Lala Kent says she's ready for another baby

Premiere Party For Season 11 Of Bravo's "Vanderpump Rules"
Premiere Party For Season 11 Of Bravo's "Vanderpump Rules" / Amanda Edwards/GettyImages

Lala Kent joined the Vanderpump Rules cast during season 4 and in nearly a decade on reality TV, she's done it all: released a book, released a Christmas song with Scheana Shay, and she's become a mom, welcoming her daughter, Ocean, in 2021. Now, Lala Kent says she's ready for baby number two.

While speaking to Cosmopolitan, Lala Kent discussed the fact that she's decided she's ready for a second baby and she plans to use IUI to conceive. IUI stands for intrauterine insemination, a fertility treatment that involves surgically placing sperm into a utuerus in order to achieve fertilization.

According to Lala Kent, she plans to use a donor for her IUI insemination and she will be staying single through the process.

Lala Kent says she's staying single on purpose

According to Lala Kent, the choice to stay single and use a donor for her IUI process is one that she's doing on purpose -- not because she can't find someone to have a baby with.

"I felt this need to start talking about it because there are women out in the world who sit there and wait for a man to come into the picture and are just yearning for children even though there is another way to get pregnant. If you want children and are only waiting for "that person" to come into your life, let's talk about a different route that we can take."

"It was such a strange thing that was happening because everyone would tell me, 'You’re going to find somebody.' And I got to thinking,Why does my wanting more children need to involve another person?! think if there’s a will, there’s a way," she told Cosmopolitan when asked about why she chose to go for IUI instead of what she calls the "cookie-cutter relationship" route.

She says she's already chosen a donor

According to Lala, she's in the process of tracking her period to prepare for her IUI surgery, but she already picked out the donor she's going to use.

She told Cosmopolitan: "It took a really long time to find the donor because, you know, it's strange... It's like you’re shopping for your partner but only to have a child, so there's a lot that goes into it. But the moment I found this donor, it just spoke to me. He felt like my baby daddy."

And for Lala Kent, that "strange" process involved getting to know the donors -- at least a little bit. According to the Vanderpump Rules star, she didn't want to get too personal with the donors, so she chose not to look at their adult photos, but she did listen to their personality quiz answers to get to know what kind of people they were. Plus, she says that getting to know all their personal views came with seeing a genetic panel to test for hereditary illnesses and their heritage.

What does this mean for season 11 of Vanderpump Rules?

While a lot of season 11 of Vanderpump Rules will certainly revolve around the fallout of the "Scandoval" scandal, Lala Kent said that things were different for her this season.

According to Lala Kent, season 11 is going to be "way more emotional" than fans of Vanderpump Rules might be used to. She says that she and her co-star Scheana Shay are the "outcasts" on the show since most of the cast aren't married or parents, so the two of them have something in common that the rest of the cast can't really relate to. And in season 11, she says that her relationship with Scheana Shay is one of the closest ones she has.

"This season, I was kind of in my own little zone trying to find a donor and really sinking into what my life was, whereas in season 10, I was just coming out of the relationship I was in and everything was happening at once that was so parallel. Scandoval happened while I was on the warpath for women who have been done dirty. And then season 11 is me personally sinking into what my reality is. I’m at a crossroads. I think it’s going to be way more emotional than people are used to."

She says that being that kind of outcast from the rest of the Vanderpump Rules cast will definitely come into play in season 11 as she's focused on her IUI journey and trying to find a donor. But, she says even though this season will be following a major scandal that rocked the cast, they're not trying to "top" past seasons in terms of the drama.

"There are times when I go into a season and I'm like, How can we top last year? And the moment I start thinking that way, I have to shut my brain down because it's, like, we don't need to top anything. All we need to do is continue being ourselves and living our authentic lives. For me, I continue to never live in the comments section. The moment I do that, I'm not myself anymore," she explained when asked about the pressure that comes with making entertaining reality TV week after week for close to a decade.