Cast Blog: #PUMPRULES

Scheana: Stassi Went Easy on Laura-Leigh

Ariana: Kristen is a Giant "Preying" Mantis

Katie: Stassi Overstepped Boundaries

Scheana: It's Sad How Few Friends Stassi Has

Our Producer Shares the Dirt on New Girl Vail

Tom: Kristen Manipulates Things

Tom Schwartz to Himself: Wake Up ---hole

Lisa Doesn't Want Scheana's Advice

Kristen: This Episode Was Tough to Watch

Scheana: I Don't Spread Rumors

Our Producer Shares Tom's Hair Secrets

Kristen: Jax Is a Sociopath

7 Shocking Over-Reactions from Ep 6 of #PumpRules

Ariana Is Proud of Schwartz for Fessing Up

Lisa Is Ready to Contribute to Jax's Therapy

Jax: Katie and Tom Are in Two Different Places

Katie: I Felt Gutted

Stassi: I Don't Know What I Did to Scheana

Katie: Jax's Rumor Is a Lie

15 GIFs as Adorable as Katie's New Puppy

Tom: If Katie Cheated Drunk, I Could Deal

Scheana: Katie Didn't Cheat

Jax: Katie Came at Me

Lisa: Stassi's a Brat

Our Producer Almost Bought Jax's Bike

Kristen: How Awkward Was Stassi?

Ariana: I'm Sorry for How I Spoke to Tom

Scheana: Stassi's Not the Girl I Knew

Katie: Tom and I's Future Feels Far Away

13 Eyebrow Raising Gifs From #PumpRules

Stassi Feels Bad for Kristen

Lisa Worries Tom Won't Grow Up

Before and After: Jax Taylor's Nose Job

Tom Schwartz: I Was a Pussy

Our Producer Spills on Jax's Surgery

Tom: My DVR and I Have so Much History

Ariana: Welcome to Adulthood Kristen

11 #PumpRules GIFs That Prove the Struggle Is Real

Behind James' Firing and "Club Sandoval"

Tom Tries to Say Something Nice

Lisa: Stassi Could Learn From Scheana

Scheana: Stassi Went Easy on Laura-Leigh

Scheana shares her thoughts on the SUR staff meeting and on her big performance.

Scheana Marie

Bravotv.com: What did you think of Lisa having a sit down with Jax? Is that like her to get involved in the staff’s problems?
Scheana Marie: When I saw the sit down between Lisa and Jax I just thought, "Uh oh, he's in trouble! Lisa doesn't get involved when she doesn't have to and especially if it isn't extremely serious. So when Lisa asks you to have a sit down you know she means business! Especially in this situation of disrespecting another restaurant owner's property.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of Jax hooking up with Laura-Leigh so soon, particularly after how upset he seemed when talking to Lisa about Stassi?
SM: At the time of Jax and Laura-Leigh hooking up I wasn't that close with either of them, so for all I knew that's how the SUR staff is -- hopping from one employee on to another. However in this situation, I think Jax was truly hurt by Stassi moving on so quickly to Frank that he was just trying to get back at her in a malicious way -- even when it appeared it was his fault they broke up in the first place.

Bravotv.com: How did you feel prepping for your first big performance? Were you nervous?
SM: Prepping for my first big performance was one of the most nerve wracking experiences of my life! I hadn't done trained dancing in years and picking up choreography is not as easy at 27 as it was at 17! Singing live for the first time in front of a huge group of people just stressed me, because I didn't knowing if I would sound like complete s--- or not.

Bravotv.com: How did it feel going to that party that Stassi wasn't invited to? Did you feel bad for her for being dropped by her friends so quickly?
SM: At the time of being invited to the party I didn't feel bad for Stassi at all. I was just happy to be a part of the group finally. Kristen, Tom, and I had known each other for years but I knew their loyalty was always to Stassi, and it made situations uncomfortable when we were both in the same room.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of Stassi's texts to Laura-Leigh? Were you glad her target wasn't you for a change?
SM: Initially when I heard the texts out loud from Stassi I thought they were pretty harsh, but after thinking about it now it really wasn't. Had a friend of mine done that to me if Shay and I had broken up, that would have been me being nice! When someone hurts you you need to vent and sometimes take things out on that person. And although I was happy not to be the target anymore, I really think Stassi could have given it to Laura-Leigh a lot harder.

Bravotv.com: How did you feel going into the all-staff meeting at SUR? What did you think of everyone's behavior at the meeting?
SM: I had no interest to go to the all staff meeting. I'm never a part of any of the drama so why should I have to sit through this!?! It was quite entertaining, I'll say though. I felt like I was watching a ping pong tournament with the fighting going back and forth and me stuck smack in the middle. I thought Laura-Leigh was going to explode like a human bomb. She absolutely lost it.

Bravotv.com: How was it returning to dancing and getting prepped for the performance?
SM: Returning to dancing and prepping for the show was extremely stressful. There was so much that went into it it would have been impossible to show everything. We had four rehearsals with the choreographer, vocal harmonizing sessions, met with a stylist, did a sound check (in which they told me I wouldn't have cordless mice to use), and then had to get ready on my own while trying not to forget anything in the process. Once I got on stage it all came back to me. All the performance training I had as a child and through college just came right back in and I took over the stage -- splits, booty poppin', and all.

Bravotv.com: How did you feel after your performance? Did it go as you wanted? Do you have more plans to perform anytime soon?
SM: After the performance I felt amaaaaaaaaazing!!!! It went better than I ever could have expected and then some. My girls, Ariana and Jackie, killed it behind me and made me feel so comfortable on stage. It was so much fun to share this experience with two of my best friends and I could not have done it with out them. As far as performing again anytime soon, well I guess I'll just wait and see if anyone offers it to me. I'd love to travel around the country to clubs and hear my song playing and get on the mic.

Bravotv.com: Why did you decide to comfort Stassi at the show?
SM:I decided to comfort Stassi because she needed a friend at the time. She got in an argument with the girls earlier and although I didn't know what it was about, to see someone so sad broke my heart. I don't care if she was mean to me and judged me because that was so long ago and life is too short to hold grudges and have hate. I love and adore Stassi. I think she's an amazing person and was going through a very hard time. Everyone does things they regret. She's apologized to me and that was enough. I'm so happy to now have a new friend and it never hurts to have a "mean girl" in your corner.

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Katie: Stassi Overstepped Boundaries

Katie discusses why she didn't give Tom and ultimatum and why Stassi's advice was out-of-line.

The days following Tom's admission of past infidelity were taxing both mentally and emotionally. Tom and I spent hours pouring our hearts out, crying, and taking a hard look at the current state and the future of our relationship. While I cherish and value the opinions of my friends, I was not interested in their opinions of how I should handle this situation. For weeks, everyone was weighing in on Tom and I's relationship to a point that felt it was invasive and frustrating. Tom and I are good match. We are each other's best friends. We don't have a perfect relationship. We understand there are areas where we really need to work on, but we decided to make that a priority. I wanted to go over the recent events and revelations in solidarity. I wanted to focus soley on what my heart felt. I didn't want my thoughts and feelings to be colored by anyone else.

 

 

 

While I understood that Stassi did have good intentions, she began to over step certain boundaries. I didn't need Stassi to fight my battle, but rather to just support my decision and be there for me. Of course I didn't want Tom to continue having a close relationship with Jax. I was fed up with Jax's lies and meddling. I didn't understand why Tom so passionately defended his friendship with Jax, especially when I felt he should have been passionately defending OUR relationship. I began to understand that I was going to have to just compromise with Tom -- and I confidently I could do that with out compromising my feelings and integrity. I wasn't going to let Jax be the reason that Tom and I end our relationship. Sometimes ultimatums are necessary, but this wasn't one of those times. I didn't want to be the ultimatum girlfriend, nobody wants to date or be that girl. Tom assured me that he would take necessary measures to ensure that his friendship with Jax wouldn't interfere with our relationship and that no matter what that I was a priority to him. I felt comfortable with our compromise, and I don't think that makes me weak. Relationships, and life for that matter, are not black and white. They are full of compromise and benefits of the doubt. Stassi was maybe just giving me tough love, but to call me weak during such a critical time for me was hurtful. Stassi hasn't always made the best decisions in terms of relationships. She's made decisions I wouldn't personally make, but I allow her to make her own decisions and do my best to support her. I would have liked to have had that in return. Stassi has removed herself from this group of people and no longer worked at SUR, so it's very easy for her to tell Tom to cut it off with Jax and tell me to disassociate from anything having to do with these people. That isn't really want I want, nor isn't it realistic. I still work at SUR and Tom and I both are friends with people in this group. It's nearly impossible to avoid certain people, and it makes life easier to try and co exist.

 

 

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