Kristen Doute Filming 'Vanderpump Rules' Season 4? Posts Photo Hint

Has season 4 of Vanderpump Rules already started filming, with Kristen Doute part of the cast? On Sunday, Kristen posted a hint on her Twitter page.

Kristen posted a photo of her doing a high five with one of the cooks at SUR. Several people commented that the cook in the photo looks to be one of the cooks who celebrated when Lisa Vanderpump fired Kristen from SUR, where she worked as a waitress, last season. Kristen made sure to include the "#PumpRules" hashtag on her tweet.

Kristen's future with Vanderpump Rules was left in doubt when Lisa Vanderpump fired her from SUR. Since she no longer works at the restaurant, how would she fit in a show about the restaurant's employees? Yet despite no longer working at SUR, Kristen still has a tie-in with the cast, since her boyfriend, James Kennedy, DJs at the restaurant and also works there as a busser. Also, the presence of Stassi Schroeder on season 3 of the show, after she had already quit from her waitress job at SUR, shows that it's possible for someone to not work at SUR but still have a presence on the show, provided that she is in contact with some of the existing employees.

Speaking of Stassi, she confirmed that she won't be returning to the show. In a recent interview with Millennium Magazine, Stassi said that reality TV "isn't [her] life anymore." She added that she made up her mind to leave the show while filming the season 3 reunion, which she called "the worst day in [her] life."

"I held it together the whole time during taping, and went home afterwards and cried for two hours and went to sleep at 6:00 at night...I don't hang out with these people. I don't talk to them, and I'm not around it, I haven't seen most of them in the seven months since filming stopped. It was so crazy to be back in that environment, and I was just looking at everyone just hating and fighting, and I thought there is just so much more than this minuscule situation...It's really hard to be in a show where you are being played to be one step hated of everybody else and rip each other to shreds. We're not paid to sit around and get along."
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, executive Andy Cohen said in early March that he wouldn't be surprised if Stassi left the show.

Bravo has yet to actually confirm that there will be a season 4 of Vanderpump Rules. In an interview with radio station 103.7 KVIL in late April, Scheana Marie said that hopefully, there will be a fourth season.

Scheana actually celebrated her 30th birthday in Las Vegas this past weekend, with Jax Taylor, Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, Katie Maloney, and Tom Schwartz. As expected, neither Kristen Doute nor Stassi Schroeder were at the birthday bash.

Perhaps they filmed some of the celebrations for the upcoming season of Vanderpump Rules? Bravo still seems to consider the show an important part of its lineup. On Sunday, Jax tweeted that he was heading to New York City for the network's upfront presentation.

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