Scheana Shay Says Castmate ‘Banged His Way Onto the Show’

The cast of "Vanderpump Rules"

Tommy Garcia/Bravo The cast of "Vanderpump Rules."

“Vanderpump Rules” star James Kennedy joined the show’s cast during its third season, which premiered in 2013. During season 3, Kennedy dated Kristen Doute, who began starring in the series in season 1. 

While recording a February 2023 episode of her podcast, “Scheananigans with Scheana Shay,” alongside her guest, “Up and Adam” host Adam Newell, Scheana Shay discussed Kennedy. Newell mentioned that he interacted with the professional DJ before he joined the “Vanderpump Rules” cast. He recalled that Kennedy spoke about “banging Kristen” and asserted that he would be soon starring in the Bravo series. Shay then stated that Kennedy “banged his way onto the show.” 

“And he does not deny it,” added the “Good As Gold” singer. 

James Kennedy Introduced His New Girlfriend, Ally Lewber, in ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Season 10

Kennedy introduced his new girlfriend, Ally Lewber, during the premiere episode of “Vanderpump Rules” season 10, which aired on February 8, 2023. The 31-year-old spoke highly of Lewber during a February 2023 interview with Us Weekly

“I’ve got a new girlfriend, absolutely beautiful, my best friend, love her,” stated Kennedy. 

The professional DJ then shared his thoughts about his ex-fiancee, Raquel Leviss, having romantic encounters with his castmates, Tom Schwartz and Peter Madrigal, while filming “Vanderpump Rules” season 10. He stated that the model is “homie hopping a little bit.” Kennedy clarified that he does not have any issues with Leviss, who ended their relationship in December 2021. 

“We’re good, there’s no bad blood like I said, it ended well and I wish nothing but the best for everyone,” explained Kennedy. 

Lala Kent Revealed She Had a Sexual Encounter With James Kennedy During His Relationship With Raquel Leviss

In “Vanderpump Rules” season 10, episode 1, Lala Kent admitted that she had a sexual encounter with Kennedy at the start of his relationship with Leviss. While speaking to Page Six in February 2023, Kent shared why she decided to disclose the information. 

“This season, going into it I just felt like my life — I was sitting in a pile of s*** and I just wanted all of my skeletons out. I wanted to start making amends to people who I’ve affected and maybe I shouldn’t have told [Leviss] because she was upset about it, but hindsight is 20/20,” stated the mother of one. 

She then shared that she currently has a strained relationship with Leviss.  

“That’s okay though,” said the 32-year-old with a laugh. “That’s to be expected with this group. There’s never calm waters with this group.” 

Lewber shared her thoughts on the matter in a different February 2022 Page Six interview. She revealed that she found the information to be shocking. The 27-year-old also noted that she was upset that Kennedy was unfaithful while dating Leviss. 

“I was mad at him for a minute for sure,” said Lewber. “Yeah, I think I felt for Raquel a lot at that moment and knowing that you guys were about to get married and she was never going to know this – it was a little bit of – that’s never fun to find out about a partner. But yeah, we talked it through.” 

New episodes of “Vanderpump Rules” air Wednesdays on Bravo. 

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