It all started in quarantine. Kristen Doute and Alex Menache knew each other from running in the same circles of friends, but their relationship blossomed into a romance in the early COVID-19 pandemic before finally stopping in 2022.
The couple made headlines in April 2020, then Us Weekly confirmed Water pump rules alum and the Californian native were officially an object.
As their romance continued to warm up, Doute revealed more details about what brought them together. “It was just someone I had been friends with, and it was a bit like a full night, and I thought, ‘Hey, we’ve been friends, and you’re hot. We’ll probably find out,’ He’s driving you crazy author shared in the May 3, 2020 episode of Lindsey Metselaar’s podcast “We Met at Acme.”
Although their relationship may have started in a relaxed way, Menache really showed up for her lady when she was fired from 6 p.m. Water pump rules over accusations of racism.
“This woman has been put through the ringtone [sic] the last few weeks and has taken it like a champion, ”the real estate mogul wrote via Instagram in June 2020, sharing a photo of Doute sticking her tongue out while kissing her on the cheek. “Everyone who knows you knows that your heart is pure and kind.”
The two were fascinated by each other, but Doute noted that she did not “feel the need to hurry” into marriage with her new boyfriend. “I think Alex and I are just doing it the way that’s right for us,” said James Mae, CEO Lifestyle in August of the same year.
“We’ve had that conversation, of course,” she added. “I think we’re both in the right place at the right time in our lives, and if that happens, then so be it.”
Although they did not tie the knot during their run together, Doute and Menache began to get serious about babies in early 2021. In an Instagram story from January, the Michigan native admitted she was “really nervous” about her “really out of cycle” because of her age (37 at the time), wondering if it would affect her ability to get pregnant negatively.
“Enter [the gynecologist], we were not able to do the tests we were hoping for, so it really stressed me out and somehow broke my f-king heart, but we did the best we could with what we could do, ”said she then. “Good news on those fronts, and we just want to keep track of what we need to keep track of and catch up again in a few months.”
Later that year, the couple hit their first public rumors of a breakup when Doute did not follow her beauty on Instagram, according to Reality Blurb. Menache broke his silence by writing in the comments section of the @blockbyjax account: “Haha no. Kristen had a seizure the other night and quickly blocked me. I did not even know it until now and we forgot to follow back. Everything is fine, take it easy, bored ladies. ”
The dust seemed to settle between them as they eventually moved into a “fixer top” together at the end of the year after Doute sold his Valley Village home for $ 1.3 million.
“I’m so glad Alex and I finally moved in together, even though it feels like we’ve been living together for the last two years,” the former reality star said in a series of videos shared via her Instagram stories in December. 2021
Maybe moving in was the death knell for their relationship when rumors began swirling in June 2022 that they had resigned when the former Bravo personality shared several Instagram stories about her moving out of the house they shared together.
Doute also uploaded a picture of herself standing in front of a mirror. “Goodbye beautiful home,” she wrote. “We had so many wonderful memories … no matter how heavy it is, my current mood is gratitude.”
The former SUR employee confirmed the split by responding to fan comments on her social media page and writing that their relationship simply “did not work.”
Scroll down to relive some of the ups and downs and Doute and Menache’s two-year romance.