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Lala Kent Opens up About Missing Her Father on Her Wedding Day: "It's Just Heartbreaking to Me"

The engaged Vanderpump Rules SURver talked about her highs and lows, and how she's coping after the loss of her beloved dad, Kent Burningham.

Luann de Lesseps isn't the only one who's had major highs and lows this past year. In 2018, Lala Kent expanded her beauty business and got engaged to the love of her life, producer Randall Emmett — but she also suffered a huge setback when her father unexpectedly passed away in April. And when Randall proposed, the Vanderpump Rules pal had her beloved father on her mind. 

When Lala announced her big news, she wrote in an Instagram post: "An engagement last night, my birthday today, and every sign my dad could possibly send me to let me know he’s here." So naturally, Lala's wedding day will be laced with memories of her father. 

When speaking candidly to E! News, the SURver shared: "I've gone through the struggles of wondering who's going to walk me down the aisle, who's going to sit there and be a grandfather to my babies. It's just heartbreaking to me." 

She continued: "I'm in this zone of letting people know that your grieving process is something to just hold very close to you. If there's anything I've learned, it's not that there's a right or wrong way to grieve, but there's a healthy way. It's just a day-by-day thing. I'm still in the process and I don't have it figured out. I lost half of who I am. There's not a minute that goes by where I don't think about my dad. We were extremely close."

When speaking about her husband-to-be, Lala had words of true love. "When it's love it's just love. You can't fight that feeling," she said. "I always knew that [Randall] was my person. You can't f--k with love. We're not in this for any other reason."

Credit: Lala Kent/Instagram

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