Vanderpump Rules star Katie Maloney doesn’t understand why Scheana Shay depends on Tom Sandoval after he cheated on her friend Ariana Madix.
Katie, 36, tells exclusively Us weekly on Saturday, November 4, that she is confused by Scheana’s willingness to hang out with Sandoval, 40. “‘Girl, I love you, but why do you keep making these weird choices?'” They’re just weird choices,” Katie shared while on the BravoCon red carpet with 38-year-old Ariana.
Scheana, 38, and Sandoval were spotted spending time together in Las Vegas for BravoCon this weekend Vanderpump Rules The Season 11 trailer makes it clear that Scheana, unlike her co-stars, isn’t exactly leaving Sandoval cold after his affair ended his nine-year relationship with Ariana.
“I ask her sometimes,” Katie said Us by Scheana. “I ask myself, ‘Do you often feel like you’re on the wrong side?’ And she goes, “Mm-hmm.” I say, “Okay, it’s good that you know so you can correct that.” But then she doesn’t correct it.”
“I agree,” Ariana added. “I mean, it’s weird and I don’t know. It seems, you know, whatever. “I’m not going to tell anyone what to do or how-“
“I will,” Katie interjected. “You don’t have to listen, just do the smart thing.”
Ariana continued, “It just doesn’t seem hard… unless you want it to be.” [hang with Sandoval], but then you also have to be prepared for people to find it strange. That’s it.”
In the Vanderpump Rules In the Season 11 trailer released during the series’ BravoCon panel on Friday, November 3, Scheana can be seen hugging Sandoval. However, Katie tells Scheana that she is risking her friendship with Ariana.
“If you want to be friends with him, she’ll fucking cut you off,” Katie tells Scheana. “Think very carefully about your next step.”
In July, Scheana revealed during an Amazon Live broadcast that she was paired with Sandoval for a “spiritual meditation exercise” while filming the upcoming season, which will premiere on Bravo in January 2024.
“It was very awkward,” she noted, although she called the interaction “good television” for viewers. “Of course I don’t like what he did to Ariana. He and I had a really long friendship, so everyone always [says]“Oh, Scheana the flip-flopper, Scheana has to be loyal.” And it was obviously a struggle to lose such a long friendship.”
Sandoval is on track with his Vanderpump Rules Actor after his affair with former co-star Raquel Leviss came to light in March.
After Raquel, 29, confronted her co-stars during the Season 10 reunion, she checked into a treatment center for her mental health. She later confirmed that she would not be returning to the show for season 11. Sandoval admitted this Us that although he considered not returning, he ultimately decided to pursue music.
“I think that as times get really difficult for me to cope with life, it’s good to challenge myself,” he said Us on Friday at BravoCon. “Do what’s hard, you know what I mean?”
Reporting by Christina Garibaldi