‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Lala Kent Reflects on Mental Health
Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent has spent the past two years valiantly committed to fighting an uphill battle.
Although the 30-year-old model and actress initially found fame as a regular on Vanderpump Rules, Kent’s media presence and fiery personality have served her well since her 2015 introduction to the Bravo reality program. Kent has since launched a successful line of cruelty-free beauty products, affectionately named “Give Them Lala.” The Give Them Lala beauty line has gained a solid reputation for creating quality lipglosses, bronzers, and creams.
Moreover, Kent has earned critical praise for her podcast, Give Them Lala and Randall. The podcast features Kent and film producer Randall Emmett, who interview celebrities while discussing current trends, issues, and hot topics. The podcast wields a near-perfect 5-star rating and has featured prominent celebrity guests such as Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly.
But being in the limelight hasn’t always come easy to Lala Kent. Between harrowing family matters, mental health battles, and subsequent struggles with addiction, Kent has had a difficult few years.
Never one to shy away from such difficult topics, Kent recently posted a reflection of her experiences on Instagram. Commemorating on nearly two years of sobriety, Kent urged her followers to regard addiction as a personal and private disease. Kent reminded her followers that it is nobody’s job to judge what a person is going through; the best thing that an outsider can do is show positivity and support towards those in crisis.
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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about sobriety. It’s important for me to say that this is a disease that can only be self diagnosed. No one got me sober… I got me sober. I made the choice to work hard every day to not pick up a drink. When I’m feeling weak, I call my sponsor. I go to meetings (sign onto them, now) to keep my spirits high and to remember why I made this life-changing choice. I see addiction in front of me often- but it isn’t my job to speak on it, nor is it my job to judge. It’s my job to pray for them and take a moment of silence for the alcoholic who still suffers. And when someone comes to me asking for help, I offer my ear & knowledge, and point them in the direction that was pointed to me. #1year9months2days
Supporters in the comments are glad that Kent is willing to share her progress. Hopefully her words inspire others to have an empathetic and supportive attitude towards individuals who struggle with mental health and addiction.