SUR-ving up the tea. Vanderpump Guidelines stars Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix and Raquel Leviss’ drama has shortly change into one in all Bravo’s greatest scandals ever.
Us Weekly confirmed on March 3, 2023, that Sandoval and Ariana had damaged up after 9 years collectively after he cheated on her with Raquel. The information surprised Pump Guidelines followers and stars alike, notably within the wake of Raquel’s transient romance with Tom Schwartz.
A supply solely advised Us that Sandoval’s infidelity was simply the tip of the iceberg when it got here to his and Ariana’s relationship issues. “They have been having issues for some time,” the insider shared, including that issues “solely got here to a breaking level” the day earlier than the pair’s cut up was introduced.
Ariana joined the solid of Pump Guidelines in November 2013, and some months later, she and Sandoval introduced they have been courting in the course of the present’s season two reunion in February 2014. Regardless of their long-standing relationship, the restauranteur solely advised Us in December 2018 that he and the mannequin would “in all probability by no means” get engaged. Ariana echoed her boyfriend’s phrases in the course of the interview, including, “It’s not on the agenda for us.”
On the time, Sandoval famous that they have been extra centered on shopping for a house collectively, stating, “To me, we’d slightly put our cash in that funding than, to us, marriage or a marriage and all that, an costly ring.”
The couple gave Us one other relationship replace at BravoCon in October 2022. “We’re nice. We’re doing actually good,” Sandoval shared, after which Ariana addressed false rumors of them calling it quits on-line.
“I have a look at all these blind objects [online] and issues like that. I’m into it, so I completely get it,” the Fancy AF Cocktails — which she cowrote along with her now-ex — writer advised Us. “When you have been to observe all of these issues — I imply, we’ve been collectively for nearly 9 years — you’d suppose we’ve damaged up like instances 50 instances.”
In January 2023, Ariana additionally addressed rumors that she and the Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras frontman had an open relationship, as costar Scheana Shay knowledgeable Sandoval within the Pump Guidelines season 10 trailer that Katie Maloney was making false claims about them. “We don’t have an open relationship,” she tweeted on the time. “I’m actually not that cool. Thought that was apparent.”
Whereas Sandoval was beforehand courting former costar Kristen Doute earlier than his relationship with Ariana, Raquel has been romantically tied to a number of of her Bravo castmates through the years. She started courting James Kennedy in 2016 and later bought engaged in Might 2021. Nonetheless, the 2 known as it quits in December of that yr.
In the summertime of 2022, she went on a number of dates with SUR supervisor Peter Madrigal earlier than hooking up with Schwartz throughout Scheana and Brock Davies’ Mexico marriage ceremony weekend in August, months after he and Katie introduced their cut up in March 2022.
“Within the second, there was momentary ardour within the air,” Schwartz advised Us in February 2023. “I type of disappeared into that kiss, I’ll be trustworthy. It was type of a transformative second. By way of any long-term romance with me and Raquel, I don’t know the way a lot chemistry is there.”
Later that month, Raquel mirrored her former fling’s phrases, telling Us that they’ve “extra of a friendship” than a romantic relationship.
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