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Ariana Madix Drops a Bombshell on Tom Sandoval’s Cheating & the “Parallels” to His Betrayal of Kristen Doute

Ariana and Lala Kent called out Tom over the similarities during Peacock’s extended version of the Vanderpump Rules reunion.

By Allison Crist

The Vanderpump Rules cast took Tom Sandoval to task during Part 1 of the Season 10 reunion on May 24 for cheating on his girlfriend of nine years, Ariana Madix, with one of her closest friends, Raquel Leviss. Shouting matches, storm-outs, and arguments ensued, and now the chaos is continuing on Peacock, where fans can stream extended versions of the three reunion episodes as they roll out in the coming weeks. 

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Watch Vanderpump Rules on Bravo Wed. 9/8c. Stream next day and catch up on past seasons on Peacock.

Part 1 of Vanderpump Rules: Pumped Up Edition dropped May 25, and along with it came several new revelations about the cheating saga — including, as host Andy Cohen put it, the “similarities in the way that Sandoval was acting with Raquel and how he acted with Ariana back when he was dating Kristen [Doute].” 

Lala Kent was adamant that the circumstances of Sandoval’s breakups with Ariana and Kristen were too similar to ignore, but he dismissed her assertion, telling her, “You didn’t know us then.” 

“Well, I did,” Ariana interjected. “And I see a lot of parallels.”

Split image of Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval and Kristen Doute

Comparing her younger self to Raquel as she is now, Ariana explained, “Tom thought I was very cool. I had no responsibilities, I could stay up all night, go bartend all night, and then be like, ‘Oh, me and [Tom] Schwartz and Tom are gonna all do mushrooms together, ’cause we’re all just a bunch of great friends.’ You’re cool, you’re chill, you’re all these things. Then when we started dating, the question that I had was when Jax [Taylor] and Kristen, when that stuff came out, why didn’t you guys break up then?”

“He said some things to me back then that were along the lines of, ‘Well, her grandpa died, and we had tickets to this, and we had tickets to that, and so I couldn’t,’” Ariana continued. “And now it’s just kind of funny how a lot of the same things are being said and done.”

She wasn’t exaggerating either. Two Vanderpump Rules clips then played: one from 2013 of Tom justifying his infidelity by explaining to Kristen that they “hadn’t had sex in three months,” and another from the recent Season 10 finale in which Tom was once again talking about why he cheated, this time telling Ariana, “We had no sex life.”

Discover more never-before-seen moments from the Vanderpump Rules Season 10 reunion by watching the Pumped Up Edition of Part 1 on Peacock.

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