James Kennedy’s sobriety is a storyline on the ninth seasonof “Vanderpump Rules.”
The DJ opened up within the premiere episode of the Bravo actuality show to say his life goes “nice” now that he give up ingesting.
“I’m really doing higher with out the alcohol,” Kennedy mentioned in a confessional.
But in one other scene, Kennedy’s longtime boss, Lisa Vanderpump, confronted him about how he nonetheless crosses “boundaries” in how he speaks to individuals. During a meet-up with Kennedy at SUR, Vanderpump whipped out screenshots of textual content messages he despatched to her son, Max Todd. In the texts, Kennedy repeatedly referred to as Todd “fats” and “depressing.”
Kennedy admitted the texts have been “horrible” and defined that he had a blowout along with his buddy of 10 years over a restaurant invoice on the West Hollywood hotspot, Dan Tana’s. He admitted he freaked out at Todd and even threw water at him whereas on the upscale eatery, then feared Todd was going to hit him. The argument drew the eye of everybody on the restaurant.
Max Todd Accused Kennedy of Being on Drugs
Vanderpump later organized for her son and Kennedy to fulfill at her Villa Rosa property to hash issues out. She famous that out of everybody on the planet, her son has at all times been on Kennedy’s facet and that their friendship was “value saving.”
Once he was head to head with Kennedy, Todd questioned if he was utilizing medication.
“I do not perceive why you have been so aggressive,” Todd mentioned to Kennedy. “All I mentioned was ‘Hey, by the way in which, they cost $10 for a cut up plate.’ And then you definitely simply went off. It does not make any sense. I assumed you have been on medication, mate.”
“Well we each took that pre-workout tablet,” Kennedy clarified.
Kennedy defined that he and Todd took a vitamin complement to get power earlier than understanding.
“We each tried it that day,” Kennedy mentioned. “It made me hyper, alpha male. That’s what it was meant to do. I have not taken it since that day.”
Todd questioned why he was nice after taking the tablet and Kennedy was not. He then mirrored on his lengthy and troublesome friendship with the DJ.
“Every time we went out you drank,” Todd mentioned. “It was an escapade of belligerence. …Do you perceive what number of f***ing occasions I’ve needed to cope with you? To be slapped within the face like that, it was the ultimate straw for me.”
Kennedy then apologized for his harsh phrases and nasty texts that he despatched his buddy, however Todd wasn’t forgiving—and even went as far as to ban Kennedy from his mother and father’ restaurant, the place he works.
“I do not need you at SUR,” Todd advised Kennedy. “Because you are an a**h***.”
In 2016, Kennedy talked to The Daily Dish about his friendship with Todd.
“Well Max is my greatest buddy, and we do all the pieces collectively,” he mentioned on the time.
Kennedy Has Been Vocal About His Sobriety, But His Fiancé Said He is More of a ‘California Sober’
“Vanderpump Rules” followers have watched Kennedy’s journey to sobriety after his fiancée Raquel Leviss gave him an ultimatum in 2019. He initially give up ingesting after being fired from SUR throughout season 7 of ‘Vandeprump Rules,” however had a relapse, per Distractify.
In the brand new “Vanderpump Rules” episode, Leviss mentioned Kennedy was set to mark two years of sobriety. But she added that he nonetheless does “smoke weed each single day.”
“I assume you could possibly say James is a California sober,” she mentioned.
“California sober” is a controversial method to dependancy restoration that features ingesting alcohol and smoking marijuana carefully, per Healthline.
Just forward of his two-year milestone, Kennedy advised E! News that focuses on “gratitude” to assist him preserve his alcohol-free way of life.
“It’s the sensation of being so grateful for my sobriety,” he mentioned. “I get up on daily basis thanking God that I’ve bought it. My life has simply gotten so a lot better from quitting ingesting. I’m by no means hungover, I’m capable of give attention to my music a lot extra. My relationships and friendships are excelling. When I see these superb issues occurring proper earlier than my eyes, why would I wish to return?”