Are Ariana and Daniel Still Together? The 'Vanderpump Rules' Star Found Love Again — Did It Last?

Melissa Willets - Author

Feb. 1 2024, Published 12:21 p.m. ET

Ariana Madix poses with boyfriend Daniel Wai backstage as she makes her broadway debut as Roxie Hart in 'Chicago' on Broadway at The Ambassador Theatre on Jan. 29, 2024 in New York City
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It may have been unimaginable at one point, but Ariana Madix did come out on the other side of the Scandoval debacle in a much better place.

Not only did the Vanderpump Rules star, well, star on Broadway as Roxie Hart in Chicago, but she met someone new: Daniel Wai.

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Are Ariana and Daniel still a couple despite having to make their relationship work long-distance? Here's what we know about the status of the duo everyone is rooting for following the Bravo star's highly publicized heartbreak.

Ariana Madix and Daniel Wai at SoFi Beyonce Renaissance Tour Pre-Party at The Shay on Sept 4, 2023 in Culver City, Calif.
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So, are Ariana and Daniel still together? 'Vanderpump Rules' fans need to know!

No one will soon forget Ariana and Tom Sandoval's relationship falling spectacularly to pieces after her fellow Vanderpump Rules star cheated with the now-infamous Rachel "Raquel" Leviss.

But that's yesterday's news. Ariana went on to meet a new man, Daniel Wai. The reportedly met at a friend's wedding, and by April 2023, were officially dating, per Hollywood Life.

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But the relationship has been long-distance, with her living on the West Coast, and Daniel based in New York and working as a personal trainer.

"Of course there are moments when I'm like, 'Man, I wish he was over here,'" Ariana told Access Hollywood in the fall of 2023. "But I think that long distance is something that's been really good because it has allowed me to focus on me, and not be jumping into something after everything that I went through."

The couple is able to be in one place with Ariana starring on Broadway starting in January 2024, and according to Ariana, Daniel has been by her side the entire time.

"He's definitely been very supportive during my Chicago rehearsals," she told E! News that same month. "Just making sure that I have dinner ready afterwards, making sure that I'm foam rolling and doing all the things I need to do to stay healthy."

He was even photographed with his girlfriend following her big debut.

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Tom Sandoval claims he's ready to move on as well.

With Ariana clearly having put her decade-long relationship with Tom in the rearview mirror, it seems that he is also at a point where he would be open to love again.

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While speaking to The Bachelor alum Nick Viall on his popular podcast, The Viall Files, the much-maligned reality star said, "Am I ready to protect somebody's heart? Yes, of course I am."

Tom, who naturally appeared on the podcast alongside his ride-or-die Tom Schwartz, went on to reflect about his affair, "I don't know what to say except that, like, I f---ed up. And I know that I did that. It doesn't matter the scenario — it doesn't matter. I f---ed up and I know that. I do love hard, I really do."

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Meanwhile, Rachel has perhaps learned something from what went down in 2023. In a mea culpa Instagram post shared as the New Year kicked off, she wrote in part, "As we set intentions into the New Year, I vow to be a better friend to the ones close in my life. To those that have stood by me through my darkest days, I will always remember and cherish you."

Unfortunately, the post wasn't very well received, with one commenter snarking, "Just don't sleep with your friends' boyfriends this year."

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