I will be the first to say that I am no long-term Vanderpump Rules fangirl. I, like so many of you reading this article, jumped on board when Scandoval broke, and suddenly the most important names to know in celebrity gossip were Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, and Raquel Leviss.
You could not go ONLINE without the drama finding you, truly.
I tried to catch up on Vanderpump Rules when all of this went down, but I struggled. Ten seasons! That’s a lifetime of viewing.
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But I had a trip to the US planned and, in a fit of airport boredom, decided to follow the show’s catch-up guide designed to prep non-viewers. It’s here, by the way.
Hooked is an understatement. By series six, I was well-versed on everyone’s chaos in the show and also messaging anyone I knew who was going to be in LA on the dates I would be to see if they were a) across the drama and b) wanted to go to any/all of the Vanderpump restaurants.
For the uninitiated, those are SUR (the original and still main focus of the series), Pump, TomTom (run by the now-notorious Tom Sandoval and his BFF, Tom Schwartz) and Schwartz & Sandy’s (owned by the Toms).