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'Vanderpump Rules' Star James Kennedy Reacts to Lala Kent's Stance Against Him Being 'California Sober'

'Vanderpump Rules' Star James Kennedy Reacts to Lala Kent's Stance Against Him Being 'California Sober'

James Kennedy is opening up about his sobriety.

On Tuesday night (October 19), the 29-year-old Vanderpump Rules star appeared on Watch What Happens Live with fiancee Raquel Leviss where he was asked by fan for his reaction to co-star Lala Kent‘s stance against him being “California sober.”

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If you didn’t know, sobriety traditionally requires an abstinence against all drugs and alcohol. Being “California sober” allows for the use of certain substances – like marijuana – in moderation.

On Vanderpump Rules, James has been sober from alcohol since 2019, but still smokes marijuana, much to Lala‘s dismay, who is 100% sober.

“She can’t really mean it. I don’t know. I think she says some things sometimes,” James said about Lala. “I know she respects where I’m at, but like I understand too. She’s completely sober.”

WWHL host Andy Cohen mentioned the argument of how the California sober lifestyle could be a way of “substituting one addiction for another,” to which James responded that marijuana has helped him no longer drink alcohol.

“It helped me quit the alcohol for good, you know what I mean?” James said. “I will quit weed also when the time comes…I don’t feel like I should quit right now, you know? There’s no point…It doesn’t harm me. It doesn’t, like, affect my life in a negative way. So, why quit?”

Andy then asked Raquel how she feels about James‘ marijuana usage.

“I don’t mind if he smokes week because his issue doesn’t lie with weed,” Raquel responded. “It lies with alcohol.”

If you missed it, Lala recently called out this entertainer for being “California sober.”

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