Was Lisa Vanderpump surprised by Lala Kent and Randall Emmett’s September 2018 engagement?
While attending a pre-Grammy party in Los Angeles earlier this week, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was asked about her thoughts on Kent’s engagement news and upcoming wedding to her movie producer fiance.
“Well, I didn’t know, but you know what? You never know. I mean, I got married when I was 21, after six weeks,” she told OK! magazine on February 8.
Kent and Emmett publicly confirmed their relationship after nearly two years of dating at the start of 2018. As Vanderpump Rules fans will recall, Kent and Emmett were rumored to be a couple for more than a year before going public, but chose to keep their romance to themselves until Emmett’s divorce from actress Ambyr Childers, the mother of his two children, was finalized.
Months later, on September 1, 2018, Emmett proposed to Kent during a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
“I don’t expect Jax and Brittany or Lala and Randall just to have plain sailing. Life’s not like that. It’s about sticking together and supporting each other,” Vanderpump said.
When OK! magazine asked Vanderpump what advice she would give to the soon-to-be-married couple, the longtime reality star and restaurateur recommended Kent and Emmett continue to respect one another and incorporate humor into their relationship as often as possible. She also said the couple should remember that everyone gets it wrong sometimes.
In November of last year, Kent spoke about her wedding plans to Us Weekly magazine, revealing that, at the time, she hadn’t done a whole lot to prepare for her and Emmett’s upcoming nuptials.
“We haven’t thought about one little detail,” she said during an appearance at the 3rd Annual Vanderpump Dog Foundation Gala in Los Angeles. “I think by next summer, we’ll have a date on the books, but as of right now, we’re just enjoying being engaged, because fiancee is such a pretty word, so I’m all about it! I’ll keep it as long as I can.”
In addition to becoming a wife in the coming years, Kent will also be gaining a stepmom role to the two children her fiancé shares with ex-wife Ambyr Childers, London and Rylee, who are seen from time to time on Kent’s Instagram Stories.
To see more of Vanderpump, Kent, and their co-stars, don’t miss new episodes of Vanderpump Rules Season 7 on Monday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.