Pump Rules editor Bri Dellinger appeared on episodes 1 and 8 of the “Twisted Plot Podcast” with Evelyn Marley and revealed that she has been purposely making sure that ALL of Scheana’s embarrassing moments aired on the show instead of winding up on the cutting room floor.
“If Scheana knows what’s good for her, she’d befriend me because my favorite game is finding all the embarrassing things that Scheana does and putting them all in,” Bri quipped.
She also joked that if Scheana ever wrote a memoir, it should be called “Death by a Million Embarrassments.”
While Bri didn’t reveal which Pump Rules star she gives the most favorable edit to, she did confirm that she manipulated a recent scene on the show between Scheana and Stassi Schroeder’s brother Nikolai.
As a result of the edit, Scheana received a ton of backlash from fans who accused her of trying to hit on Stassi’s underage brother. Stassi and Scheana shut down the claim on social media, but the damage was already done.
“It was so funny,” she confessed. “We were watching the scene and were like, ‘Okay, this is over the top, I realize that, but how can we resist?’… Yes, I set it to funny music, and I added a funny [sound] bite, but she did that.”
She continued, “We asked her in the interview, ‘How young would you go?’ and we didn’t tell her it was for the Nikolai scene, of course.”
On Monday, the podcast episodes featuring Bri mysterious disappeared from Apple’s podcast platform. A source then revealed to Page Six that Scheana is very unhappy with how she’s been portrayed during season 8.
“Scheana’s definitely frustrated with how she’s been portrayed,” the insider said. “She’s not the type to pop off when she feels slighted by an unflattering edit. She signed on to be a part of a reality show, which requires her to share her life highs and lows; she just wishes audiences got to see a bit of a more balanced view of her life, not just the most cringe-worthy moments.”
“She’s been assured by the network and production that she’s part of the charade,” the insider added. “She’s going to be absolutely crushed by hearing that she’s actually the butt of the joke.”
Bravo has yet to comment, but a source claims that the network has advised Scheana not to address the drama publicly.
“Bravo has advised Scheana not to address this topic, but she has seen a lot of the online support — even from some of her harshest critics — and it means a great deal to her,” a source told Page Six on Tuesday. “She’s received several messages and calls from cast members, many of whom are working behind the scenes to ensure that Bravo and production don’t just sweep this under the rug.”
Fans, on the other hand, have shown their support for Scheana by using the hashtag #JusticeForScheana.
The source went on to say that they aren’t’ t sure if SUR HBIC Lisa Vanderpump has reached out to Scheana. We do know that LVP has yet to address the issue on social media.
However, the source warned that LVP might want to address this sooner rather than later as the Pump Rules cast is up in arms over this shocking revelation.
Stay tuned for more on this developing story!
Vanderpump Rules airs on Tuesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.