A positive influence. Stassi Schroeder reflected on how pregnancy impacted her life after being fired from Vanderpump Rules in June. “I want to be a better person. I’m pregnant and I want my daughter to be proud of me,” the former reality TV star, 32, told Tamron Hall during a Thursday, September 17, interview.
Stassi, who is expecting baby No. 1 with fiancé Beau Clark, was let go from the hit Bravo series after cast member Faith Stowers accused her of past racist behavior. “I want to be part of the solution. I’ve been a part of the problem for years now,” the New Orleans native admitted. “I recognize that — and that’s why I say, I don’t feel like I’m a victim of cancel culture. People want me to be mad at it and I’m not. I needed it. I needed that.”
In season 5 of Vanderpump Rules, Jax Taylor cheated on his now-wife, Brittany Cartwright, with Faith. According to the Ex on the Beach alum, 31, that’s when Stassi, as well as series regular Kristen Doute, began bullying her.
“I felt like after their friend did something that we both were involved in that he’s done like, a thousand times, they wanted to attack me instead of him. They wanted to attack, attack, attack, attack, attack,” Faith recalled during an Instagram Live broadcast with Floribama Shore’s Candice Rice.
“I was wrong, I was this, I was that, calling me names, saying my hair was nappy, which is weird coming out of their mouths,” the Georgia native continued, before revealing that Stassi and Kristen, 37, once accused her of committing a crime.
“There was this article on Daily Mail where there was an African American lady,” Faith explained. “It was a weird photo, so she looked very light-skinned and had these different, weird tattoos. They showcased her, and I guess this woman was robbing people. And they called the cops and said it was me.”
Stassi has since realized that one day she will have to explain her actions to her daughter — which is something the Next Level Basic author works on with her diversity coach “all the time.”
“When I was learning about everything, I think the weeks that we focused on Black history, a light went off in my head,” Stassi expressed. “Just learning about everything for a couple of weeks straight all at once just made me … I had never thought about the oppression that Black people face in that way. There was just so much that I didn’t understand. And again, it’s my fault that I didn’t educate myself.”
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