‘Vanderpump Rules’: Is the Show Fake? Fans Think This 1 Clue Proves That It Is

When it comes to reality shows, you can almost never tell how much of the show is real and how much is created by producers for maximum drama. Fans have questioned the validity of the situations on Vanderpump Rules for years. The amount of drama that happens between the castmates just seems a bit far-fetched.

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Though we’ve never really had proof in the past of the show editing storylines or producers feeding the cast lines, a recent error that somehow made it into an episode has fans calling Bravo out.

What happened on the episode?

On the Jan. 14 episode of the show, fans noticed some differences in Ariana Madix’s appearance during a conversation with Lisa Vanderpump.

One second, Madix had a short cut and in the next, her hair was long. Her makeup also drastically changed from minute to minute. When Madix’s hair was short, she rocked a smoky eye and intense lash, while when she had long hair, her makeup was much more natural.

“Did anyone else catch Ariana’s hair growing 3 inches over the course of her conversation with LVP?” an Instagram fan account noticed.“Come on Bravo editors….you can do better!”

Another fan pointed out that even the scene was different.

“Omg and the people in the background are different!! lol” they commented on Instagram.

“Cut! redo! Come back in about 4 months and we’ll reshoot!” another person joked.

“Definitely a scripted show,” one fan surmised.

Is the show scripted?

While scenes like that make it hard to believe that Vanderpump Rules isn’t scripted, the cast has been pretty consistent over the years in their claims that the stories portrayed on the show are real.

 “It’s pretty not-scripted,” Katie Maloney Schwartz told Galore in 2016. “You see, our relationships are real. We all have our history. There are plenty of shows out there that are kind of [cast] in ways where people don’t have any kind of history prior. But it’s also hard when making a show, as they can’t show everything, and they don’t show everything that’s positive but they definitely show everything that’s negative, and that can paint people in certain lights that aren’t true to form, but it still is real.”

And Jax Taylor seconded that sentiment when InTouch asked him about some of the arguments he had had with his wife Brittany Cartwright.

“I pride myself on [the fact that] we have a real show and I’m not going to sit there and sugarcoat things,” he told the outlet. “With cameras there or not, this is how I am. Do I regret some things? Yeah, of course. I wish I didn’t talk to Brittany the way I did, and I kind of mistreated her a little bit. I kind of caught myself off-guard and the way I spoke to her was uncalled for. But that’s just real life, though. It’s real. Just because there are cameras I’m not going to be like, ‘Oh, I’m going to do this and act like this.’ That’s just not how our show works. I think that’s why our show works so well — because we are a real show.”