After only two years of marriage, it looks like Scheana Shay and Michael Shay are headed for a divorce. An inside source told In Touch Weekly that the Vanderpump Rules stars are currently separated and a divorce is imminent.
“Scheana and Mike are living separately at the moment. He’s been staying with his family. They are headed for a divorce,” the source told the outlet, citing Michael’s troubles with addiction as the reason for the split.
Scheana first noticed something was amiss when some money went missing from a bank account she shares with Michael. According to She Knows, Scheana’s husband has apparently been taking money out of their joint account to fund his habit.
“Mike needs help. Scheana believes that he’s drinking and smoking pot again,” the insider explained. “He insisted he’s sober and wants people to believe he’s innocent of everything. As much as Scheana loves him, she just can’t be with someone like that.”
According to Wet Paint, the pair tied the knot back in 2014 and became the first couple on Vanderpump Rules to get hitched. While Scheana was a good influence on Michael at the start, and even helped him get in shape and remain sober, her efforts failed in the long run.
Rumors of a split first surfaced when Michael came up missing a few weeks ago. The reality star reappeared almost a week later without a good explanation for why he decided to split.
People reports that Michael disappeared shortly after Scheana learned of the death of a close friend of the family. He was supposed to attend a band meeting and later finish shopping but never returned home.
Scheana reached out to Michael, but after a short text, she didn’t hear from him again until six days later. He made several purchases with their credit cards, which she promptly canceled once he failed to respond.
The two finally met up last weekend and agreed to take some time apart. It still isn’t clear if they plan on getting back together, but things are definitely looking bad.
“They both have agreed to focus on themselves for the next few months and then reevaluate early next year and see if their path is still meant to be together,” the insider stated. “There is no talk about divorce at this time, but they will not be living together indefinitely.”
Fans have known about Michael’s drug problems for quite some time. His fight with sobriety has been an ongoing topic on Vanderpump Rules. Sadly, it sounds like Michael finally caved to his addiction.
“Shay is not sober anymore as he claims and he has been struggling with his sobriety lately, which has caused concern among his friends and family,” an insider revealed.
Shortly after his disappearance, Michael took to Instagram to assure fans that he was alright and hadn’t fallen off the wagon. “I am not missing. I am sober. I am Happy!!! Don’t believe everything you read. I love my wife and will always love my wife. Whatever is going on between us will stay between us!” he wrote alongside a photo of him reading the morning paper.
As far as Scheana is concerned, she just wants Michael to be happy, even if that means their marriage ends.
“She just wants him – whether they’re together or not – to be happy and healthy and get the help that he needs, if he needs that help,” the insider shared. “It’s unfortunate that his family isn’t helping to address those issues.”
The couple has not officially commented on the status of their failed marriage, but Radar Online is reporting that Scheana knows how to handle drama. Between dating John Mayer and having an affair with Eddie Cibrian, Scheana has plenty of experience when it comes to scandals.
Scheana dated Mayer back in 2008 following his high-profile split with Jennifer Aniston. “We’re friends and that’s all I’m gonna say,” she said at the time.
Of course, Scheana’s comments didn’t sit well with Mayer, who promptly ended their romance a month later. The cocktail waitress then started seeing Cibrian, who at the time was the husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville.
Scheana and Cibrian hooked up for three years until news broke that he was cheating on Glanville with LeAnn Rimes. For her part, Scheana claimed that she didn’t know Cibrian was married when they were seeing each other.
“I felt like such an idiot!” she later recalled.
Three years ago, Scheana attempted to launch a career in music by appearing on Vanderpump Rules. “I’ve always hoped to be at that level,” she explained, referring to Britney Spears. “I’ve always loved that type of music and her dancing. That is what I’m trying to do now.”
When that didn’t work, Scheana ventured into the world of soft porn before starting her relationship with Michael. Sadly, it doesn’t look like her fairy tale wedding is going to work out either.
Season 5 of Vanderpump Rules continues Monday nights on Bravo.
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