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Tom Sandoval on feuding with ‘overly douchey’ Lala Kent

“Vanderpump Rules” star Tom Sandoval has some hot takes about his castmate — and new onscreen foe — Lala Kent.

“When I watch her on ‘Watch What Happens Live’ or Scheana [Shay]’s podcast, she sits slumped back in the chair and brings this overly douchey cockiness that’s so try-hard,” he exclusively told Page Six Wednesday night ahead of a performance at his West Hollywood bar, TomTom.

“All Lala has to do is just be real,” added the Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras singer, 39, whose new original single, “Superstars,” is out now. “But I don’t think she’s real.”

Tom Sandoval and Lala Kent on "Vanderpump Rules"
Tensions flared after Sandoval said Kent shouldn’t have gotten “knocked up” by her ex-fiancé, Randall Emmett.
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Sandoval’s latest bout of conflict with Kent, 32, began after he told the reality star during the Season 10 premiere that she shouldn’t have gotten “knocked up” by her ex-fiancé, Randall Emmett, with whom she shares 1-year-old daughter, Ocean.

Speaking with Page Six, Sandoval admitted that he “of course regrets” the remark and didn’t mean to make light of the several scandals that have centered around Emmett, 51, over the last year.

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“Obviously I regret saying that because I feel like when I was talking like that, I was kind of just dropping down to Lala’s level — because that’s the way Lala talks to people,” he explained. “You know what I mean?”

Last month, Kent appeared on an episode of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” and was asked where she stands with Sandoval.

Lala Kent sitting down at a table
“[She] brings this overly douchey cockiness that’s so try-hard,” Sandoval said of his castmate.

“Sandoval, everything annoys me about him, and the fact that he said that I should have known better than to get knocked up — my child — I did not get knocked up and at the reunion, I am coming for you, dog,” Kent fumed, while later adding she’s ready to get his longtime girlfriend, Ariana Madix, “out” of that relationship.

“As far as Lala coming for me at the reunion, like I’ve said before, Lala is a bully,” the singer told us. “She’s been a bully year after year after year, she gets eaten alive on social media and then cries at the reunion and then starts the next season bullying people again.”

He added, “It’s like, ‘Girl, please stop being so predictable.’”

Lala Kent and Tom Sandoval at BravoCon 2022
Sandoval has repeatedly labeled Kent a “bully.”
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Sandoval even urged Kent to “drop the persona” he believes she adopted upon joining “Pump Rules” in 2015’s Season 4. 

“I think she’s real when it comes to her family and her baby and all that stuff,” he clarified. “But I think for the most part, she puts on a persona.” 

The Schwartz & Sandy’s co-founder noted that Kent “is a lot softer than she lets on” during filming. 

Tom Sandoval performing at TomTom in West Hollywood
The Bravolebrity spoke with Page Six ahead of a performance of “Superstars,” his new original single with Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras.
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“I’ve seen that side. I like that part of Lala. That part of Lala is very beautiful. I don’t like it when she tries to be a hard-ass and knock people down,” he explained.

“Her persona reminds me of an ‘80s, varsity jacket-wearing bully in high school, like shove-a-kid-in-a-locker type s—t.”

“Vanderpump Rules” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo. 

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