Ariana Madix and the Vanderpump Rules cast is scheduled to film the season 10 reunion this Thursday, March 23. And while she has stayed fairly silent since learning of now-ex-boyfriend Tom Sandoval‘s affair with friend and co-star Raquel Leviss earlier this month, Ariana is said to be preparing to speak her mind.
After sharing just one public statement in regard to the betrayal, an insider claims Ariana, who made her first public appearance post-“Scandoval” on Saturday, hopes to send a “huge message” at the upcoming taping.
“Ariana is getting ready for the Vanderpump Rules reunion. She’s preparing herself and getting in the correct mindset for it. She is planning on coming in calm, cool, and collected, but also say her piece,” an insider explained to Entertainment Tonight on March 17.
“She wants to send a huge message and make a big statement. Ariana has been staying quiet for the most part throughout all of this, but that’s all going to change once the reunion starts filming. It’s going to be wild,” the source added.
On Thursday, after returning home from Mexico, where she attended a friend’s wedding, Ariana debuted a new, blonder hairstyle, as well as a new cut, which fans will surely see more of on the reunion.
Ariana Madix is "preparing herself and getting in the correct mindset" for the #PumpRules reunion.https://t.co/VmzhhqXD2d
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) March 17, 2023
Days after showing off her new look, Ariana made her first public appearance during a comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles on March 18.
Ariana Madix is making her first public appearance since Scandoval began.https://t.co/6GLyWmKNFi
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) March 21, 2023
According to Life & Style, Ariana was featured during the show’s “Make That Sandwich” sketch, where she allegedly “got flirty” with comedian Connor Wood, also known as Fibulaa on TikTok, where he boasts just under 745,000 followers.
As the outlet revealed, Connor is a University of Texas at Austin graduate who works in marketing and hosts the Brooke and Connor Make a Podcast with Brooke Averick.
After the host of the comedy show, Lindsay Ames, noted that Connor was “a little bit nervous” to meet Ariana, the actor told her she wasn’t “supposed to say that.”
“I played it really cool backstage,” Connor said, as reported by Page Six.
“I totally outed you, but you know what? It is really adorable,” she replied.
Then, after Connor attempted to change the subject, by asking, “What do we think about moving forward with the show?,” Lindsay continued to focus on his alleged butterflies.
“I think we covered that actually,” Connor responded.
And at that point, Ariana admitted, “You’re making me nervous.”
Ariana Madix makes first public appearance since 'Scandoval' https://t.co/t4XbhyPhi9 pic.twitter.com/v0jerUaYjG
— Page Six (@PageSix) March 21, 2023
While Life & Style suggested Ariana and Connor were “flirting” on stage, it should be noted that they were only seen together during the show and their interaction was limited.
Vanderpump Rules season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.