Maintaining a long and healthy relationship in the entertainment industry is no picnic, and Kristen Doute and her boyfriend, Alex Menache, have learned that the hard way.
On June 21, “Vanderpump Rules” star Kristen Doute shocked her social media followers by announcing her split from boyfriend, Alex Menache, on her Instagram Stories.
The TV personality shared photos and videos of herself leaving the house she and Menache shared for about six months. She said goodbye to the “beautiful house” in one of her stories and added that although the ordeal was difficult, she felt gratitude.
Kristen Doute on an episode of “Watch What Happens Live” on January 14, 2020 | Source: Getty Images
THE LOVE IN QUARANTINE OF KRISTEN DOUBT AND ALEX MENACHE
Doute and Menache met through a mutual friend from the entire “Vanderpump Rules” cast in 2016. However, nothing romantic happened until November 2019 when they started to have face-to-face meetings.
Before the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a halt, Menache took her to Tulum, Mexico. Doute first returned to California and learned about the quarantine guidelines.
Kristen Doute and Alex Menache on July 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images
She immediately warned him to return home as soon as possible because he would not be allowed to return if he waited too long. Menache listened to her, and the former couple were quarantined together.
Being under the same roof for so long broke many relationships, but Doute and Menache grew stronger by learning several things about each other. They went Instagram official in May 2020, and he backed her after “Vanderpump Rules” let her go in mid-2020.
[Doute and Menache] faced shared rumors nearly a year earlier due to their social media behavior.
KRISTEN DOUTE AND ALEX MENACHE TALK ABOUT MARRIAGE
Menache and Doute had such a loving relationship that they even talked about getting married. However, she confessed that they were in no hurry to get married. Doute explained in August 2020:
“Alex and I just do it the way that suits us. […] I think we’re both in the right place at the right time in our lives, and if it happens, it will happen.”
It wasn’t the first time that Menache and Doute sparked marriage rumours. Earlier in April, one of his alleged friends claimed he wanted to get married and have children soon. The source added that Menache was looking for a wife rather than a fling.
Doute and Menache’s relationship made headlines again in October 2021 when she listed her 1,770 square foot home in Valley Village, Southern California, for $1.3 million.
KRISTEN DOUBT FACES ALEX THREATENED BREAKUP RUMORS BEFORE
Doute and Menache may have confirmed their split in June 2022, but they faced split rumors nearly a year earlier due to their social media behavior.
Menache and Doute apparently unfollowed on Instagram in October 2021, and she later posted a photo about not being “good enough.” Doute even admitted that she has listened to many Taylor Swift songs, some of which are about failed relationships.
Menache shut down the breakup rumors by saying they just had a “little fight” and forgot to follow each other after blocking it.
When fans learned of Doute and Menache’s split, they wondered if she would reunite with her ex-partner, Brian Carter. She stressed that they were just friends and asked people to stop speculating about her love life.