The trip may be a way for her to get some distance from them and the situation and clear her head.
The “Vanderpump Rules” star Ariana Madix is now taking advantage of a well-earned break in Mexico, looking all smiles and enjoying the trip. Still, the holiday comes on the heels of a difficult few weeks for the reality star.
As you are all aware, Tom Sandoval, Ariana’s now ex-boyfriend, was recently exposed as having an extramarital affair with their co-star Raquel Leviss, which resulted in a massive conflict between the three of them, resulting in her relationship with Sandoval and friendship with Raquel to end.
Ariana appeared to be in good spirits while dancing, smiling, and having a good time in the city of Oaxaca, even though she hadn’t yet made any statements despite the fact that the affair had been going on for more than two weeks and hadn’t stopped making headlines.
The famous chef Michael Jenkins and Lauren Basco were married, so the television personality went over for the weekend to celebrate. She was dressed in a pink dress with a subtle green accent that was below it, creating the appearance of an almost ombre pattern. Under her chest, her clothing has a cutout.
Along with wearing her hair up in a stylish messy bun, she also carried a brown fan that had a sophisticated appearance but was just brown. For her solitary shots, she can be seen smiling and having a good time at the event, as she does in the majority of her images with friends.
In a statement from a different wedding attendee that Page Six was able to obtain, the guest said that Ariana was “having such an amazing time dancing and socializing,” and that she was “such a sweetheart” and “very respectful to everyone.”
The source also noted that she didn’t say anything about Sandoval, Raquel, or the overall affair. In addition, she likewise didn’t address their apologies. She was just simply enjoying her time there.
As we previously reported, Tom and Raquel had been having an affair for several months before the infidelity scandal became public. And despite Tom’s long-term romance with Ariana, they apparently want to be together.
It was also reported that Ariana learned of the infidelity in Los Angeles while she was at Tom’s performance with his band. Both Ariana’s friend, Sandoval’s other ex, Kristen Doute and Scheana Shay, has come to her defenses after the cheating scandal made headlines.
Kristen calls out Raquel after the latter’s new PR team strategy has been revealed, trying to make her appear as a victim, while reports have been alleged that Scheana gave the former beauty queen a black eye.
This resulted in Raquel filing a restraining order against her. However, her actual friends refuted such allegations and even believed that her black eye was fake and is already there ever since the whole affair came to light.
And speaking of apology statements mentioned above, Sandoval was the first to release his own apology to Ariana on his Instagram page. His apology comes after he released a statement days ago on how the affair affects his family and business. But then, he did not choose to speak out and address the affair or show remorse.
Subsequently, just a day after he released his apology statement, it was followed by Raquel posting a lengthy statement on both her Instagram page and story addressing her affair with Sandoval and apologizing to his then-ex.
Raquel made it clear that she doesn’t hope for “sympathy, understanding, or forgiveness” in the closing paragraph of her statement. She also made it a point to emphasize that she is now focusing on her health and well-being while striving to improve herself in the future, adding that she will prioritize her mental health and internalize the lessons she’s learned from her failures.
However, on top of that, Raquel gave an update on her relationship with the bar owner, saying that they are trying to work through the affair. This simply implies that the two are still together amidst the chaos they have caused.
Although Ariana Madix is obviously devastated by Tom Sandoval’s cheating, she appears to be handling the situation with maturity and grace. Perhaps, she will be able to move on from her Mexican trip with some peace and closure.