‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Ariana Madix Breaks Her Silence On the Tom Sandoval & Raquel Leviss Affair: “What Doesn’t Kill Me Better Run”

“Can I request that the cast photographer airbrush a scowl on my face?”

Ariana Madix is breaking her silence on the Scandoval and issuing a warning.

The Vanderpump Rules star spoke out on Thursday, about two weeks after it was reported that she and Tom Sandoval–- her boyfriend of nearly a decade–- had split after she learned that Sandoval was having a months-long affair with their friend and co-star Raquel Leviss.


While many current and former ‘VPR’ cast members– including Sandoval and Raquel– have taken to social media/podcasts/Watch What Happens Live/Darrell over the last two weeks to share their opinions/theories on the Scandoval, Ariana preemptively deleted her socials and just resurfaced this week. Not long after making her return, Ariana posted a solo photo to Instagram along with a caption addressing the scandal. 

“I want to express my most sincere gratitude for the outpouring of 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. 


“To say that I have been devastated and broken is an understatement,” she continued. “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**king 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,” Ariana added. 

“Please give me a head start…”

Ariana’s first post-Scandoval statement was met with tons of support in the comments from a number of her ‘VPR’ co-stars, including Katie Maloney, who called her friend and business partner “a force!” Ariana’s BFF Scheana Shay also left some love, as did James Kennedy and Charli Burnett

“I love you. Always in ur corner,” Charli wrote. In a second comment she added, “You look so amazing.” 

Even some of Ariana’s former (or fired) ‘VPR’ co-stars made an appearance in the comment section to show their support, including Stassi Schroeder, who commented, “REGAL stuff right here,” and Brittany Cartwright, who left a series of emojis. 

“Aw my sweet goddess,” Billie Lee wrote. “I love you Ariana. Your strength over these past two weeks has inspired us all so much.” 

“A WHOLE F**KING QUEEN!!!!!!!” Dayna Kathen added. “I love you for life.” 

“I love you baby cakes you are slaying life & your support squad is here for your trust fall. Watch out world : she back,” Kristen Doute commented.

As The Ashley told you last week, Kristen–- who was in a long-term relationship with Sandoval when ‘VPR’ premiered-– is reportedly making a brief return to ‘VPR’ to weigh in on the Scandoval, due to her own rollercoaster relationship with Sandoval.

On Wednesday’s episode of ‘Watch What Happens Live,’ Katie told Andy Cohen that Ariana is, “all things considered, she’s in a really good headspace. She’s taking care of herself. I saw her yesterday and we’re excited. She’s excited.”


RELATED STORY: Katie Maloney Says ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Co-Star Raquel Leviss Deserves “What’s Coming to [Her]” Following Affair With Tom Sandoval

(Photos: Bravo; Instagram) 


  1. we all need to remember that these two were not on the same path and had rarely slept together lately-Tom should have left FIRST–but honestly, no one died!

  2. sorry but they are making this more than it is–she is just another celebrity that was cheated on and now they are trying to destroy Raaquel–sorry but the person who was committed to her –Raquel was wrong, no excuses, but it is just a break up–this is not a criminal offense people Ariana and her posse need to calm down and just help her heal–enough vilifying!

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