Has hell frozen over … or are Vanderpump Rules exes Kristen Doute and Tom Sandoval cool with each other again? It seems like hell is still scorching — because the 36-year-old former SURver posted a cute photo of the former flames together at an event for her clothing line, James Mae.
“The first pic I’ve posted of just the two of us in [five] years,” Kristen captioned the happy photo posted on August 16. “He & Ari are always so supportive of my ventures. 👊🏽 love ya, T! @jamesmae.co”
Clearly, a lot can change over the years, and Pump Rules fans know that better than most. Several of them took to the comments section on Kristen’s post to share their thoughts about the linkup. Needless to say, everyone was digging the maturity.
“Absolutely love this! What personal growth ALL of you have had. It’s inspiring,” one fan wrote, while another added, “Good to see you both are positive around each other!”
Kristen and Sandoval, also 36, went through a tumultuous breakup back in the early days of the show — their troubles spanned seasons 1 and 2 — before he started seeing coworker-turned-costar Ariana Madix. Naturally, at first, the two girls (and Tom) had a rough relationship … but fast forward to season 7 and they’re all quite close.
“That’s what it’s all about! Sometimes couples don’t work out,” another fan shared wisdom. “But to see that you can put differences aside and remember you once shared a love is what it’s all about! 💕 This is being mature and moving on! 💯👊🏻”
“OK this just made me tear up,” another happy fan wrote. “Come a long way!!”
Of course, there had to be that one person who brought up Kristen’s next turbulent relationship with costar James Kennedy: “OK now a picture with James lolol.” Eh, we think we’ll pass — this pic is just fine!