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Kristen Doute Opens Up About Her "Mystery Man" Amid a Pandemic

The Vanderpump Rules cast member got real about her new relationship, and where she stands with Carter.

By Hannah Chambers
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Kristen Doute is dating someone new! Besides dropping a few subtle hints, she has previously been relatively private about the relationship, but opened up about it when she called in as a guest on Scheana Shay’s podcast, Scheananigans. The Vanderpump Rules cast member shared an update on how the couple is handling self-quarantine amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and why she’s been keeping her love life under wraps.

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During the podcast, Scheana mentioned that Kristen currently has a “quarantine buddy,” and also brought up the YouTube video she posted about her surprise birthday party. “What can you tell the listeners about this mystery man you were smooching in my video?”

“I was trying to keep it very under wraps, because we’re dating and I’ve said that publicly already. We’re having a really great time, and he’s kind of back and forth between his house and mine and that’s fine because we’re not socially interacting with anyone else,” said Kristen. “Now, I don’t think I’ve been quite as private. I’ve tagged him a couple of times because it started feeling very secretive, and it’s not that I wanted it to be that way.” 

Kristen went on to explain that she wanted to keep the relationship between her and her new man, but that she eventually decided it was time to find a balance between keeping it a total secret and oversharing. 

“It started feeling a little weird that I was purposefully keeping him out of things. So, I kind of got to a point of trying to find a happy medium where I can still just like, live my life,” she said, later adding, “I suddenly was catching myself pretending that I was home alone and doing all of these things where he was like, sitting right there, and it just started feeling not natural, and not me just living my life.” 

Since Kristen has started to open up a bit about her relationship, he has made the decision to go private on Instagram, but she did share the following information about him: “He’s a really nice guy that our whole friend group knows. I’ve known him for many years. When it’s time to talk about him, I’ll talk about him.” 

During the podcast, Kristen also shared an update on where she currently stands with her ex, Brian Carter. 

“We are doing the best we can to co-parent the dogs, and by that I mean, the dogs are with me during quarantine. But I mean, he texts me every once in a while to check in on them,” she explained. “Nothing but love and respect for him. I’ve moved on, I believe he is doing the same.” 

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