It’s been rumored that we’d be losing a Vanderpump Rules cast member this season, and as much as we’ve been crossing our fingers for it to be James Kennedy, we now know it’s not. It’s Lala Kent.
Kent confirmed to E! News that she’s the one bowing out and that she’s leaving partway through Season 5, which is currently airing.
“My reasoning for leaving was I felt like it was too much of a negative impact on my day-to-day life,” she told the site. “There was not enough good to outweigh the bad. I’ve also worked so hard on my talent as far as singing and acting goes, and no one has really recognized that. It’s just been a bunch of shit-slinging. I just don’t care to be part of anything like that.”
Kent has been a regular cast member since Season 4. Bravo declined to comment on her exit from the show.
Most hardcore VPR fans already suspected that Kent would be the one to leave this season since she wasn’t featured in the show’s opening credits for Season 5. Add in the fact that her only friend on the show is James, whom everyone hates, and it’s not exactly a recipe for a cast member who viewers will miss.
And for the handful of people out there who are Kent fans, she may be back on TV soon with her own project.
“We have a TV show in the works right now, I have two films that I’m currently shooting, though I can’t announce the titles yet,” she told E! News. “I’m working on my EP, which will have a list of singers and rappers on it, so I’m very excited!”