Ariana Madix and Tom Schwartz maintained a bond throughout the years, but things took an unexpected turn in the aftermath of Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss‘ cheating scandal.
When season 10 of Vanderpump Rules started to air in February 2023, the topic on everyone’s mind was Schwartz’s hookup with Leviss amid his divorce from Katie Maloney. Off screen, however, news broke about the model’s affair with Sandoval.
Us Weekly confirmed in March 2023 that Sandoval and Madix had called it quits after nearly a decade of dating due to his infidelity. The Bravo series ultimately filmed more footage for the season finale that addressed the scandal.
Amid the drama, viewers questioned when Schwartz found out that his friend and business partner was being unfaithful. Schwartz went on to detail a trip he took with Sandoval and the former beauty pageant queen during their secret romance. “Just for the record, that trip was mine and Tom’s trip,” he said on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in April 2023. “He smuggled Raquel in. What was I to do at that point? I knew that they were in love. At that point, also, I was under the impression that he was more or less broken up with Ariana, and he was in love with Raquel.”
As the drama played out on screen, Madix made it clear that she wasn’t happy with how Schwartz kept Sandoval’s affair a secret. Madix, who unfollowed Schwartz on social media in March 2023, confirmed they weren’t on good terms because of his continued loyalty to Sandoval.
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