Shayne Lamas says she and Matt Grant are “acquaintances”

Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas broke up about a year ago after getting engaged, but are still in contact.

“We were engaged, and we weren’t going to get married right away because I was very young, so he moved out, and we tried to make it work, and just like everybody else, we went separate paths,” Shayne told TV critics yesterday. “We talk every once in a while to catch up and see how we’re doing, but we’re acquaintances.”

The show’s executive producer and creator, Mike Fleiss, mocked her when she talked about the evolution of their relationship. “Just like everybody else. Just like every other engaged couple,” he said.

He also said that approached her for a new series about her family life because “she really popped on the show.” He added, “I mean, that was one of our lowest-rated series ever,” and Shayne said, “Oh, thanks.” But he said, “Not because of Shayne. Just for whatever reason. Not Shayne. Shayne was great. And she popped on the show, and people were talking about her. Even though the ratings were low, she was getting a lot of heat.”

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