– “Vanderpump Rules” stars Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix have split after nine years together amid allegations of cheating involving Raquel Leviss, another cast member.
– The affair reportedly went on for six months with Leviss continuing to play up rumors that she was involved with Tom Schwartz, Sandoval’s business partner and friend.
– The cheating drama will be included in the end of the current season of “Vanderpump Rules,” with the reunion scheduled to be filmed in two weeks with all three involved cast members expected to attend.
The Bravo world was rocked on March 3rd when it was reported that two “Vanderpump Rules” stars, Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix, had ended their nine-year relationship. The aftermath of their split saw rumors that Sandoval had cheated on Madix with their costar Raquel Leviss. Bravo stars added fuel to the fire, with producer Andy Cohen tweeting about the situation and asking how many parts the #pumprules reunion should have. Representatives for the stars have not commented on the allegations.
Sandoval, Madix, and Leviss are all cast members on “Vanderpump Rules.” Sandoval and Madix met when they worked as bartenders at restaurants owned by former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump before the show began filming. Leviss was first introduced in season five as the girlfriend of cast member James Kennedy. She and Kennedy got engaged in May 2021, but they eventually split up.
Rumors of Leviss hooking up with Schwartz began circulating during the summer of 2022, as the show was being filmed. Despite the rumors, Leviss continued to play them up, wearing a TomTom sweatshirt to BravoCon in October and even dressing as herself for Halloween. On March 3rd, TMZ reported that Sandoval and Madix had ended their relationship due to an affair involving Leviss. Sources told People that the affair had been going on for six months, and Madix reportedly found out when she saw Sandoval’s phone and texts with Leviss.
Sandoval posted a statement on Instagram on March 4th, apologizing for his actions and asking that people not take their anger out on his friends, family, or restaurant staff. He mentioned that he would be stepping away from the restaurants for now “out of respect for my employees & partners.” Madix has yet to make a public statement on the incident, and Leviss has not commented on the allegations. Reports suggest that the cheating drama will be part of “Vanderpump Rules” season 10, and the cast will film the season’s reunion in two weeks.