Here's Why Scheana Shay Was Thankful for Her Haters This Thanksgiving

The SURver also cleared up some controversial comments made on #PumpRules regarding her husband's sobriety.

Scheana Shay has opened up about husband Mike Shay's struggle with addiction this season of Vanderpump Rules, but it hasn't been without some criticism. Not only did Scheana take the opportunity to show her gratitude for her husband and his progress this Thanksgiving, but she also used the holiday to address some of the backlash for comments she made during last Monday night's episode of the show. "I just want to say today how thankful I am for my amazing husband and everything he's been [through] and accomplished. It's been a long road and it's not over yet," Scheana wrote on Instagram. "I appreciate all of your support you've given us but also some things have been misinterpreted."

Scheana went on to clear up a comment she made that seemed to suggest she wouldn't stay with Shay if he were completely sober, saying that it was actually a part of a story about a first date she had with someone right out of rehab when she was 22 years old. "Not in any way speaking about Shay currently," Scheana wrote on Instagram. "I would never even for a second consider leaving him if he chose to be completely sober. I would support him all the way and go sober myself! We are married!! For better or for worse and just trying to figure things out in front of the whole world."

Happy Thanksgiving! I just want to say today how thankful I am for my amazing husband @mikeshaymusic and everything he's been thru and accomplished. It's been a long road and it's not over yet. I appreciate all of your support you've given us but also some things have been misinterpreted. I NEVER EVER EVER said I "couldn't be with SHAY if he chose to be 100% sober" or meant it to come off that way AT ALL! I was telling a story in an interview about a time I went on a first date with someone fresh out of rehab when I was 22 and super in the club scene I was like "ya I could never be w someone completely sober bc that doesn't fit w my lifestyle and friend group" WHEN I WAS 22!!! Not in any way speaking about Shay currently. I would never even for a second consider leaving him if he chose to be completely sober. I would support him all the way and go sober myself! We are married!! For better or for worse and just trying to figure things out in front of the whole world. Literally! Shay is a grown man and one who I love and support very very much! If he wants to drink still I said to try and cut back. That's what I meant by "get a buzz, don't get drunk". I am not his boss. I would never encourage something that was bad for him, same as I cannot make decisions for him, but I will help him with whatever he needs. I don't know a lot about addiction, that's true. But I do know that he's my entire world. He's doing what he thinks is best for him now and what makes him happy and I support him 10000000%. I am so fucking proud of him for everything he has already accomplished and will accomplish in the future! Remember, what you see isn't from just yesterday. Time passes and things change. We've done counseling since. So, keep watching... And Thank You for following us on our journey and supporting us. I am literally so thankful for each and every one of you (haters included)! 😜 #HAPPYTHANKSGIVING

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Scheana also clarified what she meant when she said that Shay could just sip to get a buzz instead of getting drunk. "Shay is a grown man and one who I love and support very, very much! If he wants to drink still I said to try and cut back. That's what I meant by 'get a buzz, don't get drunk,'" Scheana said. "I am not his boss. I would never encourage something that was bad for him, same as I cannot make decisions for him, but I will help him with whatever he needs."

Ultimately, Scheana emphasized that she's going to support her hubby no matter what. "I don't know a lot about addiction, that's true. But I do know that he's my entire world," Scheana said. "He's doing what he thinks is best for him now and what makes him happy and I support him 10000000%. I am so f***ing proud of him for everything he has already accomplished and will accomplish in the future!"

Scheana ended her message by thanking all of the people that have supported the couple during this difficult time — and even those who haven't.

"Thank You for following us on our journey and supporting us," Scheana wrote. "I am literally so thankful for each and every one of you (haters included)!"

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