Season three of Vanderpump Rules was not easy for Stassi Schroeder, who always seemed to be at odds with her castmates -- to the confusion of the show’s fans.
During the reunion show in March, the reality star revealed that she was upset with Scheana Marie for watching a private intimate video that featured Schroeder alone, which Schroeder called a “sex tape.” Allegedly, an unnamed ex-boyfriend of Schroeder’s was attempting to shop the video around, and he had shown it to Marie and a few other SUR co-workers. Marie apologized for watching it but maintained she never encouraged any sale of the tape.
The 27-year-old fashion blogger, who confirmed she’s returning to the reality show next season, got candid with ET to discuss how much the scandal hurt her.
“Take the most private moment you could ever have, and then have people looking at it and shopping it around,” she explained. “I never wanted anyone to know about it, but that was the reason I felt a certain way about a lot of them and it looked weird on camera because I couldn't justify why I was hating on them.”
Schroeder confirmed to ET that the personal debacle will be covered at length in the upcoming season, adding that it was particularly challenging revealing the news to her boyfriend of nearly two years, radio host Patrick Meagher.
“He was very, very supportive,” she said. “I wouldn't have been able to deal with it without him. It was very hard for him. He held me while I cried, and he did the best he could and I was thankful for that.”
With a smile and a pinch of her signature wit, Schroeder admits that she did learn an important lesson from all the drama. “Don’t put your face in your sexy selfies, yo!” she jokes.