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Ariana Madix talks about Tom Sandoval’s breakup and Raquel’s affair
Ariana Madix broke her silence after her longtime boyfriend Tom Sandoval had an affair With Raquel Leviss, a co-star on Vanderpump Rules.
Madix spoke for The First time on Instagramsaying she was “devastated and heartbroken” since learning about The news, but thanked her friends and fans for “an outpouring of love and support”.
“Hi. Where do I start?” she wrote to her 1.4 million followers on The platform along With a Photo of herself In Mexico.
“I want to express my sincerest gratitude for The love and support I’ve received from friends, family and people I haven’t even met In The last two weeks.”
“When I felt I couldn’t even stand, you all gave me The strength to carry on and you saw me In my darkest hours,” she added.
“To say I was devastated and heartbroken Is an understatement. however, I know I’m Not alone In this,” wrote Madix, who dated Sandoval for nearly a decade.
“So many of my closest friends are also mourning this loss right now and reeling from this betrayal on so many levels.”
“I’m so damn lucky to Have The best support system In The world and I hope I can repay every single person for The love you’ve shown me,” she continued.
“What doesn’t kill me, you better run,” she ended her long caption.
Her comments come after Page Six confirmed on March 3 that Madix, 37, and Sandoval, 39, had broken up after learning that he and Leviss, 28, had been “inappropriately communicating for months.”
A source told us at The time that Madix was “blinded” by The dalliance and had “No idea there were any issues” between her and Sandoval, whom she had been dating since 2013.
Not only that, but Madix and Leviss Have grown closer In recent months, leaving The co-owner of Something About Her feeling “betrayed by a friend.”
We heard Madix “found out” about The couple’s “Full-blown affair” on March 1 at a performance by The cover band Sandoval, where he raved about “respecting” His ex-girlfriend.
When asked how their relationship Has stood The test of time, Sandoval said he and Madix “respect each other very well”.
Noting that while They had their “ups and downs”, The bartender said The two were “reasonably supportive of each other”.
As news of The Full affair broke, both Sandoval and Leviss issued statements on Social media respectively.
“I want to apologize to Ariana. I’ve made mistakes, been selfish and made reckless decisions that hurt someone I love,” Sandoval wrote last week.
“No one deserves to feel this pain so traumatically and publicly. I can only imagine how devastating it was for Ariana and everyone around us.
“I feel really terrible about it,” he continued. “My greatest regret Is that I disgraced Ariana. I never wanted to disappoint so many people, including our loving families and friends… I owed Ariana something better.”
For her part, Leviss released long statement In Which she blamed The affair on her “addiction” to love and promised that it would get better from now on.
“I’m reflecting on my choices, talking to a therapist, and learning things about myself like my codependency patterns and my addiction to being and feeling loved,” she wrote.
“I sought emotional validation through intimate relationships that are Not healthy regardless of my own well-being, sometimes negatively affecting others and often prioritizing intimate relationships over my friendships.”
While this Is The First time Madix Has addressed The matter, her brother, Jeremy Madix, quickly came to her defense – and hit Sandoval – on Social media just hours after The news broke.
In an Instagram Post by cast member James Kennedy, Jeremy called Sandoval “trying to Have a midlife crisis With His pathetic band” before snapping Photos of Leviss, who he said “faked her way to The top”.
Amid The controversy, Sandoval publicly apologized to Madix on March 8, writing In part on Instagram that he had “made mistakes” and “reckless decisions that hurt someone” he loved.
“No one deserves to feel this pain so traumatically and publicly,” he continued. “I can only imagine how devastating it was for Ariana and everyone around us. I feel really terrible about it.”
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Leviss also issued a mea culpa to Madix, blaming The entanglement on her “addiction” to love.
“There are No excuses. I am Not a victim and I must take responsibility for my actions and I deeply regret that I Have hurt Ariana,” The former pageant queen wrote In a statement.
“I entered therapy to end my unhealthy behavioral cycle, learn to set stronger emotional boundaries, and learn to protect my mental health.”
The producers filmed The aftermath of The affair In season 10, Which Is currently airing.
However, a source close to The situation told Page Six exclusively that “nobody” from The cast of “Pump Rules” talks to Leviss while The cameras are rolling.
“Vanderpump Rules” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.