Scheana Shay attends the Latina Hot List party in 2015. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
May 3 (UPI) -- Scheana Shay said her ex-husband "deserved" to get $50,000 in their divorce settlement.
The 31-year-old Vanderpump Rules star said in an interview with The Tomorrow Show with Kevin Undergaro podcast that she didn't mind giving ex-spouse Mike Shay the hefty payment despite his struggle with drugs.
"It was very amicable and as much as I didn't want to give $50,000 to a person with a drug problem, he deserved it for just being a part of the show for so long and my life and my story," Shay said.
"I'm like, 'Look, I'm not trying to, like, cut you out and leave you high and dry, so here's how much we have. Is this okay?' and he agreed," she added. "I just hope he's doing something useful with it and not just wasting it."
TMZ reported Friday that Shay will keep two cars, a bank account containing $1,000 and a retirement fund worth $31,000, while Mike will receive $50,000 and a 2005 GMC Sierra. Shay filed for divorce in November after two years of marriage.
"There were a lot of things from the beginning of our marriage that kind of tainted the whole relationship. Three months in, I found out he had a pill problem," she told E! News in March.
"I kept telling myself, 'It'll get better. It'll get better.' And it did. In the beginning of 2016, everything was genuinely good. Then the cameras turned on again, and then he changed. That's when I found out he started using again," she said.
Shay is known for starring on Vanderpump Rules, which completed a fifth season on Bravo in April. The show follows Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump and the staff of her restaurant SUR.