Who Is Lala Kent's Ex Hayes Pullard? The 'Vanderpump Rules' Star Revealed A Past Relationship

Step aside James Kennedy, because Vanderpump Rules fans want to know all about Lala Kent's ex-boyfriend. The Bravo reality star first mentioned her former man during Monday's episode, after she approached Kennedy about a nasty text he sent her about spending time with her ex. In typical Kennedy fashion, he overreacted and yelled at Kent for her actions, because heaven forbid a single woman find pleasure with someone other than him. Anyways, Kent briefly mentioned how she and her ex, who is named "Hayes," aren't exclusively together, but hook up from time to time. They just can't stay away from each other. So, who is this "Hayes"? According to an interview Kent had with OK! Here's The Situation in November 2015, it is Hayes Pullard. But just who is this guy?

Well, as the SUR hostess explained, he is a football player. More specifically, Pullard is a linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He first found football fame as a starting linebacker at University of Southern California. Clearly, the 23-year-old made a name for himself, because he was eventually drafted into the NFL in 2015 by the Cleveland Browns.

Football is Pullard's life, which is demonstrated in a letter he wrote to the NFL before getting drafted. He wrote,

I went to USC to fulfill my father's dream. I got my degree to fulfill my mother's dream. And now I'm writing this letter to you to fulfill my dream. I understand that I'm facing a tremendous challenge, but I'm confident that I'm up for it. The good ones rely on their athletic ability, but the great ones utilize their mind in order to get the most out of their athletic ability. If you draft me, know that I have no plans on being just good.

I think it's safe to say he is definitely living his football dream. It also hasn't gotten in the way of his relationship with Kent. "His name is Hayes Pullard," she told OK! Here's The Situation about their current status. "We got together when he was 19, playing football at USC. He is now a rookie for the Jacksonville Jaguars. We are still very close, even though we aren’t together."

She didn't stop there and added,

We were together for two and a half years and we have been somewhat on and off for three. We are both hung up on each other. But the distance is too difficult, due to our schedules not allowing us to travel much. Take one look at him and you’ll know why I’m still hooked haha. I know he isn’t seeing anybody exclusively either. We still talk every day.

Yeah, I'm sure Kent's words about Pullard irritate Kennedy some, but clearly the two have a strong connection. If Kennedy is hoping to have an exclusive relationship with the Sur newbie, I have a feeling it isn't going to happen anytime soon.

Editor's Note: A previous version of this article read that Pullard attended the University of South Carolina. It has been updated to show that he attended the University of Southern California.