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After expressing that she wished her fellow Vanderpump Rules cast members would have been more vocal about rumors they heard about Randall, Lala revealed when she first noticed signs of trouble in her relationship with her then-fiancé. "Randall was never, ever home. And he would always say that it was work-related, and he was always on his phone," she recalled in the January 26 episode. "It was non-f--king-stop on his phone, and I still didn't even register it."
It wasn't until Katie Maloney-Schwartz told her about photos that had come out showing Randall out with two other women that she knew something was wrong. "I just got the biggest pit in my stomach. I just knew Randall is not who I think he is. I thought I knew that he was loyal to me. That's all I wanted, because I was like, I know how dudes are, and I can trust him. And I know he's not f--king around on me," Lala said. "And the fact that this man, he knew what he was out doing and he made me feel safe enough to bring a child into this world, I feel disgusted."
When host Andy Cohen asked Lala about what lengths Randall went to in order to try to get her to stay, she said that "there wasn't much for him to do." "I was very closed off for about a week," she said. "I stayed in the bedroom with the door locked."
Lala said that she ultimately left their home when Randall was out of town in Miami. "I packed five years' worth of my things," she said. "And I got the f--k out."
After some discussion among the group about how Lala's romance with Randall began, she explained that she is only now realizing that her fiancé is not the man she thought he was back then. "When I found out that things were not as they seem to be — which, by the way, I'm still finding out things from back then when we met — in my mind, I thought, life is not cookie cutter," Lala said. "We were soul mates, we fell in love, and of course I didn't think that he was gonna be doing this to me."
Lala then agreed with Lisa Vanderpump that "a leopard doesn't change his spots." "I believe that my five-and-a-half years with Randall is a lie," Lala concluded.
Andy asked Lala how she was doing with her sobriety given that "big, unexpected life changes can really be triggering for people in recovery." Lala, who celebrated three years of sobriety in October, replied, "I am so proud to say that I have never been stronger in my sobriety than I am right now."
As Lala continues in this "major regroup moment," as Andy put it at the end of the reunion, she is putting all of her focus on the daughter she shares with Randall, Ocean, who will celebrate her first birthday in March. In response to Andy's question about what is getting Lala through these current difficult times, she shared, "You know, my baby. And with everything that's going on, I just feel really grateful."
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