We're very sorry to report the following:
Stassi Schroeder is never coming back to Vanderpump Rules, no matter how many people sign a petition calling for this return.
But let's forget anything associated with Schroeder's back for a moment -- and focus on her front instead.
By this, of course, we mean Stassi's belly and the fact that a tiny human being is now growing inside of it
Yup, as previously reported, Stassi Schroeder is pregnant!
This exciting piece of news broke just days after the veteran reality star was fired from Vanderpump Rules due to a history of racially insensitive behavior... but it wasn't confirmed by Stassi at the time.
Based on photos of the Bravo personality, multiple outlets simply reported that she and fiance Beau Clarke were expecting.
In the time since, both halves of this couple have commented on the impending baby, confirming it will be a girl and sharing pictures such as the one above.
Blessed times, indeed.
Now, taking it a step further, Stassi has uploaded her very first photo of herself and her baby bump.
In the snapshot, the ex-reality star is rocking a fitted, black dress, white sneakers and holding her stomach to show off its size.
A little over a week ago, the New Orleans native announced the gender of her baby by sharing a sweet photo of herself and Clark holding a pink onesie.
“We’re having a baby girl,” she captioned the picture on June 23.
For his part, Clarke seemed pretty darn psyched.
“I was raised by great women, and the lessons I learned from them I’ll FW to my daughter and then some,” he wrote at the time via Instagram, adding:
“She will be great, powerful, humble, kind, loving, compassionate, and a dash from Kesha…“She’ll be a motherf*cking WOMAN!! #thankful.”
Schroeder has made it known for years how badly she wanted to be a mother.
And the pregnancy came at a perfect time for her, too, giving her something to focus on aside from her Vanderpump Rules firing.
If you'll recall, Stassi and Kristen Doute were axed by producers after it was revealed thay they called the cops to report co-star Faith Stowers for a crime she did not commit back in 2018.
Stowers is African-American.
The incident, in tandem with racially charged comments made in the past, led to the pair’s termination from the series on June 9.
Said Schroeder at the time:
"What I did to Faith was wrong. I apologize and I do not expect forgiveness. I am also sorry to anyone else that feels disappointed in me.
"I am going to continue to look closer at myself and my actions - to take the time t listen, to learn, and to take accountability fro my own privilege."
In the sense that Stassi could probably use a distraction these days, the pregnancy is perfectly timed.
Unfortunately, it also means that Stassi and Beau will soon be taking on the biggest financial burden of their lives at a time when their money situation is tenuous, at best.
The good news is, Stassi comes from money.
As Vanderpump fans have pointed out many times over the years -- basically anytime Stassi behaved like a spoiled rich girl -- the New Orleans-based Schroeders are very, very well off.
But Stassi's offspring might not be growing up in such lush surroundings.
Before getting fired from her $600,000/year gig on Vanderpump, Stassi made a down payment on a $2.5 million house and shelled out for a lavish destination wedding in Italy, which is still scheduled for October.
For his part, Beau works for a Hollywood casting company, which is likely a pretty decent-paying gig.
However, much has been made of his past financial difficulties.
As you may have heard, Clark filed for bankruptcy not long before he started dating Stassi.
Between her show, her bestselling book, and her sponsored content deals (which came to an abrupt end following the Faith scandal), Stassi probably has a sizable nest egg stashed away.
But if she thinks she'll be returning to Vanderpump Rules or landing a similarly lucrative gig anytime soon, she may have another thing coming,
In fact, it may be time for Stassi to consider looking for -- gasp! -- a real job!
Actually, she might want to focus on the birth and the wedding first -- then start polishing up that resume!