Lala Kent quickly reached out to James Kennedy when she was alerted to the videos he shared on his Instagram of himself and another woman in Las Vegas just two months after his split from Raquel Leviss.
During Wednesday’s episode of her podcast, the Vanderpump Rules cast member reacted to the new romance while also explaining why she found the end of James’ engagement to be “kind of amazing” and revealing she was quite “embarrassed” for Brock Davies as she watched his behavior at the season nine reunion.
“I texted him. I was like, ‘Who is this?’ And he told me. [But] I’m not going to tell you guys,” Lala teased of James’ new flame on the February 2 episode of Give Them Lala.
Although Lala was unable to attend the reunion in person due to a COVID-19 exposure (she never actually tested positive), which she learned about on the morning of the taping as her driver waited outside, she was tipped off about potential trouble in paradise between James and Raquel by Scheana Shay.
“She was like, ‘James and Raquel, James is on 10 and Raquel seems very down.’ And I was like, ‘That’s weird.’ But no one told us anything and they certainly didn’t tell us until they were on camera,” Lala shared.
While Lala was clued into the former couple’s apparent drama, she was still completely caught off-guard by the news of their breakup.
“I was shocked… And I was like, ‘This is so sad but also kind of amazing.’ I mean, what are the f-cking chances of James and I — being the most buck wild together, like we were so fun — settling down and then we’re like, ‘We don’t feel like doing this anymore. Bye,’” Lala recalled, giving a nod to her own split from Randall Emmett, which occurred just weeks before the reunion was filmed and was prompted by his reported infidelity.
After applauding James for his reunion performance, saying he was “hilarious” and “the most brilliant reality TV personality ever,” Lala said she was far from impressed with Brock.
“Brock was, I was embarrassed for him. I was very embarrassed for him,” she admitted.
Continuing on, Lala offered a positive update about where they stand today, saying “He sent me a very sweet message and said I had hurt him and he apologizes. And I texted him back and just said like, if anyone gets it, I get it. I react off of being hurt and like we’re all good over here. I let things go.”
Looking forward to the potential 10th season of Pump Rules, Lala joked that it will be based around her and James’ future dating adventures.
“It’s going to be James and Lala’s dating show, obviously. I’m going to parade these fine men onto the show like little show ponies… Just kidding. James and I are going to get buck wild with our sparkling water, our fine little popper that we’re going to be bringing in and out, even if they’re not on camera, this summer is going to be the GOAT. I just know it,” she declared.
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