Why This Vanderpump Rules Star Is Sporting a 'Fake' Engagement Ring

kristen doute wears fake engagement ring

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With just a few months before her big day, Vanderpump Rules star Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz's wedding festivities are getting into full swing. But while she's ogling over her engagement ring, planning the big day, and enjoying that engagement-year bliss, one of her co-stars is wearing a engagement ring — without a fiancé! Kristen Doute isn't engaged, but she's been wearing a faux engagement ring.

"Kristen wears a fake engagement ring!" the ladies chorused in unison during an interview with E! News. "Show it! She's wearing it right now. She's practicing." The Pump Rules star bashfully held up her left hand, which has a gold band with (what we're assuming is) a cubic zirconia center stone.

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Photo: E! News

"You know he's a keeper. I bought it for myself — I just wanted to test it out. It looks good. I just wanted to see — what if I don't like this cut?" Doute responded. She seems totally smitten with her new beau Brian Carter, saying, "everything's great. I have zero complaints." That must be the case, especially if she's sporting a sparkler sans proposal. She went on to share that she and her main squeeze are living together and have a puppy, so it's not thaaat far of a cry to be trying out the engaged look.


As far as the real bride-to-be, Katie Maloney seems pretty relaxed about the whole wedding affair. "I'm getting married this August," she revealed to E! News. "I have a dress. I got the dress before we picked a date. We have a location, we have a date — now we can get into the really fun part of planning of like, you know, colors and who's going to be my bridesmaids and all of that." Yes, you heard correctly. Three months until her big day and she hasn't informed her bridesmaids that they are, in fact, her bridesmaids.

"She hasn't told us that we're [her bridesmaids]," Scheana Shay shared. "We're waiting." But Maloney had a response to her friends' comments.

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"I want to tell those that I've chosen before I tell anyone else. I'm not trying to tease and, and be secretive about stuff but it does feel like I want to keep things a little more private until they become more concrete," she said — all while hiding her face with her hands as to not give anything away.

The reality star went on to explain how Schwartz is as a groom in the planning process: on a budget. He wants to save us money, she shared. "He basically said, 'We don't need flowers. We don't need food. Let's just get really good music," she laughed. "That's not really how it works." Oh Schwartz.

No matter where she is in the planning process, it sounds like she has a good head on her shoulders about the whole thing and isn't too worried about much. We can't wait to see how beautiful she looks on the big day — and perhaps see a recap of the bachelor/bachelorette party shenanigans on Vanderpump Rules too. If it's anything like a regular episode, it's sure to be pretty ridiculous.


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