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Ariana Madix Explains Why She Worked with Tom Sandoval After Their Previous Cocktail Book Drama

Who could forget the drama around that book from Season 5 of Vanderpump Rules?

By Jocelyn Vena
Tom and Ariana Clash Over Her Cocktail Book

It was Season 5 of Vanderpump Rules when Ariana Madix clashed with longtime love and fellow SUR bartender Tom Sandoval over him wanting to get too involved in her idea for writing a cocktail book. As you can see in the clip above, she wasn't too pleased with him wanting to get mixed up in her idea.

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Well, cut to December 2019, and a lot has changed.

The couple did eventually end up collaborating on a cocktail book and released it just this week. Fancy AF Cocktails: Drink Recipes from a Couple of Professional Drinkers is now available for purchase, and fans might be wondering just how they ended up writing it together.

“That project never went past the book proposal stage,” Ariana told Page Six about the idea she first brought to the table. “That was dead, and months later, I did Danny Pellegrino’s podcast, Everything Iconic. We were chatting afterward, and he convinced me to pick it back up again. Doing it with Tom this time just made sense.”

The podcast host is also a co-author on the book, which doesn't just offer up Vanderpump Rules pals tasty drink recipes, but also behind-the-scenes secrets from the two Vanderpump Rules SURvers, including what really went down the night the Faith Stowers recording was played and what exactly James Kennedy meant by "pasta."

And, don't forget that Season 8 of Vanderpump Rules debuts on January 7. Preview all the drama, below.

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