By now, it’s safe to say you’ve seen The Bachelorette episode where Katie Thurston revealed a past non-consensual sexual encounter during a group date. To recap, the bank marketing manager shared the deeply disturbing experience and stated “that is not something I wish upon anybody” (via People).
She said she was in such denial about the encounter. She admitted that she “tried to form a relationship with him, because I didn’t want to believe what actually had happened.”
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The first season of the Temptation Island reboot was a hit. So, of course, the show is coming back for round 2! Plenty of reality TV stars got together to celebrate at the Temptation Island Season 2 premiere.
White Kanye himself, Vanderpump Rules star James Kennedy DJ’ed the party. His girlfriend Raquel Leviss was also on hand to support. Imagine if those two were actually a part of the Temptation Island cast. That would be some must-see TV. The Bella Twins, Nikki and Brie Bella also hopped in the DJ booth at the event. Season 1 couple Shari Ligons and Javen Butler showed up to support Season 2. They are the only couple from the first season that is actually still together. They got engaged during the finale. Season 1’s Kaci Campbell was also there among the Real Housewives, members of Bachelor nation, and other reality TV stars. It is probably such a relief for Kaci to not be a part of the drama this time around. She really went through it last season.
Vanderpump Rules fans have watched Scheana Marie make out with Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise alum Robby Hayes on the show. And in paparazzi photos. She was even seen with a different Bachelor Nation star pretty recently.
Previously, Ramona Singer said that she would love to have the lead role on The Bachelorette. She was (probably) joking, but I know it would be must-watch TV. However, former Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman has a different Real Housewives of New York star in mind to take on the task.
It’s all happening – again! Vanderpump Rules star, Scheana Marie was spotted making out with Bachelorette reject “star” Robby Hayes. Viewers have watched Scheana’s rollercoaster of a love life for the past eight years. You might recall that the earliest seasons of Pump Rules featured Mike Shay – Scheana’s ex-husband. He maybe spoke three times in the three years he was on. After their divorce, Scheana picked things back up with the guy she dated before Mike. You might know him as Rob “he can hang a TV in seven seconds” Valletta. After Rob realized he couldn’t be in a relationship with a robot programmed to say only his name, they broke up. To get over this breakup, Scheana pretended to be The Bachelorette with Robby Hayes.
For those of us who watch both Pump Rules and The Bachelor spinoffs, this was a match made in the heaven that exists for shameless attention-seekers. Robby somehow made it to the final two on Jojo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette. Known for his Ken-doll appearance and Ross Gellar teeth, Robby also has a sordid public dating history. He was accused of cheating on Amanda Stanton in public after they left Bachelor in Paradise together. Oh and did I mention, he’s childhood friends with Adam Spott – Scheana’s longtime, former friend with benefits?
Last season, Vanderpump Rules fans saw a post-Rob Scheana Marie playing the field. Sort of. She went on a date with Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise alum Robby Hayes. But, ultimately, she had her sights set on Adam Spott. She even got him a penguin, but he wasn’t moved by the gesture. However, in his defense, he was mad at Scheana for having sex with a male model. In her defense, Scheana and Adam were not a couple. They were just “best friends,” even though Scheana begged him to say “I love you” during the Season 7 finale.
Now, Scheana is done with Adam, or so she says. Recently, she was spotted making out with Robby. Again. But after that, she was spotted with another member of Bachelor Nation. Is Scheana becoming the real-life Bachelorette by dating all of the guys in front of paparazzi
that she called?
Confession: I can sit through 1oo’s of hours of “unscripted television,” but I have never once made it through an awards show. Except maybe the MTV VMAs one year while I was in college. And even then, I only made it through because I was too hung over to move from the couch where my roommates were watching.
However, I do find the People’s Choice Awards fascinating. Because the awards are voted on by the viewers, it makes for some… interesting results. For example, last year’s nominees for “Drama Movie of the Year” included Red Sparrow and A Quiet Place – both legitimate movies with plots and acting and character development. Wanna know what movie won? “Fifty Shades Freed.” That’s right, we the viewers chose soft porn over a movie starring Academy Award-winning Jennifer Lawrence and one starring America’s favorite human, Jim Halpert. America’s voting habits make me nervous.
There are very few things in this life that I am 100% certain about. I am 100% certain that if I am running late, there will be traffic. I am 100% certain that when I’m “not drinking tonight,” I will have consumed 10 tequila shots by 9 pm. I am also 100% certain that Scheana Marie involves herself in very public, and messy, romantic entanglements for dramatic purposes.
First, there was poor Mike Shay. Scheana and Mike had a marriage that was over before it really even begun. But the blessed union put her front and center on Vanderpump Rules for the majority of that season, and that’s all that really matters. I wonder if Scheana is bitter about the fact that Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor’s wedding was an over-the-top extravaganza paid for by sponsored Instagram posts, and all Scheana got was a crop-top wedding dress and a bunch of bedazzled silk roses? After her divorce from Mike, she moved on to Rob Valletta, whose name she mentioned at every. Possible. Opportunity. Then, last season, she badgered poor Adam Spott into “dating” her, and immediately tried to make him jealous by making out with Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise-alum, Adam’s friend, Robby Hayes.