‘What doesn’t kill me better run’ Madix wrote on Instagram.
Vanderpump Rules actress Ariana Madix has broken her silence over the cheating scandal involving her longtime boyfriend, Tom Sandoval, with co-star Raquel Leviss. Two weeks after she discovered the affair, she began her Instagram statement by thanking her fans for their support.
“I want to express my most sincere gratitude for the outpouring love and support I have received from friends, family and people I’ve never even met in the last two weeks,” she wrote. “When I have felt like I couldn’t even stand, you all have given me the strength to continue and seen me through my darkest hours.”
She then addressed the issue directly, stating, “To say I have been devastated and broken is an understatement. However, I know that I am not in this alone. So many of my closest friends are also grieving this loss right now and reeling from this betrayal on so many levels. I am so f****** lucky to have the best support system in the world and I hope I can repay every single person for the love you have shown me. What doesn’t kill me better run.”
The reality star obviously discussed her emotional state following the revelation of the affair and shared her perspective on the situation. After releasing the statement through Instagram and pinned it, several fans and followers reacted on social media, the majority of whom expressed sympathy and support for her, especially her co-stars.
Starting with her best friend Scheana Shay, who wrote, “THERE SHE IS!!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥.” Raquel’s ex-fiancé, James Kennedy, also reacted to her IG post with the following set of emojis “🔥🔥👏👏👏🙌.”
Next, Sandoval’s ex-girlfriend before Ariana, Kristen Doute, likewise commented on her statement, writing, “i love you babycakes 🦄 ✨ you are slaying life & your support squad is here for your trustfall. watch out world : she back 💥🦋”
Not only that, but other reality stars seemed to have reached her recent statement, just like Chrishell Stause from “Selling Sunset,” commenting, “Yessssss so happy you feel supported and loved!! You look so beautiful and the last sentence…chefs kiss😆🤌🏼.”
Now, for the range of reactions from fans, this one IG user, who is evidently Team Ariana on this affair drama, said, “what👏doesn’t👏kill👏me👏better👏RUN! what a perfect photo for this. you’re a real one & the world has your back ❇️”
Another user also shared the same sentiment, saying, “OH how “WHAT DOESN’T KILL ME BETTER RUN” is very much you, the world just won’t understand. You got this. ❤️🧡💛💚💙🤎🤍🖤💜❤️🔥💕💞💝💖💗💓 even the kids in Haiti sent you their support. 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰”
Ariana discovered Tom Sandoval’s romance on March 1, 2023, when she found an intimate video from Raquel and a “history of inappropriate communications” on Tom’s phone. After the cheating incident became public knowledge, Ariana deleted her Instagram account briefly.
Last week, a source connected to the production informed PEOPLE that “cameras are rolling right now,” indicating that the separation will likely be included in the current season.
Bravo has resumed filming to record the complete cast’s reaction to the “Scandoval” controversy, which has been nicknamed “Scandoval.” These sequences will be included in Season 10, which is now running.