Earlier this year Kristen Doute bid a fond farewell to SUR, and in the process left behind her former flame Tom Sandoval after years of many ups and downs, with plenty of relationship drama and cheating to go around.
With some distance since her split from her boyfriend of five years, Kristen recently chatted with Patti Stanger on her The Love & Sex Report podcast, where she opened up about what she liked most about him while they were dating.
"I mean, it's a really long time ago and it's kind of even hard to remember what it was like to be with him," she says, before finally coming up with some kind words for the SUR bartender. "So, I guess, when we were together, before his ego took complete hold of our relationship, I would say that, you know, he's very charming and he can be funny."
While she was able to nail down a few compliments for Tom, she had only one thing to say when Patti later answered what she thinks is the worst thing about him. "Everything else," she says bluntly.
Kristen admits that cheating on Tom with Jax was what ultimately led to the demise of their relationship (and several of her friendships), but reveals that their relationship was pretty unhealthy without unfaithfulness.
"I was very codependent on him," she says."Even obviously with Tom I thought he was my first 'first healthy relationship,' and clearly I was really wrong about that. But I hadn't really had a very healthy, independent relationship and we started dating when I was 24."
Now older and wiser, Kristen has moved on from Tom and is now dating SUR bus boy James, whom she says she loves. They even paired up together recently to model for an underwear campaign.
[Source: The Love & Sex Report]