|Full Name||Nastassia Bianca Schroeder|
|Birthday||June 24, 1988|
|Born||New Orleans, LA|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
As a longtime Vanderpump Rules superfan, I‘m thrilled to introduce the one and only Stassi Schroeder – the sharp-tongued, lavish-living, brutally honest breakout star who‘s won our hearts. Let‘s dig into the fabulous life and times of this basic witch!
Her Humble Beginnings
While she‘s displayed her lavish side on Vanderpump Rules, Stassi comes from humble beginnings in New Orleans, Louisiana. She had a typical suburban upbringing as the oldest daughter of Mark and Dayna Schroeder, along with her younger brother Nikolai.
After high school, Stassi attended Loyola University New Orleans, graduating in 2010 with a degree in English Writing. She then headed west to Los Angeles to pursue her Hollywood dreams of being an actress, model, and TV personality.
Her Vanderpump Rules Journey
Stassi was an original cast member when Vanderpump Rules premiered in 2013, which follows the staff at Lisa Vanderpump‘s West Hollywood restaurant SUR. As a veteran fan, I vividly remember being immediately drawn to Stassi‘s sharp wit and brutal honesty.
In the early seasons, she gave us plenty of drama – especially with ex-boyfriend Jax Taylor. Their tumultuous relationship and messy breakup provided some of the most insane fights and quotable lines ever on Bravo. Even after splitting from Jax, Stassi continued stirring up craziness with fellow SURvers like Katie Maloney and Kristen Doute.
While Stassi delivered some truly iconic Vanderpump Rules moments, her outspoken nature would eventually get her into trouble. At the end of season 3, she was not asked to return to the show after making insensitive comments on a podcast.
Turning Controversy into Growth
Getting fired from Vanderpump Rules was a wakeup call for Stassi to re-examine her behavior. She issued apologies and acknowledged needing to grow as a person. After time away doing some soul-searching, Stassi was able to return for season 4 equipped with a fresh outlook.
While still the same straight-shooting Stassi I loved from the start, she displayed more maturity and thoughtfulness as the show went on. Despite stumbling occasionally, Stassi seemed to really evolve and come into her own – becoming more secure and less reliant on drama.
As a fan watching her growth journey unfold, I really respected how Stassi handled adversity to become an even better version of herself.
Her Meteoric Rise to Fame
Even off Vanderpump Rules, Stassi was building herself an empire. She launched a successful podcast called Straight Up With Stassi in 2015, where she doles out advice and spills piping hot tea. I‘ve listened to every episode – her candor and wit make it a must-listen!
Stassi also penned two bestselling books: Next Level Basic in 2019, and Off With My Head in 2020. She embarked on sold-out book tours across the country both years, where fans like myself lined up in droves for a signed copy and photo op with the reality star.
Her hilarious social media presence, glamorous style, and shameless love of wine and murder mysteries have earned her over 2 million devoted Instagram followers. She even has her own wine label and popular fashion lines with shops like JustFab and Marlowe.
To me, Stassi is the ultimate multi-hyphenate – reality star, influencer, author, podcaster, and businesswoman. She‘s achieved a level of fame and success well beyond her SUR days!
Her Fairytale Romance
While Stassi‘s early dating life was a bumpy ride (thanks for the memories, Jax!), she finally found her happily ever after with Beau Clark.
She met the commercial casting director in 2017, and they quickly became #CoupleGoals. Beau proposed in July 2019 with a stunning diamond ring after two years of dating. In true Stassi fashion, she planned a luxurious destination wedding in Rome, Italy in October 2020.
Stassi and Beau welcomed their first child together in January 2021 – a beautiful baby girl named Hartford. As a longtime fan, it has been so heartwarming to see Stassi find such a loving partner and start an adorable family.
Why We Love Stassi
What is it about Stassi Schroeder that makes her such a pop culture phenomenon? As a devoted fan for years, here‘s why I‘m obsessed:
- She‘s hilarious – her one-liners, comebacks, and unfiltered opinions make for TV gold
- She‘s glamorous – between her couture fashion, European getaways, and perfectly curated Instagram, Stassi is aspirational
- She keeps it real – whether you love or hate her opinions, she always speaks her truth
- She has evolved – while staying famously unchecked, Stassi has grown immensely since her early SUR days
- She rebounded from controversy – not many reality stars could bounce back after being fired, but Stassi redirected her career to even greater heights
She may be a basic witch, but Stassi is anything but basic. Between Vanderpump Rules and her A-list lifestyle, Stassi Schroeder is reality TV royalty.
Fun Facts About the Queen Bee
After following Stassi closely for years, here are some fun facts about the SUR-ver turned pop culture icon:
- Her first name Nastassia means "resurrection" in Greek
- She loves murder mysteries and anything creepy – the creepier the better!
- Her dream is to buy a vineyard in Italy one day and make her own wine
- She‘s obsessed with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Beau (her husband shares the same name!)
- Stassi constantly jets off to exotic European destinations like Italy, France, and Switzerland
- Her close friends include fellow SURvers Katie Maloney and Kristen Doute
- She‘s a major foodie who loves comfort foods like mac and cheese
What‘s Next for Stassi?
While Stassi took a temporary hiatus from Vanderpump Rules after a racism scandal in 2020, she has since reconciled with Bravo and will be returning to the show. Fans like me cannot wait to have her hilarious commentary and lavish lifestyle back on our screens!
I know Stassi has even bigger things on the horizon. I can see her expanding her podcast empire, writing more bestselling books, growing her Basic Witch brand, and raising baby Hartford with Beau. One thing‘s for sure – whatever she tackles next, this basic bitch will do it in style!