Vanderpump Rules fans were shocked to hear that Mike and Scheana Shay were divorcing, especially because the news broke right before the season 5 premiere. It took months but we finally saw their final good-bye on Monday night’s finale, and Scheana’s been on the media circuit ever since.
In a recent interview with E! News she got candid about their rocky marriage, and even revealed the moment that she knew divorce was their only option!
“There were a lot of things from the beginning of our marriage that kind of tainted the whole relationship. Three months in I found out he had a pill problem. Right before our one-year anniversary, I saw some inappropriate text messages,” Scheana spilled. Adding, “Then, fast forward to our second anniversary, and I’m just trying to pretend like everything’s fine, because in my mind, we’re married—for better or for worse.”
She kept telling herself, “This is the worse part, but we have the rest of our lives to figure it out. This is a temporary rough patch.”
However things only got worse from there. “I kept telling myself, ‘It’ll get better. It’ll get better.’ And it did. In the beginning of 2016, everything was genuinely good. Then the cameras turned on again, and then he changed. That’s when I found out he started using again. I didn’t know that at the time. My mom and other people around me had noticed a change in his behavior. I was either oblivious to it or I just didn’t want to believe what I was seeing right in front of my face,” she admitted.
When friends and family started to question Mike’s behavior, she continued to defend him and turn a blind eye to the way he was acting!
“In hindsight, I’m like, ‘Oh, my God! All of these things are plain as day and I just didn’t see it,” she defended.
Mike and Scheana went to Hawaii for a “second honeymoon” in August, 2016. She said the trip was, “fine” but once they got home things hit an all time low! She claimed that he, “was always in the studio and I was always at home by myself. We were growing apart more and more.”
She Elaborated, “Towards the end of October, he just didn’t come home one day.” Noting that it was an awful time, as she was dealing with the death in the family.
“During those two weeks I found out he was buying pills again. That’s when I was like, ‘I’m going to give him one more chance to tell me the truth,‘” she confessed. “I looked him in the eyes and he lied to me. That’s when I was like, ‘Now I don’t have another choice. I know I fully cannot trust you ever again,’” Scheana disclosed.
She insisted that while it’s not what she wanted, she realized, “A divorce was the only thing we could do.”
Scheana continued, “I had never considered getting a divorce whatsoever, because I took our vows very seriously. This was the ‘for worse’ part. I just thought that we would be able to get through it, because he was still my best friend. We had so much fun together. I felt like all of those things would outweigh the bad, and eventually, we’d pick ourselves back up and be fine. During those two weeks, I was still willing to forgive him for leaving me the day someone passed away and taking all of this money out of my account and all of these things. I’m like, ‘I can get past pretty much anything.’ I’m a very forgiving person—as we see on the show,” she pointed out.
Two days before the season 5 premiere she was at a Vanderpump Rules viewing party at Kristen Doute’s apartment and she was told that Mike was doing pills; to her, this was the official end of their marriage! “I was like, ‘I’m now done. I’m done. I’m done. Nothing at all can change my mind. I was willing to forgive you after you left me, and try and move past that, and work through it and start over and become best friends again and do all of this.’ I was still willing to try. The second I found out he was still lying to me—and had been for six to eight months—I was done,” she recalled.
Apparently Mike was completely shocked by their split, and had no idea that confrontation was coming.
“How can we ever have a real future when I can’t trust you? You’re lying. You’re stealing. It was just one thing after another that I kept forgiving, but then something worse would happen. It became just unforgivable at that point. I couldn’t ever move forward with him when so much trust had been broken,” she wrapped.
Scheana certainly has a lot to say and she has been doing non-stop interviews all week; in my mind that’s a bit of a turn off, she’s sort of using their divorce for publicity. Mike was totally ruined by Vanderpump Rules, and this proably will affect his actual music career at some point.
That being said, in my mind he didn’t look well towards the end of this season, and Scheana had a lot of evidence that made him look guilty. I cringed all season as kept criticizing others’ relationships which made a total mockery of both of them; even worse, when she made a comment about Mike and their money, yet he was actually taking their money!
This shouldn’t have gone down on camera. Mike probably made close to pennies for this season, and Scheana is making money off of their failed marriage!