Stassi Schroeder Talks ‘Embarrassing’ Return To ‘Vanderpump Rules,’ Breakups With Boyfriend Patrick Meagher And Former Boss Lisa Vanderpump

Stassi Schroeder announced her exit from Vanderpump Rules months ago on her podcast series, Straight Up With Stassi, so when she was seen in the Season 4 trailer, many fans were caught off guard. In the preview clip of the Bravo reality series, Stassi Schroeder was seen meeting with both her ex-boyfriend, Jax Taylor, and her former boss, Lisa Vanderpump.

On October 8, Stassi Schroeder spoke to Entertainment Tonight, admitting that her sudden decision to return to the Bravo series after quitting in May was “embarrassing.”

“It is so embarrassing. I was like, ‘No, I’m definitely not!’ And then it’s like, ‘Yup, here I am!’ I took a break and I did some soul searching. There are actually some reasons I want to come back. You’ll see them on the show.”

Stassi Schroeder appeared in a full-time role on Vanderpump Rules Seasons 1 and 2, but ahead of Season 3, she was demoted to a part-time role (which may or may not have been her choice). The demotion came months after Stassi Schroeder quit her job at SUR Lounge and traveled to New York City, where she began living with her current boyfriend, Patrick Meagher.

Once she returned for Season 3, Stassi Schroeder was seen sitting down with Vanderpump, who felt she should have given her notice in regard to her exit from the restaurant. Although Stassi Schroeder didn’t feel she owed anything to Vanderpump, who also stars on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the owner of SUR Lounge wasn’t impressed with her behavior — and she let her know it.

Several months later, during production on Vanderpump Rules Season 4, Vanderpump still wasn’t happy with Schroeder, and after she’s accused of hating her former employee, Vanderpump tells Stassi Schroeder, “You aren’t important enough to hate.”

“I think she was really, really hard on me,” Stassi Schroeder said of her Season 4 encounter with the owner of SUR Lounge. “I’ve been doing my best to kind of just rectify the specific wrong things that I felt I had done, but I’m not willing to grovel by any means.”

As for her reunion with Taylor, Stassi Schroeder said it is “not what you think,” but couldn’t give away any more details.

Because of Stassi Schroeder’s Season 3 claims, which revealed she was unwilling to even be in the same room with Taylor due to her relationship with Meagher, no one expected these two to be seen together once again — especially not on a friendly note, as it seems in the Season 4 sneak peek.

Throughout this year, Stassi Schroeder and her boyfriend Meagher have been rumored to be on the verge of a split due to Stassi Schroeder revelation that she and her man are no longer living together after hitting a rough patch in their relationship. Still, Stassi Schroeder claims things between her and Meagher, who will not be seen during Vanderpump Rules Season 4, are just fine.

“We have our ups and downs, and we’ve broken up and gotten back together. It’s not like everything is just perfect, but we’re happy, and we’re trying.”

Stassi Schroeder doesn’t speak much of Meagher online, and he does not appear to be active on social media.

For more Stassi Schroeder, tune into the fourth season premiere of Vanderpump Rules, airing on Monday, November 2, at 9 p.m. on Bravo. The series will be followed by Bravo’s new reality show, Apres Ski, at 10 p.m.

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