On the WWHL After Show, James was asked about his feud with Katie Maloney-Schwartz and revealed that the two have made up. “Katie and I are on really great terms now, I’d say we’re friends, and I say hi to her at all the events that I see them at,” he said.
“I’m really happy to be at the place I’m at with her.”
WATCH: James Kennedy Confirms He Is Good With Everyone On ‘Vanderpump Rules’ — Except For Stassi Schroeder
That led to a discussion about the rest of the cast and whether he had truly made amends and according to James, it sounds like he’s back in with the majority of the group.
“I mean, like, I’d say I’m pretty good with everybody,” he said, with a smirk. “Me and Stassi could have a convo. I don’t know why she doesn’t like me so much. You know, it’s probably from hanging out with Kristen [Doute] too long.”
As Vanderpump Rules viewers are aware, James made quite the splash when he joined the show but after insulting many of the core cast members, he had been isolated from the group. Repairing his relationship with Katie was the first step to re-entering the group and it sounds like he’s open to a conversation with Stassi, which could only help his cause, as well.
Stassi Schroeder has never really gotten along with James Kennedy. At the show’s last reunion taping, she couldn’t help but laugh when he tried to defend his behavior. (Photo: Bravo)
If James were looking to get back in good with the cast — and producers — now would be the time to do it. The network has taken a big risk by injecting so many new cast members and with a racism scandal and lack of overall connection to the group, many of them have simply fallen flat.
With the ratings heading below 1 million live viewers, the network may want to make changes for the next season and while it may have seemed like a longshot at one time, we really could see Bravo letting go of all of the new cast members and bringing the focus back to the core group of characters.
Vanderpump Rules airs Tuesdays on Bravo.