The most unlikely Vanderpump Rules friendships

Friendship was an important part of it Vanderpump Rules since the pilot. After all, it started out as a show about a very real group of friends. We’ve never heard so many adults argue about whether or not they’re best friends. Over the course of the ten seasons, the friendship dynamic has changed significantly. And it’s not just a few nemesis who became close friends. Some of the following Vanderpump Rules friendships are so unlikely, who knows. Perhaps Rachel Leviss will rejoin the group one day after all.

Ariana Madix and Scheana Shay

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Ariana Madix and Scheana Shay couldn’t be more different on paper. Ariana is down to earth and reserved. Scheana is as extravagant as it gets and can be a little delusional. But their friendship is one of the most sincere relationships on the show. And unlike many others, it has stood the test of time.

Ariana was introduced as Scheana’s best friend when she officially joined the cast in Season 2. In the first season, she appeared as a backup dancer for the “Good As Gold” singer’s show. Ariana was also a bridesmaid at both of Scheana’s on-camera weddings.

Ariana and Kristen Doute

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In her first scene as an official VPR performer, Ariana memorably told Scheana that she was smarter, prettier and cooler than Kristen Doute. And so began their rivalry over Tom Sandoval. Even after Kristen and Sandoval broke up, she spent season 3 knocking out Ariana.

They somehow became friends after the Miami girl saga and Ariana accused Kristen of not taking sketch comedy seriously. It wasn’t until season 7 that viewers saw their friendship on camera, but that apparently happened years before.

Coming full circle when Kristen returned to Pump Rules to comfort Ariana amid Scandoval. Kristen also repeatedly dismissed comments that it was karma for the way Ariana and Sandoval’s relationship began.

Katie Maloney and Lala Kent

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Katie Maloney didn’t like Lala Kent when she arrived at SUR and the feeling was mutual. For years they went back and forth making nasty and judgmental comments. Slut Katie shamed Lala while Lala’s body shamed Katie. Every time they tried to call a truce, it only ended in more abuse.

A truce was finally struck in Season 6, but only after Katie had resorted to slut-shaming, which led to Lala revealing that Tom Schwartz had been making out with her friend. From seasons 7 to 9, they became closer. After their respective breakups, they had a lot of fun around town as single friends.

Between the first season 10 finale and the discovery of Scandoval, they find themselves in a difficult situation. Katie said that the mood was off due to Lala’s renewed friendship with Scheana (more on that later). But when they appeared together on “Watch What Happens Live,” the pair revealed they had a fight on the plane, and the spirits were back. We’re sure it helps that Katie and Scheana are welcoming these days.

Katie and James Kennedy

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James Kennedy joined in with Lala’s body shaming of Katie and persisted even after the women fixed the fences. Katie hit back hard and tried to get him banned from DJing at SUR. It wasn’t until season 8 that he genuinely apologized. And it actually stuck.

In the Season 10 reunion, James even defended Katie from her ex-husband Schwartz. We’re sure it helps that James’ current girlfriend, Ally Lewber, gets along with everyone in the group.

Lala and Brock Davies

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When Scheana’s now-husband Brock Davies appeared in Season 9, Lala publicly revealed the allegations against him. Lala then negatively compared Brock to her then-fiancé Randall Emmett, whom she has been vocal about as a “stand-up guy.”

After the Randall scandal, Lala changed her mind. She admitted that the anger at Brock was most likely a projection. As she said at the season 10 reunion, a big part of the revived friendship was thanks to her young daughters. Lala became so close to Scheana that she was made an honorary bridesmaid at the Davies’ wedding by having her face photoshopped over Rachel’s face.

Speaking of Rachel, Lala recently denied her former co-star’s claims that she stole a house from Brock. Scheana co-signed the rejection and insisted they all lived happily as neighbors in Palm Springs.

Tell us – which of these unusual friendships under the rules of Vanderpump surprised you the most? What unlikely friendships could form between the cast members in the future?

Lindsay Lowe

Lindsay Lowe is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Lindsay Lowe joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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