Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval are no longer cohabiting at their $2 million Los Angeles house. Following the disclosure of Sandoval’s affair with 29-year-old Raquel Leviss, they lived together for several months. Sandoval, 40, provided an update on their living situation, disclosed whether he is watching 38-year-old Ariana on Dancing With the Stars, and disclosed the worst part of going to BravoCon in Las Vegas.
An informant said after the three-day fan convention that Sandoval’s
co-stars appeared to be shunning him the entire time.
“He was definitely getting the cold shoulder,” a source at the event told Page Six on November 6. “He is still radioactive after Scandoval. Hardly anyone at BravoCon wanted to associate closely with him.”
As Pump Rules fans may have heard, Scheana Shay, 38, and Brock Davies admitted to spending time with Sandoval at an after-party over the weekend, where Sandoval was seen sitting beside the couple as Brock chatted on the phone and Scheana spoke to Below Deck Down Under‘s Captain Jason Chambers.
“Tom came and was sitting there for only a few minutes,” the insider shared. “Nobody was engaging with him so he quietly slipped out.”
Following the hangout, Scheana defended her visit with Sandoval, saying that she was actually confronting him about the negative things he’d said about Ariana — not enjoying a friendly run-in.
“I don’t like some of the things I heard him saying about Ariana on his podcast and in [the] press,” Scheana told Page Six, noting that she encouraged Sandoval to stop “bringing up any issues” he and Ariana “had in their relationship.”
“We don’t need to keep talking about that. It’s in the past,” she continued. “We’ve filmed the whole season. We have a reunion. But let her heal and just stop.”
Scheana wasn’t the only person who set the record straight about her run-in with Sandoval. Southern Charm‘s Olivia Flowers, 31, also spoke out after the two of them were linked, clarifying that she is a “big Ariana fan.”
Although not many are Team Sandoval, Tom Schwartz, 40, confirmed to Extra that after taking a “break” from Sandoval, the two of them are in a better place.
“We did have a rift and we took a break. We were on a break. But I gotta say, it feels like… it feels like old times again. It feels like we got our Tom Tom juju back,” he shared.
At the time of the Extra interview, Schwartz and Sandoval had just wrapped their Pump Rules panel, where Sandoval was met with booing fans.
“That was the hardest thing. That was the thing. I’m glad I got through it. I knew that was going to happen. And, you know, moving on,” Sandoval said of the ongoing “Scandoval” backlash. “I can only apologize so many times. Really, it’s less about words and more about actions. So, right now, I’m just kind of trying to put the work in.”
“I’m just living day by day,” he added.
Months after his messy split from Ariana, Sandoval said he’s open to looking for love on another television show.
“I have so much respect for The Bachelor and Bachelorette,” Sandoval said. “Bachelor in Paradise looks fun. I would maybe consider that.”
When Sandoval was then asked if he’s been watching Ariana on DWTS, he revealed he is not.
“I’m not going to lie, I’m not,” he admitted. “But, I mean, she’s killing it. I’ve seen it. I know she’s doing really well, and that’s great. I’m happy for her.”
As for whether they’re living together, Sandoval said, “No. We are currently not.”
That said, he wouldn’t reveal when the move happened — or who it was that moved.
“You gotta wait and see,” he teased.
Vanderpump Rules season 11 will begin airing this January on Bravo.