Ariana Madix: The Latest Updates and Controversies


Ariana Madix ditched the drama in Los Angeles for some fun and sun in Mexico following the news of her now ex-boyfriend Tom Sandoval‘s seven-month-long affair with Raquel Leviss.

Just a little over a week after Tom and Raquel’s affair came to light, Ariana is taking some time away from the spotlight to celebrate the wedding of Michael Jenkins and Lauren Basco, according to Page Six.

The Vanderpump Rules star was spotted dancing and having fun in the streets of Oaxaca, Mexico, while wearing a long pink and green dress with side cutouts.

“Ariana was having such an amazing time dancing and socializing,” a wedding guest told Page Six, noting that the Bravoleb was “such a sweetheart” and “very respectful to everyone.”

The insider notes that they “didn’t hear anything about Tom [Sandoval].”

Ariana recently dumped Tom after she learned of his affair with their good friend and Pump Rules co-star Raquel.

Meanwhile, it seems that Ariana has more than just her messy split with Tom on her mind at the moment.

According to a new report from The U.S. Sun, the 37-year-old was hit with two tax liens, one in the amount of $37,598 and another for $9,740, just months after she and Tom purchased their 5-bedroom Los Angeles home for $2 million in 2019.

Ariana appears to have paid off the smaller lien; however, the larger lien still remains “outstanding.”

On top of Ariana’s tax liens, Tom further risked their home when he leveraged it to put the down payment on his new bar, Schwartz and Sandys, with best friend and co-star, Tom Schwartz.

However, the former couple did take precautions to protect their home from foreclosure.

In July 2021, Ariana and Tom filed an assignment of rent clause, which allows the lender to collect rent payments from the mortgaged home “in the event of default by the borrower.”

This allowed Tom and Ariana “to pay their outstanding mortgage to their bank to help reduce the outstanding loan balance,” per The U.S. Sun.

A month later, in August 2021, the two took additional steps to protect their home by filing a reconveyance, which transferred the title of the home from the lender to the borrower. This typically occurs when a borrower has paid off their mortgage in full.

Speaking of Tom and Ariana’s Valley Village home, they both are still living at the property but not without some drama. Kristen Doute recently revealed that Tom and Ariana’s friends are doing all they can to ease tensions between the exes.

On the March 8 episode of her podcast, “Sex, Love and What Else Matters,” Kristen explains that Tom isn’t showing much remorse as he comes and goes from the former couple’s home.

“He came home and walked right in,” Kristen alleged, per OK! Magazine. “We all just sort of sat there quietly, and he’s like, ‘Yeah, I know everyone hates me.'”

“Unfortunately, I have to respect that they share that home,” she added. “As much as I want to say ‘Get the f*** out’— legally, he is allowed to be at that house. The best thing we can do right now is repeat what the laws are.”

Despite pleas for Tom to give Ariana a heads up via a mutual friend before arriving at the house, the 42-year-old isn’t willing to compromise.

“No one is saying you can’t come home, but we have a mediator for you guys that has been willing to be that mouthpiece between the two of them and just say, ‘Can you give her a couple of hours heads up at least before you come home so she can leave?'” the former Bravo star explained.

If all of that wasn’t enough tea, Ariana officially returned to Instagram over the weekend after disabling her account when the news of Tom and Raquel’s affair broke in the press on March 3.

Ariana returned to the social media platform but made sure to unfollow her ex-boyfriend of nine years and her now former friend.

Vanderpump Rules airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm on Bravo.

What Are the Consequences of Ariana Madix’s Ex-Boyfriend’s Affair and Tax Liens?

 Ariana Madix went to Mexico to celebrate the wedding of Michael Jenkins and Lauren Basco and to take some time away from the spotlight following the news of her ex-boyfriend Tom Sandoval’s affair with Raquel Leviss.

Ariana Madix appears to have paid off the smaller tax lien, but the larger lien is still outstanding.

 Yes, Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix are still living together at their Valley Village home, but there is tension between them.

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