Why Scheana Shay Has Been Hard On Herself Amid Vanderpump Rules Drama

In an exclusive interview with E! News ahead of their Uber One commercial debut, Vanderpump Rules' Lala Kent and Scheana Shay reflected on the drama surrounding Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss.

By Kisha Forde May 15, 2023 1:00 PMTags

Sure enough, season 10 of Vanderpump Rules started off good as gold.
But by early March, Bravo fans were rocked by news that Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix had broken up after his months-long affair with co-star Raquel Leviss was revealed. However, Tom and Ariana's longtime romance wasn't the only dynamic affected, as close friends Raquel and Scheana Shay also had a falling out over the ordeal (which included the former filing a temporary restraining order).
Now, in the aftermath of this season, Scheana and co-star Lala Kent exclusively told E! News that there simply isn't one moment that stands out for them—since they're still reeling from the entire situation.

"There's been so many things that watching it back, I'm just like, ‘How did I miss all of this,' when it was right in front of my face?" Scheana said. As for Lala, she shared that Scheana has been "really hard" on herself over not being able to see the clues of a scandal brewing.

A Timeline of the Vanderpump Rules Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix Break Up Drama

"Which I understand because it's kind of parallel to how I was with my ex and how I didn't see things," Lala—who split from Randall Emmett in 2021—explained. "Scheana and I have had many conversations, where it's like, you do become mortified by the things that you said that were kind of backing up this person that you thought was amazing—and I understand that. But I've told Scheana, that's how you're supposed to defend your friend."

Lala added, "You're not supposed to be looking at your best friend with a side eye, thinking that they are capable of doing something like this, otherwise you wouldn't be their friend. There were moments—like now that I'm watching—where I wasn't part of a lot of these scenes and I'm like, ‘Wow.'" There's so much that's so mind-blowing."

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As for what's taken Lala aback the most?

"Just the way that Raquel and Sandoval would act within the group," Lala noted. "And things they felt comfortable saying, knowing that they were doing what they were doing. It's like a whole different level of just psychological mind f--kery."

As Scheana put it, the entire situation has been "insane to relive."

"It's like nothing normal about this life that we live in front of the world," she continued. "But more than that, you never get the opportunity to hop in a time machine, go back in time and watch someone else's exact perspective. It just has been very wild, more than any other season to relive and watch back."

But thanks to Uber One, the BFFs don't have to fret over takeout when they get together to watch VPR.



"I mean, I'm obsessed with Uber," Lala shared. "I think like anybody who lives in a larger city, we were so excited when Uber started existing and they when they started delivering food. And if you're like me, you like to save money and they fact they've created Uber One, where you can pull together the rides and the eats and save money."

And as Scheana—who alongside Lala and Ariana have teamed up with Uber One for a new ad spot that features her song, "Good as Gold"—there's not a world where she can't imagine not singing their praises.


"I use it for work, I use it for fun," Scheana—who tied the knot with Brock Davies in 2021—added. "I didn't even know what Uber One was initially and once I found out, I was like, ‘Okay, I absolutely need to be a member of this.'"

And this has served as a golden option for Lala too, of course.

"It is always an order-in kind of night for us," Lala said. "I think the only time I have a homecooked meal is when I'm with Brock and Scheana."

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