Mike Shay’s friends worry about him and his drinking problem after wife Scheana left him.
“I actually texted him last night and I haven’t heard from him,” said a close friend of Mike’s. “I don’t know for him if this is the biggest blessing in the world or if he’s gonna wake up one day and realize, ‘wow. I’m not married anymore.’”
“He’s known Scheana since high school. I don’t think they dated in high school but they were very close, and that’s a long story. They’ve been together for like 12, 13 years. … They were a perfect match.”
According to the source, his drinking problem started after divorcing his wife. “I worry about his own safety. I know that when he married Scheana, he was like any other person in L.A. … had a couple of drinks here and there, but he was such a mellow guy. But then he gets into Vanderpump Rules, and once he got into that circle it was the total opposite.”
“When most people go diva and get super high maintenance and they might start doing drugs and drinking because they’re in the scene, Shay did the opposite where he started partying because he didn’t want the scene. He chose partying to make himself feel better.”
“He didn’t like the cameras. He wanted to get away. He wanted to do music.”
Furthermore, a family insider shared that Mike never wanted to become famous and hated the attention he and his wife got. “She’s the breadwinner,” the source said. “I know a divorce will affect him personally in a big way. His life will go downhill very fast. They live a good lifestyle.”
“That’s my bigger concern for Shay,” added the source.
The last time Mike’s friends saw him he looked sober. “I’ve seen him several times and he looked fantastic,” an insider said. “His eyes were clear. I never saw him take a drink. I’ve been with Shay for years when his were pinned and he was high as a kite. He looked perfect.”
Hopefully he will be able to get through this without giving into his addiction again.