'Vanderpump Rules' star Scheana Shay doesn't regret defending Raquel Leviss and Tom Sandoval amid initial cheating suspicions
Scheana Shay knows it's all happening for "Vanderpump Rules" right now — and she's embracing the moment. Gibson Johns interviews the original "Pump Rules" cast member about on all things Scandoval, her BFF Ariana Madix turning lemons into lemonade, the women of the show taking control of the narrative and how the show might move forward after this season. They also discuss her thoughts on Sandoval saying she's "capitalizing" on the situation, not regretting believing the best in Raquel and Sandoval during filming, her partnership with Smirnoff for Cinco de Mayo and much more.
GIBSON JOHNS: On the show right now, we're seeing this moment, obviously, that played out seven months ago where there was-- the group was sort of on to what was going on. And you weren't really convinced by that, by some of that chatter. And I'm curious, watching that back, how-- what that experience has been like for you to see-- to see some of that, especially the lunch with Ally might be-- was probably, I'm guessing, kind of hard to watch. What has it been like for you to see some of these moments where it's like, damn, everyone else is sort of on to it, but I was so convinced that nothing was going on.
SCHEANA SHAY: You know, honestly, I want to beat myself up about it and be like, I should have seen this. I should have asked this and that.
But at the end of the day, I'm proud of myself for being a good, loyal friend, you know? Like, I had their back. I defended them because I thought they were good people, and I thought they would never do this.
So I can't let myself be upset with my past actions. It's hard to watch back. There's some cringe moments that I discussed on my podcast last week. I'm like, oh, my god. You said that. Oh, yeah, you said that. I remembered saying it. But then you always hope, like, maybe, no one else will see that I said that.
GIBSON JOHNS: Maybe they'll cut it out, right?
SCHEANA SHAY: So yeah, but it's like, at the end of the day, I was a good friend. And I'm not going to apologize for being a good friend. And I'm going to continue to be a good friend.