Vanerpump Rules season 10 finale was a hellfire of oozing cheating scandals. And #Scandoval took center stage with the devil’s advocate Tom Sandoval. The reunion show saw Tom Sandoval breaking the fourth wall, confessing his affairs, and more.
Before spilling the tea, here is a quick summary of the reality show–
Vanderpump Rules is a spinoff series of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, following the life of former housewife Lisa Vanderpump. The show, which debuted in 2013, essentially centers around Lisa’s SUR (Sexy, Unique, Restaurant), capturing the lives of the staff. Earlier, the new server Scheana Shay was the epicenter of her relationships with other established staff– Kristen Doute, Tom Sandoval, Katie Maloney, Stassi Schroeder, and Jax Taylor.
Bravo TV has a penchant for presenting reality TV like never before, and Vanderpump Rules just broke every glass ceiling of broken relationships.
Ariana Madix joined the fam in season 2 of Vanderpump Rules. And fans were happily shooketh after the season 2 Reunion show. Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval announced they were officially in a relationship on 10 February 2014.
Tom Sandoval Cheating Scandal Explained
Through a series of unseen footage and putting together a timeline, Sandoval was exposed to having an affair with Raquel Leviss in the Summer of 2022.
WHO IS RAQUEL LEVISS?
Leviss is a fellow castmate who is also one of Madix’s closest friends. She was in a serious relationship with James Kennedy.
He proposed to Raquel in May 2022, commemorating their 5-year long relationship into the next phase. However, just after seven months, they called it off in December 2021.
Coming back to the affair, Sandoval and Leviss sneaked around during the summer, presumably right after the all-girls trip, which included Raquel, Katie, Scheana, Charli, and Kristina Kelly. Around the same time, Ariana also lost her beloved dog, Charlotte. In a . preview, Lisa Vanderpump confronted Leviss over her sleepover at Sandoval’s. It is inferred that most of the cast knew something was happening between the two.
Another castmate and Sandoval’s close friend, Tom Schwartz, was going through a divorce with his ex-wife, Katie Maloney. On 26 August 2022, Leviss and Schwartz were seen kissing at Scheana and Brock Davie’s wedding in Cancun, Mexico. Fans were quick to point out that this sudden drama seemed too unnatural, and in hindsight, many believe it was a cover-up for Raquel’s and Sandoval’s affair.
Due to the apparent closeness, Ariana also once joked that the three (Ariana-Tom-Raquel) looked like a throuple. Unbeknownst to her, Tom’s infidelity took an ugly toll on their 9-year-long relationship.
Cut to the present; reality TV showed the most realistic end to a toxic relationship.
People could judge the gaslighting, excuses, and blatant lies from Sandoval. Naturally, Ariana received massive support and love from the fans.
But this was just the tip of the iceberg.
Who Else Did Tom Sandoval Cheat With?
Diving deep into Scandoval–
Tom Sandoval Admits To Having An Affair While In A Relationship With Ariana
Tom Sandoval reached Scheana Shay’s house, hoping to make amends for his past behavior and apologize for his cheating scandal. But Scheana was not having any of it.
Tom revealed that he had cheated twice before the Raquel affair. One of whom is now famously known as the “Miami Girl,” who has since been identified as Annemarie Kunkel. The other is not from the “show Universe.”
Tom Sandoval’s Previous Affairs When He Was Married To Kristen Doute
This was not the first time Sandoval was caught cheating in a relationship. In fact, his deplorable past reveals a pattern of infidelity.
Tom Sandoval was married to Kristen Doute in 2007 and divorced in 2013. Around that time, he was involved with his co-star, Billie Lee. When these rumors resurfaced, Bravo TV pulled out unseen footage from the season 7 reunion. Kristen Doute straight-up confronts both Tom and Lee over the rumors, which they both deny instantly.
The Aftermath of #Scandoval
Since the finale, netizens have condemned Tom Sandoval and his association with any business or band, “Tom Sandoval and the Most Extras.” They are boycotting his appearances in solidarity with Ariana Madix.
Tom Sandoval has taken to his social media to apologize–
He takes full responsibility for his actions and requests the fans not to come at Schwartz or his other band members for his actions.
Raquel Leviss has also apologized through her social media–
Ariana Madix appeared on ‘Watch What Happens Live’ with Andy Cohen to discuss her views on the alleged breakup between Sandoval and Leviss–
Dressed in the glorious black revenge dress, Ariana Madix was unhinged as she revealed the years of betrayal from her closest ones.
What do you think about the Sandoval drama? Do you think this is staged for PR?
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