Monday night’s episode of Vanderpump Rules is a tough one for Scheana Marie. As shown in a preview, the episode shows Scheana revealing that her new husband, music producer Mike Shay, has been excessively consuming prescription pills and alcohol. Thankfully, Scheana has had the support of her co-stars and friends in real life, Katie Maloney and Ariana Madix, to help get her through the difficult time with Mike.
Tonight is a very emotional #PumpRules episode for me. I ask that you kindly keep your negative opinions to yourself. I just want to thank Katie and Ariana for being there for me and a shoulder to cry on when I needed it. You won't get to see our full conversations as they were HOURS long but these girls were amazing to me!! I couldn't have gotten thru these hard times without you. Thank you for everything! ???? @ariana252525 @musickillskate
Earlier on Monday, Scheana posted a message to her Instagram page in which she admitted the upcoming episode was a hard one for her. She asked people to keep their negative comments to themselves. She then expressed her thankfulness for Katie and Ariana for being there for her and being shoulders for her to cry on. Scheana revealed that she had hours-long conversations with Katie and Ariana, some of which viewers will see, about what was going on with Mike. The accompanying photo shows Scheana with Ariana.
Scheana followed the Instagram post with another one that specifically thanked Katie. Scheana wrote that Katie was her rock during the difficult time. Scheana also called Katie and Ariana her angels. The photo shows Katie and Scheana puckering up to one another.
Ariana Madix responded with an Instagram post in which she wrote that seeing the strength of Scheana and Mike is inspiring. Ariana said she would do anything for them and she’s happy that she was able to be there for them as they have been for her during her hard times.
Co-star Jax Taylor also asked that people keep their negative thoughts to themselves. He added that if he and the other cast members read negative comments, they will block the persons who posted them.
We appreciate all the support on #PumpRules but tonight's episode is a tough one. So please keep your negative thoughts to yourself.
— Jax Taylor (@mrjaxtaylor) November 16, 2015
It has to do with @scheanamarie tonight not me, and if I read negative comments I will block you. So will the cast
— Jax Taylor (@mrjaxtaylor) November 17, 2015
The preview for Season 4’s third episode shows Scheana Shay confiding to boss Lisa Vanderpump that not all is well with her marriage to Mike Shay, which is affecting her work. Scheana, on the verge of tears, tells Lisa that Mike has been abusing prescription pills and excessively drinking.
“It all just started kind of around like Christmas time. Just a few months in [the marriage]. I noticed his drinking increased a lot – just more than drinking. The mixing of pills with alcohol is just a double depressant. You know, it’s like, ‘Oh my knee’s hurting so I’m going to take a Vicodin, but then I’m going to have a couple of glasses of wine.’
When Lisa, who attended Scheana and Mike’s wedding in July 2014, asks if this happened on a regular basis or only when Mike’s knee really was hurting, Scheana says it became a regular thing. She then reveals that it got to the point where Mike was taking five pills a day.
Despite the tough situation, it seems Vanderpump Rules viewers will get to see a happy ending. A look at Scheana’s social media pages show that she and Mike are still together and seemingly very happy. The couple are currently in Chicago. On Sunday, Scheana posted a photo of herself standing in front of the Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago’s Millennium Park.
In response to some people who speculated that Scheana’s weight loss might be due to the stress from her marriage, Scheana wrote that the weight loss has nothing to do with Mike; she has been working out with a personal trainer to become physically fit. She pointed out that after turning 30, it’s time for her to get in shape again.
Five weeks ago, Mike Shay posted a loving message about his wife. Somehow, he falls in love with Scheana Marie more and more every day and he said he would be lost without her.
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