Ariana Madix spoke out amid her split from Tom Sandoval. On Friday, March 3, TV Shows Ace reported on the details of their shocking break-up. Raquel Leviss was the factor behind their split. She’s already been hailed as the “villain” of Season 10 of Vanderpump Rules.
This season, Raquel hooks up with Katie Maloney’s ex-husband Tom Schwartz. In the preview for next’s week episode, she also gets entangled with Garcelle Beauvais’ married son Oliver Saunders. Now, she’s the other woman in Ariana’s relationship with Sandoval.
Tom Sandoval split
On Friday, TMZ broke the news that Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix ended their almost 10-year relationship. She dumped him when she found out that he had a months-long affair with Raquel Leviss. Ariana had no idea that this was happening behind her back and under the roof they shared. Sandoval performed with his cover band the same night that the news broke.
“Ariana was completely blindsided by the cheating news this week. She had no idea. Completely no idea,” an insider told The U.S. Sun. “No one in the friend group knew. Raquel has been hanging out with the Tom’s more but everyone just thought she was hooking up with Schwartz.”
The insider said that no one in the cast had any idea that Raquel was hooking up with Sandoval. Ariana Madix found out Wednesday night when she attended his show. She was there to support his new single. Sandoval dropped his phone and she saw a suggestive video from Raquel on it.
“She immediately confronted Tom and made it clear she wouldn’t tolerate that and made the decision they were done almost immediately,” the source explained. “Ariana is devastated and in a total state of shock. Tom is arrogant and still thinks she’ll come back to him.”
“Vanderpump Rules” stars Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix are no more, a revelation that is sure to rock the show’s cast, as he allegedly cheated with costar Raquel Leviss. https://t.co/N9PofNnwwW
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 3, 2023
Ariana noticed “inappropriate messages” between Raquel and Sandoval. That immediately ticked her off. She’s gotten support from her friends and family during this time. Fans can expect to see the drama play out on Vanderpump Rules Season 10, as the cameras are rolling again.
Ariana Madix meets up with Kristen Doute
VPR alum Kristen Doute comes to save the day. She met up with Ariana Madix after the news broke that she split from Sandoval. As fans know, Kristen dated Sandoval. She also claimed that he cheated on her with Ariana.
Ariana Madix has deactivated her Twitter and Instagram accounts. However, she popped up in Kristen’s Instagram Stories on Friday. The two hugged it out and laughed together.
“I stan Ariana,” Kristen said. “This is in real-time.”
“I love you so much,” Ariana Madix told her.
Kristen is with Ariana right now and that is a girls girl! @kristendoute #pumprules pic.twitter.com/9xOXAK9FGw
— Vanderpump Rules (@sur_rules) March 4, 2023
She looked as if she had been crying. Ariana kissed her friend. “I love you more than anything in the whole wide world and I’ll kill people for you,” Kristen assured her.
Kristen visited Ariana Madix at the home she shares with Sandoval. He was not present. Earlier that day, TMZ’s photographers snapped photos of him leaving their home with luggage. There were also other friends in the house with them.
Tom Sandoval is on the move after splitting with his longtime girlfriend, Ariana Madix … packing his bags and leaving the estranged couple’s home. https://t.co/lm0eaYeygC
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 4, 2023
Ariana Madix has gotten an overwhelming amount of support in light of the news. Her Pump Rules co-stars have also shown their support on social media. Bravo fans are sharing their support as well by using the hashtag #TeamAriana on Twitter.
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