Lisa Vanderpump is usually so busy with her restaurants, with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and Vanderpump Rules that she may not have the time to notice all of the little problems with her employees. But Lisa was surprised to hear that one of her employees could be dealing with a big issue. On last night’s episode of Vanderpump Rules, Scheana Shay revealed to Lisa that her husband was clearly dealing with a huge problem.
Lisa Vanderpump was shocked to learn that Scheana’s husband, Mike Shay, had been taking prescription pills and drinking much more after they had married. Scheana explained to Lisa that she had no idea it was as bad as it was. Vanderpump is now revealing that she is surprised to learn the news and that Scheana shouldn’t put it all on herself.
According to a new Bravo report, Lisa Vanderpump is now revealing that she truly does care about her employees, and she was surprised to learn that Shay was taking so many pills. And Vanderpump does admit that the first year of marriage can be the hardest, but that doesn’t mean Scheana should take the blame herself.
— People magazine (@people) November 16, 2015
“Five pills a day? I mean five Vicodin or whatever prescription drugs? I mean if I take one it knocks me sideways,” Vanderpump said regarding the pill addiction she learned about during last night’s episode.
“I really hated seeing Scheana break down because she really worships Shay. And that’s one relationship in this company that I thought was rock solid. Scheana so much wants to fix this problem that she’s taking it on herself, she’s blaming herself like it’s her fault. And it’s not her fault. I hate to see Scheana struggling, but she doesn’t understand. I’ve been married 33 years, and sometimes the first year can be the hardest,” Lisa reveals.
During the episode Monday night, Shay decided to tell Vanderpump about everything she had been dealing with at home. As it turns out, she was merely hoping that things would change and get better, but it sounds like Mike had no intention of slowing down with his drinking or pill use. Mike isn’t a big part of the show, so it is possible that he was able to keep this a secret for a while.
— The Real Housewives (@RiotHousewives) November 8, 2015
“It all just started kind of around like Christmas time. I noticed, just a few months in, I noticed his drinking increased a lot – just more than drinking,” Scheana tells Lisa Vanderpump about the issues, according to People, adding, “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.'”
But this wasn’t the only issue that Vanderpump was dealing with at this point in time. Lala Kent was also a newcomer to SUR, and she felt left out by the other servers. Even though Jax Taylor had explained to her that this was common at SUR, Vanderpump didn’t really feel sorry for her. As she explains, she doesn’t worry too much about what is going on — more about how business is going.
“I think it’s more important to the other girls what Lala is doing than it is to me. I just want to remind some of my veteran staff that they’ve all been there before. They were all ‘the new girl’ at one time and sometimes it’s not easy, so be a little kinder and a little more welcoming should we say,” Lisa Vanderpump revealed.
What do you think about Lisa Vanderpump’s comments about Mike Shay’s drug use? Are you surprised that Scheana is blaming herself?
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