Mike Shay was married to Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Shay from 2014 to 2017, according to Bravo. Much of their relationship — the good and the bad — played out during the popular reality show. A flight of fancy happened during Season 3 as their on-screen wedding played out. Unfortunately, things eventually turned sour, with one issue being Mike’s struggles with drug use, which strained his relationship with Scheana.
The reality star told E! News of how their marriage quickly unraveled. “Three months later I found out he had a pill problem. Just before our one year anniversary, I saw some inappropriate text messages. Then we fast-forward to our second anniversary and I’m just trying to pretend everything’s fine because, in my opinion, we’re married — for better or worse.”
Despite a difficult few years, Mike, who works primarily as a music producer, seems to have come a long way from his reality TV show days.
Mike Shay continues to pursue his dreams
Since leaving Vanderpump Rules, Mike Shay seems to have bid farewell to the reality TV world. He hasn’t left the entertainment business entirely, however, and appears to be rapping and DJing for a living in California. And according to his Instagram account, he appears to be close to musician Hyro the Heor. Over the past few years, Shay has posted clips of the band’s performances on his account, which as of this writing has a blue tick and 61.4k followers.
As for his own music, Mike was once in a band called Dat Dope Group. In 2021, the band released a 10-track album on Spotify. Shay has also previously posted original music on his Soundcloud account, MikeShayMusic.
On the personal front, Mike seems to have a big family. At this time he does not appear to be in a relationship or having children of his own. However, the musician also frequently features his niece, Aubrey, whom he commonly refers to as “Aubs” on his Instagram account. After she was born in 2021, he posted a sweet snap introducing her to his followers. His nephews Adam and Aiden also make frequent appearances. In August, Mike celebrated their return to school as they entered 7th grade, proving he’s a proud uncle.
Mike Shay has a good relationship with Scheana Shay
You never really know how ex-boyfriends will receive each other, especially when their most challenging moments are played out on TV. Despite Mike and Scheana Shay’s rocky marriage and strained divorce — where Scheana had to hand over $50,000 to TMZ, the past is clearly behind them. Today, it seems Mike offers only the warmest of regards to his ex-wife, who married Brock Davis on August 23. Scheana and Brock welcomed their first daughter together in April 2021 after suffering a miscarriage and a long string of fertility issues.
Before the Vanderpump Rules veteran announced her pregnancy, she reached out to Mike to update him on the news. “I texted Shay the night before my announcement just out of respect to let him know because he called me after hearing about the miscarriage and checking in,” she told Bravo Insider. Scheana added that she would rather he hear the news from her than the tabloids. “I think I owe him that at least in a private message,” she said, adding that Mike was “so happy” for her and that he asked her about how the pregnancy went. Scheana thought the gesture was “really nice,” considering they’ve known each other since high school.
So will Mike find love like Scheana? Only time will tell, and in the meantime he seems happy doing his own thing.