The No. 1 woman within the group. Ariana Madix gave her first official interview since Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss‘ affair made headlines — and revealed which facet of the dishonest scandal reduce her the deepest.
“The fabrication of the narrative that was being shaped like the complete time with out my data, behind my again, by not simply my ex-boyfriend however his little flying monkeys, as nicely,” Ariana, 37, stated throughout her Wednesday, Might 17, look on Watch What Occurs Reside With Andy Cohen, referring to Tom Schwartz. (Madix shared that she believes the Minnesota native was “actively taking part in my downfall” by realizing concerning the affair and never coming ahead.)
When host Andy Cohen requested the Florida native if she was stunned that Sandoval, 40, was “extra emotional” with Schwartz, 40, through the Vanderpump Guidelines season 10 finale, Ariana stated the Schwartz & Sandy’s co-owner has been stoic together with her since information of his infidelity broke.
“That’s how he was from the second I came upon,” she defined. “He was simply screaming at me. We’re within the yard the threw a beer can into the again wall. He was extra involved in that second at the back of TomTom [that people would heart us when I found out about him and Raquel] than how I felt in any respect.”
Ariana has remained largely tight-lipped concerning the drama after information broke in March that she and Sandoval, 40, known as it quits on their almost 10-year relationship because of his infidelity. Madix took a quick social media break earlier than returning to thank her followers and mates for supporting her.
“Hello. the place to start? i wish to categorical my most honest gratitude for the outpouring of affection and assist i’ve obtained from mates, household, and folks i’ve by no means even met within the final two weeks,” she captioned an Instagram submit in March. “When i’ve felt like i couldn’t even stand, you all have given me the energy to proceed and seen me by means of my darkest hours. to say i’ve been devastated and damaged is an understatement. nevertheless, i do know that i’m not on this alone.”
She continued: “So a lot of my closest mates are additionally grieving this loss proper now and reeling from this betrayal on so many ranges. i’m so f—king fortunate to have the very best assist system on the planet and that i hope i can repay each single particular person for the love you’ve proven me. what doesn’t kill me higher run. love, ariana.”
The TomTom co-owner, for his half, apologized twice through social media after the scandal was delivered to mild. He later tried to defend his decisions by claiming he tried to interrupt up with Ariana earlier than his affair was uncovered.
“We didn’t inform anyone, however she knew,” he alleged on an episode of the “Howie Mandel Does Stuff” podcast in April. “She was attempting to, like, persuade me to not be damaged up … however that was not the case. She requested me that day as we had been leaving about, like — as a result of we had talked about fertilizing [her] eggs, which I by no means did. She was like, ‘So, what do you concentrate on doing a sperm test to fertilize my eggs?’ And I’m like, ‘What? We’re damaged up.’ … I used to be like, ‘We’ll speak about this later, I gotta go do my present.’”
In keeping with Sandoval, his now-ex was “absolutely in denial” about their breakup. “It scared me. It actually scared me,” he stated after claiming he dumped Madix on Valentine’s Day. “That’s why, such as you say, ‘Why didn’t you simply break up together with her then?’ It’s due to the specter of … self-sabotaging. And you understand how f–king — how a lot that hurts me?”
In the meantime, Raquel, 28, issued a public apology to Madix in March earlier than they crossed paths on the Vanderpump Guidelines season 10 reunion. One month later, a rep for the mannequin confirmed to Us Weekly that she was searching for skilled assist however not for substance abuse points.
“Raquel and her household determined earlier than the connection was found that she would enter a voluntary facility for psychological well being counseling,” the assertion learn. “Raquel had deliberate to confess herself earlier than the VPR reunion was taped on March 23. She was scheduled to go in pre-reunion however determined she wished to complete her filming dedication. Bravo and manufacturing had been conscious and in assist of her journey in the direction of higher psychological well being.”
Amid the drama, Ariana sparked romance rumors with private coach Daniel Wai after the couple had been noticed packing on PDA at Coachella in April. Sandoval weighed in on the Fancy AF Cocktails coauthor transferring on by telling TMZ that very same month, “Sure, I like that. Sure, I do [want her to find love again]. I actually do.”
Vanderpump Guidelines airs on Bravo Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET. Watch What Occurs Reside With Andy Cohen airs Sunday by means of Thursday nights and is offered to stream the subsequent day on Peacock.
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