When Lala Kent left Vanderpump Rules last year, longtime fans of the show figured they knew her real motivation for quitting.
Like the rest of the SUR staff, Lala had relocated to LA in search of stardom, so her arguments that she walked away from a wildly popular reality series because she felt her co-stars were too negative and narcissistic fell flat.
What seemed far more likely was that Lala stepped away from the spotlight due to increased scrutiny of her love life.
It was both awkward and entertaining to see Lala wriggle away from her cast mates’ accusations during her final episodes last season, especially since by that point, the cat was already out of the bag.
Thanks to a several-month lag in production time, conflicts on the show are often resolved by the time they make it to air.
So as the staff at SUR went all Scooby Gang trying to unearth the identity of Lala’s mystery man, viewers already knew who the anonymous sugar daddy’s name and occupation.
They also knew exactly why she tried to keep him a secret.
Randall Emmett is a 46-year-old married TV mogul, who’s best known for producing Power … which is apparently a series on Starz … which is apparently a network that produces original content.
His relationship with Kent began in secret, primarily because Emmett’s wife, Ray Donovan actress Ambyr Childers, was likely none too thrilled about her husband lavishing expensive gifts upon an aspiring model in her twenties.
When it was announced that Lala would be returning to Vanderpump for the show’s sixth season, many assumed that her relationship with Emmett had come to an end.
Now, it’s looking more like Randall may have ditched his wife instead.
According to Page Six, Randall and Lala were spotted attending an event for something called FabFitFun event at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.
The outlet has photos of Kent and Emmett kissing and generally acting couple-y at the party.
“They were side by side the whole time, but they weren’t doing the PDA snuggly thing,” one onlooker reveals.
“They didn’t leave each other’s side.
“He was definitely being more cautious than her,” the insider adds.
“They weren’t being shy about [their relationship]. Even when they left, they were together but he was still two feet in front of her. She was hugging people and taking photos when she was leaving.”
The source confirms that Emmett and Childers’ divorce is currently pending, and that Emmett began dating Lala when he contacted her online after seeing her on Vanderpump:
“[Emmett] reached out to [Kent] through her social media/email personally,” says the tipster.
“Lala lied about how in depth [it] was for a long time.”
Lala seems unbothered by the manner in which her relationship began, and her flippant attitude is reflected in her new line of lip glosses.
Kent has introduced shades named Mistress, Affair, and of course, Randy.
Lala and Randall both declined to comment for Page Six‘s piece.
So there you have it, folks.
Reality TV can present some wonderful opportunities.
It just depends what you’re willing to do in order to take advantage of them.
Watch Vanderpump Rules online for more on Lala and her shady comings and goings.