In March 2021, Lala Kent and Randall Emmett’s lives were changed forever with the arrival of their first child together, baby girl Ocean Kent Emmett. If you’ve ever seen Lala on Vanderpump Rules, then you know that this love story has been a long time in the making, with director-producer Randall’s identity only revealed in recent years and the man himself only making a few brief appearances where we could see that chemistry in action. With upcoming season 9 and with these two being new parents, however, Lala and Randall inform us that that’s all about to change. Lala and Randall are a team these days more than ever — which means a lot more of Randall, who recently wrapped directorial debut Midnight in the Switchgrass, on VPR as we get a closer look at their family dynamic. If it’s anything like their dynamic answering questions about their baby Ocean for SheKnows, we have a feeling viewers are about to fall hard for Lala and Randall.
Going into the next season of VPR and filming with baby Ocean as well as fellow cast member Scheana Shay’s baby Summer Moon Honey Davies, both Randall and Lala confirm the show takes on a different tone than what we’ve seen before — but not at all a less dramatic one.
“I think people will be surprised to see the drama and what a huge storyline Scheana’s fiancé Brock is. It used to be about sleeping with each other’s boyfriends or like, you said this and you did that, and it’s much deeper than that,” Lala says of the upcoming season. “Even though there was so much tension, [Scheana and I] were able to put that aside and really bond over just being moms and I commend us for that.”
“I think the stakes are way higher now because you have families and things mean more to you guys than it used to,” Randall added. “But at the same time, you guys are all back in action.”
Randall and Lala’s new parent status may have them taking things more seriously, but their bickering, bantering energy is anything but. As they fight over questions like “who’s the more dramatic parent” or “who takes better pictures of Ocean,” their love for their new baby and excitement about the family they’re building together comes out above all else, even if they can’t agree on whether Ocean is more of a mama’s girl or daddy’s girl just yet.
“Randall is my lover, the father of my child, my best friend, we have little side hustles together, he’s everything in one,” Lala explains. “It’s so funny because we change hats so much — it’s like, okay parent hat, okay intimate sexy time hat, okay I’m coming for you because we’re in business mode. It’s a lot, but it works for us. We have the best time. I’m so ride or die for my baby. I love you Rand.”
Watch the full video above to find out how they picked the name Ocean, who changes the most diapers, and what’s coming next from Lala and Randall.
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