First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage?
Maybe in 1983.
These days, it’s more like:
First comes a dating rumor, then comes a few vague hints from those involved, then comes anonymous source confirmation and then comes the first social media photo of the new couple.
Isn’t that right, Robert Valletta and Scheana Shay?
The Vanderpump Rules star and her rebound from her failed marriage to Mike Shay went public on Wednesday night, making their romance Instagram official via the cozy picture above.
Posing alongside the little known actor, Shay captioned this image with a single blue heart emoji, confirming that things are progressing very well between the two.
Valletta also posted a photo of the pair from the same evening on the red carpet, as they attended this film premiere with Shay’s Vanderpump Rules costars Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix.
Check it out below:
“She wasn’t expecting to meet somebody new so soon; she certainly wasn’t looking for it,” an insider told People Magazine last month of Shay, who divorced husband Mike in November.
This source added:
“She’s taking things slow, but is finally optimistic on what the future might hold.”
Scheana and Mike called it quits on their marriage last fall after two years as husband and wife.
Those who would watch Vanderpump Rules online on a regular basis were well aware that the couple had its share of issues.
Mike battled an addiction to painkillers for quite some time, actually going missing for several days not long before Scheana filed for divorce.
At the time, the estranged reality stars released a statement that made it sound as if this would be an amicable break-up.
“While we have made the difficult decision to move forward separately, our story will continue on through the love and mutual respect that we have cultivated throughout our 15-year friendship,” they wrote, adding:
“Much of the recent speculation and reporting on our relationship has been misguided, and we have come to an amicable decision on all matters.
A trailer for the upcoming Vanderpump Rules three-part reunion, which debuts on April 3, features Shay alleging that her former husband cheated on her, claiming that she “caught him texting another girl.”
That trailer came out around the same time as Shay releasing this picture of her and Robert Valletta.
Or it Shay trying to stir some $hit up between herself and Mike?
It feels like a very long time since the two sliced into some wedding cake and exchanged vows, doesn’t it?
Says another source to People:
“Scheana spent the past year putting all of her energy into her marriage, neglecting her own needs.
“In Scheana’s previous relationship she carried the weight, in regards to finances and responsibility.
“It’s refreshing to see her with somebody who matches her own ambition and work ethic.”
Sort of hard to wonder if this anonymous source isn’t a certain Vanderpump Rules cast member who recently got divorced and who just made her romance Instagram official.
Vanderpump Rules airs Monday nights at 9/8c on Bravo.