“Scheana isn’t a newbie to reality TV,” the insider noted. “She knows what everyone wants to see and what will bring ratings — her new hot boyfriend!”
As previously reported, Valletta and Marie began dating shortly after she announced she was filing for divorce from Mike Shay, 29.
“Rob wanted to reconnect over the holidays once he knew Scheana was on the divorce train,” the source explained. “It was supposed to be light and fun as friends, and maybe turn into some projects together. Instead, it turned into romance.”
“Mike knows Rob and is quite upset that’s who Scheana decided to make her new boy,” the source added, noting she is “already posting it everywhere in his face.”
Indeed, Marie initially wanted to keep their relationship under wraps on social media, but decided to share photos from their recent vacations to Amsterdam and Hawaii on her Instagram.
Meanwhile, Shay is looking for love again on Tinder, as previously reported.
The former couple is set to face off against each other at the Vanderpump Rules reunion — much to Marie’s surprise.
“Scheana lost it for hours on set having to confront him,” a source previously told Radar.
Insiders revealed that Shay is likely to have less of a role on the Bravo hit reality series moving forward.
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