Randall Emmett Admits He "Spiraled" After Going Public with Lala Kent

Randall Emmett Admits He "Spiraled" After Going Public with Lala Kent

It's been a long road to get Lala's fiancé to appear on Vanderpump Rules.

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Lala Kent's Fiancé Randall Emmett Makes His Vanderpump Rules Debut!

It's been a long anticipated appearance: Randall Emmett finally made his debut on Vanderpump Rules on Tuesday, February 25!

Lala Kent previously revealed she had to plead with her fiancé to come on the show, and he finally gave in. “She had to do a lot of begging. Here’s the thing, for three seasons she asked politely slash begged, and then we got to a point where we decided, she said, ‘Look please, it’ll be a nice thing to show who we really are.’ And … Lala gets her way. There you go. They make assumptions. But I think it was nice for us to just have some of our moments, and even though it was completely foreign and uncomfortable [for me] on every level, but I’m with my partner and my best friend so she made it OK and bearable," he said. "The best part is it will be nice to open up a little bit and show people how we are and take away the mystique. So, I’m petrified but excited that people get to see us.”

As to why he was petrified, Randall shared in an interview with ET that although he hadn't appeared on the show in earlier seasons, after the two went public with their relationship and got engaged in September 2018, there was plenty of speculation and name-calling about him and his relationship with Lala online. 

"I spiraled for the first two years, I couldn't handle it," Randall admitted. "I would call her up and say, 'This is ridiculous!' And she would say, 'This is not real life. You need to get thicker skin,' which is funny for me because I think I have pretty thick skin. But she would say, 'Toughen up, let it go,' and 'That's not our real life.'"

Nowadays, he's used to the trolls and doesn't let keyboard warriors bother him. "I was upset, but today I know what our relationship is," Randall said. "And if someone is that miserable that they need to type behind their computer something nasty then that's on them."

And in hindsight, Randall wishes he would have come on the show earlier. "I should have done it a long time ago, probably," he said. "For years, she asked and it just got to a point where the things being said about me weren't that nice, and about our relationship, weren't that nice, the way things were coming across and we were like, 'OK, let's try it out.'"

Randall also thinks the fact that he didn't appear on the show may have led to more hate online and speculation on the show. "In all fairness to me, you gotta remember, I've worked behind the scenes for a long time, producing movies. When I started dating Lala, I never thought anybody would have any interest in me … I just thought, 'OK, I'm dating. I fell in love with her.' I didn't think anybody cared about me. So, as it became this thing, it was worse that I was 'no name,'" he reflected.

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