While opening up about the social snub on her podcast, noting that her comments about Garcelle’s son, Oliver Saunders, may have prompted her to hit the “unfollow” button, the Vanderpump Rules star also shared that she will be joining Lisa Vanderpump and Ariana Madix as they travel to Washington D.C. for this weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
“We’re headed to D.C.,” Lala announced on her Instagram Story on April 27, along with a photo of herself in a white halter gown.
Then, in a second post, as she posed in a blue strapless, mermaid-style gown, Lala added, “These were the ‘maybe’s’ for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Honored to attend with the L.A. Times.”
As for Garcelle’s unfollow, Lala said on the April 26 episode of Give Them Lala, via Heavy, that there are a number of reasons the RHOBH cast member may have chosen to distance herself.
As Pump Rules fans well know, Lala appeared to be interested in Oliver before he was seen kissing her co-star, Raquel Leviss (who also made out with Tom Schwartz and engaged in a months-long affair with Tom Sandoval amid season 10). However, while he insisted he was separated from Samantha Saunders, Samantha has said otherwise — as has Lala.
“[Oliver was] very much still married,” she told listeners on Wednesday.
But while Garcelle may have unfollowed Lala due to the negative things she’s said about Oliver, Lala also acknowledged that she’s “extremely annoying on social media right now” due to the ongoing drama surrounding Scandoval.
Lala went on to say that Garcelle “has been nothing but kind to [her]” as she admitted to having empathy for Garcelle’s maternal instincts.
“Now that I have a kid, no matter what Ocean does, I am riding for her. ‘I’ve got your back, we will deal with the way you are acting behind closed doors, no one in the outside world is going to know that I don’t ride hard for you.’ So I understand. But yes, I got the unfollow, which all good. Lord knows I love to also give an unfollow,” Lala reasoned.
Lala also added that Oliver’s “decisions and the things that he does are not a reflection of Garcelle.”
Vanderpump Rules season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.