Jen Bush's Time on 'Vanderpump Rules' Was Short and Sweet, but We Miss Her — What's She Up To?

If you could bring back one former 'Vanderpump Rules' cast member, who would it be and why is it Jen?

Alex West - Author

Jun. 23 2024, Published 12:00 p.m. ET

Jen Bush shows off her baby bump in the water
Source: INSTAGRAM/@jenniferbushshea

Sadly, your favorite reality stars might not stay on the show forever. In the case of Jen Bush (now Jen Bush Shea), she left Vanderpump Rules pretty early on which left fans wondering about what happened to her.

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Jen wasn't necessarily a main character on the Bravo show, only appearing in about nine episodes between 2013 and 2018, but she still left an impact on fans.

Jen Bush poses with her family in matching colors
Source: INSTAGRAM/@jenniferbushshea
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Where is Jen Bush now?

Jen worked at SUR with her boyfriend Jeremy. The two had a son together named Kingston n 2013. But Jen and Jeremy eventually split up, though it's unclear exactly when.

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She ended up marrying Steve Shea in March 2021. She gave birth to a daughter named Michelina with him later that year in July.

And in September 2023, the couple welcomed a son named Rocco.

Now, Jen appears to work with a company called Primp & Play, an "an award-winning family spa, birthday party + event producer" in which "guests of all ages enjoy relaxation in a creative environment," per its website.

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And Jen seems happier than ever. "You have given me a love that is more than I ever could have dreamed for. My best friend, my love, my safe space, my FAVORITE party buddy, and the most amazing father. I love doing forever with you," she wrote in a post dedicated to her husband in 2022. And alongside a May 2023 photo featuring her entire little fam, Jen wrote: "My everything, a love like no other, I’m so incredibly lucky to be your mother."

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Will 'Vanderpump Rules' return?

After Scanoval, Vanderpump Rules launched into a newfound level of fame. Prior to the juicy drama, some people speculated that it would be leaving television for good. Now, it almost feels too successful to crumble. However, that hasn't stopped fans from being riddled with worry. After a three-part finale in May 2024, People was able to confirm that the show will be returning.

It'll just need to be taking a little bit of a hiatus. Season 10 and Season 11 were filled with a lot of drama which was having a very heavy and real impact on the cast's lives. Plus, Ariana Madix became a breakthrough star due to the attention from the scandal. She went on to have spots on Dancing With the Stars and Broadway's Chicago. Basically, she's pretty busy.

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It's not clear who will be returning, either, and if Ariana, who is now hosting Love Island, will be there. Producer Alex Baskins told Variety that the hiatus will help give “a clearer picture a few months from now” in regards to who will be best to bring back to the show, noting that the past couple of sesaons were "such an intense experience."

“I think we will do an analysis of what else we need to consider for the show — and that’s who returns, and what the complexion of the cast looks like,” he added. “I think everybody needs a little bit of time to live their lives, and then we can pick back up on them in a different spot.”

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