The tough thing about being on reality TV is that being open about your life often involves mentioning other people. So when Ariana Madix opened up about the lingering effects of a toxic relationship on Vanderpump Rules, she was trying to explain why she is the person she is today, but there’s no way to convey that without talking about her previous boyfriend.
Of course Ariana didn’t mention the man by name, but she is still nervous that the ex who referred to her vagina as “disgusting” is going to retaliate against her for being so open about her struggles and the impact of that relationship on her current one with live-in boyfriend Tom Sandoval.
More than a week later, I still can’t get over Tom Schwartzshutting down Scheana Marieand referring to her as a “wannabe Kardashian” two episodes ago on Vanderpump Rules. This man never gets involved in the social drama and I am still laughing at that insult. Plus, it was nice to see him standing up for his wife Katie Maloney for a change.
Even so, Schwartz is such a nice guy that I’m sure he felt guilty about insulting Scheana. Schwartz and Katie discussed the latest Vanderpump Rules drama when they appeared on Watch What Happens Live last night.
Vanderpump Rules Season 6 is delivering with every single episode. The only issue is that this drama went down such a long time ago, most of these mistakes have been forgiven and the cast members have already moved on while the viewers are still processing everything that went down.
On the show, Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor’s relationship is on shaky ground ever since the news broke that he cheated on her with Faith Stowersand she recorded a post-coital conversation with Jax talking shit about his relationship with Brittany. Nowadays, these two are constantly tagging each other in social media posts with giant smiles plastered across their faces. Clearly a lot has gone down in the past few months and the viewers are not all-knowing, but before the rest of the season airs, Brittany is already on the defensive when it comes to her relationship with Jax.
2017 has been a banner year for the cursed reality TV marriage. It seemed like every time we blinked another reality star filed for divorce!
Some were predictable (ahem Luann de Lesseps and Shannon Beador), while others came as a complete surprise (like Little Women: LA‘s Briana Renee FINALLY kicking sleazy Matt Ericson to the curb or Dr. Jackie Walter‘s husband being caught cheating). And in the middle there were a whole host of other unlucky in love really stars. Including a who a few who actually tied the knot ON TV – only to split in front of the cameras as well.
Below is our rundown of 2017’s reality star divorces. Here’s hoping for many less in 2018!
When Vanderpump Rules first started it was essentially the “Stassi Schroeder & Jax Taylor Show.” That first season was nothing short of iconic. Now, the show is more of an ensemble, so it’s easy to forget that Stassi and Jax used to date when there are 993,343 other cast members and they almost never have any scenes together. At the same time, their old relationship put the show on the map, so it will always be ingrained in my mind. It just feels like it happened a whole lifetime ago.
Now Stassi is good friends with Jax’s current girlfriend Brittany Cartwright, which sounds so weird, but everyone loves Brittany, so that isn’t at all surprising. So it will be very interesting to get Stassi’s take on Jax’s decision to cheat on Brittany with Vanderpump Rulers hanger-on Faith Stowers. She is Jax’s ex, Brittany’s friend, and now after all this time, she’s actually Jax’s friend as well. Yes, you read that correctly: Jax and Stassi are getting along.
You know what they say “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Scheana Marie is not married to Mike Shay any more, but she still odds with Stassi Schroeder, Katie Maloney, and Kristen Doute– just like the good old days. Well, maybe Scheana wouldn’t throw the word “good” in there, but it was definitely an iconic era in reality television.
Once again, Scheana Marie is on the outs with Kristen Doute, Stassi Schroeder, and Katie Maloneyon Vanderpump Rules. The cycle really never ends: Scheana wants to be friends with the trio and when she’s friends with them, she can’t take it, and then they start feuding- but will they become friends again? Only time will tell, but based on past history, it is likely. No matter how ugly things get within this cast, they all manage to find forgiveness somehow.
Aside from power tripping and uninviting Katie and Stassi from events, Scheana’s other focus this season is her relationship with Robert Valletta. So of course she made some decor changes to her apartment that she shared with her ex husband Mike Shay. Yes, that includes those notoriously large wedding photos that were plastered on the walls.