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Ariana Madix has gotten a lot of support from her friends. Even Vanderpump Rules fans had the hashtag “Team Ariana” trend on Twitter throughout the weekend. They’re still buzzing over her split from Tom Sandoval and his affair with Raquel Leviss. The cast rallied behind her as the cameras are rolling. Keep on reading to learn the new details.
Confronts Tom Sandoval over cheating
Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval filmed a new episode in their Valley Village home, which will fit into Season 10 of Vanderpump Rules. The scene was taped on Friday, March 3, the same day that the news broke. Sandoval confessed to her about his affair with Raquel. Ariana accused Sandoval of gaslighting her.
She cornered him for not coming to her sooner. Sandoval made a long list of excuses as to why he didn’t open up about the affair. He didn’t want to cause any harm to mental health, even with the sudden loss of her grandmother. Back in September 2022, Ariana’s grandmother Phyllis “Bonnie” Cameron passed away.
During that time, Ariana Madix visited loved ones in her native Florida. Insiders told Page Six that Raquel “has slept over at Tom and Ariana’s house when Ariana’s been out of town.” In their conversation, Sandoval explained, “why he never copped to cheating.” She walked out of the room.
“Ariana walked away from the conversation feeling like she was gaslit by Tom,” the insider told Page Six. “Tom said he didn’t tell her about the affair with Raquel because he was worried about how it would impact her mental health, even claiming that he was especially concerned after her grandma died last year.”
Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval share their $2.075 million home, which they bought in 2019. Sandoval used that excuse to justify his reason to hide the affair. He brought up the fact that they share a home together. However, Raquel’s ex-fiance James Kennedy revealed in an Instagram direct message to Deuxmoi that most of their affair took place while “Ariana [was] sleeping.”
Pump Rules cast rally behind Ariana Madix
In the meantime, the Vanderpump Rules cast showed their support for Ariana Madix. She has confided in them during this time. Even former cast member Kristen Doute reached out to Ariana in lieu of the news. Scheana Shay, Lala Kent, and Katie Maloney have all been there for her since.
Another insider told Page Six that Ariana already “recapped what happened with her friends and castmates.” They’re “disappointed” that Sandoval hasn’t owned up to his actions. They’ve been “rallying behind her in the passing days.” Ariana gave her blessing to James and Lala to slam Sandoval on social media.
As TV Shows Ace previously reported, Sandoval released a statement following the news. He urged fans not to “direct [their] anger” towards his Schwartz & Sandy’s colleagues. He revealed that he was taking a step back from social media, but has appeared in paparazzi photos and performed with his cover band on Friday night in Anaheim.
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