Major changes are reportedly coming to Vanderpump Rules.
In addition to a potential reconciliation between James Kennedy and Jax Taylor, who nearly came to physical blows during the season seven reunion, fans may be meeting several new cast members when the show returns to Bravo TV later this year for season eight.
“The regular main cast has been told there will be several new cast members this season,” a source told Hollywood Life on July 15. “But, they’re being kept in the dark about who will actually be shown, so it’s stressful.”
“The new cast members mainly work at Sur, though some don’t,” the insider added.
According to the report, Jax and his co-stars have been bringing their “A-game” to production because they want to ensure their storylines will be at the forefront of season eight, even if that means spending time with people they wouldn’t normally want to be around, including James and his girlfriend, Raquel Leviss.
“Jax even allowed James and Raquel to come to his birthday party this past weekend. Everyone was stunned to see them there after everything that has gone down,” the insider shared.
As for Lisa Vanderpump’s role on the upcoming episodes, the insider said the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member won’t be seen as much on season eight as she’s been during past seasons.
“She’s been filming a lot less, mainly because she’s so busy with Vanderpump Vegas and Vanderpump Dogs. Plus, she really wants to open a new restaurant or have a plan in place this year,” the insider said.
“Vanderpump Rules will look very different next season, that’s for sure,” the source added.
Vanderpump Rules season eight will air later this year on Bravo TV.
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