Vanderpump Rules Cheating Scandals: Every Accusation Ever Made
From Stassi and Jax’s cheating scandal in season 1 to Brittany and Jax’s current status, there's one thing you can always expect on Vanderpump Rules — someone will cheat. Did Katie ever cheat on Tom? Who's cheating was caught on camera? Take a walk down memory lane to see all the times someone has been accused and busted at SUR.
S1: Scheana Marie is Eddie Cibrian's mistressScheana was the original connection that transitioned us from an episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills into the premiere episode of Vanderpump Rules. Lisa used Scheana's history to get Housewives fans hooked on her Sexy Unique Restaurant.
Everyone knows the story by now, but if you don't, here's the rundown: Scheana 'unknowingly' dated Eddie Cibrian while he was still married to RHOBH star Brandi Glanville, who at the time was pregnant with the couple's second son.
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S1: Jax cheats on StassiStassi broke up with Jax in season 1 and then kind of started seeing Frank, a bartender at SUR. While Stassi and Frank were on a date, Jax crashed their night out to try and win Stassi back, and that's when Frank dropped the bomb that Jax cheated on Stassi and got a girl pregnant in Vegas.
By the end of the season Jax came clean to Stassi and admitted that he cheated on her. This admission was the start of a recurring trend we'd see on nearly every season of Vanderpump Rules.
S2: Tom Sandoval cheats on KristenSeason 2 opened with a confessional from Kristen that Tom Sandoval had cheated on her with a "bottle service skank" while he was in Vegas for a modelling job.
This was the beginning of the end of Tom and Kristen's relationship, but it wasn't the last time Tom would be called out for cheating in season 2...
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S2: Tom and Ariana hook upKristen was snooping through Sandoval's phone and found suspicious texts between him and Ariana. Kristen spent the better part of the season trying to prove that there was something going on between Tom and Ariana, and while the two insisted that they never hooked up, they continued hanging out – fueling rumours that there was something going on.
We eventually learned at the season 2 reunion that Tom and Ariana did indeed kiss while he was still dating Kristen.
S2: Jax cheats on Stassi with KristenA rumour spread that Kristen and Jax hooked up while he was still dating Stassi. Both Kristen and Jax vehemently denied it, but Stassi knew something was fishy. Stassi spent weeks pressuring Jax for information until he finally came clean and confirmed that the rumour was true.
Jax showed Stassi his texts with Kristen where Kristen tried to cover up the story. When Stassi gave Kristen the chance to come clean, she memorably smacked Kristen in the face in a fit of rage.
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S3: Tom Sandoval and Miami GirlWhen Tom Sandoval and Ariana were officially dating, Kristen made it her personal mission to break them apart. Kristen claimed Tom cheated on Ariana while he was in Miami, and she allegedly had text messages between herself and Miami Girl to prove it.
Kristen devised a plan where Miami Girl ambushed Tom and Ariana at SUR, but the couple laughed the whole thing off and sent her packing.
S3: Katie Maloney accused of cheatingTo put it bluntly, Jax hated Katie. He didn't think she was the right woman for Tom Schwartz and was convinced that Tom was miserable in his relationship.
Jax spread a rumour that Katie cheated on Tom, claiming that he was at a nightclub and saw Katie "motorboating the crotch region" of a gentleman who wasn't Tom.
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S3: Kristen accuses Tom Schwartz of cheating on KatieAfter being exiled for her cheating ways in the show's second season, Kristen went on a revenge tour across SUR to ruin the lives of everyone who abandoned her. First stop: Katie and Tom Schwartz.
Kristen took Stassi to lunch to tell her that she "for sure" knows that Schwartz cheated on Katie with two different girls. Kristen said Tiffany (Jax's current "girlfriend") told her that Schwartz slept with one of her friends...
S3: Tom Schwartz comes clean about cheating on Katie...Scheana later got in on the action by revealing that Schawrtz recently made out with one of her friends.
Schwartz then got a text saying that everyone knew the truth, and that's when he was forced to come clean to Katie about his drunken make out session. In season 6 we'll see a nearly identical scene play out between the two – but more on that later!
S3: Jax cheats on TiffanyJax's "girlfriend" at the time, Tiffany, gave the boys a sweet hookup with a hotel for a weekend trip to San Diego. Jax's geographical distance from Tiffany was enough justification for him to completely toss monogamy out the window. He proceeded to invite a random girl up to his hotel suite and hooked up with her in the bathroom – we know this happened because a sleepy Tom Sandoval was forced to hear the whole thing.
S3: Kristen cheats on James...maybeThings were always rocky between Kristen and James. The couple got into a massive fight at Scheana's wedding over James' excessive drinking, and that's when Kristen left the venue with her personal trainer. A drunken James followed her to the parking lot, and upon seeing her with a tall, fit, bearded man, James freaked out. The couple launched into a war of words that ended with Kristen punching James in the mouth.
S4: Something goes down between Jax and LalaJax and Brittany were on the cusp of making it official, but that didn't stop Jax from making it obvious that he had the hots for SUR's newest hostess. First Jax and Lala were spotted walking away hand-in-hand after a work event, then later we saw the two of them out with friends and getting flirty, which is when Jax said "can we f*** and not tell anybody?"
When Jax and Brittany were official, Lala was roped into the drama and was accused of hitting on a taken man. Lala insisted that Jax was was the aggressor, but Jax denied any accountability and put the blame on Lala. The truth eventually came out because, duh, everything was on camera.
S4: James and Lala hook upConvinced that Kristen was cheating on him (they were, inexplicably, still together), James hooked up with then-newbie Lala in a petty move to get back at Kristen.
Poor Lala was convinced James was single, but her part in the matter caused her to be branded Enemy No. 1 by The Witches of WeHo.
S4: James cheats on KristenKristen used her famous detective skills to find James' Uber receipts and prove that he cheated on her when he slept over at someone else's house.
James denied everything and called Kristen crazy, but in his confessional he admitted that he and his accomplice, Jenna, were "definitely boning." Classy.
S5: Brittany and Kristen hook up...maybeFor the first time, Jax was in the middle of a cheating scandal and was not at fault. Jax kicked season 5 off by letting everyone know that he came home one night and walked in on Kristen, as Lisa so eloquently put it, "chowing down on some Kentucky muffin."
While Brittany denied everything, Kristen didn't put in her usual effort into discrediting the claim...so who knows what really happened.
S5: James gets busted for cheating – twice!Two former SUR employees claimed to have proof that they slept with James while he was dating his current girlfriend, Raquel Leviss. While James denied everything, a bitter Kristen took matters into her own hands and devised a plan where the two women would ambush James at his new DJing gig.
The ensuing confrontation was classic Vanderpump, with flying drinks and slaps to the face galore.
S6: Jax cheats on Brittany with FaithSeason 6 started off with a bang. While the entire SUR crew, Lisa and Ken included, were at a party to celebrate Scheana's birthday, a surprise guest revealed something that completely stole Scheana's thunder.
Faith Stowers, a former SUR waitress and one-time friend to most of the cast, told James that she slept with Jax and that she might be pregnant. The news spread though the party like wildfire and made for one of the most intense episodes in Vanderpump Rules history.
Related: Are Jax and Brittany still together? What we know about the aftermath of Jax's cheating scandal
S6: Tom cheats on Katie...againGet ready for some major déjà vu. Early into season 6 we found out that Tom Schwartz got blackout drunk and made out with a random girl while on a trip.
Some guys just never learn.
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S6: Did Rob Valetta cheat on Scheana?This situation is still developing, but here's what we know so far: A SUR waitress saw Rob at a bar and he was kissing a woman who wasn't Scheana.
While we're still waiting to see how this unravels – spoiler alert – Rob and Scheana have already split IRL.
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S6: James Kennedy and his BFF LoganJames has the kind of healthy relationship with his gay BFF Logan that's actually really refreshing to see on TV.
The two have had no problem showing that they are comfortable with each other, but their closeness has raised a few eyebrows. Two men being friendly is nothing to be shocked about, but it's the fact that it's James' girlfriend, Raquel, questioning them that has us wondering if there's anything deeper than a friendship here.
S6: Jax accuses James and Kristen of hooking upDuring the group trip to Mexico, Jax found pillows rearranged by the hot tub in his hotel room and swore he saw James and Kristen scurrying out of the area when they spotted Jax. He decided to confront James about it the next morning and James denied the hookup, but admitted to hanging out with Kristen. This was all the info Jax needed to deduce that Kristen and James had a sloppy hook up, and he decided to run and tell the rest of the group.
Kristen handled the rumour in a very Kristen way: by freaking out and tossing a drink in James' face.