'Vanderpump Rules': James Kennedy Breaks Down About His AA Meeting

‘Vanderpump Rules’: James Kennedy Breaks Down While Talking About His First AA Meeting

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Before we begin, a moment of silence for Daug Schwartz (2019-2019).

*Lifts head* Thank you.

Tonight was an emotional one for not only James Kennedy (which we’ll get to a little later), but also Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney-Schwartz, who hosted a bizarre pool party memorial for their late lizard-child, Daug.

“You could say it was just a lizard, but I really did bond with him, and I loved him a lot, and I’m bummed out about it,” Schwartz said through tears.

But what really has some viewers’ eyes welling up? Lisa Vanderpump’s meeting with James Kennedy, who, chip in hand, revealed to her at her home, Villa Rosa, that he attended his first AA meeting.

“I cannot even explain how this makes me feel, the fact that maybe there is hope for him,” Lisa said.

Tears streaming down his face, James explains to Lisa what he saw and heard during his AA meeting and how he doesn’t want his life to turn out that way.

“They gave me this,” James said, holding up his chip. “I had to stand up and say, ‘I’m an alcoholic,’ so, that’s a big thing for me. I never did that.”