Ariana Madix was very hesitant to open up about her life, and it’s been confirmed that originally, Ariana wanted absolutely nothing to do with Vanderpump Rules!
In an uncensored special that aired before season 4 multiple cast members and producers claimed that Ariana was approached to be a part of Vanderpump Rules, but refused to even appear. It was also reiterated that she’s been a loyal SUR employee for years, even though we didn’t see her!
Recently she opened up to The Daily Dish podcast about why exactly she was so reluctant, and revealed a shocking secret about her past. Clearly Ariana is getting used to the reality TV life, and as time goes on we’re learning more and more about her!
“This is what really frustrated me watching that whole uncensored thing, because I obviously wasn’t on it, but you had people like Kristen [Doute] saying, ‘Oh well that’s why she didn’t want to do the show, because of Tom [Sandoval],’” she began. Admitting, “No. I didn’t want to do the show, because I was in a relationship with someone who was extremely emotionally and mentally abusive towards me.”
She noted that her ex-boyfriend absolutely hated Scheana and didn’t want Ariana to spend time with her. “[He] told me Scheana was a piece of sh**, that I shouldn’t be friends with her, she’s fake. He literally hated every single thing about her and every single thing about reality television in general,” she recalled.
At the time, Ariana was very much in love with him and was fearful that joining the show would cause him to leave her; although she was quickly in one episode as a back-up dancer for Scheana!
Ariana confessed that it was a “weird and tough” period of her life, and she’s, “just now” adjusting to being on the show!
It was very brave of Ariana to divulge this very personal, private part of her past, and it definitely gives us a different perspective on why she was against the show, and why she’s such a guarded person!