If you thought Raquel Leviss’ make-out with Tom Schwartz was scandalous, just wait until you read this: Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix have called it quits on their nearly 10-year relationship after Sandoval allegedly cheated with their Vanderpump Rules co-star and friend… Raquel.
Hours after Ariana deactivated both her Twitter account and her Instagram account, and days after she was seen supporting her beau at one of his Tom Sandoval and the Most Extras shows, a new report has revealed that after learning of Sandoval’s infidelity, she made the decision to end their romance.
“Ariana found out about the alleged cheating in the last couple days and ended things with Tom shortly thereafter,” sources revealed to TMZ on March 3, adding that the couple, who began dating in 2013 after his season two split from Kristen Doute, has been “on the outs for some time now.”
Although the trailer for Pump Rules season 10 saw rumors of an open relationship between them, Ariana denied any such thing, telling her audience on Twitter, “We dont have an open relationship. i’m really not that cool. thought that was obvious. bisexual ≠ polyamorous.”
According to TMZ, producers are hoping to extend their currently-airing 10th season with footage captured of the fallout amongst the entire cast and have picked cameras backed up after wrapping production months ago.
Just days ago, during an interview with Bravo.com, Sandoval admitted to feeling “pressure” as one of the longest-standing couples of the Pump Rules cast.
“It’s a lot of pressure,” Tom stated. “But we don’t really think about it like that. People’s relationships are where they need to be. Some have run their course. I don’t really think of it like us outlasting or anything like that.”
Meanwhile, Ariana discussed the “key ingredients” that have made their relationship a success, noting that “being friends first” is important.
“Because when you’re friends with somebody in addition to being in a relationship with them — or before being in a relationship with them — you really get to know that person on a level that’s not just ‘I think they’re hot. Do they think I’m hot?’ I think that level of connection is really important,” Ariana explained.
“I think Tom’s really funny,” she added. “And I like the way he goes full-on with everything he does. Even if Tom’s gonna sing a karaoke song, he’s gonna go full out!”
Vanderpump Rules season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.