Ariana Madix reacted to recent news that her ex-boyfriend Tom Sandoval called it quits with his mistress Raquel Leviss during Wednesday’s Watch What Happens Live.
‘I don’t buy that at all,’ the Vanderpump Rules star, 37, scoffed before claiming that Leviss ‘was sending letters to my house like four days ago.’
She told host Andy Cohen that she didn’t open the letters but they were ‘addressed to him and in her handwriting.’
Cohen asked if Leviss had sent them from the mental health facility that she checked herself into last month, to which Madix replied: ‘I guess, I don’t know.’
She clarified that she’d only seen one letter from Leviss and that she handed it over to Sandoval — who she is still living with.
Not buying it: Ariana Madix reacted to recent news that her ex-boyfriend Tom Sandoval called it quits with his mistress Raquel Leviss during Wednesday’s Watch What Happens Live
Still on? ‘I don’t buy that at all,’ the Vanderpump Rules star, 37, scoffed before claiming that Leviss ‘was sending letters to my house like four days ago’
‘I didn’t open his [bedroom] door. I just brought him the mail, saw it, put it on the table, walked away. It was just the one that I know of, but I have been out of town,’ Madix said.
For her late-night appearance, Ariana stunned in a sheer black dress — which she called her ‘slutty funeral’ look — as she divulged more details about the affair.
Madix declared that she would never forgive the pair for their betrayal and called Sandoval’s apology ‘laughable.’
She accused Tom Schwartz of ‘actively participating in my downfall’ by allegedly helping Sandoval coverup the affair.
Madix also confirmed that, after years of speculation, Sandoval had in fact slept with the now-infamous ‘Miami girl’ in the early days of their nine-year relationship.
Madix told host Andy Cohen that the lengths Sandoval’s inner-circle went to pull the wool over her eyes were ‘cringe-worthy.’
‘The fabrication of the narrative that was being formed like the entire time without my knowledge, behind my back, by not just my ex-boyfriend but his little flying monkeys as well…,’ she explained.
She claimed that the main ‘flying monkey’ was Schwartz despite him vehemently denying any involvement.
Madix continued: I don’t think it was just covering [for Sandoval], I think it was actively participating in my downfall.’
Even if she wasn’t blindsided by the affair and Sandoval had come clean, Madix said that she wouldn’t be any ‘less angry’ with him.
‘What would it take for you to forgive Tom or Raquel,’ Cohen asked.
She sternly replied: ‘That’s not happening.’
Andy asked her what has been the most cringe worthy part for her of watching the season back.
‘The fabrication of a narrative that was being formed the entire time without my knowledge behind my back,’ Ariana said. ‘By not just my ex-boyfriend but his little flying monkeys as well.’
Ariana said by ‘flying monkeys’ she was referring to Tom Schwartz mainly.
Andy asked her if she had any idea before going through Sandoval’s phone that something was off.
‘When he would not come home or was out super late I would ask him things and say ‘where were you and what were you doing,’ Ariana said. ‘He would say I was at Schwartz’s and I would say ‘really let me see your phone.’
Ariana said Sandoval would give her his phone and she would look at his texts.
‘He was very good about concealing the double life and hiding all of the evidence,’ Ariana said.
‘So you were a little suspicious enough that you were looking through the phone,’ Andy said.
Details: She told host Andy Cohen that she didn’t open the letters but they were ‘addressed to him and in her handwriting’
Clarifying: She clarified that she’d only seen one letter from Leviss and that she handed it over to Sandoval — who she is still living with
Drama: Sandoval and Leviss’ months-long affair was exposed in March, leading to the end of his nine-year relationship with Madix; the trio seen in 2022
Ariana said she wasn’t suspicious about an affair but that something was clearly going on with Sandoval. Andy asked what Raquel’s demeanor was like when confronted her on the phone.
‘I had to beg, screaming, crying, throwing up, begging for some sort of something,’ Ariana said. ‘I said if you have ever given a crap about me, if you’ve ever cared, if you’ve ever just as women say, tell me, something.’
Ariana said all Raquel told her was there had been a kiss after the girl’s trip.
As for ‘Miami girl,’ Tom claimed during Wednesday’s season finale that Madix ‘always knew’ he’d slept with the mystery woman nearly a decade ago.
And Madix admitted to Cohen that she was aware of the hookup but that it happened before they were ‘exclusive.’
She ‘defended’ him over the years in order to protect his reputation.
‘I didn’t want people to think the absolute worst of the man I thought I would spend the rest of my life with,’ Madix said.
‘What would it take for you to forgive Tom or Raquel,’ Cohen asked.
She sternly replied: ‘That’s not happening.’
Andy wanted to know what Ariana thought was Raquel’s intention when she talked to her at Sur about her intimacy issues with Sandoval.
Ariana said she actually felt excited to have that conversation with Raquel because they were so close.
‘I truly was not picking up on what she was putting down,’ Ariana said.
Andy asked if she thought Sandoval was making promises to her about breaking up with Ariana and started to get frustrated which made her be so bold.
‘Honestly that was something that I read online and I thought that makes a lot of sense,’ Ariana said.
Ariana said it was also not true that Sandoval tried multiple times to break up with her. Ariana said she had an idea who was the other woman that Sandoval had a fling with but didn’t want to mention her name.
Andy asked Ariana what she thought about Raquel’s decision to file the restraining order against Scheana Shay.
‘I thought that was pathetic,’ Ariana said.
Ariana said she thought Sandoval’s interview with Howie Mandel was also ‘rock bottom moment.’ Ariana added that while she planned to sell the house she owns with Sandoval that they were both still living in it.
‘I want my money out of that house as quickly as possible and I want to move on,’ Ariana said. ‘We do not interact on any level.’
Ariana Madix oozed confidence while appearing on Wednesday’s episode of WHHL with Andy Cohen ahead of the explosive Vanderpump Rules season finale
Never: Madix declared that she would never forgive the pair for their betrayal and called Sandoval’s apology ‘laughable’
Ariana said she wasn’t suspicious about an affair but that something was clearly going on with Sandoval. Andy asked what Raquel’s demeanor was like when confronted her on the phone
In on it? She accused Tom Schwartz of ‘actively participating in my downfall’ by allegedly helping Sandoval coverup the affair; Schwartz and Sandoval seen in 2022
Andy asked if she agreed with him that Sandoval seemed more emotional with Schwartz than with her. Ariana said with her Sandoval seemed more concerned with people hearing them argue than how she felt.
Andy asked her if there was anything she wished she had said to Sandoval at the reunion.
She said she would have asked him about the lies that have been brought up. Andy asked her where she stands on the thoughts that there has been a mob mentality going after Sandoval and Raquel.
‘I just see people who are affected by something that happened and have options and they have every right to voice those opinions,’ Ariana said.
Andy asked if she would share details about the new man in her life.
‘I’ll just say that I am very happy and very satisfied,’ Ariana said.
Andy wanted to know her thoughts on Sandoval singing the lyric ‘Raquel is not for me’ at his shows. Ariana said she thought it was weird and that Sandoval was loving the attention that this has brought him.
Ariana said she doesn’t believe the rumors that Sandoval and Raquel had broken up because she was still sending letters to their house but she hasn’t opened them. Ariana believed that if the affair hadn’t been discovered that they had an elaborate plan to reveal their relationship but that Sandoval wanted to portray himself as a good guy on Winter House. Ariana said she also believed that Sandoval would cheat again.
‘Why do you think this has resonated so much?’ Andy asked.
‘It’s crazy,’ Ariana said. ‘I think because it’s so layered. Cheating is not that uncommon. I think it’s the best friend, it’s the manipulation, it’s the narcissism, it’s the double life. There are so many layers to it that I think so many people have experienced one or all of those things that they can relate to.’
‘It’s also heartbreaking,’ Andy said.
Cohen said when she spoke to her at the reunion that she was in the anger stage of grief and asked Ariana where she was now.
‘I feel good,’ Madix said. ‘I definitely feel as if my friends have put me in the best position to be able to heal and grow.
‘I’m honestly just looking forward, only forward, and not looking back.’
The first episode of the three-part reunion airs on May 24 and the show’s executive producer Alex Baskin teased that ‘new information’ — unknown to fans and much of the cast — will be revealed.
The season 10 finale aired Wednesday night and gave fans a play-by-play of Scandoval.
In the episode, Madix delivered a scathing breakup speech to Sandoval.
She wanted him to ‘hear her words’ as she told him that she regretted ever loving him and that he meant ‘nothing’ to her.
Madix also relived the moment she discovered a ‘screen recording of Raquel and Tom on FaceTime’ in his iPhone’s camera roll.
‘My stomach dropped into my f***ing a**,’ she said in confessional. ‘I would normally delete something like that but it had been a such a busy chaotic day,’ Sandoval said. ‘I quickly got us outside so everyone around us couldn’t hear us talk.’
‘I call Raquel and said ”if you have ever given a sh** about me, tell me when this happened”,’ Ariana recalled.
Raquel had confessed to Scheana Shay before admitting to the affair to Madix.
During the tense one-on-one, Sandoval said there was ‘no excuse’ for his actions and that it was ‘really selfish’ for him to step out on their relationship.
Season finale: Madix learned of the Scandoval affair on Wednesday’s season finale of Vanderpump Rules and delivered a scathing breakup speech to Sandoval
Breaking up: Sandoval was told by Ariana that he meant nothing to her and that she regretted ever loving him
Raised voice: ‘I don’t give a f*** about f***ing Raquel!’ Ariana screamed. ‘Your friendship is f***ing bullsh**!’
Getting emotional: Sandoval started crying as Ariana said he meant ‘nothing’ to her
The first episode of the three-part reunion airs on May 24 and the show’s executive producer Alex Baskin teased that ‘new information’ — unknown to fans and much of the cast — will be revealed
Madix called him ‘evil’ and accused Leviss of ‘searching for an identity in men.’
Sandoval said he and Leviss had become close friends and that he was desperately seeking a connection because he felt as though his and Madix’s relationship had fizzled out.
‘We had no sex life.’ Sandoval said. ‘So f*** my friend,’ Ariana said.
‘Once I turned 40, I was like this can’t be the rest of my life,’ Sandoval said.
Ariana said they could have gone to couple’s therapy. Sandoval said he tried to talk to her and that two weeks ago he told her that he wanted to end things.
‘But you were already f***ing Raquel,’ Ariana said.
Ariana told Sandoval that she ‘regret[s] loving’ him and that she planned to never speak to him again.
A teary-eyed Sandoval said that he always though that he and Ariana would be ‘together forever.’