This nasty revelation shocked the show’s cast, and the producers plan to document the fallout throughout the current season.
Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix, two cast members of “Vanderpump Rules,” reportedly split up after claims that Tom cheated on Ariana with another cast member, Raquel Leviss.
Tom and Raquel had been having an affair for several months prior to the infidelity scandal becoming public, according to sources Page Six was able to contact. Despite Tom’s long-term romance with Ariana, they apparently want to be together.
It was also revealed that Ariana was “blindsided by the cheating” and that she felt “heartbroken” and betrayed by Raquel, whom she thought of as a friend. “Ariana is heartbroken,” the sources stressed. “Ariana was there for Raquel during the James [Kennedy] breakup.”
Moreover, it was said that she learned of the alleged infidelity on Wednesday in Los Angeles while she was at Tom’s performance with his band, “Tom Sandoval & The MOST Extras.” He apparently pays for the band’s costs out of his own cash, and they are scheduled to perform tonight.
“Ariana and Tom have been affectionate in public recently,” the source added. “Ariana had no idea there were any issues.” On the other hand, Raquel had reportedly desired a relationship with the other Tom on the show, Tom Schwartz, after the two engaged in flirting in a separate plotline this season during Scheana Shay’s wedding.
Tom and Ariana had been dating ever since the latter debuted as a full-time cast member of the reality series “Vanderpump Rules” data-preserver-spaces=”true”> in 2013. And if you recall, the season 10 trailer hinted at an open relationship between the couple.
However, Ariana subsequently denied it on Twitter, writing, “We dont have an open relationship. i’m really not that cool. thought that was obvious. bisexual ≠ polyamorous.”
As of this writing, there has been no public statement from either party on the nasty breakup, but Ariana has deleted her Instagram account. It’s also anticipated that the rest of the cast will come together and record their reactions to the controversy, with many expressing astonishment and sympathy for Ariana.