The Vanderpump Rules cast has been on fire since they first stepped on the scene. Who would’ve thought this little backdoor pilot from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills would turn into one of Bravo’s most successful shows? When you actually stop to think about it, it’s not surprising that it landed so well among the audience.
The show felt authentic during its earlier years. Envision Stassi Schroeder slapping the sh-t out of Kristen Doute for sleeping with Jax Taylor behind her back. If that’s not enough, picture Jax and Tom Sandoval fighting in the middle of a restaurant over their petty drama. Or James Kennedy and Lala Kent literally coming for everyone when they stepped on the scene. My point is, when the show was good, it was really good.
Something else that also kept viewers intrigued was the personal relationships the cast members had with each other. We all knew Jax was a cheater and liar. That was obvious. The same for Sandoval and Tom Schwartz, too. But something about this group was insane when they were all on the show together. They would lie, cheat, steal, and gaslight their partners and the audience.
Out of all the relationships on the show, the one that seemingly was the strongest was that of Sandoval and Ariana Madix. Before learning of Tom and Raquel Leviss’ salacious affair, Ariana praised her ex-partner for his dedication to their relationship at his concert. But after this past weekend’s chain of events, not so much.
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According to Page Six, before the show, Ariana responded to a fan asking if the show accurately represents the couple. “In some ways, yes; in some ways, no,” she told the crowd. “I think the way that they show how dedicated and extra [he is], because I’m looking at the word ‘extra…’”
“But when I say dedicated to everything that you do and the way that you commit to everything that you do — that part is accurate,” Ariana added, speaking to Tom.
Yikes. Shortly after, the news broke about Tom’s affair. “It’s true that they split and cameras are rolling,” a production source said. “The majority of the cast is expected to gather and film … to share their reactions to Raquel and Sandoval’s affair. Mostly everyone is shook and completely heartbroken for Ariana.”
It’s been reported that Ariana was blindsided by the cheating. An insider said she had “no idea there were any issues.” As cameras are up and capturing everything happening with our favorite SURvers, I hope they get some good footage to share with eager fans.
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