'Vanderpump Rules' star Scheana Shay gets emotional talking about best friend Ariana Madix

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.

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GIBSON JOHNS: You mentioned Ariana. And I think that you've been such a good friend to her since this and also before this. You've always been a good friend to her. She seems to be thriving. And again, she's like the woman of the year right now, like she's everywhere. And she's getting all these opportunities. What's it like watching that and kind of watching her again reclaim that power and kind of blast off into a level that she hasn't even been at before. It's amazing to watch.

SCHEANA SHAY: Yeah, no, it really has been. Seeing her at Coachella just eyes more lit up than they've ever been. Even in the beginning of her relationship with Sandoval, I never saw her smile the way she smiles now. So that just makes me as her best friend so happy, because I'm like you deserve every-- I can't get emotional. Every good thing coming, like she deserves.


She has worked so hard. She's been through so much. And she really deserves every good thing that's coming her way. And I told her if she gets "Dancing with the Stars," I will be there front row every week cheering her on.

GIBSON JOHNS: I need that. Exactly, with the Smirnoff.