wouldn't have the show. So as much as I'm not her biggest fan and vice versa, I'm grateful for the opportunities she's given me."

Doute still hopes (against hope) that Vanderpump will bring her back.

"I put my life on the line for everyone to see," she said. "I want to continue the journey. I don't want to throw everything away just because I don't work at SUR."

We wouldn't normally hold our breath, but you never can tell, since ...

  1. Lisa Vanderpump is really pretty darn forgiving in the end;
  2. She's also a businesswoman, and Doute brings ratings.

Just saying. Don't rule it out.

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