Vanderpump Rules’ Ariana Madix Seen Shunning Interaction With Ex Tom Sandoval in Sneak Peek

Even after having moved on with her new partner Daniel Wai, Ariana Madix seems to be in no hurry to cool off with ex Tom Sandoval.

Written by Rachel Davis

On Mar 13, 2024 – 4 minutes read

Ariana Madix has been candid about her feelings after she caught her then boyfriend and co-star on Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules Tom Sandoval cheating on her with her friend Rachel “Raquel” Leviss. Though that water is under the bridge now, and Ariana has moved on to a beautiful new relationship, it looks like she is still not in a place to let the betrayal slide and go on talking terms with her ex partner of 9 years.

Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval Come Face to Face For the First Time After Breakup

The latest sneak peek at the upcoming episodes of Vanderpump Rules season 11, revealed an awkward interaction between the former couple. At the beach, where the two were spotted along with costars, Madix is seen evading a conversation with Sandoval as the latter makes an attempt in vain to talk to her.

In their first meeting after the scandalous breakup in season 10 last year, Madix makes it clear that she has no forgiveness for the breach of faith. Sandoval approaches Madix trying to start a conversation, perhaps in an attempt to break the ice and smooth out things. Sandoval begins to say, “According to your rules, Ariana…”, but Ariana was having none of it. She outright breaks him off shunning him from talking to her. “Don’t speak to me”, she says unequivocally, as she walks away.

After this, Madix was once again seen reluctant to film with Sandoval at a black tie gala during a cast trip to San Fransico.

“He doesn’t give a f–k if I f–king died in a ditch,” she was heard saying in an outburst. Sandoval then goes on to bitch about her to Scheana Shay, Lala Kent and Tom Schwartz, saying behind her back, “Ariana, she f–king talks s–t about all you f–kers.”

The Dramatic Breakup “Scandoval”

Ariana and Tom’s nine-year relationship fell apart during one of his performances. As Sandoval and his brand The Most Extras performed on stage, Tom’s phone fell out of his pocket and Ariana picked it up in an innocent move. She instinctively happened to go through it and that was when she shockingly uncovered the skeleton in the closet– Sandoval’s two-timing with her and their friend Rachel. 

Sandoval reportedly admitted in a public statement that he could have handled things better.

Sandoval later confessed on Instagram writing that he was “sorry for everything,” and that he “fully understand and deserve ur anger & disappointment towards me.” Another Instagram post from him later read, “I made mistakes, I was selfish, and made reckless decisions that hurt somebody I love. No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically and publicly.”

Interestingly, it was once rumored that Sandoval called his new girlfriend using Ariana’s name. Must not be easy to get over habits that formed over nearly a decade.

Tom Sandoval Meets Dan Wai

During the same event, Sandoval even hits up with Madix’s new boyfriend Daniel Wai, a fitness coach. Ariana and Madix met last summer at a mutual friend’s wedding in Mexico, and have been in a long-distance relationship since. 

Kent asks Wai what he would do if Sandoval came up to him and introduced himself, to which Wai simply responds saying, “I know what he’s done.”

Earlier, shortly before the show’s new season was to premiere, Ariana had opened up to Wai over FaceTime about how she was nervous about her return to the show. It is also notable that TomTom the restaurant that the show features, is partially owned by Sandoval himself, adding to her uncomfortable feelings surrounding the reunion.

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She shared with him her mixed feelings about whether or not to go as it would bring back the memories and hurt for her. However, she decides against backing off as she realizes that if she doesn’t go, “that wins”.

In the call, she says, “ I shouldn’t have to make my life smaller because Tom messed everything up.” She even tries to turn things around as a positive learning experience.

She adds, “..if I can go there and make new memories, maybe it won’t have power over me anymore and I’ll just be able to look at it as some bar.”

Dan also puts her at ease by assuring her that he will always be there in the corner looking out for her. 

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