Hold nothing back! After the finished filming of season 9 of Vanderpump Rulesseveral of the cast members had to deal with major life changes that they found themselves discussing during the reunion special.
james kennedy and Raquel Leviss shocked their teammates when they announced their separation at the start of the reunion.
“We decided to break off the engagement. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while, and I think James noticed my heart wasn’t fully in it,” Raquel, 27, emotionally shared on Tuesday. January 25. “I didn’t want to give him up because he really showed me how dedicated he is to me and the things he’s willing to do to improve. But I feel like it’s It’s something deep inside. I had nightmares about our wedding day, and I think that’s a telltale sign that something is wrong.
James, 30, explained that a previous conversation about their love for each other changed the trajectory of their romance.
“We had a conversation a few months ago. I asked her if I was your soulmate and she said, ‘Do you think I’m your soulmate?’ It was almost like the first time I felt like we weren’t meant for the galaxy,” he recalls. “It was not a clear answer. It wasn’t like, ‘Absolutely you are my soul mate.’ That’s how it should be I feel. At least that’s what I want. And we’d rather just end it and take the band-aid off before we get married, have a baby, and get divorced. It’s literally the last thing I want.
The exes previously confirmed they split after filming wrapped on the Vanderpump Rules reunion special last month.
“After these 5 wonderful years we spent together, we have decided that we have two different goals and have made the decision to call off the engagement,” they wrote in a joint statement in December 2021. “We love each other very much , but we aren’t in love anymore. We want nothing but the best for each other, so please keep your thoughts positive. Sending love.
Before the reunion aired, James posted photos from his 30th birthday celebration in Vegas, showing him holding hands with a mysterious woman. A source said exclusively We Weekly that the DJ “hasn’t been dating” since splitting with Raquel.
“He went to Vegas for his birthday with a group of six friends,” the insider said on Tuesday. “He was disappointed with the breakup and was busy working, so he really wanted a fun trip to Vegas.”
On the same day, the former beauty pageant queen opened up about how “angsty” she was as she prepared to watch the reunion.
“This is definitely one of the most emotional days of my life and I’m on the verge of panic and rage. Even though it doesn’t seem like I am, I am,” Raquel wrote via her Instagram Stories on Tuesday, before later adding, “Thank you so much guys for reaching out to me. I feel a lot better. I just needed a few minutes and it’s really nice to know that I have some friends who support me and who are in my corner, so I love you.
Lala Kentis separated from Randall Emmet was another hot topic of conversation at the VPR meeting after the beauty mogul, 31, previously gushed about her then-fiancé, 50, throughout the season. Lala originally went public with Randall in 2018 and announced their engagement later that year. After postponing their April 2020 wedding ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic, the couple welcomed daughter Ocean a year later.
the Give them Lala the author sparked breakup rumors when she deleted all of the director’s photos from her Instagram feed in October 2021. The following month, We confirmed that Lala and Randall had ended their engagement.
“Randall didn’t want to part ways but it was Lala’s decision. The trust is gone,” an insider shared exclusively with We at the time. “He tried to win her back. … Right now she’s not wearing her ring and she’s really focused on her daughter and her plans. She tries to keep everything private.
After filming the reunion special in December 2020, Lala opened up about what she learned from sharing so much of her life on TV.
“I’ve been on this show for six years, I’ve changed a lot as a person – no one can tell me otherwise. … So when I look back on my time [on the show]I love it, it’s been the ultimate mirror for me, but after that meeting I sat down and thought, “Is this the space for me anymore or do we have to do a soul-searching?” the Row actress revealed during an episode of her “Give Them Lala” podcast that same month.
Lala claimed that most of her partners showed her no support after she discussed ending her relationship.
“I haven’t heard of a single person in my cast other than Raquel [Leviss] to say, ‘I hope you’re doing well,'” she added at the time. “It was very eye-opening for me. …I’m not saying this group of friends are bad people in any way. Just because I’m going through something doesn’t mean the world stops. … But I was visibly upset with the meeting, and none of them except my little Bambi reached out and said, “I just want to say I’m sorry for what you’re going through. was, as I say, revealing.
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