It’s quite obvious from watching Vanderpump Rules that Scheana Shay really wants to fit in with Stassi Schroeder, Katie Maloney and Kristen Doute. However, that has never seemed to really work out for her, especially now that she has a new friendship with Lala Kent.
Scheana spoke about the issues on the show with Olivia Caridi on her Mouthing Off podcast.
Olivia asked Scheana, “Do you think Stassi and Ariana will ever get along?” And Scheana had no choice but to start laughing and just blurt out “No.” After she stopped laughing, Scheana continued, “Stassi is just not her cup of tea. She thinks she’s annoying. She thinks that she tries hard. She doesn’t want to be friends with her. She really just doesn’t.”
Scheana also added, “Even though Stassi and I are like on good terms, everything that’s happened in the past with her, Ariana is just like ‘This is the type of person that you are. Sure, you can grow, but do you ever really fully change? Or are you still that selfish little girl inside?’”
Scheana went on to explain why this last season was so pivotal for her relationships with her cast mates. “It was the night of the finale and I was just like ‘I need to watch this with someone.’ And [Ariana] was like, ‘I’m scheduled to work tonight, but the second I’m off, I will come straight over.’” This upset Scheana. “Everyone else- I mean I get it, it was Tom and Katie’s wedding. That was a huge day for them and a huge moment, but they were having a huge public viewing party- which I was invited to. But it’s like do you really think I want to watch my divorce in front of a hundred people I don’t know? No. Even though that day was about Tom and Katie I felt it would have been nice for one of them to text.”
“Brittany reached out and Ariana was there for me, but it was like nothing [from the rest of the cast] and I thought that was kind of sh*tty,” she recalled.
Moving on, Olivia asked Scheana what her friendship is like with Lala these days. “We can go to the gym together. We have so many things in common and I feel like this last year was a year wasted because we could have been friends and getting closer. So it’s like we are trying to make up for lost time. I talk to her almost every day and I think she’s awesome.”
She also asked Scheana if she is really scared of Stassi, Katie and Kristen. “Not anymore, but I was. Not Kristen, but Stassi and Katie are very intimidating people,” she claimed. “I shouldn’t have anxiety being friends with someone. It got to a point where I would see Stassi or Katie’s name on my phone I was like ‘Sh*t. What Did I do? What are they mad at me for?’ I shouldn’t feel that way when my friends text me, but never with Kristen. I hate that Kristen gets lumped in with them because Kristen has been amazing friend to me.”
Scheana also says she wasn’t buying the apology between Lala and Katie at the reunion. She described Katie at the reunion by saying, “It’s not like she was edited this way. It’s how you were and she kind of had to make up for all of that. I do feel they both owed each other an apology and they got it.”
She also spoke about trying to get their approval since day one. “I’m like why do you care what I say? If you don’t like the things that I say, don’t be my friend,” Scheana asked. “I find it weird that some of the cast has Google alerts on me. I find it really weird that they read every interview I do. They listen to every podcast I do, and I’m like ‘How do you have the time? And why do you want to listen to my voice all the time?’ It’s weird. I don’t get it.”
And she even said, “I guarantee you, they’re listening to this.”
Thank you to RealityTea for transcribing the interview!
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