If you watched the premiere of Vanderpump Rules Season 5 on Monday night, you may have noticed that someone was missing, and sadly, that person was not James Kennedy.
Despite the fact that he’s played a larger role in the show these past two seasons, Scheana Marie’s husband, Mike Shay, did not appear in the episode.
It was more than a little odd, as much of the episode took place not at SUR, but at an OK! magazine party at which the other castmembers were joined by their significant others.
In the hours leading up to the premiere, rumors that Shay had gone missing began to circulate on social media.
Insiders claimed that the troubled aspiring musician had relapsed after battling a prescription painkiller addiction last year and fled from Scheana and his other loved ones.
Tabloids claimed he had emptied the couple’s join checking account before he disappeared.
Shortly thereafter, an unnamed friend of Shay’s informed Radar Online that Mike was not missing but that Scheana and Shay were headed for divorce.
“He’s been with his parents and brother. Everyone knows and has known exactly where he is,” says the source.
“It was inevitable.”
Now, it seems the situation is more severe than the temporary trial separation that the insider describes.
Radar is now reporting that Scheana and Shay have called it quits.
“Mike found out some things about Scheana on Wednesday, and was furious,” claims a source close to the couple.
The insider adds that the relationship is now “beyond repair.”
Part of the problem, it seems, is that the formerly unemployed Shay is beginning to find work as a session musician and producer, and while Scheana thought that’s what she wanted, she’s beginning to feel overshadowed:
“Now that things have started to click for him, there’s been some jealousy.”
Shay recently took to Instagram to report that he’s not missing, and his maintained his sobriety.
Scheana, interestingly enough, refused to comment but did cryptically claim that “the truth will come out” on the new season of Vanderpump.
It’s an ironic tagline for a show on which everyone is constantly lying to one another.
Watch Vanderpump Rules online to see if for once, the truth does indeed come out.