Cast Blog: #PUMPRULES

Ariana Didn't Deserve Kristen's S---storm

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

Lisa: You Would Think Jax Wouldn't Lie

Katie: Stassi's Island Really Is Shrinking

Katie: Tom Wasn't Following Through

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

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

Ariana Didn't Deserve Kristen's S---storm

Katie explains why she is no longer friends with Kristen and what she's looking for in a proposal.

I never wanted to be the one to "Tell Kristen to break up with Tom," but, over the course of our friendship, I witnessed a very unhealthy pattern. Kristen herself even said to me on multiple occasions that she knew that breaking up with Tom was her only option. I was only looking out for her best interest and wanted her to do what she needed to do.

When she had made the decision to leave Tom in Cabo, I was backing her and offering support. When we returned to L.A. she was singing a different song, and I became very frustrated and felt she wasn't respecting herself and her own mental and emotional health. I really began wondering if our friendship could withstand all that was happening, given that her life -- and my life -- became consumed by her turbulant relationship.

I wasn't shocked that Tom and Jax were at such odds after everything went down in Cabo. Tom was deflecting a lot towards Jax. I think that was when we really began to see the guilt shine through. I have no ill will towards Tom and I never wanted him to suffer from the rumors, but I strongly felt the truth needed to come out for him and Kristen's benefit and for the future of their relationship.

The way I felt about Tom projecting anger towards Jax is the same way I feel about how Kristen was acting towards Ariana. It's easier for Kristen to be mad at Ariana, even though she wasn't really to blame. Ariana did lie to Kristen though, which is why she maybe deserved a little backlash -- but didn't deserve the s---storm from Kristen. Tom was the one who cheated and she should have solely took it up with him.

I found Scheana's proposal to be heartfelt and happy. I don't think I would wanted my friends to be organizing it all and simply tell Tom to just show up. I would prefer Tom to orchestrate it all from his own heart and, if need be, request my friends help. I am extremely happy for Scheana and Shay, without a doubt. They are 100 percent right for one another, and it only makes sense that they make a ever lasting commitment to each other.

I truly believe Tom told Ariana that he and Kristen were breaking/broken up. He may have even been truthful. Kristen and Tom certainly go through extreme ups and downs, and they could have been in a state of limbo. However, I don't think its wise to go the lengths he did. Telling someone you are single when its still in question and proceeding to hook up with someone is wrong. It was also extremely disrespectful towards Kristen.

I saw Kristen at an all time low in Cabo and, when we returned, I was very very worried about her mental and emotional health. I even tried booking her a flight home because I felt she needed to go home and collect herself. Finally, she booked the trip on her own, and when I saw her tweets I felt disgusted and couldn't back her. I felt she wasn't facing the truth and was becoming weak.

Once Tom finally came clean it was so half-hearted. It was if he reluctantly confessed and then wanted everyone to shut up about it -- as if it wasn't a big deal and didn't cause so much pain for Kristen. As her friend, I felt destroyed to hear the truth. Personally I can never understand how something that crucial and all the lies around it could bring anyone closer together.

Kristen was out of her mind the night she confronted Ariana at SUR. She had the rightfully to talk to her but her approach was completely out of line. It's totally unfair for her to forgive Tom and put the blame on Ariana. She can have anger towards Ariana, for sure, but to name call and talk to her that way is tasteless. I had already come to terms with the fact that a friendship with Kristen had become a tireless feat. When I saw her reckless display that night at SUR it was confirmed for me.

Typically I would side with Kristen and support her argument. But given the torture I had endured, I was very much over her petty debate. A part of me felt for her, but she made it impossible to have sympathy. Her behavior was erratic and irrational. I was exhausted from trying to console her and side with her. It wasn't an easy decision for me to make about ending my friendship with Kristen but I had to be selfish, as it was toxic and really beginning to affect my life.

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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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