Pump Rules Tom Sandoval Kristen Doute Relationship Timeline
Romantic rewind! With Tom Sandow and Kristen Doute dated years before it was made Vanderpump Rules debut – and its ups and downs were reality TV gold.
Doute began working at SUR in 2008, a year after her relationship with Sandoval began. However, the couple’s romance didn’t survive the reality TV curse, as they called it quits in 2013 shortly after Seasons 1 and 2 of the Bravo series were taped.
During the show’s sophomore season, which shot in the spring of 2013, the cracks in Doute and Sandoval’s dynamic became clear. Their relationship has been plagued by cheating rumors and scandals on both sides, which they addressed during their Season 2 reunion in 2014.
James Mae’s founder slept with Costar Jax Taylor while they were still dating Sandoval, while the Schwartz & Sandy co-owner admitted to kissing the co-star Ariana Madix before he and Doute officially separated. (Taylor tried to get his ex-girlfriend back Stassi Schroeder when she had sex with Doute.)
“I understand from the fans’ point of view that this is something that people will always talk about and I’ve accepted that and now I’ve forgiven myself,” Doute wrote in his memoir, which was released in June 2020. It drives me crazy, referring to his 2013 clash with Taylor. “And I think Jax has forgiven himself, and I think we’ve forgiven each other, and I know Tom has forgiven me. So that’s enough for me.”
While Sandoval insisted that he and Madix did nothing but kiss when they dated Doute, the former TV personality wasn’t convinced.
“When we broke up, he immediately started dating someone – or you know, maybe they were dating secretly; never have to deal with it but can theorize about it in my own book!! And now I love both,” Doute wrote in his memoir. “I decided to let it all go because whether or not I believed the rumors about a couple of illicit dates behind my back were true or not, it didn’t matter anymore.”
He added: “A girl can’t actually steal someone’s boyfriend. He chose to leave me of his own free will, and he chose to be with her on his own free will. I had to let them be happy. … They had to find their own way to forgive me.”
Sandoval and Madix dated for nine years Us Weekly In March 2023, she confirmed that Bartenders had split amid her relationship with costar Raquel Levis. As the scandal made waves among Bravo fans, Doute was one of the first people to get Madix’s back.
“I don’t know why I feel the need to make this clear, but a lot of people are wondering right now if it makes me happy,” the designer revealed. Vanderpump Rules for eight seasons before being fired in 2020, he wrote on Instagram in March 2023. “You guys, Ariana and I have been really good friends for many, many years. So I’m Team Ariana – all day, every day. That’s it.”
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Scroll down to relive Doute and Sandoval’s ups and downs before and after their 2013 split:
Doute and Sandoval started dating years before they became reality TV stars.
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The married couple at the time did their part Vanderpump Rules It debuts in Season 1, which was filmed in 2012 but aired in early 2013.
Doute was rumored to have slept with Taylor while trying to win Schroeder back in Season 2 of the Bravo series, which aired in December 2013. At the time, Doute was still dating Sandoval. The affair drama came to a head towards the end of the season, which was filmed in the summer of 2013.
Doute accused Sandoval of cheating on her with Madix in Season 2. In a meeting aired in February 2014, the TomTom co-founder admitted to kissing Madix in Las Vegas while they were still dating Doute. However, she claimed they never fully reconciled until her relationship with the Michigan native ended.
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The “Sex, Love and What Else Matters” podcast co-host and restaurateur called it quits sometime in 2013 — which fans saw play out near the end of Season 2. Doute admitted during the Season 2 reunion that he had an inappropriate relationship with one. their former SUR colleagues in the midst of Sandoval’s rough meltdown. And the Missouri native admitted at the time that he had been hooking up with a bottle service waitress in Vegas before their breakup.
Doute moved out of the apartment he shared with Sandoval. “I wake up every morning with a smile on my face and know that I’m no longer living in a total garbage dump to clean up after someone else,” he said in an exclusive interview. U.S in April 2014.
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During the Season 2 reunion, Sandoval confirmed that she was dating Madix after sparking romance speculation in late 2013.
In Season 3 of the Bravo series, which aired in late 2014 and early 2015, Sandoval begged his ex-girlfriend to cut Madix loose while they were working together Lisa Vanderpumpin his restaurant. However, Doute still seemed to despise the break-up and flew in a girl named Annemarie – dubbed the ‘Miami girl’ by the group – to confuse her ex. During a January 2015 episode, Doute allegedly received a text from the mystery woman claiming she had slept with Sando while they were on a date with Madix.
Sandoval, for his part, denied the allegations. “This crazy, crazy stargazer comes up to me at work,” he said during the episode. “Now, for Kristen’s sake, I have to admit this bastard.”
Between seasons 2 and 3 Pump rulesDoute began dating Sandoval’s boyfriend James Kennedy. At the time, Sandoval claimed he and the DJ had been making music together and planned to be roommates before being blindsided by Kennedy’s romance with his ex-girlfriend.
“I didn’t plan for James and I to start dating. He is an amazing friend to me and I truly thank him for giving me the tough love I needed after the breakup. He put his foot on my tears and told me to follow the path that Tom had already walked,” Doute wrote in a February 2015 blog. “She wasn’t trying to trick him into bed or cheat on Tom – it was a natural transition that neither of us expected or planned for. He became one of my best friends and the chemistry was undeniable.”
Sandoval, for his part, claimed at the show’s 2014 reunion that Doute didn’t respect his boundaries when he got together with Kennedy in their shared space. “Kristen basically starts screwing the guy who would completely turn my life upside down. I was a gentleman, I left the apartment alone and what are you doing? He’s going to beat this guy I’m about to move in with,” she told viewers at the time. “On my bed. With my condoms. I walked in right after they finished banging and gave him my pants and underwear. Because that’s the kind of friend I am. It was a nightmare.” (Doute and Kennedy were terminated in fall 2015.)
Doute detailed his ups and downs with Sando in his memoir, It drives me crazy. In addition to claiming that her former flame made out with Madix while they were together, she also claimed that Sandoval once did not have sex with her because he was more interested in the game.
“One night, when he was sitting on our couch playing online poker for the eighth day, I put my foot down. It was enough. I knelt down and just went to him. It was taken during the best blowjob of his life. And he pushed me away like a leper,” he wrote. “I was wearing f-king underwear! I was twenty-six, hot, skinny, and gorgeous. He’d rather get two pairs of high aces than a BJ from his model girlfriend.”
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During Sandoval’s appearance, he rejected Doute’s book claims Watch What Happens With Andy Cohen live. “I don’t even know where to start with this book. I think he was just trying to sell copies,” he said. “I read that part. There were just a lot of inconsistencies. First and foremost, our computer was in our living room and we always had a roommate. I don’t think I even remember Kristen ever wearing underwear.”
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After news broke that Sandoval had cheated on Madix with Leviss, Doute took to social media to reveal that she is “Team Ariana” amid the affair scandal. “I stan Ariana. This is in real time. I love you so much,” Doute said in her Instagram Story video as she gave Madix a quick peck on the lips. The t-shirt designer also shared a video in support of Madix, adding: “Karma is indeed coming. So Raquel should move home.
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