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Kristen Doute talks butting heads with Tom and Katie's "dark side"

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Kristen Doute and Tom Sandoval's love life has been one of the key story lines to the second season of Vanderpump Rules. Prior to filming, Tom had cheated on Kristen, and now, during the show, she's having to deal with the fallout playing out for the cameras.

While the pair seemed to be back on track following a cast trip to Stassi's mother's house, things took a turn for the worse when Kristen began hearing that Tom had slept with SUR's newest bartender, Ariana Madix. Even after Tom reassured Kristen that nothing happened, she opted to have a conversation with Ariana to be sure.

"When it comes to our relationship, Tom and I handle certain things completely differently. I have my heart permanently tattooed in 3D on my sleeve. I like to talk about things, communicate, problem solve. Tom doesn't sweat the small stuff. It's a great balance, but it also makes us butt heads," Kristen explained in her December 16 Bravo blog. "When he wants to run away from a problem, I chase harder -- but you can't chase something that doesn't want to be caught. As badly as I wanted to get to the bottom of the rumors, the harder I pushed the further he ran."

After hearing that Tom had cheated on her in Las Vegas, hearing a rumor that he may have cheated on her a second time seemed less far-fetched. While she likely would have brushed it off without a second thought had Tom not cheated on her before, that wasn't the case and Kristen knew that she needed to get to the bottom of the issue, or else, she would never have the closure needed to move past it.

As for Katie's drunken night out at Peter Madrigal's birthday, Kristen admits that she's seen it all before. However, on that particular night, Katie went a bit further to the "dark side," as her friends call it.

"When Katie drinks too much, there is a very fine line. . .if that line is crossed she heads to the 'dark side.' She turns into her own worst enemy. I've experienced this with her in the past, but never to the degree as the night of Peter's birthday," Kristen admits. "She gets very aggressive and very angry. . .almost hateful. Sometimes she means what she says because there are bottled up feelings -- and sometimes she just says mean or wasted gibberish. Nine times out of ten, she will call the next morning and apologize for being drunk. It isn't acceptable behavior, but I love her and it also isn't the end of the world."

Katie's drinking was definitely out of control, but luckily, her friends are all very understanding of he issue. However, they did give her a hard time the next morning -- and they should have. After all, being as drunk as Katie was is never a good thing, as everyone saw, and shouldn't be something they just look past. Hopefully, Katie will be more careful with her alcohol consumption in the future.

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