Lisa Vanderpump is way more than a boss to her loyal SUR employees; she’s a mentor, who holds them accountable for their actions, while providing a constant source of support. For some of the VPR crew, she plays an intricate role in their lives, and they can always count on her for great advice; whether they are looking for it or not!
Lisa’s bond with Scheana Marie is stronger than the rest of the group, but recently she’s come under fire for being too involved in her disastrous marriage to Mike Shay. In Lisa’s defense, it’s Scheana who relies on her guidance, and she’s also been blasted in the media for over-sharing her ex’s business with her boss.
Scheana opened up to The Daily Dish about her relationship with Lisa, and explained why she turned to her for support when her marriage fell apart.
“Obviously, I have my mother, and she’s amazing. I speak to her 17 times a day, and she gives me great advice. But I like to hear Lisa’s point-of-view as well, because she’s less emotionally involved in our relationship. I mean, my mom and Shay spent a lot of time together. So her perspective on it is slightly different than Lisa’s. I feel like Lisa is someone who comes at it more from an unbiased standpoint, and she’s insanely smart and has been in a happy marriage for, what, 30-something years,” Scheana defended. Adding, “It was just really nice to be able to have that support system as well as someone like my parents who had a successful marriage for a long time. And she just always knows the right things to say.”
Then Scheana admitted that it was actually Lisa who made her realize that there was life after divorce; this helped her to move on and stand by her decision to get out of a toxic marriage.
“The one thing that really stuck with me was she said, ‘You’re young enough to start over,’” she recalled.
She trusts Lisa and knows she only means well, but it was still hard to admit to herself that she could be happy with another man! “It was hard to understand at the time. I’m like, ‘No, but you don’t understand. I can’t picture my life without him.’ But once he wasn’t in it, I was like, ‘OK, I’m now able to picture a life without him and possibly with someone else.’ And [boyfriend] Rob [Valletta] came into the picture and it just clicked,” Scheana wrapped.