Tom Sandoval is SUR-ving his side of the story.
the Vanderpump Rules star, who broke up with Ariana Madix earlier this year after his months relationship with Rachel Leviss disclosed, defended himself during the Bravo show on May 24 reunion episode. While speaking about the couple’s split, Sandoval admitted that she and Madix didn’t always get along well during their nine-year relationship.
“Ariana and I kept our relationship pretty private for many years,” explained the 40-year-old. “We had issues. I felt like I was his gay BFF. We put on a front when we were filming and I even talked to our showrunner. It’s fair to the rest of the cast.”
A never-before-seen flashback from September 2022 shows Sandoval speaking to a VPR producer, “I feel guilty, people put themselves out there, man. It’s not fair. I feel like it’s important for us to, like, talk about this s–t and not pretend it’s everything is amazing.”