Amid production on the upcoming 11th season of Vanderpump Rules, which recently saw him reuniting with James Kennedy, Tom Schwartz, and Lala Kent, Sandoval mentioned sex with Ariana and explained why he brought photos of Raquel Leviss to the set of FOX’s Special Forces as Jax Taylor shaded him on social media.
“Sandoval if you need a job let me know!” Jax wrote in the caption of a photo of his soon-to-be-opened Studio City sports bar, Jax’s, as seen in a screenshot shared by the Queens of Bravo on Instagram.
But after fans took notice of the shade, Jax, who’s been feuding publicly with Sandoval for years, suggested his comment was a “joke.”
“It was a joke.. Tom and I have an understanding.. we have a long history Don’t read into stupid sh-t,” he advised.
As Pump Rules fans well know, Sandoval’s partner at Schwartz & Sandy’s, Greg Morris, has spoken out against him on several occasions. And, there have even been reports that he could be pushed out of the business due to his controversial affair with Raquel.
Queens of Bravo also shared a photo of James, Schwartz, and Lala filming with Sandoval in Frogtown.
As for Sandoval’s statements about Ariana, those were made as he was spotted making his way out of the Ziggy Hotel in West Hollywood on Thursday, where he also reacted to Bachelor alum Nick Viall accusing him of breaking the rules of the Special Forces set and showing off pics of his former mistress, Raquel.
“I definitely was not showing it as a badge of honor,” Sandoval told TMZ on August 3. “I think I was more just… You know, you’re very lonely at that place. There’s no phones, no nothing. But, you know, he’s got a podcast to do.”
“We don’t really look at each other too often,” Sandoval admitted.
He then added, “We don’t even look at each other when we have sex anymore, it’s crazy.”
But quickly, as friends, including Billie Lee, burst into laughter, he clarified, “I’m just kidding.”
Vanderpump Rules season 11 is expected to premiere on Bravo sometime later this year or early next year.