Panic at the ‘VPR’ Reunion: Are Ariana Madix and Lala Kent Still Friends?

A tipster tweeted that Ariana “eviscerated” Lala during the altercation and that it was a “friendship-ending” confrontation.

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Apr. 3 2024, Published 10:44 p.m. ET

Lala Kent, Ariana Madix, and Scheana Shay pose backstage as she makes her Broadway debut as "Roxy Hart" in the hit musical "Chicago" on Broadway on Jan. 29, 2024
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At the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards, the award for Dream Team was given to Ariana Madix, Lala Kent, Scheana Shay, and Katie Maloney. The ladies were thick as thieves at the time, having spent years together on Vanderpump Rules. Their bond seemed unbreakable until Scandoval. When Tom Sandoval cheated on Ariana with Raquel Leviss, the entire VPR cast had to deal with the fallout. Friendships were tested, and the once-tight group's friendship began to rip at the seams.

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Season 11 of Vanderpump Rules is essentially about the post-Scandaval recovery. Tensions arose because people like Scheana were torn between their love for Ariana and pity for Tom, who has consistently been vilified since the news broke. Ariana made an immediate decision to cut anyone out of her life who remained close to Tom, even her closest friends. So, she was angry that Lala filmed with Tom. They had a fight during the VPR reunion, so are Lala Kent and Ariana Madix still friends?

Lala Kent, Scheana Shay, Katie Maloney, and Ariana Madix talking at a bar
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Are Ariana Madix and Lala Kent still friends?

A significant fight occurred between Ariana and Lala during the Season 11 reunion. A tipster tweeted that Ariana “eviscerated” Lala during the altercation and that it was a “friendship-ending” confrontation. According to Us Magazine, Lala responded to this by saying that one of those statements was true. It's highly unlikely that Lala would admit to getting defeated in a fight, so it's safe to guess that their friendship is officially over. The Dream Team has very likely crumbled apart for good.

Scheana Shay, Ariana Madix, and Lala Kent laughing together
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What happened during the ‘Vanderpump Rules’ reunion?

So, what exactly led to the fight during the Season 11 reunion? The specific details won't be revealed until the reunion airs. However, Andy Cohen added fuel to the fire on his show “Radio Andy,” saying that the reunion was intense and “spicy.” Viewers who chose to watch the after-episode specials noticed that Lala's comments about Ariana were getting shadier and shadier, which hinted that there was trouble in paradise.

Lala Kent and Tom Sandoval sitting on a couch talking.
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Lisa Vanderpump has her own thoughts on the incident.

Now that the reunion is fast approaching, everyone's curiosity about the fight is at its peak. Lisa Vanderpump entered the chat to share her own opinion about the situation. She shared in an interview with Page Six's podcast, “It was very complicated.” Lisa goes on to say that she doesn't feel that Lala was eviscerated by Ariana. Lisa has done what she could to mediate the tension. She even attempted to give grace to Tom, even though she is clear on the fact that what he did was despicable.

Social media confirmed that the rift between Lala and Ariana is very real.

It seems as if the sisterhood between Lala and Ariana has officially come to an end. In this day and age, unfollowing someone on all social media platforms has become the surefire proof that a relationship is over. Currently, neither Lala nor Ariana are following each other on Instagram. Ariana has been focused on her other pursuits as her Instagram is filled with photos of her amid her “Chicago” experience on Broadway. It makes sense that she would want to distance herself from the drama as much as possible.

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