Vanderpump Rules’ Ariana Madix Explains Why Dating Tom Sandoval Was “Risky,” Plus What She Loves About Him the Most

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Vanderpump Rules' Ariana Madix Explains Why Dating Tom Sandoval Was "Risky," Plus What She Loves About Him the Most

Ariana Madix opened up about her romance with Tom Sandoval just in time for this Friday’s Valentine’s Day holiday.

During a new interview, the Vanderpump Rules cast member addressed the start of her relationship with Sandoval before admitting to taking a risk by allowing their friendship to evolve and revealing what she loves about her partner of six years the very most.

“There was a shift in him that I was like, ‘He’s acting differently.’ And then I was like, ‘I might be open to whatever this is that’s happening,'” Ariana recalled of her first moments with Sandoval during an interview with The Daily Dish on February 11.

According to Ariana, Sandoval, who she recently purchased her first home with, fell for her before she fell for him because she was initially hesitant to let their friendship turn into a romance.

“It’s risky! It’s a risky move because especially if you like that person as a friend and that is somebody you value as a friend, if it doesn’t work out, that could be very bad once you cross that line,” she explained.

That said, it was actually the fact that she and Sandoval were friends for so long before they began dating that ultimately made her feel quite safe with him. As she shared, she knew Sandoval was a good person who cared for the people in his life and could be emotionally available to her.

“I think that was a big thing in the beginning,” Ariana said.

As for what she loves about Sandoval the most, Ariana said it is his willingness to be “open and vulnerable” about who he is.

“He’s always willing to be open and vulnerable with who he is, whether he’s right or wrong. He’s not really worried about that,” Ariana explained.

“I think that something we’ve learned from each other is that in a disagreement… it’s important for people to come to an understanding,” she added.

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