The Kristen Doute renaissance (or rather, the arc of redemption) is all over us. A few days after the announcement,Vanderpump Rules The star will compete in a new Freevee reality show called GoatDoute is back Watch What Happened Live! clubhouse to discuss the national debt ceiling. Just kidding, of course Scandoval! The guest spot was her first appearance on Bravo since her controversial firing in 2020.
Ever since news of Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss’ explosive relationship first broke out, WWHL hosted almost everything Vanderpump Rules The cast (minus the love triangle) and some ex-members will be doing their hot shots. Host Andy Cohen asked the same questions every time: When did you find out about the relationship? Were you surprised? Have you seen any red flags? Have you ever heard of Sandoval cheating?
For the last question, the 40-year-old somehow gave an interesting answer.
“Since the news of Raquel broke, I’ve heard a lot of things now coming out of woodworking,” said Doute, seated next to the bewildered Annaleigh Ashford.
When Cohen asked for more details, Doute said he didn’t personally know any of the women he allegedly cheated on. Still, he added, “He and [Tom] Schwartz in particular was making appearances together, a friend of his friend hooked up with him.
In a guest appearance in March, Jax Taylor also hinted that Sandoval is a serial scammer. However, Doute has the insight to become Sandoval’s ex. And once a disgraced adulterer. Former SUR staff ranged from 2007 to 2014. Their breakup was the result of a cheating scandal that swept the show: when Doute slept with Sandoval’s ex-BFF Taylor in Season 2. His relationship with Doute. (I know a lot of infidelity!)
Open WWHL, Doute made it clear that she and Madix’s tough past is behind her. When Cohen asked what she thought of fans who said Madix deserved to be cheated on for what she did to Doute, the podcast host stubbornly disagreed. No, he replied. “I’m the one to say it. No one else’s opinion matters. It’s not the same thing. He didn’t deserve it.”
In recent years Madix and Doute have become friends. Doute even appears in the Season 10 finale to comfort Madix after Scandoval. And apparently, the two are close enough now, because Doute was actually at the Tom Sandoval and the Most Extras concert where Madix discovered Sandoval and Leviss’ relationship.
“I was there the night the phone fell out of his pocket,” Doute said. “I was sitting next to Ariana.”
“Ariana has disappeared,” he continued. “His phone and bag were also on the chair next to me. There were a lot of fans around. I caught them, couldn’t find him for 20 minutes. I wanted to break up, gave it to a friend and didn’t speak to him until Friday morning.”
Given how much scrutiny Scandoval has received in the past two months, Doute’s appearance wasn’t the TV viewing appointment some fans had been waiting for. The interview was also lacking, given that there was no confirmation as to why Doute hasn’t been on Bravo for the past three years.
During the Black Lives Matter protest in 2020, Doute and her former co-star Stassi Schroeder were fired for a racism scandal in which they tried to charge former cast member Faith Stowers, a Black woman, with a crime.
Now that Bravo was willing to get Doute back on the platform, albeit temporarily, they could at least appeal to the ugly elephant in the room. Overall, the guest appearance was just another attempt to cram any remaining drama from this never-ending saga.
If there was one highlight of the evening, it was that he told Doute’s archenemy, Lisa Vanderpump, to “lick the dick” in one of the night’s games. Some things never change!