Timeline of the Vanderpump Rules Cheating Scandal Involving Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, and Raquel Leviss
Recently, TMZ reported that Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix discovered her partner of nine years, Tom Sandoval, had been having an affair with their co-star Raquel Leviss.
The news shocked fans and cast members of the reality show, with most taking Madix’s side.
The scandal began after Madix broke up with Sandoval following the discovery of the alleged affair on March 3, 2023.
Leviss and Sandoval had reportedly been going behind Madix’s back for at least six months, with the affair allegedly beginning in the summer of 2022.
In January 2019, Madix said that Sandoval “betrayed her trust” by telling his friends about a sexual experience between Madix and Lala Kent in season seven.
Madix stated that her sexuality was “not something that is meant to sound cool to a bunch of dudes.”
In October 2021, Madix reiterated her disinterest in getting married and making a public spectacle of it.
In November 2021, Madix revealed that she had frozen her eggs to take control of her own body and future, despite not having immediate plans to have a child.
On December 5, 2021, Leviss and James Kennedy called off their engagement.
In the summer of 2022, Leviss and Sandoval’s affair allegedly began, according to sources.
On March 1, 2023, in an interview with Page Six, Sandoval described his relationship with Madix as having its ups and downs but said they had each other’s backs.
Later that evening, he was reportedly seen kissing Madix after a gig for his band, Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras.
This is thought to be when Madix discovered the alleged affair.
On March 3, 2023, TMZ reported that Madix had broken up with Sandoval after discovering the affair.
Sources claimed that Leviss and Sandoval had been cheating for at least six months.
Sandoval was seen packing his bags outside of their home, and he later addressed the scandal during a concert, asking the audience if they had ever been “one of the most hated people in America.”
Madix spent time with Sandoval’s ex, Kristen Doute.
On March 4, 2023, Lala Kent cut the price of her makeup collaboration with Leviss by more than half.