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Look Back at Ariana Madix's Journey with This Vanderpump Rules Watch Guide

See how far Ariana Madix has come ahead of the Vanderpump Rules Season 11 premiere and take a look back at her memorable episodes.

By Allison Crist

Ariana Madix may not be a Vanderpump Rules OG, but it's safe to say that she's been a fan-favorite ever since she first started making guest appearances on the show as Scheana Shay's friend.

How to Watch

Watch Vanderpump Rules on Bravo Tuesdays at 8/7c and next day on Peacock. Catch up on the Bravo app.  

Since then, Ariana has more than come into her own — and soon, viewers will be able to get the latest on her life when Season 11 premieres at the end of January.

As for what to expect, look no further than Ariana's official bio: "Ariana Madix’s life was turned upside down after a devastating breakup, but she’s determined to make the best of a difficult situation. Although she still shares a home with her ex, Ariana is moving on and dating a new long-distance boyfriend. While working to open the doors to her and Katie’s sandwich shop, Something About Her, Ariana is embracing the countless opportunities that have come her way, including a new cocktail book."

It's all happening starting Tuesday, January 30. And in the meantime, you can take a look back at Ariana's journey by watching a few of her key Vanderpump Rules episodes from the past 10 seasons, which we've rounded up below.

An Ariana Madix-Inspired Vanderpump Rules Watch Guide

Season 1, Episode 5: "I'm Not a Ghetto Bitch"

Ariana doesn't technically make her Vanderpump Rules debut in this episode, but she can be seen as a backup dancer for her bestie, Scheana. 

Season 2, Episode 4: Rumors

Ariana officially joins the SUR crew, and along the way, delivers that iconic line about Kristen Doute

Vanderpump Rules’ Ariana Madix and Scheana Shay pose for a photo.

Season 2, Episode 6: Lisa's Angels

The drama involving Ariana and Tom Sandoval reaches new levels when Kristen finds some interesting evidence. From here on out, nothing is the same. 

Season 2, Episode 12: Til Death Do Us Part

Ariana finds herself receiving support from those who had previously been Team Kristen.

Season 2, Episode 15: Reunion Part 1

Ariana and Sandoval set the record straight on their relationship in a major way.

Ariana Madix, Lisa Vanderpump, and Tom Sandoval at the Vanderpump Rules Season 7 reunion.

Season 3: Episode 12: A Stand Against Stassi and Season 3, Episode 13: Miami Vices

Kristen doubles down on her attempt to break Ariana and Sandoval up by introducing the infamous "Miami girl."

Season 4, Episode 8: Dirty Thirty

Ariana celebrates her 30th birthday with a legendary party that's ultimately ruined when Sandoval, against her wishes, shares that he'll be going to Las Vegas without her.

Season 4, Episode 9: What Happened in Vegas

Sandoval unveils his bacon "A" tattoo on his butt and he and Ariana take the stage to perform improv.

Season 4, Episode 11: Fully Engaged and Season 4: Episode 12: Leis, Liquor and Lies

Scheana and Ariana have their first big falling out.

Season 4, Episode 17: Beach, Please

Ariana makes her infamous "sketch comedy" remark to Kristen.

Season 5, Episode 4: Thirsty Girls

Ariana and Tom Schwartz solidify their friendship when he asks her to be a groomsmen in his wedding to Katie Maloney.

Season 5, Episode 5: Cold Feet and Season 5, Episode 6: Pride

Sandoval and Ariana find themselves at odds over their wants for the future, and the tension only furthers when Sandoval becomes jealous over Ariana's plans for a bartending book.

Ariana and Tom in front of a pink step and repeat.

Season 5, Episode 9: The Talk of Montauk

Ariana's NASCAR-themed birthday kicks off.

Season 5, Episode 21: Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Schwartz

At Katie and Schwartz's wedding, Ariana considers taking her relationship with Sandoval to the next level. 

Season 6, Episode 3: Back in the Saddle

Ariana gets thrown off of her horse during practice, requiring her to learn how to get back in the saddle.

Season 6, Episode 5: Sex, Lies and Audiotape

Ariana opens up on her body image struggles. 

Season 6, Episode 10: Screams and Queens

Despite their rocky past, Ariana and Stassi Schroeder throw a joint birthday party. (Be sure to check out Season 7, Episode 5: Ice Queens, for another joint bash.)

Season 6, Episode 14: Watch Your Back

Ariana finds herself having to defend her brother, Jeremy Madix.

Get to Know Ariana Madix's Brother Jeremy

Season 7, Episode 8: A Housewarming Divided

Ariana erupts on Tom for gossiping to the guys about her past romantic encounters with women.

Season 7, Episode 18: End of an Era

Kristen and Ariana take a step forward in their newfound friendship.

Season 7, Episode 21: Rules of Engagement

Ariana goes out on a limb to defend Sandoval by confronting none other than Lisa Vanderpump.

Season 7, Episode 23: Reunion Pt. 2

Ariana reveals, among other things, the steamy details of her and Lala Kent's backseat hook-up.

Vanderpump Rules Season 7 Reunion

Season 8, Episode 1: There Goes the Neighborhood

Sandoval and Ariana, along with Katie and Schwartz and Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright, all move into their very first “grown-up” houses.

Season 8, Episode 2: Training Days and Season 8: Episode 6: "Your Pride's Showing"

Ariana opens up to Lisa about her struggles with depression.

Season 8, Episode 7: It's Not About the Pastor

Ariana and Sandoval make a big decision about being in Jax and Brittany's wedding.

Season 9, Episode 8: Pitch Not-So-Perfect

Ariana reveals she made the decision to freeze her eggs.

Season 9, Episode 11: Best Friends for Never

Sandoval throws Ariana a sweet surprise party to celebrate her 36th birthday.

Season 9, Episode 13: Unprogress Party

Katie and Ariana officially declare that they're going to open a sandwich shop, which would someday become Something About Her.

When it comes to Season 10, check out Peacock and Bravo's detailed catch-up guide  for all of the Ariana and Sandoval drama.

Ariana Madix Wears an off white, cut out dress in a purple room overlooking LA.

How to Watch Vanderpump Rules

Vanderpump Rules Season 1 through 10 are available on Peacock,, and in the Bravo app. That's right, all seasons of Vanderpump Rules are available to stream right now. 

Season 11 of Vanderpump Rules will officially premiere on Tuesday, January 30, at 8/7c on Bravo. New episodes will be available to stream on Peacock, on, or in the Bravo app.

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