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Lala Kent's Drama with Billie Lee Got So Heated, It Made Even Tom Schwartz Raise His Voice
And this Vanderpump Rules cast member never raises his voice.
The Girls' Night In drama was far from over on Monday night's episode of Vanderpump Rules. Any hope that the ladies of SUR might finally move on from this major misunderstanding was dashed when Billie Lee confronted Lala Kent at Scheana Shay's housewarming party. The SURvers couldn't see eye-to-eye on the situation, which resulted in Lala telling Billie Lee she was "dismissed," Billie Lee coming for Lala's man, and a whole lot of shouting.
But apparently, emotions ran a lot higher than what we saw during the episode, with the always calm, cool, and collected Tom Schwartz, who was also at Scheana's housewarming party, even getting involved in the drama. "It got heated. It got really heated," Tom said during his appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Monday night. "I raised my voice. I never raise my voice."
We can hardly imagine Tom getting so worked up that the volume of his voice would reach anything above his usual loud whisper. But he went on to explain what pushed him to reach his "boiling point," which you can check out in the above clip.
Lala addressed her tension with Billie Lee this season of Vanderpump Rules during an interview with The Daily Dish podcast earlier this month. "Billie is just a very strange person," she explained. "I think she likes to stir the pot; I think she's looking for her five minutes and I gave that to her, so she's welcome, you know. I say what's up to her, I tell her she looks chic, 'cause she does, and I always speak the truth. Even if I don't care for you and you look good, I'll tell you you look good. But yeah, I don't have much to say about her; I think she's an extra on our show and she shows up and does a great job as such."
As for Billie Lee's implication that being left out of the planning for Girls' Night In had something to do with her being a trans woman, Tom made it clear on WWHL that all of his Vanderpump Rules friends "support the LGBTQ community."
Billie Lee opened up about why the Girls' Night In incident upset her so much in a recent post on her personal blog. "Never in my wildest dreams would I think as a grown woman I would be in this situation, where a work event would be the deepest trigger I’ve ever felt," she wrote. "Growing up transgender, you deal with a lot of exclusion. So many girl sleepovers I couldn’t go to because I was physically a boy, or all the fun things my girlfriends would talk about in the girls’ locker room that I would never get to hear. As a child, I would dream of being on the girls’ team or getting invited to the all-girls pizza party. Instead, I would keep my head down and pray the boys wouldn’t pick on me. Time after time, I felt left behind and alone."
See Lala and Billie Lee's full confrontation, below.