Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix just took a major step in their relationship. The Vanderpump Rules couple recently purchased their very first home together, a five-bedroom, six-bathroom home in the Valley Village neighborhood in Los Angeles.
To some, buying a house is a symbol of settling down: getting married and having a bunch of kids with which to fill that home with. However, Tom and Ariana have long said that they have no interest in ever tying the knot or starting a family.
So, one caller wondered during the Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen After Show on Monday night why Tom and Ariana would make such a big investment, knowing that they never intend to get married or have children. And Tom had a perfectly valid answer for that. "Well, I mean, to us, that's the commitment that's important for us," Tom explained, which you can see in the above clip.
And since Tom and Ariana took out a 30-year mortgage in order to pay for the house, "it's a commitment 'til 2049," he noted during the After Show. So, ring or not, these two will be in each other's lives for a long time — which we knew already.
If you've been following Tom and Ariana, you know that buying a house has long been a milestone that these two hoped to hit in their relationship. Last year, Ariana told The Daily Dish that owning a house was on her "five year bucket list," while in a separate interview, Tom said that he wanted to get out of their apartment "as soon as possible." "That's one thing that me and Ariana are looking forward to is getting a house together: getting out of that apartment," he told The Daily Dish. "Maybe [her brother] Jeremy [Madix] will take it over. I've polished that turd as much as I possibly can at this point. It's more polished than turd. It's a good spot. It's a great location."
Tom explained why he and Ariana were more focused on becoming homeowners than spouses while appearing on WWHL with Tom Schwartz and Jax Taylor in January. "To us, it's just really not important. I think one of the things that you saw me dealing with was the fact that I was for the very first time in my entire life dealing with the emotions of being with somebody that I could consider being with for the rest of my life," he said of his behavior earlier this season of Vanderpump Rules. "There's a lot of things that we're working on first and really when it comes down to it — no offense, Jax — planning a party that could go towards the down payment on a house, I'm going towards the down payment on a house."
Watch the Vanderpump Rules guys open up more about marriage from that appearance on WWHL, below.