Stassi Schroeder is mending a broken heart, and dreading watching it play out on the upcoming season of Vanderpump Rules.
In August, the 29-year-old reality star split from her longtime beau, radio host Patrick Meagher. It’s unfortunate timing, because for the first time ever, Meagher agreed to appear on Vanderpump Rules, which we’ll see on the series’ upcoming sixth season.
Schroeder sat down with ET exclusively on Monday and lamented, “That's going to be the most difficult part of all, to know that you're not with your significant other anymore and watch each other, watch on camera your interactions, and that's going to suck a**. I'm not looking forward to that.” She added, “He finally [appeared on the show]. That makes me feel terrible.”
The fashion blogger says viewers can expect to see the ins and outs of their tumultuous relationship.
“You're going to see our dynamic, and we were very honest about a lot of our issues. When you're in the bubble and when you're actually in a situation, you don't know what it looks like from the outside,” Schroeder explained.
Despite Schroeder and Meagher’s decision to call it quits, some fans are still rooting for a reconciliation. Schroeder advises that we don’t hold our breath.
“I think we're better as friends,” she said. “He is a great guy, he's probably one of the only ex-boyfriends that I really consider a friend and I don't have anything badly to say about, but once you give it a try a second time around, a real good attempt, we're not supposed to be together.”
The Straight Up With Stassi host described the aftermath of their split as “two months of hell” but revealed she’s found the silver lining in being single.
“I've really enjoyed being alone and I've enjoyed having my space and my private time,” she explained. “I'm meeting so many different types of people.”
Schroeder’s current relationship status? She tells ET she’s single, but admitted she’s “gone on dates with a bunch of different people.”
“It's hard to date because I'm on a reality show,” Schroeder explained. “A lot of people don't want their business out there. Most people don't. People are going to ask you questions and your private stuff is going to be exposed and that's really hard to ask of someone.”
Schroeder’s personal and professional endeavors are just a fraction of what’s in store for the upcoming season of the hit Bravo series. “I've always thought that the first two seasons of Vanderpump Rules, we couldn't top them because they were so dramatic. This is so much more intense. It really is,” Schroeder exclaimed. “It's not just one or two people that are having issues, it's everyone!”
To sum it all up, Schroeder eloquently described the latest season as, “Messed up as sh**. Seriously.”
Vanderpump Rules’ sixth season premieres Dec. 4 on Bravo.