Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix has revealed she believes Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss had sex in her house — while she was sleeping in her own bed in a nearby room!
Ariana and Tom, who dated for nearly a decade and own a $2 million house in Los Angeles together, appeared to break up in early March after news of Tom’s six-month affair with Raquel made headlines.
Since then, Tom, 40, has admitted he chased a “magnetic” connection with Raquel and apologized for cheating on Ariana.
Tom explained of Ariana on the April 11 episode of the “Howie Mandel Does Stuff” podcast, “Like many relationships, it felt like it became more of like a best friends, family [thing] — sometimes roommates.”
Well, Ariana, 37, just gave a whole new definition of being “roommates” with Tom.
“I think they had sex in my guest room while I was sleeping in my own bed,” Ariana told Alex Cooper on the Wednesday, May 24 episode of her “Call Her Daddy” podcast.
“[I think] he and I went to bed together and then he left the bed and went to the guest room and f–ked her. Yes, I believe that.”
Ariana, however, insisted she had no suspicion Tom and Ariana were hooking up behind her back because the former couple’s mutual friends crashed at their shared home all the time after long nights of partying.
“There were times where I would go up to bed or whatever because it’s late and I have a life and a career and responsibilities, and you know, 28-year-old failed pageant queens don’t,” Ariana quipped, slamming Raquel’s pageant history.
Ariana added, “And so, they’d be able to stay up super late and hang and have no reason to get up the next morning. And that’s fine, if you weren’t f–king my boyfriend also at the same time.”
Ariana explained how her sex life with Tom “waxed and waned” over the years.
“In the beginning… I was very excited that someone was, like, I thought, really into me because the relationship I was in previously, that sex life was fine, but at the same time I was being, like, criticized very heavily about my body, my personality — just everything,” Ariana said.
“And so I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, this is somebody who’s really into me,’ and so that was very exciting… I definitely think that it got to a point sometimes where I just wanted that quality time so bad… I felt like he just was adding more and more things to his plate, and I don’t know, I felt like, ‘Oh, he’s just not into me.'”
Ariana alleged Tom “would complain about frequency” when it came to the pair being intimate.
“It felt like he wanted to have sex, but I was like, ‘But do you want to have sex with me? Is it about me or is it just about the act?'” Ariana disclosed.
“He wasn’t really great with words, like, descriptors. I want to know those things… He would be very turned off [when I asked for affirmation]… I felt like he wasn’t choosing me over random nights out.”
Ariana broke her silence about her split from Tom on NBC’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen last week and revealed, “We do not interact on any level.”
While Ariana and Tom are still living in the same house, temporarily, Ariana said they only communicate through “go betweens” and that her family “hates” him and Tom is “dead” to her brother.
As for how Ariana — who felt “lost” after Tom’s betrayal — feels about Raquel now, Ariana told Alex, “I mean, I don’t know her. I realize now I never knew her, but I certainly don’t know her now and I don’t know anyone who does know her. It’s hard to say, but based on what I’ve seen, [she’s] lost and empty… I don’t really know what’s going on.”
Raquel had checked into a treatment facility in mid-April, shortly after Vanderpump Rules filmed its Season 10 reunion special, to check her mental health.
The multi-part reunion kicks off Wednesday, May 24 on Bravo.
On last week’s finale episode of Vanderpump Rules, fans watched a heated confrontation between Ariana and Tom about his infidelity during which Ariana said she regretted ever loving him.
And viewers also witnessed Tom and Raquel — who essentially gushed about their sex being life-altering — say, “I love you,” to each other.
When asked what it would take for her to forgive Tom and Raquel, Ariana bluntly announced on Watch What Happens Live, “That’s not happening.”
After all, Tom’s affair with Raquel wasn’t the first time he had hurt Ariana deeply.
But Ariana has seemed happy and content in recent weeks, and it appears she has moved on.
Ariana has been spotted, multiple times, packing on PDA with fitness coach Daniel Wai in the aftermath of her breakup with Tom. Ariana and Daniel apparently began seeing each other in mid-April.
While Ariana played coy about her love life on Watch What Happens Live, she teased to viewers, “I’ll just say that I am very happy and very satisfied.”
A source recently told Us Weekly that Ariana is “definitely open to seeing where things go” with Daniel but she “isn’t totally ready to jump into a serious relationship.”
Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent recently said of the potential new couple, “[Ariana’s] like ‘Heartbreak what? Like, I’m solid. I’m banging a fine-looking man.'”
Meanwhile, Tom told TMZ in late April that he was “really happy” to see Ariana doing well.
An insider source told Us on March 3 that Tom and Ariana had been “having problems for a while.” The insider claimed the pair’s relationship “only came to a breaking point” the day prior to their split on March 1.
But Tom claimed he officially broke up with Ariana on Valentine’s Day in February.
Tom also shared on the “Howie Mandel Does Stuff” podcast last month how he felt something “emotionally” with Raquel that he “hadn’t felt in so long” with Ariana.
Tom claimed that he had attempted to break up with Ariana once he realized he had strong feelings for Raquel.
Tom said he was seeing and FaceTiming with Raquel “as often” as he could,” even though that “sounds horrible.”
“And Ariana didn’t even notice because that’s just how separate our lives were,” Tom claimed. “I had to actually tell her, ‘How have you not noticed how distant I’ve been lately?'”
Ariana joined the cast of Vanderpump Rules in November 2013, and then she and Tom announced they were officially dating during the Season 2 reunion that aired in February 2014.
Raquel began dating James Kennedy in 2016, and the pair got engaged in May 2021. However, the couple broke up in December of that year.
Raquel proceeded to go on dates with Peter Madrigal in Summer 2022 before hooking up with Schwartz, who had split from Katie during August of that year.
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