During Monday's episode of Vanderpump Rules, Scheana Shay and her husband, Shay, opened up to their friends about his substance abuse issues. During the emotional sitdown with Tom Schwartz, Katie Maloney, Tom Sandoval, and Ariana Madix, the couple revealed that Shay was struggling with an addiction to painkillers, an issue Scheana first spoke to Ariana and Lisa Vanderpump about last week. In the wake of the episode, Scheana took to Twitter and Instagram to thank everyone, including her SUR boss, for their continued support through this emotional time. Lisa applauded the pair for being so open and honest with viewers.
She also had a message for those who opted to criticize the couple during this time instead of offering them support. "Thanks for the education lesson a**holes," read one of her tweets. "Clearly I have new things to learn as this is all f***ing NEW TO ME!!! It's not my addiction. Bye!"
Despite their struggles, Scheana says they're on a better path today.
Shay also posted an lengthy tribute to his wife, who has stood by his side through this difficult time. "This past year of my life has been such a roller coaster ride both physically and emotionally!" he wrote on Instagram. "Thank you @scheanamarie for never giving up on me and always being my rock and support system. Words can't express how much I love you and will forever love you! People can have their own opinions about you and about me but all I care about is you and me baby!"
Following the emotional episode, Shay appeared on the Vanderpump Rules After Show, where he further elaborated on his addiction.