In news that shouldn’t have come as a huge shock to anyone who has tracked her marriage of late, Scheana Marie Shay filed for divorce this week.
She ended her relationship with husband Mike after about two years as his wife, purportedly due to Mike’s substance abuse issues.
Although the Vanderpump Rules star did not come out and specific the basis for her break-up, it’s not hard to read between the lines.
In early November, after all, Mike went missing for a number of days.
There was talk that he emptied his bank account and chatter that he had fallen off the wagon after a year or so of sobriety (which followed eight years of an addiction to painkillers).
Yes, Mike eventually turned up.
And, yes, he shared a post at the time on Instagram that assured followers he was happy, healthy and in love with Scheana.
“I love my wife and will always love my wife,” Mike wrote once he resurfaced. “Whatever is going on between us will stay between us! I love my family and my family loves me.”
But it didn’t take long for divorce rumors to circulate.
Heck, going back to November of last year, Scheana was Tweeting about trouble in her marriage and asking fans not to judge her and Mike too harshly.
She also staged an intervention for Mike on a Vanderpump Rules installment last year.
So, yeah. This split was pretty easy to see coming, no matter how happy the couple looked on its wedding day.
This is the joint statement they released upon announcing their divorce:
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.
Much of the recent speculation and reporting on our relationship has been misguided, and we have come to an amicable decision on all matters.
We might have failed at our marriage, but we are committed to succeeding as friends and will continue to support each other’s personal happiness and professional success.
Scheana then went on to thank her fans for their support, writing on Twitter this week:
“Thank you all for the love today! It’s never easy to split with someone you still love, but we will always remain friends.”
Now, in news even less surprising than the divorce itself, Kristen Doute has confirmed that those who watch Vanderpump Rules online will learn a lot more about what led to her close friend deciding to end her marriage.
The Sur waitress was a guest on SiriusXM’s “Conversations with Maria Menounos” Friday when she revealed that the Bravo series recently resumed filming… specifically to include details about the divorce.
It’s almost as though this was a storyline planned by producers for several months.
“Obviously there are other things that will come out on this season that were reasons as to why [they broke up,” Doute said on air, claiming that it was Scheana’s decision to pull the plug and adding:
“She definitely has some other reasons and things that have happened between the two of them.”
What could those reasons possibly be?!?
We’ll need to tune in to new episodes of this Bravo reality show for the answer.
Real classy, everyone.