Following Pregnancy, Vanderpump Rules Star Scheana Shay Isn't Letting Body Shamers Get Her Down

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As a seasoned vet of Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant reality series Vanderpump Rules, Scheana Shay is used to the spotlight and the drama that comes along with it. This also includes online trolls and body shamers, in case you were wondering. Now, only a little over a month after giving birth to her first child, the reality star is flaunting her newfound curves and not letting the comments about it get her down.

Scheana Shay gave birth to her daughter, Summer Moon, in June. As a result, the Vanderpump Rules star recently declared it “Hot Mom Summer” in an Instagram pic with her boyfriend, Brock Davies. A lot of the comments seem to be coming from fans genuinely happy for her showing off her new body so soon following the pregnancy. Others were decidedly not and urged her to “stop hiding” her stomach and to “own” it. Shay clapped back at the body shaming hints in the comments, saying (via Bravo):

I'm not hiding my stomach. I'm showing my ass Aka 'owning those curves' thank you.

Just one deep dive into Scheana Shay's Instagram should be proof enough that she isn't ashamed of her body. Now, Shay and her fellow Vanderpump Rules castmates’ drama on the show is another story entirely. Former stars Jax Taylor and his wife Brittany Cartwright, who gave birth last month as well, revealed that they would attempt to keep their son away from more controversial episodes if they can.

Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright quit the show last year, but they are still close with their ex co-stars. Cartwright was even spotted at Scheana Shay's baby shower. But it remains to be seen how their huge absence (not to mention the firings of several other alums last year) will affect Season 9, which is currently filming.

Scheana Shay's co-star, James Kennedy, shared a few months ago that they were doing something “entirely different” for this go-around of Vanderpump Rules. The cast is still being rather cagey on details, though. In an interview with E! News’ Daily Pop, Tom Sandoval said they have done “three firsts this season that you have never seen on Bravo.”

Supposedly, there is a lot of home footage taken by the Vanderpump Rules cast from the quarantine last year that will be utilized in the next season. But that's hardly a first, given that several other Bravo shows lapped Vanderpump Rules in the race to get back up and running following hiatuses.

The confirmed cast for Season 9 of Vanderpump Rules is rather short, with two of them (Scheana Shay and vet Lala Kent) both being newfound mothers. So it's curious how the reality show will continue its longstanding tradition of getting into screaming, drunken arguments at parties and social events. It might just be a Hot Moms Summer for the Bravo show, which sounds slightly better than Lizzo's Ass Crack Summer and leagues better than Chet Hanks' White Boy Summer.

Lauren Vanderveen
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