'Vanderpump Rules' Star Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix Reportedly Split Amid Cheating Rumors

After nearly a decade together, it is being reported that Tom Sandoval and his girlfriend Ariana Madix have split. Did the cover band singer cheat?

Bianca Piazza - Author

Mar. 3 2023, Updated 4:18 p.m. ET

Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix
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If you're a diehard reality TV junkie, with your finger on the pulse of all things Bravo then we have no doubt you watch Vanderpump Rules.

The reality show, which premiered back in 2013, is a spinoff of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and follows the shenanigans of designer and philanthropist Lisa Vanderpump, who left RHOBH in 2019, and the employees of her popular West Hollywood restaurant, SUR.

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Lisa Vanderpump's dreamy longtime employee Tom Sandoval bartended at SUR Restaurant & Lounge for many years before becoming her business partner, alongside Tom Schwartz, with the opening of Tom Tom in 2018.

From having Lisa as his glamorous mentor to opening a hopping new West Hollywood bar and restaurant with her, one thing was always constant for Tom: his girlfriend, Ariana Madix. Unfortunately, it is now being reported that Tom and Ariana have split after nearly a decade together — so, what happened?

It is being reported that Tom cheated on Ariana with his 'Vanderpump Rules' co-star Raquel.

Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix at the MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on June 5, 2022
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According to TMZ, Tom and Ariana have called it quits, and it is all because he allegedly cheated on her with their co-star Raquel Leviss.

Raquel, who just broke up with her former fiancé James Kennedy last year, was recently linked to Tom's BFF and business partner Tom Schwartz, following his divorce from fellow Vanderpump Rules star Katie Maloney.

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It is being reported that Ariana found out about the cheating and ended things with Tom shortly after, and Bravo cameras were there to capture the breakup.

This comes right after Ariana shut down rumors that she was in an open relationship by tweeting, "We don't have an open relationship. I'm really not that cool. thought that was obvious. bisexual ≠ polyamorous."

How did Tom and Ariana meet?

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Tom and Ariana in 2014.

Back when Season 2 of Vanderpump Rules was airing in 2013, Tom Sandoval admitted to locking lips with his then-friend Ariana while in a relationship with Kristen Doute.

You know what they say....

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Anyways, the couple eventually bought a five-bedroom, six-bathroom LA home together in 2019, but they made it very clear they had no intention of getting married or having children.

"Well, I mean, to us, it's the commitment that's important for us," he said on Watch What Happens Live of taking out a 30-year mortgage with Ariana, adding, "It's a commitment 'til 2049."

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Tom and Ariana have had their fair share of arguments on Vanderpump Rules. After Tom told his buddies about Ariana's "dip in the lady pond," aka her hookup with co-star Lala Kent during Season 7, Ariana was understandably left fuming.

The now-out bisexual star explained that no one's sexuality should be the topic of conversation "without their consent."

However, neither Tom nor Ariana has responded to breakup rumors, but Ariana did delete all her social media accounts.

Watch Vanderpump Rules Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.

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