Tom Sandoval from Vanderpump Rules allegedly angered Bravo producers by appearing on Howie Mandel’s podcast and discussing his affair with Raquel Leviss without their knowledge. Fans criticized Sandoval for placing blame on his ex-girlfriend Ariana Madix during the interview. Sources claim that Sandoval’s decision to go behind the network’s back could result in him being fired.
Vanderpump Rules star Tom Sandoval may be fired by Bravo producers after allegedly going behind their backs and appearing on Howie Mandel’s podcast to talk about his affair with Raquel Leviss.
Vanderpump Rules star Tom Sandoval has landed in hot water with Bravo producers after appearing on Howie Mandel’s podcast and discussing his alleged affair with Raquel Leviss. The interview, which aired earlier this week, had fans up in arms as Sandoval appeared to blame his ex-girlfriend Ariana Madix for the failed relationship. But it was Bravo executives who were left “infuriated” by the interview, with an insider claiming “they had no clue he was doing this, of course not. They never would have allowed it.”
According to the source, Sandoval’s surprise appearance on the podcast was “producers’ worst-case scenario” and could result in the reality TV star getting fired from the show. “Him doing this is a big ‘f––you’ to all of them,” added the insider. There has been no official word on Sandoval’s future on Vanderpump Rules, but another source revealed producers were “freaking out and basically scrambling” once they found out about the podcast.
During the interview, Sandoval claimed that he had tried to break up with Madix two weeks before the Leviss affair was exposed. He alleged that Madix was in “denial” and that the couple had already agreed to “figure out a way to navigate this that helps us both out and makes it easier”. Sandoval also claimed that Madix had turned a blind eye to the affair with Leviss, saying, “She had heard things and seen things about Raquel but was very much turning a blind eye or just trusting me, I guess.”
Madix has yet to respond to the accusations made by Sandoval during the podcast. Meanwhile, Bravo executives are said to be weighing their options and deciding whether or not to take disciplinary action against the reality star.