Kristen Doute dropped a pretty big bombshell on last week's Vanderpump Rules reunion when she revealed that she's been dating a 21-year-old busser at SUR named James Kennedy. Get it, Kristen. However, Tom Sandoval wasn't happy about the news, since he and James used to be besties. So are Tom and James still friends?
James tells the Examiner that he and Tom are no longer in a band together. "No, I'm definitely not working on music with Tom Sandoval anymore," James says. "I feel like, as a music producer, that he was completely fixated on the fact he had songs that he wrote over a decade ago and expects me to basically produce them for him."
"It was a duo, not a single act," James points out. "However, I always felt like it was all about him and his general idea of how the music should have been when it wasn't; it was about us creating something new and original, not something that sounded like a horrible 80's band. [Laughs]" C'mon, James — '80s music is coming back!
Clearly, these are some harsh words from James. We kept hoping that Tom and James would manage to continue working on music together, since Tom seemed really excited about their project. However, that's not the case.
And as for his relationship with Kristen, James says, "I definitely will say that I'm having the time of my life with her." Again, probably not what Tom wants to hear. Luckily, Tom is dating Ariana Madix and appears to be having the time of his life, too.
Do you think James is being too critical of Tom's music? And is he a bad friend for dating Kristen?