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Bravotv.com: This was a difficult season for you and Shay. At the reunion Andy brought up the fact that you faced a lot of backlash on social media when it came to how you handled Shay's sobriety. Is there anything you said or did this season that you regret?
Scheana Shay: I don't like to have regrets. I live and learn and I learned a lot this year watching the show back and seeing the negative feedback. I will say that I'm thankful for how hard this past year was because it humbled me and made me look at things from an outside perspective. A lot of things I said were taken out of context and that was extremely frustrating. I never meant to come off as unsupportive or uneducated. Shay said over summer that he would NOT stop drinking, so I was doing my best to try and keep it in control. I'm not an expert at this. I was just trying to be a wife who supported her husband's decisions and tried to better the outcome.
Bravotv.com: Shay reveals that he's been completely sober for 3 months, which is really amazing. Do you think that's had a positive impact on your relationship?
SS: Absolutely! We've been the happiest we've ever been. Everything about our relationship is just sexier and better than ever!
Bravotv.com: Were you surprised that both Jax and Lala apologized for the way they talked about your relationship with Shay and his sobriety?
SS: Not surprised. It was owed. Jax apologized the second the episode aired and he knew how upset we were. Jax and I have years of a friendship and I was really hurt by him. Lala apologized because she was out of line. She spoke publicly about a situation she had ZERO knowledge of. After I let her have it at the After Show I think she knew she owed me an apology.
Bravotv.com: Even though Kristen has apologized to Ariana, both Ariana and Tom didn't believe it was genuine. Do you think Kristen's apology was genuine?
SS: I do. A year ago I may have felt differently, but since then Kristen and I have gotten closer I definitely see a positive change in her attitude and behavior. Therapy looks good on her!
Bravotv.com: Sandoval also said that he's at peace with Kristen, what's your take on that?
SS: I don't think he will ever FULLY be at peace with Kristen. It's natural. She's his ex.