Scheana’s side. After Kristen Doute, Lala Kent and Stassi Schroeder dropped podcast episodes dedicated to Scandoval, Scheana Shay is tackling the drama on “Scheananigans.”
As Kent noted on her show, “Give Them Lala,” current Vanderpump Rules cast members were given guidelines by Bravo as they took to the mic to discuss the revelation that Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss had a months-long affair behind Ariana Madix’s back. The restrictions are due to the network resuming filming to capture the fallout of the scandal.
“It has been a crazy few days, to say the least,” Shay told Doute and Kent on the Friday, March 10, episode of her Dear Media show. “One thing I do wanna ask both of you — because I think all three of us are in similar positions — [is about] past affairs and things that we’ve been involved in. And I’ve seen so many people online being like, ‘How could you have an opinion about this? You were a homewrecker. You cheated on this person.’”
While Shay was introduced to reality TV fans as one of the women Eddie Cibrian cheated on Brandi Glanville with, Kent recently admitted to sleeping with Kennedy amid his relationship with Raquel Leviss. (She also started dating ex-fiancé Randall Emmett amid his marriage to Ambyr Childers.) Doute, meanwhile, dated Sandoval during seasons 1 and 2 of Vanderpump Rules and both stars admitted to being unfaithful. (One of the bartender’s indiscretions included kissing Madix in Las Vegas.)
“We should have broken up after a year or two. … We stayed in it because we shared a DVR box,” Doute said on Friday. “We shared bills, we shared a s—ty apartment. We didn’t have any money, we shared the same friend group. … We cheated on each other. We were very messy. … But I think what’s really been frustrating me on the internet right now are the people that actually think that like, ‘How you get him [is] how you lose him.’ … I have to debunk that so f—king fast because it is like, where have you guys all been? … Ariana and I have been — I’m so lucky to call her a really good friend for many, many years now. Unfortunately, I had to thank her for, like, taking him out of my life… [But] there’s no karma coming down on her.”
Kent, for her part, called out the irony of Leviss referring to her as a “mistress” at the season 9 reunion. “I was actually greeted last year at the reunion with that and drilled about what red flags I didn’t see,” she said, referring to the group’s discussion about the end of her relationship with Emmett amid claims he cheated on her. “I was actually called a mistress by Raquel Leviss.”
Shay added: “That’s rich.”
All three women have been vocal about being “Team Ariana” amid the drama, with Shay allegedly getting physical with Leviss when she learned about the affair following an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on March 1. Leviss subsequently filed a restraining order against Shay, but she denied the allegations.
“This case is a fabrication by a known liar and a cheat who has betrayed everyone close to her. Scheana never punched Raquel, period,” Shay’s lawyer, Neama Rahmani, exclusively told Us Weekly in a statement on Thursday, March 9. “The supposed dark markings around her left eye have been there for months. Neither Scheana nor other cast members want anything to do with Raquel going forward. The judge has only heard a one-sided account of what happened, and we look forward to presenting the full and true story at the March 29 hearing.”
While she didn’t address the legal matter on Friday’s podcast, Shay and Kent did mention that the upcoming reunion taping could require security.
“Security will definitely be amped up,” Kent said.
Shay replied: “Yeah, like, we need to have cages. Everyone needs their own personal bodyguard because oof.”
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