Tom Sandoval Talks Co-Existing With Ariana After Their Split, and Raquel Going “Backwards” After Treatment as He Subtly Shades Her, See His Post, Plus He Also Confirms He’s “Single”

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Tom Sandoval Talks Co-Existing With Ariana After Their Split, and Raquel Going "Backwards" After Treatment as He Subtly Shades Her, See His Post as He Also Confirms He's "Single"


Tom Sandoval confirmed he is single while attending the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2023 in Las Vegas over the weekend.

As the Vanderpump Rules star, 40, continues to spend time with aspiring musician Tii, he opened up about dating, discussed co-existing with ex-girlfriend Ariana Madix, 38, at their $2 million home, and shaded Raquel Leviss, 29, for regressing after spending months in a mental health treatment program.

After traveling to Las Vegas for the concert, Sandoval took to his Instagram Story, where he shared a photo of himself pointing to a man wearing a T-shirt that read, “Be a Good Person,” just like a hat Raquel wore while out in Arizona weeks ago.

“Being part of the movement,” he wrote in a caption.

A short time later, Sandoval, who is five months sober, spoke of his visit to Sin City to Extra.

“Without drinking, I tend to get more adventurous, wanting to bounce around,” he revealed.

Ahead of Monday’s premiere of FOX’s Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test, Sandoval said he joined the series to get away from “Scandoval,” which saw his affair with Raquel being exposed.

“Feeling like most of the world hates your guts, so that really made me want get away, get out there, unplug… just focus on literally what’s in front of me,” he explained.

Although Sandoval admittedly brought photos of Raquel with him to set, despite a photo ban, he and Raquel haven’t been in touch recently. In fact, he slammed her as “petty” earlier this month after he wished her a happy birthday.

“I think the power move is to mute people. That way, it’s not like a thing… She posted on her Story… Doesn’t that seem petty?” he asked, giving a nod to her past treatment. “When you go away to a place where you are supposed to be working on yourself, bettering yourself, doesn’t that seem sort of like a step backwards?”

Moving on to Ariana, Sandoval said he and his ex are “co-existing.”

“We have mutual friends, obviously, on the same show together, so we have to co-exist, y’know… It’s gonna be a slow process. We will handle it the best we can,” he explained.

Then, when asked if he and Ariana would still be living together a year from now, Sandoval said they “probably” would and admitted, “I just want everyone to be happy.”

Continuing on, Sandoval teased that he and Ariana may be in a better place than they were back in March, when “Scandoval” first broke.

“You just have to wait and see. The season’s coming up. I can’t talk too much about it,” he explained.

As for his love life, Sandoval confirmed, “I am single,” before noting that dating is “awkward.”

“It’s just weird. It feels like a job interview, I don’t usually like to go on dates unless I know them already,” he shared. “I would rather hang out with them and like their friends, see who they surround themselves with… see how they act when they get drunk, then later go out on dates.”

Vanderpump Rules season 11 is expected to premiere on Bravo sometime later this year or early next year.