There’s always more to a relationship than meets the eye — even if the relationship is playing out on a reality television program. While “Vanderpump Rules” fans saw the issues plaguing Scheana and Mike Shay’s relationship after their marriage, they genuinely seemed to be going on the right track near the end.
“There were a lot of things from the beginning of our marriage that kind of tainted the whole relationship. Three months in I found out he had a pill problem. Right before our one-year anniversary, I saw some inappropriate text messages,” Scheana acknowledged in an E! News interview two years after the divorce. The marriage only lasted two years, but she said she tried everything she could to make it work. “I kept telling myself, ‘It’ll get better. It’ll get better.’ And it did. In the beginning of 2016, everything was genuinely good. Then the cameras turned on again, and then he changed,” she said. “That’s when I found out he started using again. I didn’t know that at the time.”
Even after things got worse, even after Mike disappeared for two weeks while Scheana was dealing with a death in the family, even after she found out he’d been buying pills again, she said she was willing to forgive and get the marriage back on track. But then came the straw that broke the camel’s back.