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While the drama was being dished out on last night’s Vanderpump Rules Season 2 reunion special, most of the cast was gathered together to celebrate Kristen Doute’s birthday. And while the brunette bombshell was attacked from all sides during the emotional hour-long episode, she was surrounded by friends on her big night.

Kristen was joined by boyfriend James Kennedy, Scheana Marie with her fiancé Mike Shay, and Jax Taylor with new girlfriend Carmen Dickman — with a group of over 20 in total. The crew gathered at Pearl’s in West Hollywood for the shindig — but the SUR drama wasn’t far from their minds. Wetpaint Entertainment has learned that everyone was chatty as they watched the reunion special while they ate. Talk about awkward…

Kristen and Co. dressed to impress for the festivities, and they dined on chicken meatballs, flatbreads, shrimp, and short ribs while sipping on vodka cocktails and wine on Pearl’s outdoor patio.

Everyone appeared to be in great spirits and having a great time, which is a far cry from the tears and yelling that went down on the TV in front of them.

We’re glad to see these guys getting along now that the drama of another season is behind them. There’s no confirmation on Season 3 yet, but with the stellar ratings Vanderpump Rules has been showing, it’s pretty much a done deal.

And hey, everyone can rest easy knowing that last night was not Stassi Schroeder’s birthday.

Are you surprised everyone was getting along at Kristen’s birthday dinner? Hit the comments and let us know!

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