Kristen Doute Reportedly in Talks to Return to Vanderpump Rules to Film With Ariana Madix Amid Tom Cheating Scandal, Get All the Details

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Kristen Doute is Reportedly in Talks With Ariana Madix to Hash Out Tom’s Cheating Scandal on Vanderpump Rules as Filming Resumes on Season 10

Kristen Doute could be returning to Vanderpump Rules.

As she and other members of the cast continue to offer support to Ariana Madix, who learned her longtime boyfriend, Tom Sandoval, allegedly engaged in a months-long affair with their co-star and mutual friend, Raquel Leviss, last Friday, Kristen has reportedly been in touch with producers.

“Vanderpump Rules producers have approached Kristen to come back on the show to talk about this,” an insider revealed to PEOPLE on March 6. “She’s had her fair share of ups and downs with Sandoval over the years, but right now she’s completely supporting Ariana.”

As Pump Rules fans will recall, Kristen, along with Stassi Schroeder, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni, was fired from the show in June 2020 after being accused of racially-insensitive behavior toward Faith Stowers, the show’s only Black cast member.

Now, nearly three years later, despite having “put the show behind her” in recent years, Kristen is contemplating a comeback — as long as Ariana is okay with it.

“She’s considering it,” the source said. “It’ll depend if Ariana wants her to do it and is comfortable as that’s the only way she would ever go back on the show. It’s a conversation she and Ariana are having right now. The girls have all been spending time with Ariana.”

Following the news of Sandoval’s alleged affair with Raquel on Friday, Kristen shared a video of herself and Ariana, in which she told her fans and followers she “[stans] Ariana.”

“I love you so much,” Kristen told her friend, offering a kiss. “I love you more than anything in the whole wide world, and I’ll kill people for you.”

Kristen also shared a post on her Instagram Story in which she confirmed she’s “Team Ariana.”

“I don’t know why I feel like I need to make this clear, but there’s so many people right now wondering if this is making me happy,” she said in a clip. “You guys, Ariana and I have been really good friends for many, many years now so I am Team Ariana, all day, every day. That’s what’s up.”

“Karma is indeed coming, so Raquel should just move home,” she added in a caption.

Meanwhile, on their own Instagram page, Bravo confirmed that production on season 10 has resumed.

“We have resumed filming on [Pump Rules] and this story will be unfolding on camera,” the network wrote on March 6, along with a photo of James Kennedy filming a cast confessional for what has been deemed “Scandoval.”

Vanderpump Rules season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c Bravo.

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