Tom Sandoval of “Vanderpump Rules” has admitted that he regrets how his relationship with Ariana Madix fell apart due to his affair with Raquel Leviss. Sandoval stated that he “could’ve handled things way better” and his initial public apology failed to mention Madix, prompting him to issue a second one directed at her. Former cast member Jax Taylor revealed there were almost brawls while filming the explosive reunion episode.
Tom Sandoval admits he regrets how he handled his affair with Raquel Leviss and the fallout with Ariana Madix on “Vanderpump Rules.”
Tom Sandoval recently spoke out about his regrets regarding his affair with Raquel Leviss, acknowledging that he “could’ve handled things way better” and that his nearly 10-year relationship with Ariana Madix fell apart as a result. He admitted that looking back, he can see what he should’ve done differently to make the situation better, but at the time, he made the wrong choices. Additionally, he faced a tremendous amount of backlash for his affair with Leviss, which he believes was due to the scandal being “really unexpected,” unlike other incidents involving infidelity on the show.
Sandoval has since issued apologies to Madix for his behavior during their relationship, including a second public statement that explicitly addressed her. He expressed deep remorse for dishonoring her and disappointing their families and friends. Despite the fallout, Sandoval and Leviss reportedly seem to be handling everything together, even spotted out enjoying dinner together after the “nuclear” reunion taping that took place recently.
While some cast members have not spoken directly about the reunion taping, others have confirmed rumors of explosive encounters and uncomfortable moments, including Jax Taylor, who claimed that there were brawls nearly breaking out on set. He also mentioned one instance where Andy Cohen had to physically separate two male cast members during the confrontations. Taylor suggested that Sandoval needs to learn how to be a man in light of recent events.
As fans of “Vanderpump Rules” are aware, Sandoval and Leviss’s relationship has been a hot topic on the show since they began dating. Even though they have faced their share of criticism and judgment, they appear to be moving forward together as a couple. The show continues to air on Bravo Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.