Jax Taylor & Brittany Cartwright and Tom Schwartz & Katie Maloney are certainly more prominent in the Vanderpump Rules universe, but Kristen Doute and Brian Carter are one of the longest lasting duos on the Bravo show. In season 7, however, they're suspiciously absent. We've barely seen the two together, and when we do appear, they don't seem all that in sync (Kristen turned to the bottle, not Carter, when she was disinvited from TomTom's Daily Mail party in last week's episode). Do these two make it through season 7 together? Let's investigate.
In the upcoming episode of Vanderpump Rules, the women board Lala Kent's private jet and head to Santa Barbara wine country for a fun- (and drama-) filled weekend. The preview clip doesn't give away too much, but it does give viewers this juicy tidbit: "Crazy Kristen" is back in full-swing. As the wine flows, so do her thoughts (she tells one pourer that "Merlot is the basic bitch of wine"), which is bound to get her into some trouble. It's a known fact that Doute gets a bit, well, mouthy when she's had a few (just ask James Kennedy or anyone else who works at SUR), and based on comments she made to Daily Mail Australia last fall, it seems like Kristen and Carter are headed towards some tense times.
"He and I definitely have a little bit of a bumpy season," she told the publication while vacationing in Sydney. "This is what I signed up for, and we have to be honest. We're not perfect."
Yikes, sounds like trouble. Things get so uncomfortable, in fact, that Doute said she wasn't sure she'd even watch this season. "It's really hard to watch things back, and I think we're both a little nervous," she added. Doute clarified that "it's nothing awful... not like a big cheating scandal" and said they "got over it."
In the months since, Doute and Carter have posted photos of with one other celebrating New Year's Eve at the end of 2018, jet-setting to Vegas in January, and reminiscing about their time in Sydney, making it safe to assume that that the pair are still holding strong. Plus, the couple that agrees to sweat together in a workout class, usually stays together, evidenced by this group shot from December 2018:
So while Doute may have some seriously bumpy moments this season, it appears that all is well IRL, outside the wild world of Vanderpump Rules.