Cast Blog: #PUMPRULES

Kristen: Frank Is Manipulating Stassi

Our Producer Had a Front-Row Seat to the Miami Girl Show

Tom: What a Train Wreck

Scheana: I Don't Trust Kristen Anymore

Katie: This Is Just Plain Creepy

Kristen: I Made It My Business

Lisa: It Looks a Little Guilty

Katie: It's Insulting and Frustrating

Tom: Stassi Is Like a Fallen Dictator

Our Producer Shares Secrets From Peter's Date

Stassi: It's Hard to Watch

Lisa: Stassi Likes to Control Everything

Our Producer Got Hit With a Sandwich in Miami

Kristen: I Wanted Validation From Tom

The #PumpRules Miami Trip in 7 GIFs

Scheana: I Shouldn't Have Let Kristen Come

Lisa: Kristen Missed the Point Entirely

Jax: John Takes Care of Everybody

Tom on Jax: There is Barely Any Trust There

Behind-the-Scenes Secrets From Miami

Ariana Takes the Positivity Express

Lisa Doesn't Get Those Penis Straws

Scheana Is Happy Katie's Free

Tom's Main Miami Objective

Katie Wasn't Letting Jax and Kristen Ruin Miami

Our Producer Shares Secrets From That Trip

Tom Has Partied Enough for Two Lifetimes

Ariana: Facts Are Facts

Scheana Has Nothing Left to Say to Stassi

Katie: Tom Wasn't Following Through

Lisa: You Would Think Jax Wouldn't Lie

Katie: Stassi's Island Really Is Shrinking

A SURver's Guide to Male Grooming

Jax: I'm Getting a Taste of My Own Medicine

Our Producer Shares Scheana's Wedding Invite

4 Tom Sandoval GIFs for When You've Had Enough

Scheana: I Don't Need Kristen

Lisa: What Really Pissed Me Off

Ariana: Kristen is a Giant "Preying" Mantis

Katie: Stassi Overstepped Boundaries

Scheana: It's Sad How Few Friends Stassi Has

Kristen: Frank Is Manipulating Stassi

Kristen discusses her reaction to Tom's past and what she thinks of Jax and Stassi's relationship.

Bravotv.com: Why did you think that Jax and Stassi would get back together?
Kristen Doute: Over the past couple of years I've seen Stassi and Jax "break up" a million times. Their relationship has been a broken record and they both live in absolutes, so when they broke up this time I just felt like, "OK, I'll believe it when I see it."

Bravotv.com: And why did you want them to?
KD: As unhealthy as their actions had become, they really are perfect for each other. It's also heartbreaking to have our group torn apart. I know that they both love each other and I felt like they both just checked out. Relationships are not effortless.

Bravotv.com: Why did it upset you so much running into Casey?
KD: It was just really unexpected to have Casey at the photo shoot. When I first realized who she was, it didn't even occur to me that she and Tom had hooked up before. I just thought, "What a small world!" She and her sister were living with Tom when he and I met. Earlier that day she and I were conversing about my apartment etc. so when it later came up that she was the one who slept with him it just grossed me out. I'm well aware that Tom and I both have pasts but honestly -- who wants to picture their boyfriend having sex with someone else?

Bravotv.com: Do you think Stassi made the situation worse?
KD: Stass loves to rattle the cage. She wasn't trying to upset me but she definitely wanted to stir the pot and keep it going for her own humor. She would have reacted the same way as I did and wanted to feel justified that it would have bothered her if she were in my position.

Bravotv.com: Why did you decided to tell Tom about it in front of the boys?
KD: I hadn't had a chance to talk to him since the shoot because I went straight to work and he was at an audition. I can be very impulsive. It also wasn't some secret -- Peter and especially Jax know everything anyway.

Bravotv.com: Do you think he reacted to the situation properly?
KD: He reacted exactly how I knew that he would. He was annoyed. What irritated me the most about the whole situation is the way that Casey acted afterward. I wasn't mad, I was just uncomfortable. We were at the shoot to do a job and she kept on talking about it and rolling her eyes. I wanted him to understand where I was coming from.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of Lisa saying you were dramatic?
KD: I think Lisa likes to pigeon hole me. Am I temperamental? Yes. I don't deny that I can be dramatic at TIMES but I have very strong opinions and want my voice to be heard. I'm honest to a fault and when something is bothering me I am going to speak my mind. I think Lisa takes that and sums me up as a "hypochondriac drama queen," and rarely gives me the benefit of the doubt. We don't all get the same treatment -- she plays favorites.

Bravotv.com: And of her confronting you (and Tom) about the blow-up?
KD: It was fair because Lisa wants us to leave our bulls--- at the door and just work when we come in to Sur. I get it, it's just not always that easy. I work with my boyfriend and all of my best friends. I understand where she was coming from because I should have waited to confront him, but my personal life has never affected a customer. Ever.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of Stassi going on a date with Frank so soon?
KD: I understand that she needed a distraction, and that she wanted attention and affection. She and Jax had been having problems for a while and she felt alone. I think, though, that it was way too soon for her to be dating someone else. Frank was Jax's friend! He was only there to fill a void. Stassi's heart had no time to heal.

Bravotv.com: Did you think that Jax going to Supper Club was the right idea
KD: Initially, no because I thought it would create more chaos and that he was just setting himself up to be upset seeing them together. But... I would have done the same thing and Jax had to do what was right for him.

Bravotv.com: Were you surprised that she ended up leaving with him?
KD: Not at all! Jax was the sober, put-together Prince Charming for once. He walked in there being everything she had wanted him to be for most of their relationship. Like I said, Frank was just a rebound; a temporary void filler.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of Frank’s bombshell?
KD: I think Frank was just wasted and full of s---. He wanted to make Jax look bad so that he would look like the hero.

Bravotv.com: Do you think Stassi should believe him?
KD: No. Jax definitely has a history of being a pathological liar but I think Frank was trying to manipulate her when she was vulnerable. If he had this information for so long, why was it just now coming out?

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Tom: What a Train Wreck

Tom thinks this was all typical Kristen behavior.

Let's keep it positive. Positive, OK? I just don't think I can do it after this episode. Before we dive in, let me just say I don't write this from atop a high horse. I know I have plenty of my own issues and shortcomings. Anyways, Kristen's attempt at being humorous while she's knee deep in crazy with that girl is painful to watch. She's like "We're gonna need a whole bottle," and says it as if she doesn't want to cope with the situation at hand that SHE set up. It's like a split personality syndrome.

I think Tom did the right thing in removing himself from the situation at SUR, his place of employment. You don't want to cause a scene in one of Lisa's restaurants. Take me, for example. It took so much courage for me to walk away in the middle of my bar shift at Pump and leave my comrades hanging (sarcasm--just in case it doesn't read). So this girl making these bs claims shows up out of the blue?I I would have run for the hills. You never know what people are capable of and honestly I wouldn't have waited around to see her intentions. After the failed confrontation, Scheana comes out and puts Kristen in her place. Kristen belligerently gets defensive and keeps saying, "Why are you making this my fault?" to Scheana. Ahhhhh! Maybe because you instigated this whole situation and facilitated that girl's confrontation.

 

Kristen went to great lengths to get in touch with this girl. She was so excited about the prospect of trying to make Tom look bad, she was practically frothing at the mouth. With her sidekick sitting nearbye. Who would want to be a part of that scenario? You guys get a glimpse of the type of crap I had to live with for three years: Kristin going off the rails and not giving a sh-- about anyone she is affecting around her. The fact that she's in a public place and there are guests around, but she still doesn't give a shite. This is my biggest beef with Kristen. When she has a problem, nothing else in the world matters, and she has ZERO consideration for those around her. You saw the way she made that scene in a public place, completely disrespecting Diana without any remorse. So dismissive of her manager while she smokes cigarettes and pounds wine. Her ability to disregard authority when she's upset is unreal. I mean what a train wreck. It's like a child who throws tantrums in a store when they don't get something they want. I have a complex with people who have meltdowns and lose consideration for those around them. By all means, have a meltdown or two, but be considerate of your neighbors. She will have hissy fits with reckless abandon, then instead of taking responsibility, she'll drop a cheesy quote like, "If you can't handle me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best." When I'm pissed at her sometimes she'll ask me, "What have I ever done to you?" Um, you kept me up all night, countless nights for years. I don't hold a grudge, of course, but when I see her behave this way, those feelings of resentment resurface quickly. It is true that I have a very short fuse with Kristen and maybe sometimes it's too harsh, but not in regards to this issue. She needs lessons in self awareness (I know, I know, I need lessons in not being a pussy). I had a goddamn flashback watching that episode.

When she has a problem, nothing else in the world matters, and she has ZERO consideration for those around her.

Tom Schwartz

 

Now this Miami girl seems strange, and I'm 90% sure she had a lobotomy at some point. Maybe she's a droid? Also, she has so much Botox, she can barely emote. I wouldn't talk shit about her personally, but she slandered my friend in the most trashy way. Trying to belittle my friend's Chipotle-sized penis. She's gotta be asking herself, what the hell was I thinking? You really have to wonder how someone can have such poor decision-making skills. What a waste of time and energy. All she did was succeed in making herself look like a stage four cling-on.

Even if these accusations were true, which they are NOT, I don't understand her motives. We all had a good time together in Miami--drinks and laughs--but it was always innocent good fun. Not sure why she would make up these false claims then fly to L.A. to "confront" him.  Some sort of ulterior motives at hand here. People's logic is "Well, she wouldn't fly all the way across the country if it wasn't true." What if it was true? Would that justify flying all try way across the country? What does she get out of it? What was her end goal or ideal outcome? Doesn't she have a job, hobbies, things that keep her busy? I think the girl wanted to be on TV. There were crucial details to this story that didn't make it into the episode, because they can only fit so much into each episode.  She may be a perfect candidate for a "Bye Felicia." I feel deeply for my good friend Sandoval. He was ambushed, and I think given the circumstances, he handled himself pretty damn well. Also, Ariana handled herself like a champ, too, and I was happy to see her put that girl in her place. She totally burned her, and that chick had no comeback. Nice comeback.

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