'Vanderpump Guidelines' star Ariana Madix denies rumors that her ex Tom Sandoval's affair with Raquel Leviss was staged by producers

  • Ariana Madix says regardless of on-line rumors, her ex Tom Sandoval’s affair with Raquel Leviss wasn’t staged.
  • The “Vanderpump Guidelines” crew was “devastated” once they discovered concerning the affair dubbed “Scandoval” by followers, Madix mentioned.
  • Madix confirmed that she desires to return for season 11, however she will not movie with Leviss and Sandoval.

Throughout an look on “Right this moment with Hoda and Jenna” on Thursday, Ariana Madix mentioned that regardless of on-line rumors, “Vanderpump Guidelines” producers did not faux the affair between her ex-partner Tom Sandoval and her former pal Rachel “Raquel” Leviss.

Requested instantly by hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hagar if the affair that’s now generally known as “Scandoval” was staged, Madix mentioned it wasn’t. 

She mentioned that after discovering the affair, one of many first conversations she had after informing household and buddies was with “Vanderpump Guidelines” govt producer Jeremiah Smith. 

“He was as devastated as I used to be,” she mentioned, including that after engaged on the fact TV present collectively for 10 seasons, the crew has turn into like “household.” She mentioned that it is potential producers may need heard “rumblings” of the infidelity or had some “suspicions,” however they did not give them any “credence.”

Elsewhere within the interview, Madix confirmed that she nonetheless desires to be a part of the solid when the present returns for season 11 “if they will have me.” 

However she mentioned she had no real interest in talking with both Leviss or Sandoval and mentioned that if she might, she would “attempt” to set boundaries for herself and refuse to movie with them. 

Madix informed Kotb that she’d wish to come again to movie after such a traumatic expertise as a result of “the true” in actuality TV is the “most essential” facet of it. 

COACHELLA, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 14: Ariana Madix attends the CELSIUS Oasis Vibe House on April 14, 2023 in Coachella, California.

Madix at Coachella.

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She mentioned she needed to inform her story to “join” with different individuals who have been by means of the same experiences of their private lives. “That is really been tremendous useful for me through the years,” she mentioned, citing when she beforehand spoke about her nervousness and despair for example.

The primary episode of the three-part “Vanderpump Guidelines” season 10 reunion will air Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.