Kristen Dott is in talks to return to ‘Vanderpump Rules’ amid Tom Sandoval scandal

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March 7, 2023 | 11:08 a.m

Don’t count on Doute.

Kristen Dott is in talks to return to “Vanderpump Rules” amid ex-boyfriend Tom Sandoval’s cheating scandal with Raquel Levis, Page Six confirmed Tuesday.

Kristen was with Ariana [Madix] The night it happened and he’s been by her side ever since,” a source close to the production told us.

“As someone who has dated Tom and developed a strong friendship with Ariana over the years, she has a unique perspective on the situation the producers are interested in.”

The insider added that the “majority of the cast” is supportive of portraying Kristen again. “

Doute, 40, famously dated Sandoval, 39, on and off for eight years before splitting in 2014 due to infidelity on both parts, which was heavily documented on the Bravo show.

At the time of their split, Doute blamed Madix, 37, for the breakup after learning Sandoval kissed her while they were dating.

Kristen Dutt is in talks to return to ‘Vanderpump Rules’ amid Scandoval.
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the people It was first reported that Doute would consider returning to the hit Bravo show upon receiving Madix’ blessing.

“She’s had her fair share of ups and downs with Sandoval over the years, but now she fully supports Ariana,” a source told the outlet.

The source added that Doute had “gave the show behind” after she was fired in June 2020 after previous acts of racism against former co-star Faith Stowers came to light. However, she is now considering the possibility of returning.

Prior to its release, Doute starred in the hit show Since its 2013 premiere.
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“It will depend on whether Ariana wants her to do it and she’s comfortable because that’s the only way she’s going to get back on the show,” the insider continued. “It’s a conversation she and Ariana are having now. All the girls are spending time with Ariana.”

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Our source didn’t say if Doute’s return will be permanent or just a temporary role for the “Scandoval” extra – who Bravo has been filming for the current season after news broke of Sandoval and Levis’ relationship.

A representative for Bravo and Doute did not immediately respond to Page Six’s requests for comment.

The VPR alumni shared several videos saying it’s #TeamAriana.
The former enemies even shared a quick kiss in a supportive Instagram story.

Despite years of ups and downs, Doute and Madix — both of whom Sandoval dated — mended their friendship. Doute even assured her followers that she is “#TeamAriana” right in the midst of the Sandoval-Levis scandal.

“I don’t know why I feel like I need to make this clear, but there are a lot of people now wondering if it makes me happy,” Doute said in an Instagram Story video after announcing news of the relationship last Friday.

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“You guys, Ariana and I have been really good friends for many years now, so I’m Team Ariana, all day, every day. That’s how it works.”

Doute, who shared another Instagram story about her kissing Madix last week, joined her other friends and VPR co-stars Katie Maloney and Scheana Shay to support Madix over the weekend amid more details on the affair.

Page Six confirmed last Friday that Madix — who has been dating Sandoval since 2014 — broke up with Sandoval after learning he was in a “full” relationship with Levis upon watching a sexually explicit video of her ex-boyfriend co-star. phone.

Madix dumped Sandoval after discovering he had an affair with Levis.
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Another insider recently told Page Six that Sandoval and Levi’s “want to be together.”

Sources tell us that Madix found out the two had been communicating inappropriately for several months, and that Leavis “slept above Tom and Ariana’s house when Ariana was out of town.”

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“Ariana was traumatized by the cheating,” an insider previously told us, adding that Madix, 37, “has no idea there are any issues” in her relationship with Sandoval, 39, and feels “betrayed” by her ex, 28,

Despite the backlash both Levis and Sandoval have faced over the past few days, a source told us that the two — who wore matching lightning bolt necklaces during the affair — “want to be together.” Sandoval seemed to confirm this when he made a late-night visit to her apartment on Saturday night.

Sandoval also issued a lengthy statement saying he understood “people’s anger and disappointment,” but ignored any mention of Madix’s name.

Levis has yet to address the issue publicly.

In the meantime, “Vanderpump Rules” mom Lisa Vanderpump will be sharing her hot Wednesday hit “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen,” which airs at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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