'Vanderpump Rules' Star Stassi Schroeder Talks Mandy Moore and Toxic Relationships

Stassi Schroeder, Mandy Moore
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Stassi Schroeder has something in common with one of her favorite pop divas, Mandy Moore. Schroeder has just revealed how much she related to Moore when she was getting out of a toxic relationship.

On her RADIO.COM Original podcast, “Straight Up with Stassi,” Schroeder dives into the real questions with Danny Pellegrino by asking him who his fave female artists are. When Mandy Moore gets inevitably brought up, Schroeder couldn’t hold back.

Looking back on Moore’s interviews surrounding a failed relationship of hers, Schroeder immediately chimes in. “It just reminded me of me and my ex-boyfriend, Patrick,” she says, not afraid to name names.

“Everything she said in interviews, I related to so hard,” the “Vanderpump Rules” star continues. “I knew I wasn’t going to marry him.”

But it wasn’t just not seeing a future with her ex that was the problem; it was the constant arguing, too. When she thought about their hypothetical wedding day, Schroeder said, “There’s no way we could get through the whole day without fighting. Every birthday, every Christmas, every holiday, every anniversary.
Every day was a fight.”

But obviously for Schroeder, things have been looking up in the love department, as she’s been open about her happy engagement to Beau Clark. So what does she have to say to people who are in a toxic situation?

It’s tough, because Schroeder recognizes how hard it is to break the cycle. “I didn’t realize there was more out there,” she says of her failed relationship. But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. “Being single and alone is actually a lot of fun,” she says.

Adding a bit of wisdom to the conversation, Schroeder finishes, “You’ll always look back and say, ‘I’m so glad I got out of it.’”

You can hear more from Stassi Schroeder on her podcast, "Straight Up with Stassi," available on the RADIO.COM app.

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