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Katie Maloney-Schwartz on Scheana Shay's Divorce: "None of Us Saw It Coming"

The #PumpRules pal says Scheana "has been very strong" since her split from Mike Shay. 

Scheana Shay has been relying on her friends since announcing her divorce from Mike Shay last week. And you can bet that Katie Maloney-Schwartz has been there for her pal in the wake of the split.

"She has been very strong and very mature about it all," Katie told The Daily Dish, with her husband Tom Schwartz adding, "I think both of them have."

The Vanderpump Rules pal continued that while the divorce came as a surprise, the crew is now rallying together. "None of us saw it coming. I don't think that even she did," Katie said. "I think it just got to a point where it was just the best decision for the both of them. And she has a very healthy perspective on it. And I just have been trying to encourage her and be there for her emotionally or just to kind of distract her, keep her busy just having fun." But, Katie notes, Scheana is "handling it very well on her own, I will say."

The couple also appeared on Watch What Happens Live on Monday where Tom added that the split news "came out of nowhere." He further explained that "we were blindsided. You never know what's going on behind closed doors. they seemed happy from outward appearances."

Katie added, "We all thought they would be together forever."

Scheana and Shay's 2014 wedding ceremony was captured in Season 3 of Vanderpump Rules. The series has followed the highs and lows of their relationship, from their engagement to dealing with Mike's substance abuse issues last season. Check out throwback photos of the couple, below.

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