“Vanderpump Rules” frenemies Scheana Shay and Lala Kent gave birth to their daughters only about a month apart, in the spring of 2021. An OG of the popular Bravo series, Shay incongruously named her springtime bundle of joy Summer, while Kent, who joined the show in the fourth season, went with Ocean.
Veteran viewers know the bombshell Pumpers have had their ups and downs over the years but after a rocky season nine, they’ve mended fences and are moving on. In October they took their toddler daughters on a playdate to Universal Studios Hollywood and in December they all went to Disneyland together. The two also stand united in their fierce support for Ariana Madix in the recent revelation that her boyfriend of a decade, Tom Sandoval, has been having a month’s long affair with James Kennedy’s former fiancée Rachel Leviss. (For those who don’t watch the show, all those folks star on “Pump Rules” and rest assured, that spider-web of deceit and betrayal is being filmed for the show.)
Along with the tabloid-consumed cheating scandal, in what can only be seen as a significant sign of optimism and confidence about Kent and Shay’s friendship, the Bravoverse is also brimming with rumors that L.A.-based reality stars are planning to be next-door neighbors out in Palm Springs. It was almost four years ago that Shay plunked down $725,000 for a three-bedroom house in a gated golf course development on the outer edge of Palm Springs and so the unconfirmed story goes, the sober-living Give Them Lala Beauty founder is keen to buy the house right next door!
The home in question was listed last month, with Lucio Bernal and Jon Smith of The Agency, at $1.35 million. But since the deal is not fully sealed — online listings indicate the property is currently under contract — the agreed upon purchase price is not available. Completed in 2014, the property has stunning mountain and sunset views beyond the verdant fairways of the community golf course. Entered via a slender breezeway and picayune courtyard, the single-story home spans just over 2,300 square feet — about 400-square-feet larger than Shay’s place — with three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Sold as a turn-key property with all its contemporary furniture, the home is meticulously maintained with an L-shaped great room and a spacious kitchen. Interior highlights include tile floors that look like wood grain, grey tone-on-tone checkerboard wall coverings, and a dry bar alongside the gas fireplace in the living area. Outside, a loggia provides a shady respite next to a turquoise plunge pool and spa. Remote-controlled awnings provide additional shade, a big bonus in Palm Springs, where the sun only stops shining at night, and remote-controlled shutters mean the house can be locked up like Fort Knox.
No word on whether Shay and Kent plan to cut an opening into the wall that divides the properties but if they do, that decision and process (and the drama that could ensue) just might be revealed on the next season of “Vanderpump Rules.”