Last night on Vanderpump Rules, we didn’t get a glimpse of Mike Shay, Scheana Marie Shay’s husband. But we’re not alone. After he went missing last Wednesday, she didn’t see him — or hear from him — for six days. And now, a source close to the pair told People, they “will not be living together indefinitely.”
As we know, last Wednesday night Scheana learned a family friend she regarded as an uncle died. After learning about his passing, Mike went to band practice, as usual. On his way home, he asked Scheana if she needed anything. Two hours later, he still hadn’t arrived. Scheana texted him and received a short response.
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Over the next several days, Mike made charges on his credit cards. The source said that once Scheana put a stop to his cards, he cleared out their bank account. Although she texted him repeatedly, he never responded.
On Sunday, the couple finally met in person and decided to live apart indefinitely. They will move forward separately, each working on themselves. According to the source,
“They both have agreed to focus on themselves for the next few months and then reevaluate early next year and see if their path is still meant to be together. There is no talk about divorce at this time, but they will not be living together indefinitely.”
Mike’s sobriety was called into question during his absence. Last season on Vanderpump Rules, Scheana admitted that Mike was drinking more and mixing it with prescription pills. Scheana thought Mike should be able to regulate his alcohol consumption and stated several times that she didn’t want him to stop drinking altogether.
According to Mike, he’s been sober since January 1 of this year, but the source had a different story.
“Shay is not sober anymore as he claims and he has been struggling with his sobriety lately, which has caused concern among his friends and family.”
To set the record straight, Mike posed with a daily newspaper and posted on Instagram: “I am not missing. I am sober. I am Happy!!! Don’t believe everything you read. I love my wife and will always love my wife. Whatever is going on between us will stay between us!”
I am not missing. I am sober. I am Happy!!! Don't believe everything you read. I love my wife and will always love my wife. Whatever is going on between us will stay between us! I love my family and my family loves me and a lot of things have been said out is protection and anger by many people. I just ready for the next chapter in my life!
In response, Scheana posted a photo of herself on Instagram and tagged her husband, saying, “Looking into the future! The truth will come out this season on #PumpRules so stay tuned!”
The source said, “She just wants him — whether they’re together or not — to be happy and healthy and get the help that he needs, if he needs that help. It’s unfortunate that his family isn’t helping to address those issues.”
The drama will play out on the end of season five of Vanderpump Rules.