Ariana Madix Reveals Boyfriend Daniel’s “Most Annoying” Trait & Teases “Aftermath” of ‘Scandoval’ on Vanderpump Rules Season 11, Plus Talks Cast Growth

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Ariana Madix Reveals Boyfriend Daniel's "Most Annoying" Trait & Teases "Aftermath" of 'Scandoval' on Vanderpump Rules Season 11, Plus Talks Cast Growth

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Ariana Madix is opening up about her boyfriend Daniel Wai‘s “most annoying” trait.

During a couple of recent interviews, the Vanderpump Rules star, 38, participated in a Q&A with Daniel, who she began dating in April of last year, and spoke of season 11, revealing that the new episodes will feature the “aftermath” of “Scandoval,” which saw her longtime boyfriend Tom Sandoval, 41, cheating on her with their friend and then-castmate, Rachel “Raquel” Leviss, 29.

“What are my three most annoying traits?” Daniel, a New York-based fitness trainer, asked Ariana in a clip shared by Cosmopolitan magazine on its TikTok page last week.

“Three?!” Ariana exclaimed as Daniel encouraged her to name “three, not one.”

“I can only really think of one,” Ariana confirmed. “You get up early.”


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Amid another interview, conducted earlier this month at the Pump Rules season 11 premiere party at Los Angeles’ The Hollywood Palladium, Ariana reflected on the past year as she shared what fans would see in the new episodes.

“Sometimes I think life just throws lots of unexpected curveballs, but I don’t know what I was white-knuckling through my last year, but I’m glad to be where I am now,” Ariana stated.

She then confirmed that season 11 went into production shortly after she and her co-stars wrapped production on the season 10 reunion in March.

“The season starts very quickly after we filmed the reunion. There wasn’t a lot of life lived in between. And so you’re gonna see a lot of that process, a lot of the aftermath of everything,” she shared.

While only about a year has passed since “Scandoval” was unleashed on the world, Ariana said that when it came to her cast’s status on season 11, she saw growth amongst many.

“I think you’re gonna see that most of us have just really grown a lot and things are just never gonna be the same,” she teased.

Vanderpump Rules season 11 premieres Tuesday, January 30, at 8/7c on Bravo.