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Vanderpump Rules Star Ariana Madix Addresses Rumors She And Tom Sandoval Are Both “In The Closet”

I’m sure there was a collective sigh of relief across the nation as Vanderpump Rules Season 10 premiered last night on Bravo. We will finally see Katie Maloney rise from the ashes that was her relationship marriage to Tom Schwartz. Lala Kent will give more Lala than any of us ever wanted in the first place. And Scheana Shay will… well, Scheana will be Scheanaing and that’s about all we can really ask for at this point.

Many relationships have not survived Pump Rules. Raquel Leviss and James Kennedy are done along with Schwartz and Katie. We all know Lala and Randall Emmett went full scorched earth and are no longer together. One couple that have managed to stand the test of time are Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval. I guess because they might actually be stable and happy together is enough to incite some rumors. Because no one can really be in love and not filled with chaos, right?

Now there appears to be speculation that the strength of Tom and Ariana’s relationship is now due to the sturdy backbone of closeted homosexuality. Pause to roll my eyes. Yes, there is a “fan theory” that both Tom and Ariana are gay and are only together for optics.

Now Ariana is responding to the fan fiction, and Page Six has the details. Addressing the interesting rumor, Ariana said, “I think people see my relationship with Tom … as nontraditional in a lot of ways, and they think there’s got to be more to it, you know? [Like] I’m in the closet or Tom’s in the closet.” Why, because they aren’t married? Because Ariana didn’t hop on the incredibly questionable Pump Rules Pregnancy Pact? That was simply a smart decision.

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She stated the obvious. That both she and Tom are quite open on VPR and there really isn’t anything to hide. This woman has been upfront about her bisexuality, her mental health struggles, and being ganged up on by obsessive ex-girlfriends. But yes, the entire time she and Tom have been devising a scheme to hide their mutual love for the same gender by… being together for the past nine years.

Ariana spoke on the subject whilst addressing Scheana’s remark in the Season 10 trailer when Katie said Ariana and Tom are in an “open relationship.” I mean, just as a viewer it seems like if Tom and Ariana were in an open relationship they wouldn’t hide it. Also, maybe Katie needs to concentrate on herself this time around. Ariana denied Katie’s allegation on Twitter. “We don’t have an open relationship. I’m really not that cool. Thought that was obvious. #pumprules”.

Honestly, it was low key ridiculous for Katie to drop this gem because Tom and Ariana have never been particularly secretive about their relationship. We know she may not want children and isn’t exactly dying to get married. We know Ariana has been upfront about her preferences, despite it being none of our business. For all intents and purposes if Sandoval were gay, he would most likely be out, proud, and shouting from the rooftops. Because that’s what extra Tom does.

So it might be a “fan theory.” Or maybe Katie was feeling saucy that day. I think it’s safe to say Tom and Ariana are together because they get each other and they’re in love. Guess Kristen Doute the internet will have to try a little harder to take the shine off of Tom and Ariana.


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