It all began in quarantine. Kristen Doute and Alex Menache knew one another from operating in the identical pal circles, however their relationship blossomed right into a romance initially of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier than in the end calling it quits in 2022.
As their romance continued to warmth up, Doute revealed extra particulars about what introduced them collectively. “It was just someone that I had been friends with, and it was kind of like a drunken night and I was like, ‘Hey, we’ve been friends and you’re hot. We should probably make out,’” the He’s Making You Crazy creator shared on the May 3, 2020, episode of Lindsey Metselaar’s podcast “We Met at Acme.”
“This woman has been put thru the ringer [sic] these last few weeks and has taken it like a champ,” the true property mogul wrote by way of Instagram in June 2020, sharing a photograph of Doute protruding her tongue as he kissed her on the cheek. “Anyone that knows you knows your heart is pure and kind.”
The two had been smitten with one another, however Doute famous she didn’t “feel the need to rush” into marriage along with her new boyfriend. “I think Alex and I are just doing it the way that’s right for us,” the James Mae CEO informed Life & Style in August of that 12 months.
“We’ve had that conversation, of course,” she added. “I think we’re both in the right place at the right time of our lives and if it happens, it happens.”
Although they didn’t tie the knot throughout their run collectively, Doute and Menache had been getting critical about infants initially of 2021. In a January Instagram Story, the Michigan native admitted she was “really nervous” about her “really off cycles” resulting from her age (37 on the time), questioning if that may negatively have an effect on her ability to get pregnant.
“Going into [the gynecologist], we were not able to do the tests we were hoping for so it really stressed me out and kind of broke my f–king heart, but we did the best we could with what we could do,” she shared on the time. “Good news on those fronts, and we’re just gonna keep track of what we need to keep track of and catch up again in a couple months.”
Later that 12 months, the couple hit their first public breakup rumor hiccup when Doute unfollowed her beau on Instagram, per Reality Blurb. Menache broke his silence by writing in the comments section of the @blockedbyjax account: “Haha no. Kristen threw a fit the other night and hastily blocked me. I didn’t even know it until now and we forgot to follow back. Everything is good, calm down bored ladies.”
The mud appeared to settle between them as they in the end moved right into a “fixer upper” collectively on the finish of the 12 months after Doute offered her Valley Village abode for $1.3 million.
“I’m so happy Alex and I finally moved in together even though it feels like we’ve lived together for the last two years,” the previous actuality star mentioned in a sequence of movies shared via her Instagram Stories in December 2021.
Perhaps shifting in collectively was the death knell for their relationship, as rumors started to swirl in June 2022 that they’d referred to as it quits when the previous Bravo persona shared quite a few Instagram Stories of her shifting out of the home they shared collectively.
Doute additionally uploaded a photograph of herself standing in entrance of a mirror. “Bye beautiful home,” she wrote. “We had so many awesome memories… as heavy as it is, my current mood is gratitude.”
The former SUR employee confirmed the cut up by responding to fan feedback on her social media web page, writing that their relationship merely “didn’t work out.”
Scroll right down to relive among the highs and lows and Doute and Menache’s two-year romance.