Kristen Doute and Boyfriend James Kennedy Vacation in Palm Springs (PHOTO)
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Vanderpump Rules

Kristen Doute and Boyfriend James Kennedy Vacation in Palm Springs (PHOTO)

Vanderpump Rules star Kristen Doute and boyfriend James Kennedy escaped the cutthroat atmosphere of SUR and headed to Palm Springs this weekend to have some fun in the sun. The couple partied it up at the Hard Rock Hotel — and they looked pretty adorable while doing so!

It’s no surprise that Kristen has been a lightning rod for drama on the hit Bravo show, but she was enjoying a much-needed vacay with her boy toy this weekend. James even went as far as describing the trip as “just a little getaway from all the L.A. drama.” With none of the SUR crew around, it’s obvious Kristen and James were able to let loose and have a good time.

The adorable duo was taking selfies and relaxing in the water — just like any other couple would — there was a bit of a surprise when the poolside DJ started spinning the sick remix of Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora’s hit “Black Widow” that James released back in July. Awesome surprise, right?

We’re glad to see Kristen and James still going strong as a couple! Back in February, James told Wetpaint Entertainment exclusively that he and Kristen were “just hanging out,” but now it looks like things are heating up between these two. With reports that Kristen was fired from SUR by boss Lisa Vanderpump, we’re anxious to see what happens when Season 3 begins!

Are you surprised that Kristen and James are going strong? Hit the comments and sound off!

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!