Long before Vanderpump Rules Season 6 debuted at the beginning of December, word got out that Scheana Marie and Robert Valletta had broken up after just a few weeks of dating.
It’s a strange situation for viewers, who are just now getting their first real insights into Rob’s character and personality, despite the fact that he has no real ties to the cast any longer.
Of course, it sounds like if Scheana gets her way, he’ll soon be welcomed back into the fold.
Yes, as you may have noticed if you caught Monday night’s episode, Scheana–to borrow a phrase coined by Tom Sandoval–is a bit "Rob-sessed."
At one point, she openly discussed her desire to marry Valletta, even though they’d only been formally dating for a few months and she was still married to Mike Shay at the time.
But the clearest indication that Scheana would lay down in traffic if Rob asked her to may have been her willingness to ignore the many obvious signs that Valletta was cheating.
In the past, Scheana has harshly criticized friends of hers for being naive about their boyfriends’ infidelity, but she was hearing none of it when several members of her inner circle tried to convince her that Rob had been unfaithful.
Even now that their relationship is over, both parties claim they called it off for reasons that have nothing to do with infidelity.
Scheana appeared on Watch What Happens Live Monday night, and Rob called in, seemingly for no other reason than to blame her friends for their breakup:
"The truth is, it’s really hard in her circle of friends," Rob said.
"Individually, when they’re by themselves, they’re really great people, but you put that group of people together and they’re savages. They come after you, and it’s really hard to have a successful relationship with those people coming and attacking you from all sides."
“Friends say Rob is using her,” an insider claimed.
Here’s the thing:
Despite the fact that he’s the sort of unrepentant d-bag who toasts to "falling in love with something new every day," we’re actually with Rob on this one.
Scheana’s friends are a pack of sociopaths, and we can’t imagine any healthy relationship existing in that environment.
But that doesn’t mean Rob isn’t shady as hell.
These days, Valletta and Scheana are friends with benefits, and those who know the couple best say he’s only maintaining ties with the SUR girl in order to help his career.
“Every single time Rob is in town, she invites him to an event with her," one insider tells Radar Online.
"They know that they are much more in-demand together than apart.”
Sadly, it seems Scheana doesn’t see the situation for what it is, and in fact still looks at Rob as husband material.
“Scheana would marry him in a heartbeat if he wanted to marry her," the source claims.
"But he’s told her that he does not want to be tied down, and she keeps telling him that he will regret it.”
Scheana, you’re helping this guy’s career and having no strings attached sex with him, all the while assuring him that you’ll happily settle down and get married if he ever decides he wants to.
Believe us when we say you’re not giving him a ton of incentive to hurry up and settle down.
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