Tom Sandoval, one of the stars of Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules, recently praised his then-relationship with Ariana Madix for its trustworthiness. However, things took a turn when it was revealed that Sandoval had cheated on Madix with Raquel Leviss. The drama unfolded during a recent episode of the show, which aired on April 5, 2023.
During the episode, Tom Schwartz, who had recently divorced Katie Maloney, expressed guilt for showing interest in other women. “Why does it still feel illegal to check girls out?” Schwartz asked Sandoval. Sandoval’s response was surprising, as he revealed that he and Madix often checked out both women and men. “Who cares?” Sandoval asked.
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The episode, which was filmed in August 2022, showed footage of Schwartz and Leviss sharing their first kiss just before the wedding of Scheana Shay and Brock Davies. As Schwartz and Leviss opened up about their brief romance on screen, news broke that Sandoval had cheated on Madix with Leviss, leading to their breakup.
Sources close to the couple revealed that they had been having problems for some time before the scandal broke. However, it was Sandoval’s infidelity that brought things to a head. In March, news outlets reported that Sandoval and Madix had split after nearly a decade of dating.
Before the scandal, Madix had defended her relationship with Sandoval against rumors that they were in an open relationship. In January, the trailer for season 10 of Vanderpump Rules featured a rumor that the couple was in an open relationship. Madix quickly took to Twitter to set the record straight, writing, “We don’t have an open relationship. I’m really not that cool. I thought that was obvious.”
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The drama on Vanderpump Rules has been building for some time, and fans of the show are eagerly awaiting the next episode to see how things unfold. For now, it seems that Sandoval’s relationship with Madix is over, and Schwartz is dealing with his own issues after his divorce from Maloney.
The show has always been known for its drama and controversial storylines, and this season is no exception. With new cast members and old favorites, Vanderpump Rules promises to be one of the most talked-about shows of the year. As the drama continues to unfold, fans will be tuning in each week to see what happens next.
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Tom Sandoval, former SUR bartender and co-owner of TomTom, issued an apology via Instagram to his girlfriend, Ariana Madix, after rumors spread about his alleged affair with Raquel Leviss, a model and former friend of Madix. Sandoval acknowledged his mistakes, admitted to hurting Madix, and apologized to those affected by his actions.
Madix’s friend Leviss also addressed the situation on social media, apologizing for her actions and acknowledging that she must take responsibility for them. Despite the public apologies, photos have surfaced of Sandoval and Leviss spending time together, causing speculation about the current status of their relationship.
Sandoval and Leviss’s alleged affair was first reported by Wowplus in January. A source told the outlet that the two had been hooking up for several months, but that their relationship was not serious. Leviss denied the rumors but later admitted to kissing Sandoval during an episode of Vanderpump Rules.
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A month after the initial report, Leviss opened up to Us Weekly about why she decided to speak out. “I feel like when you let things ruminate like that, it kind of just becomes more than it is,” she said. “Honestly, it would be really sexy if we were, but we’re not.”
Following the news of his alleged affair, Sandoval received criticism from Vanderpump Rules fans who shared negative comments about his businesses. He responded by defending his businesses and issued a separate statement apologizing to Madix.
“I want to first and foremost apologize to everyone I’ve hurt through this process. Most of all, I want to apologize to Ariana,” Sandoval wrote on Instagram. “I made mistakes, I was selfish and made reckless decisions that hurt somebody I love. No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically and publicly.”
He continued, “I can only imagine how devastating this has been for Ariana and everyone around us. I feel really horrible about that. My biggest regret is that I dishonored Ariana. I never meant to disappoint so many people, including our loving families and friends.”
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Leviss also took to social media to address her fractured friendship with Madix. “I want to apologize for my actions and my choices foremost to Ariana, and to my friends and the fans so invested in our relationships,” she wrote on Instagram. “There is no excuse, I am not a victim and I must own my actions and I deeply regret hurting Ariana.”
Despite the apologies, photos have surfaced of Sandoval and Leviss spending time together in public. In one photo, Leviss is seen leaving Sandoval’s house while Madix was out of town for work. A representative for Sandoval clarified the situation, telling Us Weekly that Leviss only stopped by briefly to see Sandoval before he left on a flight and she had an interview for her job.
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The situation has caused speculation about the current status of Sandoval and Madix’s relationship. Neither has publicly addressed the photos or rumors, but fans of Vanderpump Rules are eagerly awaiting an update on the couple’s status.