Ariana Madix Reacts to Scheana Shay Hanging Out in Tom Sandoval’s Hotel Suite as Scheana Defends Herself, Plus Scheana Offers Update With Katie and Calls Hug With Tom in Pump Rules Trailer “Misleading”

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Ariana Madix Reacts to Scheana Shay Hanging Out in Tom Sandoval's Hotel Suite as Scheana Defends Herself, Plus Scheana Offers Update With Katie and Calls Hug to Tom in Pump Rules Trailer "Misleading"

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Ariana Madix, 38, is reacting to the news that Scheana Shay was hanging out with her former boyfriend amid the BravoCon fan event, and she also discusses how she was “shaking” when the Vanderpump Rules season 11 trailer debuted.

Scheana also defended her recent interactions with Tom Sandoval during a couple of interviews at BravoCon as she also called her hug with Tom, which was shown in the Vanderpump Rules trailer, “misleading.”

During a red carpet interview with Access Hollywood‘s Housewives Nightcap, Katie and Ariana discussed how season 11 differs from season 10.

“I guess it’s just the shift in dynamics, too, it’s not quite the fun group dynamic that we used to have like family, framily, or whatever you want to call it. It’s sort of that loss. It’s just different now,” Katie explained, noting that their next chapter is “interesting” and “new.”

“I definitely agree with Katie, and also just the having to watch that trailer that none of us had seen before. I was like, shaking,” Ariana replied.

Ariana then admitted that learning Scheana had been with Sandoval, 40, on Friday night was “weird.”

“Lala was not [in Sandoval’s suite], but Scheana was, and I was like, ‘That’s weird,’” Ariana said after James Kennedy, 31, accused Lala Kent, 33, of being present during the on-stage panel.

Following Ariana’s claims about her “weird” hangout with Sandoval, Scheana spoke out in her own interview on Housewives Nightcap.

“So we all went up to the rooftop for the Bravo After Party and then once the lights turned on, everyone was still hanging out. I was having great conversations with Captain Jason, Kyle Cooke, [and] we all went to another room to continue the party and conversations,” she recalled.

According to Brock Davies, he and Scheana ultimately learned the other room was Sandoval’s penthouse.

“So it was like, ‘Oh hey.’ ‘Oh hey. Whatever, we’re here,’” he explained.

“I also will say there were conversations I had with Tom Sandoval about some things that he said about Ariana that I didn’t like,” Scheana went on as Brock said they “didn’t approve of what he was saying.”

In another interview, Scheana further explained the situation, suggesting that she was confronting Sandoval about past comments he’d made about Ariana.

“I don’t like some of the things I heard him saying about Ariana on his podcast and in [the] press,” Scheana told Page Six on November 4, adding that she urged him to “let [Ariana] heal” and stop rehashing the past.

“We don’t need to keep talking about that. It’s in the past,” Scheana continued. “We’ve filmed the whole season. We have a reunion. But let her heal and just stop.”

As for the season 11 trailer scene in which she hugs Sandoval, Scheana said the moment was “slightly misleading.”

“Let me tell you this. It took a whole season and a lot of conversations to even have that moment. So that’s all misleading. There was a lot that was said, and I’ve not been easy on him. I’ve been very stern with how I feel and what I disagree with,” she noted.

Scheana, 38, also offered an update on her relationship with Katie Maloney, 36.

“We literally came together over emo music and it started with Ariana,” Scheana said of her and Katie during a Pump Rules panel over the weekend. “All our stuff didn’t matter anymore when we needed to bring it together to be there for her. So we have a little DJ group. We’ve done a couple emo nights together and after one of those nights, it was great, she followed me. I followed her back.”

“We’re really good. We’re officially friends,” Scheana added.

Vanderpump Rules season 11 is set to premiere on Bravo in January 2024.