Blind to the Signs
"I was definitely naive about a lot of things. There were a lot of signs that I ignored — things with his addiction and things I was very uneducated on," Scheana said in a recent interview with KTLA 5 Morning News.
A Painful Education
"So I'm now a lot more educated on addiction. I know things to look for and I think that is one of the biggest things that I got out of it," she added.
Sharing Her Pain
Scheana spoke openly about her discovery of Mike's addiction in several emotional scenes during Vanderpump Rules Season 4.
Sadly, it seems that by the time Scheana became aware of the extent of Mike's problems, their relationship had been damaged beyond repair.
Making Matters Worse
The couple made a valiant effort to work through their problems, but Mike's addiction wasn't their only issue. Scheana says toward the end of their time together Mike was texting other women and stealing money from her bank account.
A Moving Response
Scheana says thousands of fans have thanked her and Shay for the openness with which they discussed his addiction issues.