Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix is breaking her silence following her split from Tom Sandoval amid his seven-month-long affair with Raquel Leviss.
The 37-year-old released a statement via Instagram late Wednesday evening. In the post, Ariana thanks fans, as well as her friends and family, for their “love and support” while also opening up about the pain she’s endured during the last two weeks.
“Hi. where to begin? I want to express my most sincere gratitude for the outpouring of love and support I have received from friends, family, and people I’ve never even met in the last two weeks. when I have felt like I couldn’t even stand, you all have given me the strength to continue and seen me through my darkest hours. to say I have been devastated and broken is an understatement.”
“However, I know that I am not in this alone. so many of my closest friends are also grieving this loss right now and reeling from this betrayal on so many levels. I am so fucking lucky to have the best support system in the world, and I hope I can repay every single person for the love you have shown me.”
The Bravoleb ended her post by sending a warning to Raquel and Tom.
“What doesn’t kill me better run,” Ariana quipped.
Meanwhile, a new report alleges how Tom and Raquel’s affair allegedlly began.
An unidentified source tells Deux Moi that Tom and Raquel‘s affair began after the two engaged in a threesome with Ariana.
The source alleges:
“Sandoval, Ariana, and Raquel had a threesome, and Sandoval continued to pursue Raquel after that. In an interview at the Vanderpump Premiere, an interviewer asks Sandoval about his “open relationship” he denies it, and [Tom] Schwartz says, “not anymore.” The interviewer goes one step further and asks, “If you guys ever did a thruple, anyone on the cast you’d want to be part of it?” Sandoval says IDK, but Schwartz says, “didn’t it already happen? Referring to Raquel, at that point, Sandoval gives a death stare to Schwartz, and they play it off about LaLa [Kent] and Ariana from seasons ago. On last night’s WWHL, Katie [Maloney] said she’s not surprised the affair was with Rachel, YES, there’s more Red Flags, and that she knows a little about the affair’s origin story but refused to say anymore, getting uncomfortable, saying, “I can’t” biting her tongue.”
As we’ve previously reported, Tom and Ariana’s nearly decade-long relationship was suddenly over on March 3 when it was publicly revealed that Tom had engaged in a seven-month-long affair with Raquel.
Ariana discovered the affair when she uncovered a video Raquel sent Tom of her touching herself. According to reports, Ariana confronted Tom about the cheating at his band’s show on Wednesday, March 1. She later ended their relationship on Friday. TMZ broke the news of Tom and Raquel’s affair on that same day. Initally, Bravo fans couldn’t believe the claims however they were unfortunately very true.
Since the news of their affair broke, Sandoval and Raquel have faced backlash from the Bravoverse. Sandoval finally apologized to Ariana, claiming she deserved “better” from him after issuing a shitty initial statement on the scandal. Raquel, on the other hand, blamed the affair on an “addiction” to love.
Vanderpump Rules airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm on Bravo.