Relationships were at the forefront of this week's episode of Vanderpump Rules. As the girls headed home from Solvang and the guys recovered from their stay-cation, Kristen Doute dealt with some of her struggles with Carter while Lala Kent announced her shocking break from her now-fiancé, Randall Emmett.
But in the spirit of love, producers of the show shared some intriguing relationships secrets in the latest episode of Vanderpump Rules: Pumped Up (like which current boyfriend had past relations with another SURver and which couple is deemed #RelationshipGoals). You have to see these secrets for yourself to believe them!
1. Raquel is the biggest supporter of James' career
This might not come as a shock to some, but Vanderpump Rules producers are adamant that Raquel Leviss has shown the most support for James Kennedy's dreams (like DJing at Coachella one day). He also told producers that "she's the only one" who has truly stuck by him.
2. Kristen's #RelationshipGoals are two of her closest friends
When it comes to love, Kristen finds all of her inspo from her best friend Stassi Schroeder and her boyfriend, Beau Clark. She told producers, "I think Beau is a really wonderful person, and they love each other for the weirdness that they are." Kristen did introduce the lovebirds, after all!
3. Stassi's personality has changed since dating Beau
There are many reasons why Kristen loves Stassi and Beau together, and producers feel the same way. They agree that since the two began dating, they've seen a drastic change in Stassi's personality, saying that she's "happier, calmer, and more mature."
4. Beau has history with one of Stassi's friends
Remember how Kristen introduced Stassi and Beau? Well, as it turns out, Kristen has a bit of a history with Beau — they once locked lips for a movie! In 2010, they both starred in the short drama film The Loneliness of the Long Distance Dreamer and shared an on-screen kiss. Who would have guessed that almost 10 years later their paths would cross again?
5. Katie still helps Schwartz style his hair
If you think Tom Schwartz's hair always looks perfectly tousled, know that it's all thanks to Katie Maloney-Schwartz. Producers say that while Katie doesn't help Tom pick out his clothes (most of the time), she does help him make sure his hair is styled just perfectly. In return, Schwartz helps Katie by "taking out the dogs AND the trash." True love!
6. Kristen and Carter try to keep their problems low-key
While we saw Kristen have a few Carter-induced meltdowns in the past few episodes, producers believe that they try to keep their issues contained to themselves because they don't like to make them public. Even if they are fighting, "they try not to let it show when out with friends." Check out what Kristen had to say about the current status of their relationship here.
7. Katie was the most shocked about Lala and Randall's break
When Lala shared the surprising news that she and Randall decided to go on a break, Katie was the most shocked. "On a scale of one to 10, Katie's shock was at a 10," producers spilled. She later told them she she "did not see it coming." Meanwhile, Brittany Cartwright's shock was at a nine, even though she knew Lala "was going through so much at that point." Luckily, Lala and Randall are back and stronger than ever (their engagement was quite the extravagant affair!).
To keep up with your favorite SURvers and all their relationship drama, tune into Vanderpump Rules on Mondays at 9/8c.
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