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The Real Reason Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix Didn’t Have Furniture In Their House During Season 8 of Pump Rules

We are FINALLY getting to the bottom of why Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix waited so long to get furniture for their $2 million Valley Village home.

The lack of furniture in Tom and Ariana’s gorgeous new pad was the butt of many jokes throughout season 8 of Vanderpump Rules.

Katie Maloney-Schwartz and Lala Kent, in particular, made some very snarky comments about Tom and Ariana’s lack of furniture.

“I love what you haven’t done with the place,” Katie sarcastically told Tom and Ariana during a dinner party at their home.  Lala, on the other hand, refused to attend a pool party at the couple’s home due to their lack of furniture.

In a recent Pump Rules episode, Lala quipped, “I’m a grown-ass woman. I’m not going to a frat house with no furniture. I’ll be at Jax and Britany’s [house.] Like an adult.”

However, despite all the criticism, Tom and Ariana stood by their minimalist abode and defended it until the end. And now it seems they are the ones getting the last laugh.

“We’re fully furnished,” Ariana recently told “We worked with a really amazing designer who helped us bring all of our ideas together. I’m thrilled, and hopefully, we’ll be doing a photoshoot to show people what we got. Yeah, I love it so much!”

Now, we are learning the TRUTH about why it took the couple so long to furnish their five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom home.

According to podcaster extraordinaire, Dally Pelligrino, Ariana and Tom waited to get furniture so that they could use their house as a set to shoot photos for their cocktail book, Fancy AF Cocktails. FYI, Danny also co-wrote the book with Tom and Ariana, which is why he’s so “in the know.”

“I get it’s not as funny as them not having furniture, but one of the reasons Tom & Ariana waited to order their custom pieces was so that we could shoot over 80 photo setups for #FancyAFCocktails in their house,” Danny tweeted. 

He continued, “We would’ve never had such amazing photography in the book if we weren’t able to utilize their unfurnished space (studio space is expensive). There were RACKS of drinkware, costumes, lighting, ladders, + a full crew of wonderful people.”

“I know some people are saying “just move it when you shoot,” but 80+ photo setups over a week is a LOT. It’s not economical to bring equipment IN/OUT, and there isn’t space to just move it to another room. Every room was FILLED with racks like this,” Danny added.

He concluded, “Anyway, none of this matters. I just thought I’d share a cool thing that happened during filming that never aired. Even if you don’t want to pick up Fancy AF Cocktails, browse through it at Target & check out the amazing photography done at their house.”

The Vanderpump Rules three-part season 8 reunion kicks off on June 2 at 9 p.m.

Thoughts on why Tom and Ariana waited so long to get furniture? Was their decision smart?

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