"Vanderpump Rules'" Scheana Shay Wants A More Dynamic Storyline On The Hit Bravo Reality Series

May 5, 2020

Scheana Shay, OG cast member of Vanderpump Rules, is no longer the flirtatious waitress that you see in the Bravo series. After facing real-life challenges in her personal life, Shay tells AJ Gibson and Mikalah Gordon, of The Morning Beat that she no longer wants to be portrayed as the show's "desperate middle-aged waitress". The reality show star has faced adversity with fertility, and while filming the show Shay felt her challenges and triumphs wither motherhood were glazed over. She says, "I think that they just like to keep me in this one-dimensional box....it's almost like I'm playing a character. Nothing from my actual life is shown outside of it. I had so much going on last year, but it's just brushed over because we have eighteen other cast member's lives to cover." 

------ @mspriscillanyc @juliusmichael1 @bravowwhl

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Last year Shay went on her own fertility journey that has been somewhat documented in the current season of the show. We have been seeing that her journey has been very emotional, however, Shay feels that not enough of her real-life came through during the season. Shay shares that, "Being sober, celibate and single and filming a reality show " at the same time was an incredibly difficult thing to go through. Shay also says that when she found out Vanderpump Rules was being picked up for an eighth season she wanted to be able to share her fertility story with viewers who could relate. She says, "It's not like I am trying to create my own storyline...but I thought it was so important for so many women out there to watch me go through this and the show just brushes over it." 

Thank you to the most amazing fertility doctor ever for making this such a great experience second time around. @drshahinghadir and @scrcivf have been absolutely incredible throughout this journey for me. Second round was successful and we got 7 more mature eggs!!! Now I have 16 total! -- (you can also refer to my previous post in January for more info)

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