Better late than never.
Days after Tom Sandoval issued a statement about his affair with Raquel Leviss, he is finally publicly apologizing to his now ex-girlfriend of nearly a decade, Ariana Madix.
On Tuesday night, Tom released a statement on his Instagram, apologizing to everyone he’s “hurt through this process” especially Ariana.
I want to first and foremost apologize to everyone l’ve hurt through this process. Most of all, I want to apologize to Ariana. I made mistakes, I was selfish, and made reckless decisions that hurt somebody I love. No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically and publicly.
I can only imagine how devastating this has been for Ariana and everyone around us. I feel really horrible about that. My biggest regret is that I dishonored Ariana. I never meant to disappoint so many people, including our loving families and friends.
My love for Ariana was stronger than any camera could ever have captured. Some of our best times together were never filmed. The same goes for some of our biggest struggles. I wish things happened in a different order and our relationship was not severely tarnished, and that it ended with the same respect with for her that it began with. I owed Ariana better.
I am beyond sad that it ended the way it did. The choices I made hurt so many people. I acted in a way that clashes with who and how I want to be. I will continue to reflect and work on myself. I have work to do. I always have, and I always will.
As we previously reported, news of Tom and Raquel’s affair broke in the media on Friday.
Fans quickly learned that the Pump Rules stars have been engaging in an affair for over seven months behind Ariana’s back.
Ariana discovered the affair on Wednesday while watching Tom perform with his band Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras, in Los Angeles.
According to reports, Ariana confronted Tom about the cheating at his show. She later ended their relationship on Friday.
Bravo camera quickly began to roll as producers hope to work this storyline into season ten. Producers believe they can “get segments edited and pushed out before the end of the season.”
Raquel also has issued a statement over her months-long affair with Tom.
Raquel told Entertainment Tonight:
“I want to apologize for my actions and my choices foremost to Ariana, and to my friends and the fans so invested in our relationships. There is no excuse, I am not a victim and I must own my actions and I deeply regret hurting Ariana.
I am reflecting on my choices, speaking to a counselor and I am learning things about myself such as my patterns of codependency and addiction to being and feeling loved. I have sought emotional validation through intimate connections that are not healthy without regard for my own well-being, sometimes negatively affecting others and often prioritizing the intimate connection over my friendships. I am taking steps to understand my behavior and make healthier choices.
Although I chose to be on a reality show accepting the good and bad that comes with it, beyond my own actions I have been physically assaulted, lost friendships, received death threats and hate emails in addition to having had my privacy violated.
I have begun counseling to end my unhealthy behavioral cycle, learn to set stronger emotional boundaries and learn to protect my mental health. I don’t expect sympathy, understanding or forgiveness. Right now I must focus on my own health and well-being and as I strive to be a better person moving forward, I will prioritize my mental health and learn from my mistakes.”
Vanderpump Rules airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm on Bravo.