Vanderpump Rules’ Scheana Shay Shares Why She Reprimanded Alexis Bellino at BravoCon and How Andy Cohen Intervened Following Her On-Stage Comment

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'Vanderpump Rules' star Scheana Shay revealed that she reprimanded Alexis Bellino at BravoCon on a recent episode of her podcast.

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Scheana Shay opened up about why she reprimanded Alexis Bellino at BravoCon during a recent episode of her podcast.

Months after the fan convention in Las Vegas, the Vanderpump Rules star, 38, revealed what the Real Housewives of Orange County alum, 46, did on stage that set her off while sharing that Andy Cohen, 55, also approached her about the shade she threw.

On a December episode of Scheananigans with Scheana Shay, via Heavy, Scheana revealed that it was a joke Alexis made about her friend Gretchen Rossi‘s partner Slade Smiley, 50, and the fact that he’s dated past cast members of RHOC, including Jo De La Rosa, 43, and Lauri Peterson, 63, that she deemed to be in poor taste.

“All of the sudden Alexis goes rogue,” Scheana recalled of a speech Alexis made as she presented the Wifetime Achievement Award to Vicki Gunvalson, 61. “At first I laugh. She’s like, ‘Well as the only woman up here who hasn’t slept with Slade Smiley.’ And I, like, kind of laugh. ‘Cause I was like, ‘Wow. Gretchen was okay with this in the script? Like we knew our script going into it.’ And I look back at the teleprompter and I was like, ‘It’s not in the script.’”

In addition to feeling offended by the shade Alexis threw, Scheana said she wasn’t the only one who didn’t like Alexis’ alleged freestyling of the speech.

“Andy [Cohen] had to come up and he was like, ‘This is not part of the show,’” Scheana shared.

According to Scheana, she eventually had words with Alexis at an afterparty.

“Alexis comes up and introduces herself to me. I was like, ‘Ugh, I can’t bite my tongue, you made my friend so uncomfortable.’ I was like, ‘Oh you’re the girl who said something really rude about my friend’s husband. Right? Nice to meet you.’ And she was just like, ‘Uh.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah not cool.’ And I just, like, walked away,” Scheana confirmed.

Following the spat, Scheana met up with Gretchen, 45, who was appreciative that she had her back.

“I went over to Gretchen. And she was like, ‘I love you. Thank you.’ And I’m like, ‘That’s just disrespectful,’” Scheana explained. “It was funny if Gretchen was in on the joke. And that was part of the script and she agreed to it. But to just go up there and go rogue and say that, I just thought it was so disrespectful and rude.”

Although Alexis seemed to take issue with Slade’s dating past, she’s currently dating Shannon Beador’s ex-boyfriend, John Janssen.

Vanderpump Rules season 11 premieres on Tuesday, January 30, at 8/7c on Bravo.