Lala Kent is ultra chic in a black turtleneck and snakeskin boots as she continues her 33rd birthday celebrations in West Hollywood
The Vanderpump Rules star — who recently spoke on Raquel Leviss’ exit from the hit Bravo show — treated herself to a decadent dinner at the celeb hotspot Craig’s.
Kent flaunted her gym-honed figure in a skintight black turtleneck top and a pair of patterned drawstring pants.
She strolled the sidewalk in white snakeskin boots and had a pricey Gucci purse tucked under her arm.
The mother-of-one wore her golden blonde hair in a sleek bun and kept her makeup light and natural.
Kent was joined by several guy friends, who trailed behind her as they exited the restaurant.
Kent, who turned 33 years old on Saturday, enjoyed a stroll in the desert resort town with her two-year-old daughter Ocean, her mother Lisa and a gal pal.
When she was spotted over the weekend, Kent appeared the picture of relaxation, cradling her toddler as her mother drove them around in a golf cart.
Showing off her endless legs in a pair of shorts, Kent zipped herself into a boyfriend fit hoodie and shaded her face from the California rays with a baseball cap.
Kent and Emmett welcomed little Ocean in March 2021, only to break up later that year under a cloud of speculation about his fidelity.
She has since claimed he ‘tackled me and knocked me to the ground’ when she confronted him about the rumors – a charge he has staunchly denied.
More recently, Kent branded her old co-star Raquel Leviss’s decision to quit Vanderpump Rules following her affair with Tom Sandoval a ‘travesty’ and accused Bethenny Frankel of manipulating the star.
Kent, 32, slammed Frankel, 52, for ‘exploiting’ Leviss on her Just B podcast, as she waxed lyrical about the star’s exit from the show on her Wednesday episode of the Give Them Lala podcast.
She said: ‘It is a travesty that she didn’t end up coming back. She should have come back. I think she would have been very surprised. And instead she went and did this [podcast with Bethenny] and she was manipulated yet again.
‘There were things that she was then saying that were not perspective. It was a flat out lie and I can’t imagine you believe what you are saying.’
‘That never happened. Raquel that night after she said, “It’s a good thing you don’t have a man,” went to her bedroom,’ said Kent.
‘She went to sleep and the next morning when she comes into our room and feels embarrassed is the first time we had seen her. There was no we came into her room and told her she was reality TV ratings gold. This never happened and this isn’t perspective. This is fact. No one every said this to you.
Discussing the controversial podcast, she said: ‘I saw this all the time that there are going to be moments where our voice is all we have. We have all been able to go on a platform — whether it is our own or someone else’s — to share our side of any story.
‘Raquel absolutely has that right and I am happy that she finally got to take advantage of a giant platform to tell her story. I only saw clips and what I gathered from it is Bethenny completely exploited that girl yet again.’
Slamming Leviss for sleeping with Sandoval behind Ariana Madix’s back, she said: ‘I don’t think that reality TV is for everyone. It is a very intense environment. If you are not mentally tough as f**k, it can break you. It definitely can.
‘Now to say that Raquel was a victim of something, I don’t know. What I do know is you made a decision to sleep with your best friend’s partner of 10 years.
‘You didn’t need to do that. No one was forcing you to do it and no one asked you to do that. It felt like Bethenny was really trying to push her in a certain direction.’
Vanderpump Rules fans accused Leviss of ‘not learning from her mistakes’ after watching her first tell-all interview since receiving treatment at a mental health facility.
One Bravo fan warned others before listening to the podcast: ‘In case y’all are wondering if Rachel has grown or learned from her mistakes— save your listen. The answer is no.’
Others condemned the Real Housewives of New York City alum, 52, for giving the former pageant queen a platform and promoting ‘a woman who betrays women.’
‘Just curious if you would have this much compassion for someone sleeping with your fiancé in you driveway after you dog died?’ one asked Frankel, who is engaged to Paul Bernon.
One listener agreed with Frankel that a ‘woman’s voice is powerful’ but said when one is ‘morally deficient’ their ‘power is immediately depleted.’
‘Bethenny, I’m a huge fan of yours, but giving a narcissist a platform to sell their story is a huge NO!’ another user commented. ‘They take that platform to sell their story and play the victim. Narcissists are devoid of feeling for anyone, but themselves.’
One fan expressed frustration that Leviss said she ‘looked up to the cast as role models’ and said they ‘had all normalized cheating.’
‘So yeah, accountability is still lacking. This isn’t about women supporting women. This is excuses. Sh**ty ones,’ a viewer scoffed.
During the episode, Leviss, who has remained out of the limelight since the show’s reunion episodes aired in June, opened up about why she chose to take a step back from the public eye.
‘It’s been a whirlwind, it’s been chaos. But I’ve taken some time to myself to reflect and try to understand my actions. And I finally have come to the place where it makes sense to me,’ the Bravo star told Bethenny.
Bethenny explained that she had felt sympathy for Rachel while witnessing the Scandoval backlash and stated that she felt the star’s life was being ‘exploited’ without compensation.