KARMA….Ariana Madix Dodges Reporter’s ‘You Lose Them How You Got Them’ Question
Ariana Madix did not entertain a question about Tom Sandoval’s pattern of cheating on his girlfriends during an appearance on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast.
Host, Alex Cooper, asked Ariana about her ex’s shady history, and was promptly shut down by the Vanderpump Rules star.
“People are like, ‘Oh, you lose him how you got him.’ Like, he cheated on Kristen [Doute with you]. He cheated on you [with Raquel Leviss],” Cooper said during Wednesday’s podcast.
Cooper asked Ariana Madix why she was “surprised” that Sandoval engaged in a months-long affair with Leviss when she began seeing the cover band musician while he was still in a relationship with Doute.
Ariana fired back—“Well, to be very clear: I didn’t lose him, he lost me.”
She went on to explain that she shared a solid friendship with Sandoval before things turned romantic, commenting that she “trusted in him so much even as a friend back then.”
“I trusted him so much during our relationship that I trusted his perspective on things, and I think that I was caught up in [it],” she said. “Whatever he told me, whatever it was he was telling me, was what I was going with.”
Ariana was seemingly pointing to Sandoval telling her that he and Doute were on the verge of a breakup when they smooched at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas in 2013.
“That’s not to say I’m a smart girl,” she admitted. “I could’ve dug deeper, but I didn’t.”
Ariana added that she believed that how their nine-year relationship began said more about Sandoval than it did about her.
“I think that it’s something that just goes to show that that’s kind of maybe just what he does, is he says things like, ‘I tried to end it’ or things like that or ‘We’re broken up’ or whatever it is,” she continued.
Ariana added that she hoped that the harsh backlash he received after the affair was exposed will “prevent him from ever doing that again with any other person.”
Sandoval appeared on Howie Mandel’s “Howie Does Stuff” podcast after the affair bombshell hit the press and claimed that he and Ariana split on Valentine’s Day, two weeks before she found out about his romance with Leviss.
He also told co-star, Scheana Shay, that he and Ariana had “not been good” for the last “four or five years.” Ariana shot down his claim that buying their $2 million home together was done as a “band-aid” for their relationship. She admitted that things may have been rocky over the last year, but believed it was because Sandoval was going through a midlife crisis.
Ariana claimed that her then-boyfriend and Leviss once had sex while she was sleeping in the next room.
“They had sex in my guest room while I was sleeping in my own bed that he and I went to bed in together, and then he left the bed and went to the guest room and f—ked her,” Ariana alleged.
Leviss and Sandoval reportedly called it quits, last week.
Vanderpump Rules airs Wednesdays at 9 pm ET on Bravo.
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Olivia Davis is a Staff Writer at All About The Tea. Olivia’s hobbies include binging Netflix series, and watching Housewives on Bravo. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in History.