Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix Split & Raquel Leviss Could Be the Reason

Raquel Leviss, Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix.

Heavy/Bravo Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix have split.

Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix have ended their relationship, according to TMZ. Sources connected to the show told the outlet that “Vanderpump Rules” co-star Raquel Leviss hooked up with Sandoval and Madix found out, thus causing the split.

TMZ also reports that Bravo cameras were on-hand to record the fallout; once producers got wind of what was about to go down, they jumped into action. Sources tell TMZ that the material could be edited to be included in season 10, which is currently airing on Bravo.

Rumors about the couple began to circulate on March 3, 2023, when fans noticed that Madix had deactivated her social media accounts.

Madix and Sandoval became friends when they both worked at SUR and were filming “Vanderpump Rules” together. At the time, Sandoval was in a relationship with Kristen Doute. Fans immediately saw a connection between Sandoval and Madix — and Doute often questioned their relationship. After Sandoval and Doute split, he and Madix took their romance public.

Although they had chosen not to get engaged, married, or start a family, the two did end up buying a house together in February 2019, according to Bravo Style & Living.

Over the years, the two have worked together at SUR and on a special side project; they released their book “Fancy AF Cocktails: Drink Recipes from a Couple of Professional Drinkers” on December 3, 2019.

Heavy has reached out to all parties for comment.

Here’s what you need to know:

James Kennedy Shared a Screenshot of the Report That Raquel Leviss Caused Ariana Madix & Tom Sandoval’s Split

Shortly after the news broke, Leviss’ ex-fiance — and Sandoval’s good friend — James Kennedy shared a screenshot on his Instagram feed without a caption. However, he did comment on his own post, writing, “Hope you all feel as sick as I do. This explains everything.”

Fans took to the comments section to react.

“If this is true Raquel is doing too much. It’s not cute anymore, she’s not breaking girl code at this point, she demolishing it,” one comment read.

“Well, now you know it really was for the best. She really earned that Tom Tom sweatshirt,” someone else added.

“Ariana deserves the world. i really hope this isnt true,” a third comment read.

Leviss appeared as a recurring cast member on “Vanderpump Rules” during season 6. She joined the cast full time beginning in season 9. Leviss was previously engaged to Kennedy, who proposed during an episode of the hit Bravo show. The two broke off their engagement in December 2021, according to Us Weekly.

“It was kind of at Thanksgiving where I realized that I didn’t want to be in this relationship anymore,” Leviss said on a January 2022 episode of the “Scheananigans” podcast, hosted by her pal and fellow VPR star, Scheana Shay.

Leviss made headlines in 2022 when reports got out that she locked lips with Tom Schwartz following his divorce from Katie Maloney. Fans are already starting to see some of that play out on “Vanderpump Rules” this season.

Tom Sandoval & Ariana Madix Split Rumors Surfaced in October 2022 & the Couple Denied Them

“Vanderpump Rules” fans have been curious about Sandoval and Madix’s relationship for a few months. In fact, back in October 2022, rumors that the two had split began circulating.

Us Weekly caught up with Madix at BravoCon in October and she told the outlet that her and Sandoval were “fine.”

“You know what’s funny, though? I was just saying to someone else, I was like, ‘I also love to gossip about, like, people I watch on TV.’ I look at all those blind items and things like that. I’m into it, so I totally get it,” she told the outlet.

“If you were to follow all of those things — I mean, we’ve been together for almost nine years — you would think we’ve broken up like times 50 times,” she continued.

When the outlet later chatter with Sandoval, he said that he and Madix were “great.”

In January 2023, fans became concerned about Madix’s relationship with Sandoval all over again when she penned an Instagram caption about a tough 2022.

“I’ve definitely referred to 2022 as tHe WoRsT yEaR oF mY LiFe a number of times. But looking back on all of my memories made me realize that alongside all the grief and mental anguish there was also so much love, joy, and beautiful times with incredible people,” she wrote. Madix mourned the loss of her grandmother, who died in September 2022, and her dog, Charlotte, who died a month prior.

The post is no longer available as Madix’s Instagram account has been deactivated.

When Bravo released the trailer for “Vanderpump Rules” season 10, fans zeroed in on Scheana Shay telling Sandoval that she heard that he and Madix were in an open relationship. Rather than waiting for the episode to air later on in the season, Madix addressed any and all concerns straight away.

“We don’t have an open relationship,” she tweeted on January 9, 2023 (via Bravo). I’m really not that cool. Thought that was obvious,” she added.

Meanwhile, Sandoval hasn’t shared many photos of him and Madix over the past several months. One of his most recent was a tribute to her on her birthday back in June 2022.

“Happy Birthday My Love, My Queen, My Best friend! Myself and the world are so lucky to have u! I love u, Dumplin,” he captioned a post at the time.

Sandoval has been hyper-focused on the new lounge that he opened with business partner Schwartz called Schwartz and Sandy’s. He’s also been performing shows with his band, “Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras.”

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