Tom Sandoval Talks Vanderpump Rules Reunion, Affair Backlash, Regrets on How He Handled Things With Ariana, Plus Business Impact, and What’s Next For Him

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Tom Sandoval Regrets Cheating on Ariana, Admits He Could've Handled Things "Better" After Affair, and Explains Backlash, Plus Teases Reunion

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Tom Sandoval spoke out about his affair with Raquel Leviss while visiting Pop Music Studios in the San Fernando Valley on Monday.

Days after filming the Vanderpump Rules reunion, where he and Raquel were allegedly “annihilated” by their castmates, all of whom sided with Sandoval’s former girlfriend of nearly a decade, Ariana Madix, Sandoval admitted to feeling regretful about his handling of the situation.

“Hindsight’s always 20/20, man,” Sandoval told TMZ on March 27. “Hindsight’s always 20/20.”

“When you look back at a situation, you think of all the things you should’ve, would’ve, could’ve done to handle it better,” he explained. “I could’ve handled things way better.”

Then, after saying he “of course” regrets cheating on Ariana, Sandoval said he believes he is getting so much heat for his relationship with Raquel because no one saw it coming.

“I just think it was really unexpected,” he noted.

According to Sandoval, he’s doing “good” and “just uh, living” after taping the reunion last week — and focusing on his music as well with upcoming tour dates.

“We have a bunch of tour dates coming up,” he revealed, adding that he’s “not recording” currently because he has “so much other stuff going on.”

And, as Pump Rules fans well know, one particular item at the forefront of Sandoval’s mind is his new bar, Schwartz & Sandy’s, which he opened months ago with Tom Schwartz.

“It’s tough man. I honestly don’t even wanna comment on it but yeah, it’s been rough,” Sandoval said of how his affair with Raquel has impacted his business.

“They say time heals all wounds,” he continued, “so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.”

As for the recently taped reunion, Sandoval described his face-off with his castmates as “interesting.”

“You’ll have to wait and see it,” he teased, confirming it was “crazy.”

Also during his chat, Sandoval was asked how Ariana’s been doing since he cheated, and how things are with Raquel. However, rather than disclose any breaking news, Sandoval, who was spotted dining with Raquel after the reunion, refused to comment on both topics.

“I can’t talk about that, man,” he said.

Vanderpump Rules season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.