‘Vanderpump Rules’: Lisa Vanderpump Called James Kennedy Every Day To Make Sure He Was Sober

by Jeremy Spirogis
James Kennedy, Ken Todd, Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa Vanderpump from Vanderpump Rules admits she referred to as James Kennedy each day for months to make positive he was nonetheless sober and to supply her help.

Vanderpump took Kennedy underneath her wing the minute he began working as a busboy at SUR. He rapidly dove into his ardour for music, turning into a sought-after disc jockey, who performs reveals all through the world. He received his humble begin at SUR and created an enormous following throughout his notorious “See You Next Tuesday” gig.

James Kennedy, Ken Todd, Lisa Vanderpump
James Kennedy, Ken Todd, Lisa Vanderpump |Astrid Stawiarz/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank through Getty Images

Unfortunately, his gig was yanked away from him when his extreme consuming interfered together with his conduct. He was not solely fired from SUR however banned from the restaurant. While he took it as a punishment, Vanderpump did it to avoid wasting his life. He lastly has determined to get sober as soon as and for all. And Vanderpump is doing every thing she will be able to to assist him to succeed.

Support means checking in on Kennedy

Vanderpump shared through the Vanderpump Rules After Show that she referred to as Kennedy each day for months. “For the first few months I think I called him nearly every day,” she shared. Cameras flashed again to Vanderpump on a FaceTime name with Kennedy to make sure he was nonetheless sober. “I just wanted to make sure … of course I can’t be calling him every day for the rest of his life. Because he’s got to take his own responsibility for himself. But I just wanted to really re-assure him, even if it was a text, how are you doing.”

“And I used to say to him, ‘James, if you’re going to screw up, you’ve got to tell me. You can’t be lying to me.’ Because I’m here and it’s OK. I don’t want you to screw up, of course. And I hope you don’t. I’m not saying I give you permission to but if you screw up, you gotta tell me,” Vanderpump insists.

She provides, “Don’t lie to me. If you lie to me, we’re done.” This isn’t Kennedy’s first try at sobriety. He’s insisted that he was sober on plenty of events however all the time fell again into unhealthy habits. “So yeah, it’s kind of tough but it’s what he needed,” she says.

He agrees the help has been invaluable

Kennedy says Vanderpump did name him each single day. “For months after that,” he says. Kennedy says her cellphone calls helped him keep on monitor too. “It really helps,” he says. “You know, I know this thing here is to do it for yourself, and it’s only going to better my life. Well, that’s not true. It’s going to better the people around me.”

“But I wanted to do it for Raquel [Leviss] and I wanted to do this for Lisa,” he continues. “And I wanted to do this for my family and for my close friends. Because I know I’m a better James when I’m sober. I’m 100 times better. And it’s like, I’m not only doing it for myself, but I’m also doing it for all those people.”

He lists all of the folks in his life he’s staying sober for, however provides, “Especially Lisa though and Raquel. Because those are my two ladies. And my mother obviously. But these are the people I care about most in my life.”

Vanderpump Rules airs on Tuesday at 9/8c on Bravo.

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