Stassi Schroeder 'taking a break' from friendship with Vanderpump Rules costar Kristen Doute

It's breakup season for Vanderpump Rules' Kristen Doute.

Last month the reality TV star, 36, took to Instagram to detail her split from beau Brian Carter, and on Friday, costar Stassi Schroeder revealed she, too, was taking a break from the actress.

'I’m prepared to look like the a**hole, but whatever it is, I’m like, "Listen, I have to take care of my own mental and emotional health first,"' Schroeder, 31, admitted during an episode of her Straight Up With Stassi podcast.

Splitsville! On Friday, costar Stassi Schroeder, 31, revealed she, too, was taking a break from the actress
Time out: It's breakup season for Vanderpump Rules' Kristen Doute, 36

Splitsville! Stassi Schroeder is taking a break from Vanderpump Rules costar Kristen Doute

Schroeder initially tip-toed around the issue during the podcast with Comedian and Write Danny Pellegrino, afraid that if she gave up too much information about the upcoming season that Bravo would fire her.

'Obviously you know I can't f**ing say anything, but obviously everyone's instincts are right,' she said before Pellegrino interrupted.

'Viewers instincts are right with "Maybe Kristen's an a**hole, guys,"' he interjected while Schroeder tried to find her words.

'With just some of us, not all of us,' Schroeder replied.

Cutting ties: 'I¿m prepared to look like the a¿hole, but whatever it is, I¿m like, "Listen, I have to take care of my own mental and emotional health first,"' Schroeder admitted during an episode of her Straight Up With Stassi podcast (pictured in Los Angles on July 30)

Cutting ties: 'I’m prepared to look like the a—hole, but whatever it is, I’m like, "Listen, I have to take care of my own mental and emotional health first,"' Schroeder admitted during an episode of her Straight Up With Stassi podcast (pictured in Los Angles on July 30)

Frenimies? Schroeder said she still cares about Doute, but restated it was time for a break (pictured in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 10)

Frenimies? Schroeder said she still cares about Doute, but restated it was time for a break (pictured in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 10)

The TV personality then expressed trepidation about how the feud might come across.

‘Am I gonna look like the a**hole in this situation or is she?’ I have no idea,' she shared, before adding, 'If taking a break from someone is a bitch move and makes me nasty, then I don’t give a f***.'

Schroeder said she still cares about Doute, but restated it was time for a break.

'It doesn’t mean I don’t care about her. I absolutely do. Sometimes you just can’t be in the same room with someone without wanting to kill them,' she said.  

Yikes: 'It doesn¿t mean I don¿t care about her. I absolutely do. Sometimes you just can¿t be in the same room with someone without wanting to kill them,' Stassi said (pictured in Los Angeles on June 15)

Yikes: 'It doesn’t mean I don’t care about her. I absolutely do. Sometimes you just can’t be in the same room with someone without wanting to kill them,' Stassi said (pictured in Los Angeles on June 15)

Pellegrino, a fellow podcaster who focuses on reality TV, knew that Schroeder had recently filmed the opening title scene, which features two to three people at a time in close proximity. 

When asked if filming the opening sequence was awkward, given all the drama, Schroeder responded flatly: 'Yes.' 

Pellegrino also mentioned that Doute had notably been missing from an important event in Schroeder's life: her July engagement party.

Her mother, Dayna Schroeder, added fuel to the fire when she responded to a comment about Doute's absence on Instagram.

'Dayna were you sad Kristen wasn’t there? I know you two are close! [heart emoji] congrats' a fan wrote. 

'Yes, quite sad,' the mom responded, continuing, 'But I didn’t really know all the particulars. So, I was out of the loop for awhile. Don’t you worry, it’s like Lion King and the circle of life. .… each one of these girls will grow, change and come back to their original strong friendship bond that they’ve always had. Somethings just take time.'

'Circle of life': Stassi's mother, Dayna Schroeder, added fuel to the fire when she responded to a comment about Doute's absence on Instagram

'Circle of life': Stassi's mother, Dayna Schroeder, added fuel to the fire when she responded to a comment about Doute's absence on Instagram

 

 

 

Vanderpump Rules' Stassi Schroeder says she and costar Kristen Doute are 'taking a break'

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