Kristen Doute was dating James Kennedy when the fourth season of Vanderpump Rules began filling earlier this year. However, during filming on the Bravo reality show the couple parted ways and judging by the trailer, it may have been due to Kennedy’s cheating.
In the sneak peek of the new season, Kristen Doute’s co-star, Scheana Marie, is seen asking Kennedy who he “f***ed” last night, to which he denies having slept with anyone, before seemingly admitting to it while chatting with his guy friends. Although fans will have to wait and see what led to the split of Doute and Kennedy, it’s fairly clear she’s long moved on.
For the last couple of months, Kristen Doute has been tweeting and Instagraming photos of herself and a man named Brian Carter, whom she appears to be dating. Weeks ago, after reports claimed Kristen Doute was in a new relationship after splitting from Kennedy, Doute took to Twitter, where she claimed she was still single. But, now, it appears her relationship with Carter has gotten more serious. After all, the pair wore couples costumes on Halloween.
— kristen doute (@kristendoute) November 1, 2015
In early September, Us Weekly revealed the following about Kristen Doute’s rumored romance.
“[Kristen Doute] and her new beau — who goes by just Carter — met through the dating app Bumble after she and Kennedy parted ways a few months ago. Earlier this week, they took their romance into the wild, hitting up San Diego Zoo Safari Park with friends… Joined by [Kristen Doute]’s Vanderpump Rules costar Scheana Marie and her husband, Mike Shay — among others — the new lovebirds got up close and personal with a couple of giraffes.”
Weeks later, a report by Radar Online claimed Kristen Doute began dating Carter in July, and had gotten serious with him in the months that followed.
When Vanderpump Rules Season 1 premiered on Bravo in 2011, Kristen Doute was involved in a relationship with Tom Sandoval, but after her affair with Sandoval’s close friend, Jax Taylor, was exposed during Season 2, the relationship came to an end. From there, Kristen Doute moved on with Kennedy, and Sandoval moved on with Ariana Madix — much to her dismay.
Throughout Season 2 of Vanderpump Rules, Kristen Doute made it her main life goal to prove that Sandoval cheated on Madix with a woman named Annemarie Kunkel in Miami. Although Sandoval denied having done any such thing, and Madix believed him, Kristen Doute remained persistent, and invited Kunkel to confront Sandoval at SUR Lounge, which she did. The ordeal caused tons of drama at SUR Lounge and ultimately led Kristen Doute’s boss, Lisa Vanderpump, to fire her.
At the time, rumors began circulating, which claimed Kristen Doute might not return to the show. But, as has been seen in the trailer, she is still a major part of the series; although, it is unclear whether or not she got her job back.
Speaking to E! News after her firing, Kristen Doute explained, “I worked at SUR for over seven years, which is an insane amount of time to hold a restaurant job. My time was up. The place was really getting to me, especially having to work with Tom and Arianna, it was just eating away at me every day. I definitely think I should have quit a long time ago so it didn’t get to the place that it did. I’m glad I don’t work there anymore but I’m not proud of the fact I got fired. It’s embarrassing.”
For more Kristen Doute, and possibly her rumored new boyfriend, Carter, tune into the Season 4 premiere of Vanderpump Rules tonight, November 2, at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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