“It is so embarrassing. I was like, 'No, I'm definitely not!' And then it's like, ‘Yup, here I am!'” she said. “I took a break and I did some soul searching. There are actually some reasons I want to come back. You'll see them on the show.”
This season, we’ll see a lot unfold, including Schroeder’s tumultuous relationship with her former boss, Lisa Vanderpump. In fact, she says meeting Lisa while filming was one of “the roughest days I had.”
“I think she was really, really hard on me,” Schroeder told ETonline. “I've been doing my best to kind of just rectify the specific wrong things that I felt I had done, but I'm not willing to grovel by any means.”
Rather, expect Schroeder to stand up for herself -- despite the repercussions. “The relationship is never going to be the same,” Schroeder admits.
The strained relationships don’t end there. Schroeder also reunites on-screen with her ex-boyfriend, Jax Taylor, who was arrested this summer for stealing sunglasses.
In the teaser trailer, we see the former flames -- who split after Jax cheated with Schroeder’s Vanderpump Rules co-star, Kristen Doute -- having a seemingly awkward conversation. Schroeder played coy to ET about the meet-up, confirming that while they’re not conspiring, it’s also “not what you think.”
One relationship we won’t be seeing on TV? The one Schroeder is currently in with her boyfriend of nearly two years, Sirius XM radio host, Patrick Meagher.
“We have our ups and downs, and we've broken up and gotten back together. It's not like everything is just perfect, but we're happy, and we're trying,” she says of their relationship, which has never been documented for Bravo cameras.
Schroeder is hopeful that one day the world will see the two of them together on the small screen. “He gets more and more comfortable with it every day,” she said. “If there's a season 5 -- if I'm welcomed back -- there's a possibility.”
One thing is certain, however – while Schroeder’s purple SUR uniform has been put to rest for good, her career is just getting fired up. The fashionista is busy these days with a weekly podcast, designing jewelry and maintaining her fashion blog. Schroeder credits Joan Rivers as her idol and aspires to create a relatable lifestyle brand similar to that of the late comedienne.