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Tom Sandoval Reveals He's Still in "Disbelief" About Cheating on Ariana Madix

The VPR cast member reflects on the "intoxicating" events that lead up to their 2023 breakup.

By Jocelyn Vena

In the year since the world learned about Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix's split, it's safe to say that the breakup has been anything but amicable. The pair are currently navigating the fallout of their breakup on Season 11 of Vanderpump Rules, and now we're hearing even more from Sandoval about the events that led to the end of their nearly decade-long relationship, which included him having an affair

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In the latest episode of Bravo's Hot Mic podcast, Sandoval sits down with host Alex Baskin as he takes a look back on the last year of his life. For the sit-down, he's joined by his BFF, Tom Schwartz, who also experienced his own public breakup from Katie Maloney, which has been touched by some drama but way less contentious.

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Tom Sandoval Sheds New Light on the Affair that Led to Their Breakup

As fans will recall, in March 2023 it was revealed that Tom and Ariana had split amid his affair. As he looks back on that time and the "intoxicating" events that led to their split, he revealed that he "very arrogantly and confidently [would have said prior that he] would never get myself into a situation like that."

Ariana and Tom Sandoval pose together in cocktail attire in front of a black step and repeat.

Despite that, he noted in the Hot Mic podcast interview "and then it just happens... I'm still in disbelief."

He's then asked by Alex would he would do differently, and, in-part, explains that while he wanted to find a way out of his relationship with Ariana regardless, "it was just hard to like go through with that."

"I should have pulled the trigger and done it," he added. "And I should have backed off when I felt feelings [for someone else] and really tried to get to the root of where those are coming from and if they're just for this person or the need to feel loved." He went on to describe the emotions of his affair "intoxicating to me."

When do new episodes of Bravo's Hot Mic podcast premiere?

Mark your calendars! New episodes of Bravo's Hot Mic will be released bi-weekly and are only available with a paid subscription ($3.99/month).

Who are the guests on Bravo's Hot Mic podcast?

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Kyle Richards and The Real Housewives of Orange County's Tamra Judge appeared in Episode 1 and Episode 2 of Bravo's Hot Mic, respectively.  Vanderpump RulesScheana Shay appears in Episode 3 with The Real Housewives of Orange County's Shannon Storms Beador appearing in Episode 4. Episode 5 featured The Real Housewives of Miami's Larsa PippenHeather Dubrow and Terry Dubrow appear together in Episode 6. Episode 7 featured The Real Housewives of Orange County alums Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley. Episode 8 featured Shahs of Sunset's Mercedes "MJ" Javid. Episode 9 features Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright from The Valley.

And now the current episode is all about Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval, so make sure you check it out for all they're revealing.

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What is Bravo's official podcast Bravo's Hot Mic about?

Bravo's Hot Mic offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of Bravo's biggest moments from the people who know the real story. Host Alex Baskin is a longtime Executive Producer across multiple Bravo series and sits down with the stars of Bravo shows to discuss memorable moments and the things you didn't see.

Who is Bravo's Hot Mic host Alex Baskin?

Alex Baskin is the man behind the curtain of so much iconic reality TV action. Having produced more than 50 shows for nearly every network around, he currently serves as Executive Producer of multiple series including Bravo's RHOBH, RHOC, Vanderpump Rulesand E!'s Botched.

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