Scheana Shay Shares Divorce Details

Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Shay is opening up about the demise of her marriage in a brand new interview and she isn’t holding anything back.

“I’m a person who likes to just sweep things under the rug and just act like everything’s OK and put on a happy face,” Scheana told The Daily Dish about being at Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz’s wedding while ‘not being in a perfect relationship.’ At the time at the wedding, it wasn’t about me; it was about them. So everything I was feeling and going through, I didn’t want to address, so I just pretended like everything was fine.”

“Right after that, we went on our own second honeymoon and tried to repair things, but it just never got better,” Scheana explained. “We just never got that spark back.”

Scheana and her husband Mike announced their divorce in November, after only two years of marriage. “You’ll see a lot of this play out on the show, so I don’t want to give too much away. Shay and I did split amicably. We put out a joint statement. It just wasn’t working anymore on either end,” she said. “We just decided instead of going for a legal separation or trying to continue therapy, we both agreed it wasn’t right. And, you know, hopefully one day we can be friends. You never know what the future holds. But it just was a situation that needed to end before the holidays, before the new year.”

Scheana says they have stayed on good terms since the split. “We’ve kept in touch quite a bit. There are little things that he left at the apartment that I’ve had to drop off or things that he’s had of mine,” Scheana said. “Things have stayed amicable for the most part. Maybe one day we can be friends.”

“2016 was a very challenging year, so to say, but my friends and family have definitely helped me get through it. I’m a person who doesn’t like to be alone a lot of the time. It’s been a few months, so I’m now learning what it is like to be alone again, and I’m enjoying that time,” she shared. “But in the beginning, I didn’t like that. There was one day when I was just on my couch in a very dark place. And Kristen [Doute] was like, ‘I’m going grocery shopping. What do you need?’ And went and got every single thing that I needed. Came in and put on some lights. ‘Get your ass off the couch. You are doing something.’ Those moments have definitely helped me get through everything I’ve been dealing with.”

But she says she’s also learned a lot about herself. “Now, I’m like, oh, I am a strong person. I’ve always been a very independent woman. So I’m feeling a lot better now, and I know it was for the best,” she said. “I wish him nothing but the best. I hope he finds success and happiness. It just wasn’t meant to be. But I’m in a good place now, and I just have a really strong support system behind me, which I couldn’t be getting through this without all of them.”

As for her haters of social media, Scheana says, “Just keep watching. So much more is to come, and every single reason why we’re getting divorced will be revealed later this season. So I’m trying to be patient with people who are impatient. You don’t know the whole story. You soon will. So judge me then. If you still don’t like me after you hear all the facts, then so be it. I still sleep just fine at night.”

As for Shay’s relationship with her friends, she says they have not felt caught in the middle. “I know both of the Toms have reached out to Shay. Jax [Taylor] has always been more of my friend, so he’s pissed at him because Jax knows all of the little details that have gone on, which will be revealed later in the season. But this whole group was always more of my friends than his. Shay is more of a homebody, like he has his Covina crew and his friends he went to high school with and grew up with and that’s always been more of his support system,” Scheana explained. “So I think it’s been quite of an easy break because he doesn’t really care to keep in touch with my group of friends. Although they’ve reached out, he hasn’t responded, so they just have my back now. And I think it’s easier that way, honestly.”

And looking back, Scheana doesn’t regret sharing her relationship with viewers. “I’m a person who’s an open book. We both chose, Shay and I, we both chose to do a reality show together, and that’s just kind of what comes with the territory. It hasn’t always been easy, but ever since I was a little girl, I always dreamed of having this princess wedding and having it filmed and this. All of those dreams came true. I got everything I wanted. We both did. It was a beautiful wedding. It just ended up not being right. I’m not gonna say, ‘Oh, we shouldn’t have gotten married. I shouldn’t have put that out there,'” Scheana said. “Even with his addiction and the substance abuse, thousands of people reached out to us via email, Twitter, or Instagram, just saying how inspiring it was that we spoke out about this on a public platform and how much we were able to help them and now they were seeking help and how they were able to come out to their family about their addiction problems. That made me be like, 100 percent, I know we did the right thing. I don’t regret putting it out there.”

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