Tom Sandoval joked on the “Pump Rules” dating overlap about the affair before Raquel
Speaking into existence. With Tom Sandow he had a lot of thoughts about overlapping a Vanderpump Rules cast dating history — and not all of his comments have aged well.
During an unaired scene in an episode of the Bravo series that premiered Wednesday, March 8, Sandoval, 39, reflected on Katie Maloneyasks for it Tom Schwartz don’t date anyone from their friend group.
“If you look at our history, I was with him Christian [Doute] and then I was with him Ariana [Madix]. Then Kristen was with him James [Kennedy] and James was with him Rachel [Leviss]the Missouri native explained in the deleted clip, which was filmed in July 2023. “And then Raquel Peter [Madrigal]. I mean, the only ones who haven’t experienced this are Schwartz and Katie because they’ve been together for the last 12 years.
Sandoval’s quotes about the cast’s love lives came shortly after news of his split from Ariana, 37, hit the screens. “They had issues for a while,” a source revealed Us Weekly on Friday, March 3, adding that things “just came to a breaking point” when the Florida native found out his then-boyfriend was cheating on Raquel, 28.
The TomTom co-owner initially issued a statement defending his Los Angeles stores before issuing a second apology to Madix.
“First of all, I would like to apologize to everyone I have offended through this process. Most of all, I want to apologize to Ariana,” Sandoval wrote via Instagram on Tuesday, March 7. “I made mistakes, I was selfish, and I made reckless decisions that hurt someone I love. No one deserves to feel this pain so traumatically and publicly.”
He added: “I can only imagine how devastating this has been for Ariana and everyone around us. I feel really terrible about this. My biggest regret is that I embarrassed Ariana. I never wanted to disappoint so many people, including our loving families and friends.”
Meanwhile, Raquel addressed the scandal in her own public statement, writing on Instagram on Wednesday: “I want to apologize for my actions and decisions, first of all to Ariana and to my friends and fans who have invested in our relationship. There are no excuses, I am not a victim and I have to take responsibility for my actions and I am very sorry for hurting Ariana.”
The beauty pageant contestant who has since filed a protective order against her Scheana Shay also offered an update on her relationship with Sandoval following the physical altercation over the drama.
“Knowing how many people we’ve hurt, I need to understand my decisions and learn to do better. I need to take care of my health, work on self-growth, and take time to enjoy being alone,” she wrote in another Instagram statement on Wednesday. “I’m interested Tom and I don’t want to label anything or predict what’s coming. Now I have to heal.”
Madix, for his part, first deleted his social media platforms before the news broke. He has since returned to Instagram as he and the Vanderpump Rules The crew continues to shoot new scenes in the 10th season. The meeting is expected to be filmed in two weeks.