After filming an “emotionally charged” encounter with his now-ex-girlfriend Ariana Madix for Vanderpump Rules season 10 at their own home on Friday, during which Ariana reportedly felt “gaslit” by the musician and restauranteur, Sandoval was spotted arriving at Raquel’s home in an all-black ensemble.
According to TMZ, production sources confirmed on March 6 that Sandoval and Raquel had been filming scenes for the show earlier in the day on Saturday. However, when it came to his nighttime visit to her apartment, that was not filmed.
"Vanderpump Rules" star Tom Sandoval was spotted headin' to Raquel Leviss' place … this coming soon after news broke that he's been cheating on Ariana Madix with her. https://t.co/zwbOevysQk
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 6, 2023
Although fans will have to wait until the end of the currently-airing 10th season of Pump Rules to see the interactions between Sandoval and Ariana — and Sandoval and Raquel — play out, an insider told Page Six on March 6 that Ariana felt “gaslit” by Sandoval, who reportedly gave a list of excuses for why he didn’t come clean sooner.
As Pump Rules fans may have heard, Sandoval and Raquel reportedly began an affair sometime last summer that was exposed last Wednesday night, when Ariana found a sexual video of Raquel and inappropriate texts on Sandoval’s phone.
“Ariana walked away from the conversation feeling like she was gaslit by Tom,” an insider shared. “He gave her several excuses as to why he never copped to cheating.”
“Tom said he didn’t tell her about the affair with Raquel because he was worried about how it would impact her mental health, even claiming that he was especially concerned after her grandma died last year,” the source continued, giving a nod to Ariana’s grandmother, Phyllis “Bonnie“ Cameron, who died in September 2022.
“The fact that they own a home together was also brought up,” a second source explained, “and how he thought that would make their breakup even more complicated.”
Overall, Ariana was “perturbed” by the discussion, the insider shared, and the cast, who was filled in shortly thereafter, was left feeling “disappointed” by Sandoval’s lack of accountability.
“[Madix] has recapped what happened with her friends and castmates, the majority of whom are disappointed Tom seems unable to take accountability for his actions or express substantial remorse,” the source said. “Of course, they’ve been rallying behind her in the passing days.”
Vanderpump Rules season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.
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