Lala Kent from Vanderpump Rules recently announced that she had to put her wedding to Randall Emmett on hold due to the pandemic.
While she was struggling with having to reschedule her nuptials, her heart is also heavy knowing that her beloved father won’t be able to walk her down the aisle. Kent’s father died in 2018 and she shared many raw moments dealing with her grief on the show.
She got real with producers during the Vanderpump Rules After Show when she was asked about seeing the father-daughter dance at Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor’s wedding.
She was overwhelmed with emotion
During the father-daughter dance, Emmett leans over to ask Kent if she is dealing with the moment as she tears up. “Whenever I see anybody who has their dad, I get very jealous,” she admits. “So when I was watching all of that. Her dad walking her down the aisle, I just f**king lost it because those are the things I’ve been talking to my wedding planner about.”
She wonders who will walk her down the aisle and what will she do for the father-daughter dance. “Even though it’s almost been two years since he passed away, it feels like it was yesterday,” she says. “Still right now. Like I feel like we haven’t skipped a beat.”
Kent tries to continue to talk but is overcome with emotion. She’s seated with Katie Maloney-Schwartz and Stassi Schroeder. Maloney-Schwartz leans over to give Kent a tender pat. “I just get jealous,” Kent says choking back her tears.
She struggles to envision her wedding without her father
Just thinking of her wedding date without her dad is difficult for Kent. “And not having him there and not being able to call him when I got engaged, it was just tough,” she says.
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I pledge allegiance to my dad. I always loved this picture of him. He had a pretzel in his mouth but I put the cigarette emoji instead. He was simply the best. His voice, his hands, every wrinkle on his face is engraved in my mind. I pray to God it stays that way forever. This man showed me how women should be treated. And if he were here and had an Instagram (first he’d have to know how to use it) he would hashtag #girldad 🙏
“One of these days I’m going to be able to talk about him and not sob,” she says as she dries her eyes with a tissue. A producer notes that Kent and her father had a really special relationship. “Yeah, we did,” she says smiling.
“You know, I brought home dudes with f**king tattoos on their face, full gold grills,” she recalls. “They’d walk through the door and the first thing my dad would ask is like, ‘Can I get you a drink? Come on in, sit down.’ Like that’s just the type of dude that he was.”
Kent fondly remembers her dad
She adds that Emmett was really nervous to meet her parents. “Because of our age difference,” she says. “The second he met them, they were so welcoming. Rand and my dad, they just had a very sweet relationship.”
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People have slammed us. Our age difference, looks, how we came to be, all of it. To my sweet Rand. You are truly one of a kind. You are the kindest soul I’ve ever known. When we met, I felt something that most people only imagine. You represent what a man in a relationship is supposed to be. You have never made me feel less than. You have always treated me as your equal. Made me feel beautiful, Accepted my flaws, and built me up. To those who have doubted us, put us down, or supported us and lifted us- I hope everyone experiences a love like we have. We all deserve it. Thank you, Mr. Emmett. I’m honored to be your partner.
“My dad, I remember, I grew up looking at DuPont registry with my dad. He taught me about all of these jets,” she continues. “That the Rolls Royce was the coolest and nicest car that he wanted one day. Now my fiance, or boyfriend then. Had those things. So my dad would talk to him about those things. And the movie business. Randall and my dad had the best relationship. And my dad thought the world of Randall.”
Vanderpump Rules airs Tuesday night at 9/8c on Bravo.
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