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Lala Kent on the term 'California sober': 'It doesn't sit right with me'

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Lala Kent on the term 'California sober': 'It doesn't sit right with me'
Lala Kent discussed her sobriety and why she dislikes the term "California sober." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Lala Kent says the term "California sober" doesn't "sit right" with her.

The 31-year-old television personality discussed her sobriety and why she dislikes the term during Tuesday's episode of Watch What Happens Live.

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Kent will celebrate her third year of sobriety this month. She previously said on the one-year anniversary of her sobriety that it was the "biggest accomplishment" of her life.

On WWHL, Kent was asked for her thoughts on her Vanderpump Rules co-star Raquel Leviss saying her boyfriend, James Kennedy, is "California sober," or someone who doesn't drink alcohol but still uses marijuana.

"It's not a real thing," Kent said of the concept. "The term is 'dry.'"

"I'm obviously in the program, I'm with a lot of incredible men and women who do everything in their power to never pick up any sort of substance," she added. "So to hear someone say, 'I'm California sober' ... it doesn't sit right with me, because I'm a person who only drank and smoked weed, and almost lost my entire life. So I don't like it."

Kent the issue is a matter of respect.

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"Just don't disrespect people who work really hard to never pick up anything and remain in their right frame of mind at all times," she said.

Kennedy has struggled with substance abuse issues and said on WWHL in March 2020 that he had been sober for nearly nine months. He said he got sober in an effort to improve his life and relationship with Leviss.

Kent got engaged to Randall Emmett in September 2018, shortly before getting sober. The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Ocean, in March.

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