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Bravo was rocked by a shocking event on March 3, when “Vanderpump Rules” Tom Sandoval split from Ariana madix after nine years of marriage. Numerous outlets reported in the aftermath that the split was caused by the revelation Sandoval had cheated with Raquel Leviss, their costar. The news was confirmed by dozens of Bravo celebrities on social media including Andy Cohen. Twitter Then, I asked for a siren’s emoji. “How many parts is too many parts for the #pumprules reunion???” POPSUGAR contacted Sandoval’s, Madix’s, and Leviss’s representatives for comments on the allegations, but received no response.

Bravo fans are still trying to understand what exactly took place between the three stars. Sandoval, Leviss and both issued statements on March 8 apologizing for their role in the situation. Madix then released a public statement about the breakup. If you’re not a Bravo head, or are muddy on the details, here’s a full timeline of the drama, including the latest statements on the issue — including what viewers learned during the three-part season 10 reunion.

Who are Tom Sandoval Ariana Madix and Raquel Levyss?

Sandoval Madix, and Leviss were all cast members in “Vanderpump Rules.” Sandoval and Madix became friends after they met as bartenders working at restaurants owned and operated by former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Lisa Vanderpump, before the show started filming. Sandoval joined the cast when the show’s first season aired in 2013. Madix was added for the second season the following year. Sandoval’s friend and fellow cast member Tom Schwartz is the man who helped him start two restaurants. TomTom With Vanderpump was one of them, while Schwartz and Sandy’s were primarily theirs. Schwartz and his castmate Katie Maloney split in early 2022.

Leviss was introduced to the world in season five, as James Kennedy’s girlfriend. After five years of dating, the couple got engaged in 2021. Sandoval helped Kennedy pay for and plan the extravagant proposal. Nevertheless, they split in December.

In the summer 2022, there was a rumor that Leviss had hooked up with Schwartz. This relationship reached its peak during the wedding of Scheana Shary (as filmed by Bravo for the show). Leviss said since the premiere of the show that Maloney didn’t know her and it was okay for Leviss to date Schwartz. Shay Leviss and Maloney appeared together in the March 3 episode. “Chicks in the Office” Leviss spoke about the podcast (which had been released before the news broke) and said: “Ariana [and Scheana] were the ones that really embraced me into this group and have been there for me since day one, so I know who my true friends are.”

How long did Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix and Ariana Madix live together?

Sandoval began dating Madix in 2014. They purchased a house in Valley Village (Los Angeles) in 2019.

Raquel Levy and Tom Sandoval Cheated On Ariana Madix

On March 3, TMZ We broke the story that Sandoval, Madix and Leviss had separated amid allegations of cheating. “Vanderpump Rules” Was filming the aftermath. The news was quickly confirmed by other outlets, including some of their own. “Pump Rules” Costars such as Kennedy Kent and Lala Kent are also on Instagram. Madix learned about the affair on Wednesday after she saw Sandoval’s phone, including his texts to Leviss.

Sources have told us The People The affair had lasted six months. On April 11, TMZ posted a photo of Sandoval and Leviss together in Sandoval’s hometown of St. Louis, which was reportedly taken on December 29, 2022 — which is within the timeframe that the affair reportedly took place in.

Leviss continued to spread rumors about her relationship with Schwartz in the months leading up to Sandoval’s split from Madix. She wore TomTom’s sweatshirt in October to BravoCon, and when Maloney accused of her being a “fangirl,” She said on Instagram that her main reason for wearing it was to feel comfortable. “I also wore it to support BOTH of the Toms.” She included #NumberOneTomStan.

Sandoval dressed up as Leviss for Halloween a few weeks later in the sweatshirt, just as Leviss had done in her Halloween memorial. Instagram Highlight.

What did Tom Sandoval say about the scandal?

On March 4, Sandoval made a statement. Instagram He asked that people do not direct their anger at Schwartz who, according to him, was unaware of his actions until just recently. He also asked people not to take their frustrations out on their restaurant Schwartz and Sandy’s. “Hey, I fully understand and deserve ur anger and disappointment towards me, but please leave Schwartz my friends and family out of this situation,” He wrote. “Schwartz specifically only found out about this very recently, and most definitely did not condone my actions.”

“This was a very personal thing,” Sandoval continued. “Schwartz & Sandy’s might have my name on it, but also there are 3 other partners and 20 employees, who especially rely on the restaurant for income for them and their families. Just like TomTom, I’m a small part of a much bigger thing. Please direct ur anger towards me and not them. They did nothing wrong.”

Sandoval then apologized to his colleagues who “have to suffer for my actions.” He also said he was stepping back from restaurants for the moment “out of respect for my employees & partners.” He finished his post. “I need some time to address everything else. Sorry for everything.” Sandoval’s statement does not mention Madix.

Schwartz and Sandy’s had also released a statement a few hours earlier. Instagram Asking people to be kind towards the workers who have “nothing to do with this unfortunate situation.” Madix is also known as the statement “a good friend and a great supporter of the restaurant.” Schwartz did not comment Saturday but fans posted pictures. Photos He is greeting customers at a restaurant.

Sandoval published a new statement on his Facebook page on March 8, 2019. Instagram page, writing, “I want to first and foremost apologize to everyone I’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.”

He continued, “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 out loving family and friends.”

Sandoval appeared to then address “Vanderpump Rules” viewers, writing, “My love for Ariana was strong than any camera ever could have captured. Some of our best time 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 for her that it began with. I owed Ariana better.”

He concluded. “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 reflect and work on myself. I have work to do. I always have, and I always will.”

The filming of the movie “The Avengers” began on March 28. “Vanderpump Rules” Sandoval speaks to the a TMZ Cameraman He largely avoided questions about Madix and Leviss, but did say he was concerned. He avoided questions about Madix or Leviss but said he was aware of the affair. “of course” The circumstances of their relationship are regrettable. “I could have handled things way better,” He admitted saying that he was also. “Hindsight’s always 20/20, man.”

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Sandoval, April 11, Sandoval Howie Mandel was interviewed and elaborated on his side of the story, telling the host that he broke up with Madix on Valentine’s Day — before she discovered the affair. He added that he tried to break up Madix with her for a long time.

“I made it pretty clear in therapy that I wanted to, like, take the steps to break up. And then actually Ariana kind of just really started fighting for it and I felt so, so bad about it because she was being so unbelievably sweet and amazing,” He said, adding Madix was “completely in denial” About the end of their relationship “She’s like, ‘I’m not letting you leave me. You’re gonna have to force me out of this relationship,” Sandoval claims that Madix told Sandoval what he said. “. . . if you break up with me, you will effectively be ending my life.'”

What has Raquel Levy said about the affair

Leviss has released a press release to “Entertainment Tonight” Her writing began on March 8th. “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.”

She continued. “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.”

The statement continued. “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.”

Leviss concludes “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.”

Leviss made his statement a day following the report by TMZ Her lawyers sent her a letter to the “Vanderpump Rules” Cast said that Sandoval had recorded the video without permission on Madix’s phone and that anyone who has it should delete it. Leviss served Shay a restraining notice on the same day. The PeopleThe reason for this order is unknown. Leviss, however, claims that she was physically abused in her statement but doesn’t name the individual.

Shay’s attorney, Neama Rahamani, replied to the filing in a statement made to POPSUGAR on March 9. “This case is a fabrication by a known liar and a cheat who has betrayed everyone close to her. Scheana never punched Rachel, period. The supposed dark markings around her left eye have been there for months. Neither Scheana nor other cast members want anything to do with Rachel going forward. The judge has only heard a one-sided account of what happened, and we look forward to presenting the full and true story at the March 29 hearing.”

Leviss also addressed the speculation surrounding her relationship with Sandoval on March 9th. Instagram Post amid rumors the couple planned to continue their scandalous relationship. Wrote Leviss, “Besides the indefensible circumstances surrounding our relationship, my feelings for Tom have always been sincere and born out of a loving friendship. Knowing how many people we hurt, I need to understand my choices and learn to make better ones. I need to take care of my health, work on self growth and take time to be ok with being alone.”

Leviss concluded his remarks. “I care for Tom and I don’t want to label anything or predict what lies ahead. Right now I need to heal.”

On April 14, Entertainment Tonight Reports stated that Leviss checked herself into a mental treatment facility. This decision was made before the affair became public. “Raquel and her family decided before the relationship was discovered that she would enter a voluntary facility for mental health counseling,” Source said “She was scheduled to go in pre-reunion but decided she wanted to finish her filming commitment. Bravo and production were aware and in support of her journey towards better mental health.” The source clarified that Leviss would not be entering rehab to deal with substance-related problems. Leviss reps didn’t respond to POPSUGAR when asked for a comment.

What has Ariana Madix said about Raquel Leviss’s affair with Tom Sandoval?

Madix seized the opportunity to take over in the early morning hours of March 16. Instagram And shared a photo showing her in a long, pink and green gown. She began her caption with, “hi. where to begin?”

She continued. “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 f*cking 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.”

She concluded. “what doesn’t kill me better run,” The signature is required. “love, ariana.”

Before Madix’s comments, Kristen Doute, Sandoval’s ex-girlfriend and Madix’s friend posted a YouTube video. Instagram On March 3, a picture of the two hugging was taken. Doute assured Madix’s fans that her friends were with her and she was not alone.

Kennedy’s brother, Jeremy Madix also commented on Kennedy’s now-deleted Instagram posting about the news of the day, writing: “It’s funny to watch people social climb and be soooooooo fake that they’re willing to sh*t on people that are supposed to be their ‘best friend’ (a term that gets thrown around very often around here) all just to come up or have some sort of story line,” According to Us Weekly.

Doute first appeared on May 3. “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” And shared her thoughts about the entire scandal. “Since the Raquel news broke, I’ve heard multiple things that are now coming out of the woodwork,” She told Cohen. Doute claims that while she said she doesn’t know anyone personally, it was someone she told Cohen. “friend of a friend” Sandoval allegedly slept with Schwartz while he appeared with him.

Madix appeared later on Alex Cooper “Call Her Daddy” podcast On May 23, she revealed more shocking details regarding Sandoval’s and Leviss’s affair. “I’ve learned some things even after filming the reunion,” Madix said in reference to the “Vanderpump Rules” Reunion that aired the first part of its first segment on May 24. “One of those things is a text message from Rachel to Tom saying I just talked to a mutual friend, I won’t name, and they said that, ‘You should be honest with Ariana. Maybe not so much about all the details like sleeping in the house together but that she deserves to know about this.’ And then it’s like, ‘I love you, you got this.'”

Madix also reflected on the red-flags she ignored in their relationship. “There were times where we would have like a bunch of people over at our house and we have a guest bedroom and that guest bedroom gets used a lot by a lot of our different friends and her [Raquel] being one of them,” She explained. “And there were times where I would like go up to bed or whatever because it’s late and I have a life and a career and responsibilities and 28-year-old failed pageant queens don’t. And so, they’d be able to stay up super late and hang and have no reason to get up the next morning and that’s fine if you weren’t f*cking my boyfriend.”

Madix continued: “I think they had sex in my guest room while I was sleeping in my own bed that he and I went to bed in together and then he left the bed and went to the guest room and f*cked her.”

Madix said that she had discovered Sandoval’s plan to fly Leviss from one place to another with him. “I know that she was at that ‘Watch What Happens Live’ appearance where Schwartz was covering his mouth and acting all weird, it’s because she was in the hotel room. She was there in New York, I know for a fact,” Madix said. “He was using other people’s credit cards and things to like basically make them pay for things and then Venmoing them later.”

What did Sandoval’s best friend Tom Schwartz have to say about the affair?

On March 11, Schwartz — Sandoval’s best friend and business partner — broke his silence about the affair. TMZ At the LAX Airport, we caught up with the restaurateur to get an update on his partner’s health. “[Sandoval’s] OK, I think. Relatively speaking, I mean, he has a sense of profound sadness, rightfully so, that he’s a piece of sh*t. And to some extent, maybe he is,” Schwartz said. “But he knows he f*cked up, and the whole thing is just really sad.”

He then expressed his wish that Madix would be surrounded with friends and move forward. “Luckily, Ariana has a really good support system, and she’s with her friends,” He continued. “I hope she’s living a good life, just indulging. Hope she goes on a living spree. I’m just hoping this whole thing blows over.”

Schwartz said he hadn’t spoken to Leviss in a while, and denied kissing her publicly to cover the affair. “It’s f*cking complicated. That’s the understatement of the year. I think Tom’s OK,” He said. “Really, I’m just sad about the negative impact it’s having on our business, but I think cooler heads will prevail, and I’m just gonna keep on keeping on.”

“Vanderpump Rules” Season 10 Midseason Trailer

It is important to note that the word “you” means “you”. “Vanderpump Rules” Cameras were switched back on to capture the fallout from the allegations. That footage was then included in the final episode of the season which just ended. Bravo released the midseason trailer for season 10 on March 20. It begins with Shay’s wedding, and Maloney & Madix searching for space to open their new sandwich shop before things get really ugly. “I was the OG homewrecking whore of this group,” Shay tells Leviss the story in this clip. “And then came Lala. And now here you are.” Madix also confronts Sandoval when she tells Sandoval of the affair. “You don’t deserve one f*cking tear of mine.” Leviss can be heard saying in a voiceover. “I don’t f*cking regret our relationship.”

There are also numerous rumors regarding scenes between Leviss, Sandoval, and Madix. Bravo confirmed on March 10 Madix’s friend Doute was returning to the show after being fired in 2020 due to a racist joke she played on Faith Stowers. Her return came after the reality television star posted her support for Madix on Instagram, which indicates that she’ll be diving into the controversy Bravo fans have nicknamed “Scandoval.”

Schwartz also confirmed to TMZ the messy situation will unfold before the cameras. When asked how he learned about the affair he replied: “You’ll see it play out on the show.”

It is important to note that the word “you” means “you”. “Vanderpump Rules” Season 10 Reunion

Part one of the “Vanderpump Rules” On May 24, the cast confronted Sandoval with no hesitation. The situation became so heated at one point that Cohen had to physically separate Sandoval from Kennedy. “Get in my face again and I will f*ck you up, motherf*cker,” Sandoval yelled at Kennedy, who appeared to be the most visibly angry at Sandoval for his months-long affair with his ex-fiancée Leviss. “Look at me bro, I’m way more ripped than you!” Kennedy added, “Additionally, Kennedy also clapped.” “You’re a worm with a mustache!”

Kent also attacked Sandoval and compared him to her former Randall Emmett. Emmett has been accused by women of exchanging acting work for sexual favors. He is also accused of owing investors millions in debt, as well as forcing his assistants engage in illegal activities on his behalf. Los Angeles Times (Emmett denied all accusations) “Give it 10 years, he is Randall Emmett. It’s absolutely terrifying,” Kent said. “I couldn’t get Randall to stay home, and then when sh*t hit the fan, I couldn’t get him the f*ck out of the house. That is a f*cking narcissist. Everyone needs to be warned about this person, like this is a dangerous human being.”

Kent was adamant in her stand after Vanderpump attempted to defend Sandoval. “He was sleeping next to her — that was his life partner. If he can do that to her, there’s something wrong with this person.”

When the third part is added to the “Vanderpump Rules” The interview was aired six days after the main reunion. Leviss was visibly emotional when she said that the reunion wasn’t her favorite. “want to lie anymore.” “The worst is out, yet I’m still finding myself having to lie about specific timeline things,” She said

Nudged by the producer, Leviss admitted that the timeline she and Sandoval presented during the reunion — that they had hooked up once in early August and then not rekindled the connection until later — was a lie. She said that she and Sandoval had a second intimate encounter at Shay’s Mexican wedding in late August. Leviss claimed that they continued to sleep with each other until the end of filming. “It definitely picked up speed more after we wrapped filming.” When asked why she lied, Sandoval explained it to her. “He feels like it would be less hurtful to say that this wasn’t going on for so long.”

Leviss has also denied the rumor claiming that Sandoval and she had slept together at Sandoval and Madix’s home when she wasn’t present. “He’s asked me to not disclose all this information,” Leviss said before revealing they had. “The reason why Tom wanted to lie about it is it’s a really bad look to hook up with their friend’s boyfriend in their house when they’ve gone out of town, especially when they’re at a funeral,” She explained.

Leviss said she also asked Sandoval during their affair if Madix would be open to them all forming a trio. “I love Ariana as a person and also I’m in love with Tom Sandoval, so [a throuple] didn’t sound like a farfetched idea,” She explained to us her thoughts. Sandoval refused to accept it. Leviss claimed that Leviss had also lied because Sandoval was the person who told her these details. “one person” She’s been a great supporter of hers.

Victoria Edel: Additional Reporting