Vanderpump Rules' Lala Kent and James Kennedy Publicly Apologize for 'Body-Shaming' Katie Maloney

The cast dished on their biggest breakups and makeups during the BravoCon panel

The cast of Vanderpump Rules may love each other, but they also love to fight.

The cast opened up about some of their most heated and cringeworthy feuds during the BravoCon panel on Saturday — and yes, this time it is all about the pasta.

Jax Taylor, Tom Sandoval, Tom Schwartz, Brittany Cartwright, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, Ariana Madix, Stassi Schroeder, Scheana Marie, Kristen Doute, Lala Kent, James Kennedy were all in attendance for the intimate conversation.

“We are an authentic group of friends, and we are very dysfunctional,” said Kent. “We are like that on and off camera.”

As fans saw in the season 8 teaser, Taylor and Sandoval were seen getting into a heated argument outside of SUR.

“The only person I’m having a problem with is you,” Taylor cries in the clip, pointing at the best man in his wedding, Sandoval.

During the panel, the two addressed the current state of their friendship, admitting that they have their ups and downs.

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“Yes, we are friends, but we are in relationships with each other,” said Taylor. “We hang out all the time, after a while sometimes you get annoyed and have to take a break. I was a little bit of a groomzilla.”

“Jax and I both have very strong personalities and when you’re close you’re going to butt heads,” added Sandoval.

Speaking of their biggest regrets on the show, Kennedy offered a sincere apology to Maloney-Schwartz for calling her fat. (The heated moment eventually led to Kennedy getting fired from SUR.)

“I think I would re-do gay pride. I would definitely go into work different and more sober and not have lost my job,” he said before giving Maloney-Schwartz a hug on stage.

Kent also recalled a similar moment from an earlier season.

“The only thing I regret is body shaming Katie,” she said.


BravoCon is running through Sunday across three venues in the Big Apple: The Manhattan Center (311 W. 34th St.), Skylight Modern (537 W. 27th St.) and Union West (535 W. 28th St.).

A total of 88 Bravolebrities are said to be in attendance from Bravo’s top series such as the Real Housewives, Million Dollar Listing and Below Deck franchises, plus Southern Charm, Married to Medicine, Vanderpump Rules, Shahs of Sunset, and the Emmy-winning competition series Top Chef.

More than 50 live events are on the docket, including live performances, insider panels, live podcasts, dining experiences, photo opportunities, and a Bravo bazaar marketplace (a full list of events is available at

There will also be a live performance of Luann de Lesseps’ hit Countess and Friends cabaret show.

Cohen will film an episode of his acclaimed late-night talk show, too, in front of a live studio audience at the Hammerstein Ballroom. It will be filmed in front of the largest audience in the show’s history, along with having the most Bravolebrities ever sharing the same stage.

Oh, and for those wanting to walk down memory lane, there will be a Real Housewives museum with more than a decade’s worth of behind-the-scenes photos, reunion dresses, and show memorabilia.

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