Lala Kent and Scheana Shay Tease 'Very Strange' Upcoming 'Vanderpump Rules' Season

The 'Vanderpump Rules' stars tell all about the upcoming season post-Scandoval.

Get ready for a Vanderpump Rules season unlike any other. Lala Kent and Scheana Shay gave the inside scoop on the upcoming 11th season of the Bravo show recently, calling filming in the aftermath of the Scandoval "very different" as their group recovered from Tom Sandoval cheating on longtime partner Ariana Madix with friend Rachel Leviss.

With such longstanding and "real" friendships at the core of Vanderpump Rules, Shay told PopCulture that putting out their "raw emotions" for viewers will make for a can't-miss season. "It'll be very different," Kent said, adding that while none of the cast members have seen any of the season back yet, "it was a very strange season." She explained, "We're usually very resilient. There's nothing that has ever really just made us crumble. And there finally was something that made everyone crumble. And it's very strange to attempt to put the pieces back together, especially when it's a dear friend who's also one of our girls. You want to rally behind her." Drawing parallels to their own experiences this season, Kent admitted, "It was the first time I felt very numb to everything."

Shay channeled some of her emotions surrounding Sandoval's betrayal into her song "Apples," which she released with The 27s in August not long after working with the musicians for a "screamo" version of her classic "Good as Gold." With such electric chemistry performing together, Shay told PopCulture The 27s offered to work on an original song with her – hilariously not realizing a possible source of inspiration for the lyrics.

"They're like, 'What do you want to write a song about?' And I was like, 'I don't know,'" she recalled. "Any songs I've written before weren't super personal or were already written and given to me. So they're like, 'Well, what's been going on in your life this year?' And I was like, 'Well, let me tell you a story about some friends who are no longer friends of mine.'" Kent chimed in, "My favorite part about this story is that they had no idea [about the Scandoval]." 

Shay has three more songs she's working on with The 27s, as well as a Christmas track they produced with both her and Kent. "It's a really fun song we're going to put out in November," she revealed. "The bridge rap breakdown is all Bravo-related things that, if you know, you know."

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With all that on their plates, the Ninja Thirsti has become a "best friend" to Kent and Shay, offering them personalized beverages whenever at home, customizable with flavor, fizz and size. "For me, it's not just a machine that makes my water, it's my lifestyle," Kent told PopCulture. "I've been sober approaching five years. So for me, it was like, 'Okay, I live on sparkling water. It's really my comfort, but I also don't want to be this person who has tons of cans that I'm going through.'" Finding a machine that not only can make her sparkling watef but also lets her get "buck wild" with flavor, energy and vitamins is a no-brainer. 

Shay is all about the hydration options to help her get her electrolytes in while caring for her 2-year-old daughter Summer Moon. "We're both busy working moms. I forget to eat sometimes, but I don't ever like to forget to stay hydrated," she explained. Both Summer Moon and Kent's 2-year-old daughter Ocean are big fans too. "I love it because Ocean prefers not a lot of bubbles. ... so I can control that. I give her more of the low bubble and then Mama maxes hers out. We're on three, babe," Kent said, as Shay chimed in, "Summer mixes my water for me. She'll go up to it. She knows which buttons to push. She hits start, she stands there and she claps. ...It's just a fun new part of our everyday routine."