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Ariana Madix Explains the Real Reason She's Not Paying Her and Tom Sandoval's Bills

Hear both Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval address their shared finances on the Vanderpump Rules After Show.

By Allison Crist

Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix may have broken up in March 2023, but today, they still reside in the same Valley Village house together and their finances remain heavily entwined.

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The subject of the exes' shared bills came up during Vanderpump Rules Season 11, Episode 2 on February 6. Tom, more specifically, claimed that Ariana "hadn't paid any of the bills for, like, f-cking eight months." 

“I’ve been pretty much paying for everything out of all my accounts," he added. "Mortgage, gardener, cleaning, utilities, everything. It’s kind of like pulling teeth to get Ariana to pay me back."

Now, Ariana's sharing her side of the story on the Vanderpump Rules After Show. Sandoval, too, is providing more context for what he said. 

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Why Ariana Madix Hasn't Paid Tom Sandoval for Their Shared Bills

Responding to Tom's claims that she owes him money after not paying some of their shared bills, Ariana explained, "I have asked repeatedly — for years at this point — for an itemized breakdown of said bills that he's talking about because we would always put money into a joint account and then have that account be the one that was hooked up to all these different things. Bills just come out of it automatically and then, oh, the balance is getting low, we both go put the same amount of money in that account." 

That process changed when Tom and Ariana refinanced in 2021, though. "The account that the mortgage started coming out of was no longer the joint account; It was his account," she said. "And then that was at the same time that he got his HELOC loan that I co-signed. So, basically, I had asked for this itemized breakdown for so long and he would be like, 'Oh, you owe X amount of money,' and I'm like, 'How did you figure this out?'"

A split of Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval during the Vanderpump Rules Season 11 After Show.

More Details on Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix's Finances

As such, Tom claims he has to "pay for accounting to send every detailed receipt," whereas he'd rather say to Ariana, "Yo, this is the bank statement. This is what came out of my account from Spectrum."

"What do you think, I have a side deal with Spectrum or like with AT&T?" Tom added. "No, I don't."

On that note, Ariana explained, "When we were together, maybe I would've trusted that sh-t to be accurate, but once all this sh-t went down, it's like, I don't trust a f-cking word you say. So if you are going to tell me that I owe you a certain amount of money, you better be able to show your work."

The pair's mortgage has been a particularly difficult point of contention. Hear Tom and Ariana explain why by watching the Vanderpump Rules After Show clip at the top of this post. 

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