We’re just weeks away from the premiere of Vanderpump Rules Season 6, and it seems fans can expect plenty of drama when the SUR crew makes its long-awaited return.
Relationship changes have dominated the off-season with non-stop bad news about several established couples.
In August, Stassi Schroeder revealed that she’d been dumped by Patrick Meagher on what was supposed to be the former couple’s fourth anniversary.
Shortly thereafter, news that Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney were headed for divorce began to circulate on social media.
(The couple has yet to confirm that they’ve called it quits, and it seems they’ve recently decided to "keep up appearances" on social media.)
Last week, we learned that Scheana Marie and Robert Valletta have split up after less than a year together.
And just yesterday, it was confirmed that Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright have called it quits.
But it’s not all bad news and breakups in West Hollywood.
In a recent interview with Too Fab, Vanderpump stars Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix and their pet sh-t weasel, James Kennedy, confirmed some big-but not entirely unexpected news–about the show’s upcoming season:
It seems that after a one-season hiatus, Lala Kent will be returning to the series that made her almost famous.
As you may recall, Lala quit Vanderpump abruptly last season after butting heads with her female castmates.
Of course, triumphant returns aren’t unheard of on VR, as Stassi previously left the show, moved to New York, and was brought back in response to popular demand.
(It seems the forgotten Vail Bloom now has the dubious honor of being the only regular cast member to make a permanent departure from the show.)
"Me and her are a very dynamic duo on the show, obviously," James said of Lala at a Halloween event sponsored by Maxim last night.
"We like music together, so it’s good to have her back."
Ariana chimed in with a breakdown of the ways in which life has changed since we last checked in at SUR:
"Dynamics are shifting," Madix said.
"Things are growing and changing. Things are maybe falling apart, getting put back together. Just when you think that there’s not gonna be any more drama, you think like, ‘Oh, they’ve done it all.’ No, there’s always something else."
Kennedy also revealed that he’s been re-hired at SUR after being ousted for his boozy behavior last year.
He also hinted at at least one more major surprise for fans this season:
"That’s a secret," he added, thus begging the question of why he brought it up at all.
"That’s a surprise to the season. We can’t give that out yet. People have been waiting for me. They thought I’d be left in the dirt, but it’s good to be back at SUR. Lisa’s amazing."
Watch Vanderpump Rules online to get caught up on Season 6 and enjoy more of James shamelessly kissing his boss’ ass.