Unlike some people, I am only rooting for Scheana Shay. I need her wayward heart for find some respite, and soon. In a weird way I am hoping Brock Davies’ account of his relationship with his ex- is true. If it’s not, things are going to get very dark, and probably quick. In the meantime, I’m not finding the endless concerns from Lala Kent or Katie Maloney-Schwartz to hold much weight. People in glass houses (and being filmed for TV)….
On last weeks’ episode of Vanderpump Rules Brock told Lisa Vanderpump the detailed history of his failed relationship in Australia. He explained, “The person I am today isn’t that person I was 10 years ago. The situation between me and my ex was toxic, and yeah, there was an instance one time. And I did slap my partner. I did. I’m not proud of that.”
Brock seemed to take accountability when he shared, “We had an argument and I slapped her. Following that, we moved to France. My little boy was born, we separated. And then we found out we were pregnant with my little girl. That led to an argument with me and her dad, and they pressed the domestic violence order on me.” Eventually, Brock and his ex separated and she took the kids away from him. Brock added, “I then needed to go to court, appeal it. We went to court and it was lifted.”
People later reported on Brock’s Watch What Happens Live appearance where he gave even more info on his past. He told Andy Cohen that, “The restraining order was canceled, what was it, four years ago.” He explained that the domestic abuse incident occurred when he was 19. He also explained that the restraining order his ex-wife filed did not pertain to the slap.
Regarding his children, Brock said, “Our kids, in the environment they’re in — they have a great stepdad and their mom — that’s their family. So me trying to reconnect right now is the toughest part about it. And that’s what got me in trouble trying to explain all this. It’s not a simple relationship breakup, this happened seven years ago and we’ve gone through it since then, so it’s been an issue.”
Brock explained that “out of respect” for his ex he has “got to try and walk that tight line” to rekindle a relationship with his children. He’s claiming to almost be caught up on his late child support payments and claims his ex has promised a “more in-depth conversation” about him seeing the kids once that is taken care of.
As far as being on a national platform, Brock admitted that it is “highlighting [his] issues” by forcing him to talk about it. He shared, “I’ve never spoken about this outside of my own thoughts and how I approached it. [I] felt such a weight lifted off me just to talk to somebody, just to share that.” In honor of Men’s Mental Health Awareness month, let’s get more men into talk therapy, shall we?!
Bless Brock for being so open and giving us all the juicy details we deserve. I think this level of insight will either serve to set his record straight, or be his undoing should he treat Shee-Shu with any ounce of disrespect moving forward. Only time will tell!
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE BROCK’S STORY? ARE YOU TEAM LALA AND KATIE? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS SEASON OF VPR SO FAR?
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