Ariana Madix Dodges Encounter With Tom Sandoval Amid His Affair and Andy Cohen Gets Super Messy
The images revealed that the Florida-born reality star had stepped out of her home in sweatpants and a hoodie, but without shoes, as she headed towards her car. Meanwhile, Sandoval was pictured with remnants of makeup on his face, returning from a performance in Anaheim, California.
The uncomfortable near-encounter occurred one day after the former couple had ended their relationship. According to a source, Ariana discovered Sandoval’s affair with their Vanderpump Rules co-star after discovering that Raquel Leviss had sent Sandoval risqué messages and images of herself.
On Saturday, Sandoval pleaded with his followers to refrain from directing their anger towards his restaurants, “Also, Schwartz & Sandy’s might have my name on it, but also there are 3 other partners and 20 employees, who especially rely on the restaurant for income for them and their families. Just like TomTom, I’m a small part of a much bigger thing,” he continued. “Please direct ur anger towards me and not them. They did nothing wrong.”
He concluded: “I’m so sorry that my partners, Greg, Brett, and Schwartz and our employees have to suffer for my actions. I will be taking a step back & taking a hiatus out of respect for my employees & partners.”
Ariana, on her part, has chosen to stay silent about the conclusion of her relationship. She erased her social media accounts just before news of her former partner’s unfaithfulness emerged. In contrast, their fellow cast members have been outspoken about the scandal and unfollowed both Sandoval and Raquel.
Additionally, Ariana’s brother, Jeremy Madix, unleashed on the cheaters — blasting them in a scathing statement on social media.
“It’s funny to watch people social climb and be soooooooo fake that they’re willing to s—t on people that are supposed to be their ‘best friend’ (a term that gets thrown around very often around here) all just to come up or have some sort of story line,” her brother, Jeremy Madix, wrote via Instagram on Friday. “This lifestyle and this group is beyond toxic and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.”
Bravo boss, Andy Cohen, reacted to the significant development that surfaced on March 3rd.
“Just to say, I’m as riveted and upset and thinking about this Scandoval as all of you,” he said on his Instagram Stories on March 4, 2023. He said that he will be talking about the news on Radio Andy all week and he will host special guest Lisa Vanderpump on Watch What Happens Live, on Wednesday, March 8.
Andy Cohen, who moderates the reunions for each season of the Bravo series, shared his another reaction on Twitter. Sandoval and Madix had been in a relationship for nine years.
Using the siren emoji to hint at a significant development on March 3, Andy Cohen utilized Twitter to notify Bravo fans. A few hours later, he posted an important question on the social media platform.
“How many parts is too many parts for the #pumprules reunion???” he wrote. On March 4, 2023, he posted another reaction to the news on his Instagram Stories.
Bravo producers were quick to respond after discovering that Sandoval and Raquel had been engaging in secret rendezvous. The crew has begun filming, and cameras are currently rolling with plans to include the aftermath of the shocking news in the upcoming season.
The production team intends to edit the acquired footage and add it to the end of season 10, providing Andy Cohen with substantial material to use during the forthcoming reunion.
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