Closing their chapter. Kristen DouteThe boyfriend Alex MenacheAfter two years of being together, they have separated.
“Moving day is hard,” the former Vanderpump Rulesstar, 39, captioned an Instagram Story selfie with a sentimental caption on Tuesday 21 January as she was moving out of the home Menache and her briefly shared. “Leaving memories behind is even harder. Sending anyone having a DAY like this lots of love.”
Doute went on to call it a “really sad day,” tearfully thanking her “ride or die” friend Zack WickhamThanks for helping her pack up her stuff. “Silver lining: I got my cute chairs out of storage,” she captioned another Story.
Bravo personality uploaded a photo of her standing in front a mirror. “Bye beautiful home,” she wrote. “We had so many awesome memories… as heavy as it is, my current mood is gratitude.”
Days prior, Doute seemingly hinted at the end of her relationship with an Instagram caption about introducing “the new me,” and fans were quick to speculate about her status in the comments. One social media user was able to see that Menache and James Mae were no longer following each others on the platform.
The former SUR employee went on to address a few fans’ comments, explaining that her relationship with Menache simply “didn’t work out.” In screenshots shared by a Bravo fan account, she added, “Alex is a wonderful man who I love and respect very much.”
Another user asked Doute if he would get back together with an off-on ex. Brian CarterThe reality star has shut down rumors about him, and he goes by his last name. “Carter and I are friends,” she replied. “Nothing more. Period. Everyone stop speculating.”
Us Weekly broke the news of Doute’s romance with Menache in April 2020, one month before they went Instagram official. “This makes my heart so happy! You deserve all the happiness in the world my love,” then-costar Scheana ShayIn May 2020, he gushed. “You have such a big heart and always give and put others first! It’s YOUR turn to be happy!!!!! @menache2society ❤️❤️❤️ all the feels.”
Later that month, the Michigan native shared further insight into her connection with Menache. “I really took my time with Alex and I really had to just lay it all out there and say this is who I am. This is what I’ve been through. You have a choice to make and either way it’s cool,” she exclusively told Use, calling the drama-free relationship “refreshing.”
Doute hoped that Menache would be seen more on the album. Vanderpump RulesHowever, she was fired in June 2020 after her past insensitivity to race. Stassi Schroeder, Max BoyensAnd Brett CaprioniBefore, they were also taken out of the network. Jax TaylorAnd Brittany CartwrightAnnounced their resignations.