Cast Blog: #PUMPRULES

Stassi: "I Lost My Best Friend"

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

Tom's Main Miami Objective

Katie Wasn't Letting Jax and Kristen Ruin Miami

Lisa Doesn't Get Those Penis Straws

Scheana Is Happy Katie's Free

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

Lisa: What Really Pissed Me Off

Scheana: I Don't Need Kristen

Ariana: Kristen is a Giant "Preying" Mantis

Katie: Stassi Overstepped Boundaries

Scheana: It's Sad How Few Friends Stassi Has

Our Producer Shares the Dirt on New Girl Vail

Tom: Kristen Manipulates Things

Tom Schwartz to Himself: Wake Up ---hole

Lisa Doesn't Want Scheana's Advice

Kristen: This Episode Was Tough to Watch

Scheana: I Don't Spread Rumors

Stassi: "I Lost My Best Friend"

Stassi gives us the scoop on her break-up with Jax Taylor, confronting Scheana, and Lisa Vanderpump's advice.

Bravotv.com: What are you in grad school for? Can you tell us a little bit more about that?
Stassi Schroeder: I'm not in grad school; I made a joke about wanting to go to grad school! Haha. I graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor's Degree in English Writing. I absolutely love school, I miss classes, and would die to go back. But my parents aren't too keen on paying for grad school just because I enjoy it!

Bravotv.com: How did you meet Jax, and how did you get him to start working at SUR?
SS: Kristen actually played matchmaker with me and Jax. She had tried to set us up a while back, but nothing came of it; then a year later Kristen and I took a trip to Vegas. Jax and her boyfriend Tom were there. I had gotten a little too hammered for my own good, and apparently, Kristen and Tom wanted to go play poker; I didn't, so they pawned me off on Jax. The next thing I remember is waking up in his hotel room, and he was just so enamored. I couldn't remember the night before, but he was just acting so in love. I remember thinking, "Damn, what did I say to this guy to get him to fall so hard in only one night?!" If only I knew, I'd like to share that secret with every other female in the world! Haha.

After that morning, we were inseparable, and never spent a day apart. A year and a half into our relationship, his modeling career had slowed down a bit, and bills were piling up, so I begged Lisa to give him a job at SUR. 

Bravotv.com: What did you think of Jax saying that you held him back from his modeling career? Did you really unbook him from a job?
SS: I've always been uncomfortable with the idea of dating a model or actor. I don't want to be dating someone whose job is to be half-naked, sometimes making out with other girls. I don't think that's healthy or normal in a relationship. When we got together, he promised he'd be respectful of me and be very selective about the jobs he'd take. He made the decision to date me and agreed with that, so I don't agree with his saying that I held him back. He's his own person; he makes his own decisions. No one can hold anyone back if they don't let them. And yes, it was a job with another woman alone in Mexico for only a few hundred dollars. I don't think many women would want their boyfriends alone in Mexico half-naked with another model for only $300 bucks. He had promised me he would never do something like that, so I told him I was emailing his booker. A 300 hundred dollar job isn't exactly ruining someone's modeling career.Bravotv.com: Why did Scheana putting sunscreen on Jax bother you so much? Do you think she was out-of-line? Did her apologizing help at all?
SS: After Scheana and I spoke, and I made it clear that I did have several insecurities with Jax, she assured me she would never cross that line with me. Next thing I know, she's up on a float, dancing with him, and rubbing sunscreen all over him. I mean, really? She claimed she wanted to show me that I could trust her and then she just kind of proved me right. She has since explained to me that he had asked her to do that and she didn't want to be rude. I was more angry with Jax to be honest, because he used that to throw in my face, knowing it would fire me up. I appreciated her apologizing to me; I think she's just a flirty girl who doesn't mean any actual harm, but her actions often come off a little too strong.

Bravotv.com: What did you think when Lisa pulled you aside to discuss your behavior with Jax?
SS: That honestly really upset me. That whole day up until that point, I felt like I handled the situation so well and was professional. I didn't freak out on the float, and when I got to work I tried to suck it up and keep to myself. But when she came up to me, I didn't understand why, because I had been holding everything in. Lisa knows me very well, I swear she can tell what I'm feeling at any and every second! So I think she saw that I was upset and assumed I was having a tantrum. But having her come up to me and bring it up made it all come pouring out. 

Bravotv.com: What did you think of Jax taking the seven shots and showing up the way he did to Peter’s birthday party?
SS: Obviously I was seriously disappointed and upset. We had been going through a hard time, and his partying and drinking were a huge huge part of our problems. I felt like I was giving him chance after chance after chance, and everyday he kept saying he was going to try. So when I saw him come into Peter's party and do seven shots, it really hurt. It felt like such a slap in the face. After I had been so patient and willing to give him more chances, that's his response? It was disheartening.Bravotv.com: Why did you decide it was time to break up with Jax? Why now?
SS
: It got to the point where I realized nothing was changing, and I was essentially enabling him. Our relationship had gone from absolutely magical to absolute hell. We used to be the couple that people looked up to and somewhere along the line, we fell apart and the arguing was out of control. We weren't a partnership anymore, we were roommates; and Peter's birthday just really did it in and made me realize that. Even though I was constantly asking him to grow up, I think he always assumed I would never have the balls to leave and that I'd always still be waiting at home. It was time for me to stop babysitting and focus on myself, and if he ever was going to change, he DID have to see what it was like not to have me. It saddens me: I not only lost my boyfriend, I lost my best friend.

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Tom: Stassi Is Like a Fallen Dictator

Schwartz has had enough of Stassi's superior attitude. 

We get back from Miami feeling a bit bedraggled but given how little sleep we had, pretty damn good.

Kristen trying to organize some sort of ambush with Tom and this Miami chic. HUGE eyeroll.

Before I roast Stass, let me just say I don't enjoy talking sh--. It makes me feel dirty inside. Anyways, I hear Stassi say things like, "I'm done." Get over it and yourself. It's exhausting me to see her behave this way. She is seriously corny and is starting to seem like a parody of herself, minus the redeeming stuff. Dressing like she is 40 to try and project a more mature image, like a little girl who walks out of her mom's closet. Can I remind everyone who has been boasting about how she's grown and matured all season? Surely someone who has grown could quicky asses this situation and see that it's barely worth an argument and surely not worth jeopardizing a beautiful friendship. Surely someone who has "matured" so much would have perspective on this situation. Someone who has matured wouldn't be so rigid and judgmental in their thinking. So quick to judge everyone but herself.

I try and look at both sides objectively on this matter involving Katie's so-called "betrayal."  I could see how Stassi may be slightly hurt or feel a little betrayed, but her reaction is completely over the top and unwarranted. Nine out of 10 would agree. It really exemplifies just how immature Stassi can be. Her pea brain can't even fathom how Katie can hang out with "these people." I want to believe she knows her case is tenuous but is too damn stubborn to cave. Also, she has got it in her mind that cutting off all ties with us is imperative and integral to her well being. I think at one point she cries that Katie is "her last link to these people." That comment says so much about her, and it's not good.  She has to dehumanize Katie in the moment to subconsciously feel like less of a sh--ty person, referring to her as a "last tie," as opposed to a great friend, then refers to the rest of the group as "these people." By this logic she should sit her dog Zoey down (who originally was Jax's family dog) and explain to her that she has to give her up because she's her "last, last link" to Jax. Another example of her lame and completely unwarranted superiority complex. It was kind of sad to see her sit there and defend herself so stubbornly, like a fallen dictator who hopelessly still believes her own propaganda.

It's like Stass has always been a pain in the ass, but she always balanced it by maintaining some endearment. Well that has worn thin quicky in light of recent events and behavior, leaving her pretty unbearable. I always have been quick to defend Stass, but her stock has plummeted in my book, and that's saying something. I mean, I may just be one of the most forgiving, understanding guys out there. She knows how much Katie cares about her, and Katie made it perfectly clear why she went. A good person and true friend would be able to step outside of their shoes and really try and see the issue from the other person's POV. Katie wants to let go of these petty grudges and move forward. If anyone has grown in the matter, it's clearly Katie. Being able to let go and forgive are massive steps in maturing. Inability to forgive is a telltale sign of small-minded person. For Stass, in regards to issues involving the rest of us, it's always black and white. Her way or the highway (I'll gladly take the highway). That's not realistic, though. Life's gray. Lots of gray.

Anyways, who really gives a shite what I think. I have plenty of my own problems at the moment. There's some stuff weighing pretty heavily that I want to get off my chest.  

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