Scheana Shay on 'Hard-to-Watch' Fight Between Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump: 'I Had Empathy for Kyle' (Exclusive)
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The "Vanderpump Rules" star stopped by TooFab after the explosive argument aired on this week's episode of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

Scheana Shay isn't necessarily taking sides when it comes to Lisa Vanderpump's feud with Kyle Richards, but she certainly has empathy for LVP's former friend.

The "Vanderpump Rules" star stopped by TooFab after the explosive argument aired on this week's episode of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." At our mere mention of the blowup, Scheana sighed heavily.

"Watching that, I just hope -- because it's still so early in the season -- I'm hoping that there's another conversation that they have because that was really hard to watch," she said. "I had empathy for Kyle in that situation because that would be me in that situation, like if I was trying to get through to Lisa. So my heart broke for Kyle, but then just seeing how frustrated Lisa was that her best friend's calling her a liar, my heart broke for her, [too]. So I'm like, 'Ah, I'm on both of your sides here!' It was really hard to watch."

Scheana felt the argument would be the equivalent of her having a falling out with bestie and co-star Ariana Madix, saying she "couldn't imagine that."

"And then seeing Ken [Todd]," Scheana continued. "It was like, 'Hell, yes! Stand up for your woman!' He's like 70 years old, and he's still got that spunk."

But just because Scheana is one of Lisa's favorite SURvers doesn't mean she knows "where things stand" between LVP and Kyle.

"Lisa isn't one to gossip with us and really tell us personal things in her friend group," she explained.

Lisa started off this season of "RHOBH" with a heavy heart; she had just gotten back from burying her only sibling, her brother, who lost his life to suicide. Scheana said she felt the person we saw arguing with Kyle was a very "sad and broken and angry" person.

"I think most of the time -- let's say 85 percent of the time -- you see Lisa very poised, composed, always says the right things, is just very close to perfect," Scheana said. "And then in those moments where she breaks down, you see she is a real person, and she has real feelings. I don't think [viewers] have ever seen that side of her that we saw [during that argument], where she's just sad and broken and angry. It was raw Lisa that you don't really see often because she keeps everything inside."

Scheana said in the weeks after Lisa got back from the U.K, she remained "as professional as she could be" with her staff but that she still had her off days.

"She would just be like, 'I don't want to talk about it. I don't want to talk about it. This isn't about me,'" Scheana recalled. "She just always still wanted to be the person who had everything together. She was like, 'I never want to burden you guys with my problems.' And I'm like, 'Yeah, but we're also here for you, too, the same way you're here for us. If you're going through something, you don't always have to be perfect.'"

Lisa recently told Page Six that the reason her "RHOBH" co-stars were not at her Vanderpump Cocktail Garden opening at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas last month was because she "forgot to press the send button" on their email invites.

When we asked Scheana if she felt there was any truth to that story, she stared blankly into the camera. "That's the first I've heard of that," she said with a laugh, adding, "No comment."

Scheana also told us Camille Grammer wasn't the only "RHOBH" affiliate who attended the "amazing" opening party; former Housewife Joyce Giraud was there, too.

"Her and Lisa are still really close," Scheana said.

Given that Scheana frequents Las Vegas often, we asked if she'd ever relocate from SUR to VCG.

"If I was able to do my show again full time in Vegas and manage the restaurant, I absolutely would do something along those lines," she said. "But I would not wait tables in Vegas. That place is absolutely gorgeous, but I want to be a patron there -- or, like, run it with Lisa."

"Vanderpump Rules" airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on Bravo, and "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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