Ariana Madix Refuses To Film Scenes Alone with Ex Tom Sandoval in ‘VPR’ Season 11
“Tom and Ariana haven’t filmed one-on-one and she’s telling her friends she won’t,” a source told ET. “She’s made it clear she doesn’t want to film with Tom and is in a good place mentally, and filming with him will only cause disruption.”
“Ariana has also skipped group things, like the recent trip, to avoid Tom,” the tipster revealed. “They ended up filming her and Katie looking for new hires for their sandwich shop.”
Ariana and Tom ended their nine year relationship in early March, after Tom was busted in a months-long affair with Ariana’s former friend. The cast went on to hash out the messy drama in an explosive Season 10 reunion series.
Raquel, who recently went back to her birth name, Rachel, has yet to film with the cast as she is reportedly in contract negotiations. A source previously told the outlet that Rachel’s “team and Bravo are still trying to hammer out a deal.” Rachel was not in the mix when co-stars, Tom, Ariana, Tom Schwartz, Scheana Shay and others gathered to film at Sur Lounge.
TMZ captured Scheana and Tom in an argument outside the bar, where Scheana was spotted yelling—”If you hadn’t f**ked Raquel,” before angrily walking away.
Earlier this month, Ariana took to social media to defend Scheana after fans blasted the Pump Rules star as “fake,” for spending time with Tom Sandoval.
“@scheana is an amazing friend who took a photo with a fan for their birthday,” Sandoval’s ex wrote via her Instagram Stories, in late July.
The 38-year-old reminded fans and followers that she and her co-stars “always try to stop for photos” during encounters with fans. She added that snapping pics as a group is the norm, even amid cast drama.
Ariana addressed the situation after fans ripped into Scheana for appearing to be on friendly terms with Sandoval, 41, during a cast trip to Lake Tahoe.
Lala Kent blasted “stupid” critics after she and Scheana, along with cast mates, Brock Davies, James Kennedy, Ally Lewber and Tom Schwartz, posed for a group shot with Sandoval for a fan’s birthday.
“What are we gonna be like, ‘No. Absolutely not.’ Like, no, ‘Happy birthday, let’s take a f–king picture,’” she said. “It’s called adulting.”
Scheana, 38, added — “We’re in a group. We’re all here. We hopped in a photo. You know what? I happened to be standing where I was standing.”
Olivia Davis is a Staff Writer at All About The Tea. Olivia’s hobbies include binging Netflix series, and watching Housewives on Bravo. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in History.