‘Vanderpump Rules’: The Real Reason Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute are Feuding

Trying to maintain a friendship on Vanderpump Rules must be exhausting. There is always something going on between the cast members and the drama is almost inescapable. Even relationships that have been going strong for years aren’t safe.

As season seven of Vanderpump Rules draws closer, rumors have been swirling that longtime friends Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute have fallen out. Though we have seen clips of them yelling at one another, we haven’t really heard what exactly the fight is about…until now.

 Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute
Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Kristen and Stassi’s relationship

Doute and Schroeder have been friends since the very beginning of Vanderpump Rules. In their opening package, they were introduced as part of a trio with Katie Maloney Schwartz. Since then, their friendship has definitely hit some snags, like the time Doute lied about sleeping with Schroeder’s boyfriend at the time, Jax Taylor. When the news eventually came out that the two had, in fact, slept together, Schroeder completely withdrew from Doute.

Later, however, the women were able to get over the deceit and became friends again. Since then, they have been on relatively good terms and Schroeder has even been there for Doute throughout her tumultuous relationship with Brian Carter.

Why are Kristen and Stassi feuding?

Apparently, it isn’t just Schroeder and Doute who are feuding, Maloney-Schwartz is in on it too.

“We need to be able to have an honest conversation, with 100 percent transparency,” Maloney Schwartz told Entertainment Tonight of how the relationships could be mended. “We’ve been really wanting that for a long time and it’s just been difficult to do that.”

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“It’s sad,” Schroeder continued. “We’re both sad about it and we talk about it all the time. And we’re like, ‘I wish it wasn’t like this, but what can you do right now?’ But obviously, we hope this doesn’t last forever.”

Schroeder pins some of the disagreement on growing apart.

“I just think we’re changing. We’re growing in different directions at certain points,” she said. “I don’t think we’ll never be, have any sort of relationship again, personally. I just think it’s going to be a lot different if we do and that would be a very positive thing.”

How does Kristen feel about the feud?

Doute, surprisingly, is not shocked by her falling out with the girls.

“It’s no surprise that we hit a low,” Doute told the outlet. “I feel like we’ve been friends for 10 years, family basically, my sisters, and with that comes up and downs. We’re definitely at a down right now, so we’ll kind of just see where it goes. My POV is I’ll love them always and forever and support everything that they do.”

Other feuds on the show

Doute, Schroeder, and Maloney Schwartz aren’t the only ones feuding this season. Apparently, long-time friends, Tom Sandoval and Taylor are also on the outs. Taylor even unfollowed Sandoval on social media.

“Sandoval is heartbroken over it,” a source told HollywoodLife. “He’s a pretty emotional guy and still doesn’t get why Jax got so upset with him in the first place.”

“Jax feels that Sandoval betrayed him over relationships with other cast members,” the source continued. “At the core though, Jax will always love Sandoval, which is why he is trying to mend fences with him.”