One member of the 'Vanderpump Rules' cast will not be returning as a full-time cast member next season it has been determined. The original cast member in question did not bring in enough drama that was very much required for the show.
As reported by Radar Online, Kristen Doute who has appeared on the Bravo list since the year 2013 for the first season, has not been asked to return for the new season, a source shared.
"She’s being downgraded to a ‘friend’ of the cast," the source said explaining that Kristen's stable life and relationship with her low-key boyfriend of three years, Brian Carter has now become boring for many viewers. "She doesn’t have a lot of drama in her life these days," the source continued.
On the last season of the TV show, 'Vanderpump Rules', Kristen was barely seen except in a few episodes when there are rumors about her hooking up with her ex James Kennedy in Mexico.
In the earlier seasons of the show, Doute was an extremely fiery member and she infamously hooked up with Jax Taylor, who was dating her best friend Stassi Schroeder at the time.
Well clearly, Doute seems to have grown out of her old ways and out of her TV persona.
Despite this, the end of season 6 drama proved that while Kristen may be very happy in her stable and long relationship, she still has some scheming tricks up her sleeve. During season 6 it was revealed that Jax Taylor cheated on his girlfriend.
Brittany Cartwright, Doute decided to intervene and had Cartwright's mom fly from Kentucky to Los Angeles so Brittany could get some family support.
However, that plan kind of backfired when Cartwright's mom suggested that she should forgive Taylor, and that's exactly what Brittany did. Taylor and Cartwright even went on to get engaged this summer despite Doute wholeheartedly tried her level best to encourage Cartwright to move on from Taylor.
There has been no official news or confirmation by the network about who would be in the season 7 cast. Many fans and followers of the show responded in shock and disappointment and took to social media to express their feelings.
One Twitter user wrote, "#vanderpump @kristendoute PLEASE tell me the rumors aren’t true. I am hyperventilating."
While another Twitter user added, "live look at me thinking about a season of VPR where THE Kristen Doute is only a “friend of the cast” when she gave us SO much."
Another user shared, "@Andy, my guy, lest we forget seasons 1, 2 & 3 (honestly all of them tho) of #pumprules are brilliant in large part due to @kristendoute and I will not stand for this injustice because #kristenisiconic and is my queen! Sorry LVP hates her but AMERICA LOVES HER!!!"