Lala Kent Didn’t Quit ‘Vanderpump Rules,’ Says Jax Taylor

Lala Kent is so done with SUR. The SUR hostess revealed she had quit Vanderpump Rules midway through the season. Kent told Too Fab she’s ready for fans to see her true self after her unreal experience on reality TV.

“I’m excited for people to watch me exit, because it’s just going to show a new side of my life and I think it will get to show people who I really am,” Kent told the celebrity gossip site.

“I watch the show sometimes and I’m like, ‘That’s not me.’ I want people to see who I actually hang out with, my day-to-day life. And I never got to show that. I’m excited for people to watch me leave Vanderpump Rules, to be quite honest.”

Lala Kent joined Vanderpump Rules last season and quickly made waves with co-stars Katie Maloney and her crew. But the new season of the Bravo hit proved to be too much for Kent. Maloney and her squad fueled stories that Lala was dating a married man and accepting expensive gifts (like a loaded Range Rover) from wealthy suitors. Lala had vehemently denied that she is dating married men, and she told Too Fab she finally had enough of the bad eggs on Vanderpump Rules.

“I made it halfway through the season and just decided that I want no part of the people anymore,” Kent said. “I feel like they don’t deserve to be in my world in any way shape or form. So I dismissed myself.”

Lala Kent told Us Weekly she had tried to quit Vanderpump Rules early on, but producers wouldn’t let her go.

“[I tried to quit] during the very first episode that everyone saw,” Kent told Us. “I tried to leave. That’s why in one of the clips my dress is unzipped. I took my mic off and told them I was done and then something went on and then I tried to leave three other times, but they wouldn’t let me.”

Kent said her official exit from Vanderpump Rules came last July when she skipped town in the middle of filming Season 5.

“I got in my car, my Range Rover, that apparently was paid for by some man who I’ve never heard about or seen in my life,” Lala said. “I jumped in my Range Rover and drove 10 hours to Utah, and my mom turned my phone off so no one could get ahold of me. … I basically started fresh when I got back to L.A.”

Of course, there’s no love lost between Lala Kent and her former co-stars. Vanderpump veteran Jax Taylor recently tweeted that Lisa Vanderpump made a casting mistake when she brought Lala into the fold last year. Taylor also squashed Lala’s story that she voluntarily left Vanderpump Rules. Us Weekly reported that Taylor took to Twitter to allege that Lala got “kicked off” the show “a long time ago” and that her story about quitting the show is a total joke. In reply to another fan who asked if Lala really quit the show, Jax wrote: “Umm no…they kicked her off, just more of her lies.”

Despite the drama over her exit, Lala Kent has been keeping busy since she left Vanderpump Rules. Kent told E! News she has several projects in the works, including a TV show, two films, and an EP with “a list of singers and rappers on it.”

Kent hasn’t even ruled out another reality TV gig, although she slammed Vanderpump Rules as “not real.” Lala told Us she would only be open to doing another reality show if her co-stars were in her league.

“If someone were to come to me tomorrow and say we want to give you your own show or we want to put you on a show where people are on your same level as far as talent and looks and everything else goes, then I would do both of those,” Lala Kent told Us. “But Vanderpump Rules I am 110% never going back to that show. You will never see me on Vanderpump Rules. You’ll see me; just not on that show.”

For now, you can see Lala Kent’s last few episodes play out on Vanderpump Rules Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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