‘Vanderpump Rules’ Ariana Madix Defends Concerns About Her Relationship

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Vanderpump Rules star and Love Island USA host Ariana Madix is defending concerns about her relationship. She has been seeing Daniel Wai since the spring of 2023 but her co-stars and family were worried about her rushing in so soon. So, where does the couple currently stand after over a year of long distance and a lot of crazy days and nights? Keep reading for more details.

Vanderpump Rules Ariana Madix Defends Concerns About Her Relationship

Right after ‘Scandoval’ broke, Ariana Madix was shattered. She trusted her longtime boyfriend, Tom Sandoval as they had been good friends before even starting a relationship. More so, the duo had been together for nearly a decade. They also owned a home together so she never imagined he’d have an affair with her best friend, Rachel Leviss. Yes, he had been unfaithful in the past but this was next level and she was shattered. Luckily, Ariana had a wedding to attend in the midst of all of this drama.

Ariana Madix-YouTube
Ariana Madix-YouTube

There, she met Daniel Wai and they clicked. Nothing happened romantically, plus she lived in California and he was based in NYC. Yet, they started a long-distance friendship which evolved into romance. When Season 11 of Vanderpump Rules began, co-star Lala Kent expressed her concern about Daniel. Many people noted how fast Ariana moved on but she said that it was a slow progression. He finally made an appearance at the end of the season and Lala continued to say harsh things about him.

Even Ariana’s estranged brother and Scheana Shay were skeptical of him but she had her own answer for the naysayers. According to Bravo, Ariana Madix had this to say about a possible failed romance:

“Here’s the thing, he could literally turn out to be, which he’s not, a f-cking con artist. And guess what? I’ll be fine. I’ll take care of myself regardless.”

Ultimately, she shared how he was immensely supportive of her despite the fact that her career took off amid ‘Scandoval.’ She landed DWTS, endorsement deals, and a role in Chicago on Broadway that ended up getting extended. Ariana will reprise this role in August for one month as she was in such high demand.

It All Worked Out Just Fine

Despite Vanderpump Rules co-stars being scared for Ariana Madix and Daniel Wai, things have worked out just fine. When she was on DWTS, he would fly in from NYC to watch her dance and then return home. More so, when she was in NYC for Chicago, they did not live together but he was at many of her performances. Finally, he has been in Fiji while she films Love Island USA. So, this might be the real thing and even if it’s not, she has learned what it is like to have someone truly love and support her.

Are you shocked that Ariana and Daniel are still together or happy for her? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. Why all the bruhaha about Ariana and her breakup with Tom? She was cheating with him while he was in a long term relationship with his former girlfriend.. Karma Ariana, karma.. not only that in one series she and another member of the show were in the back seat of a car while Tom was driving.. right under his nose she let the other female give her oral sex.. so pleez.. just move on.. yu knew Tom was a dog when you met him.. and so were you.. as a side note, I think the names & really sickening things yu said to Rachel was waaaaaaaaay over the top.. some of it could easily be looked at as threatening & scarey.. not taking away that Rachel knew what she was doing (at least that Tom was in a relationship, so unavailable), but it is very clear that she was young & very immature.. easily swayed by Tom.. so I’ve given her some slack..

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