Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix threw major shade at Raquel Leviss on Tuesday over the cheating scandal involving her longtime partner Tom Sandoval.
The reality TV beauty, 37, was spotted out on a coffee run with a friend when she was asked if Leviss, 28, had apologized to her since the news broke.
She fired back: ‘I don’t know who you’re talking about.’
Leviss and Sandoval’s ‘full blown love affair’ was exposed earlier this month to the shock of Madix, who has since ended her nine-year romance with the restaurateur, 39.
She broke her silence on the matter last week in a lengthy Instagram post last Wednesday, where she admitted to being ‘devastated and broken’ but grateful for her supporters.
Shade: Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix threw major shade at Raquel Leviss on Tuesday over the cheating scandal involving her longtime partner Tom Sandoval
For Tuesday’s outing, Madix was noticeably dressed down in a black sweatshirt and leggings.
She kept a white leather purse slung over her arm and strolled the sidewalk in athletic sneakers.
Her blonde hair was worn in a messy top knot and she carried a large Starbucks iced coffee in one hand.
Madix’s male pal was clad in a stylish black leather jacket as they walked and chatted outdoors.
The videographer who captured her Leviss shade also asked if she was ‘excited’ for the upcoming Vanderpump Rules season 10 reunion.
‘What do you think?’ she replied.
As to how Madix has been holding up, she insisted that she’s been doing ‘good’ despite Sandoval’s betrayal.
Madix made her first public outing since Leviss and Sandoval’s affair was revealed as she dropped in on a comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles last Saturday night.
Ariana looked in good spirits as she took part in the comedy gameshow – titled Make That Sandwich – which was just minutes from her ex’s latest restaurant Schwartz & Sandy’s Lounge.
A source told Page Six that Madix received a warm welcome from the crowd as they erupted in ‘thunderous cheers and applause.
The reality TV beauty, 37, was spotted out on a coffee run with a friend when she was asked if Leviss, 28, had apologized to her since the news broke
She fired back: ‘I don’t know who you’re talking about’
Hanging in there: As to how Madix has been holding up, she insisted that she’s been doing ‘good’ despite Sandoval’s betrayal
The videographer who captured her Leviss shade also asked if she was ‘excited’ for the upcoming Vanderpump Rules season 10 reunion. ‘What do you think?’ she replied
It was also said that Madix was completely in on having a good time at the event.
The insider explained: ‘From the smile on her face and the little dance she did while walking out on stage, she appeared a little surprised but super appreciative of all the fan support.
‘And judging from the audience’s excitement for Ariana, it was evident that the majority of people showed up to see her.’
Despite her current strife, Madix reportedly ‘looked carefree’ and there was no mention of the highly-publicized cheating scandal made during the show.
‘She seemed happy to have a fun night where there was absolutely no mention of ‘Scandoval,” the source added.
This came just days after Madix made her first statement after learning about the affair, which sent shockwaves across the internet last week.
The reality star – who recently enjoyed a getaway to Mexico – took to Instagram last Wednesday to share a stunning snap of herself with a lengthy caption addressing the scandal while thanking her friends including her castmates for their support during what she described as her ‘darkest hours.’
She wrote: ‘hi. where to begin? i want to express my most sincere gratitude for the outpouring of love and support i have received from friends, family, and people i’ve never even met in the last two weeks.
‘when i have felt like i couldn’t even stand, you all have given me the strength to continue and seen me through my darkest hours. to say i have been devastated and broken is an understatement. however, i know that i am not in this alone.’
As many of her Vanderpump Rules co-stars of the past and present have publicly supported her including Scheana Shay, Kristen Doute, and even Leviss’ ex James Kennedy, she made sure to thank those who have been there for her.
Madix continued: so many of my closest friends are also grieving this loss right now and reeling from this betrayal on so many levels. i am so f***ing lucky to have the best support system in the world and i hope i can repay every single person for the love you have shown me.
‘what doesn’t kill me better run. love, ariana’
Days ago, after reactivating her Instagram account following a brief hiatus on the platform, Ariana seemingly blocked her ex-boyfriend and his mistress, who are no longer under her following list or tagged in previous photos.
When someone blocks a user from their account on Instagram, their tag on a photo will disappear, leaving only the person’s face or likeness in the image.
While Sandoval and Leviss are no longer tagged in her posts, Madix has not deleted past birthday and anniversary tributes dedicated to Sandoval, who she dated for more than nine years.
The TV personality, who worked as costumed characters such as Ariel and Aurora at Disney World in college, also unfollowed Sandoval’s close friend, Tom Schwartz, who allegedly found out about his pal’s cheating ‘a month ago.’
Sandoval, who is also business partners with Schwartz, wrote on his Instagram that his costar only learned of his infidelity ‘very recently’ and ‘did not condone’ his actions.
On March 11, Sandoval apologized for cheating on Ariana Madix with Leviss on social media. He vowed to ‘reflect and work on myself’ in wake of the infidelity.
He then asked his followers not to take out their anger on his business partner Tom Schwartz, as well as his family and friends.
‘Hey, I fully understand and deserve ur anger & disappointment towards me, but please leave Schwartz, my friends, and family out of this situation…’ he wrote.
He continued: ‘This was a very personal thing. Also, Schwartz & Sandy’s might have my name on it, but also there are 3 other partners and 20 employees, who especially rely on the restaurant for income for them and their families,’ Sandoval said, nodding to his new bar and TomTom, which opened back in 2018.
Scandal: Leviss and Sandoval’s ‘full blown love affair’ was exposed earlier this month to the shock of Madix, who has since ended her nine-year romance with the restaurateur, 39; Sandoval and Leviss pictured
She broke her silence on the matter last week in a lengthy Instagram post last Wednesday, where she admitted to being ‘devastated and broken’ but grateful for her supporters; seen with Leviss (left)
Sandoval and Madix pictured
The actor went on to say he was a ‘small part of a much bigger thing’ and pleaded with his 961,000 followers to direct their ‘anger towards’ him and not his associates.
‘They did nothing wrong. I’m so sorry that my partners, Greg, Brett, and Schwartz and our employees have to suffer for my actions. I will be taking a step back & taking a hiatus out of respect for my employees and partners. I need some time to address everything else,’ he concluded. ‘Sorry for everything.’
Sandoval’s Instagram apology post came less than 24 hours after he addressed his cheating scandal for the first time while performing with his band Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras.
‘Have you ever been one of the most hated people in America?’ the TV personality asked the audience, according to Us Weekly, alluding to the backlash over his affair.
In a TikTok video taken at the concert, a woman in the crowd could be heard screaming: ‘Ariana!’ to which Sandoval said: ‘We love her.’
Leviss broke her silence days later and apologized for her ‘actions and my choices to Ariana, my friend and the fans so invested in our relationships.’
She also said that she ‘deeply regret[s] hurting Ariana.’
A source recently informed Page Six that Sandoval and Leviss had been meaning to inform Madix about the affair ‘for weeks.’
They waited so long, though, that Madix wound up discovering their secret herself when she discovered Leviss’ texts on Sandoval’s phone.
Insiders claimed that Madix caught sight of a raunchy selfie video from Leviss on Sandoval’s phone while she was at the concert venue.
Upon inspecting his texts, she saw that Sandoval and Leviss had been corresponding in a way People described as ‘inappropriate.’
Sandoval and Madix reportedly met up the Friday after she learned of the affair and had a dramatic confrontation about their split in front of Vanderpump Rules cameras, as reported by TMZ.
A production source told DailyMail.com: ‘There is more to this story that will be revealed in the coming weeks but all is not what it seems, however, it is true that Tom and Raquel have been hooking up.
‘We should change the name of the show to Raquel Rules as she has certainly become the star of the show this season, giving it her all.
‘The cast should be thanking Raquel and Tom as Bravo are already talking about renewing the show for an 11th season. This is the mess that viewers live for.’
‘Production has switched the cameras back on and they are catching all of the fall out as the cast react to this news. This will be the best season of Vanderpump Rules yet.
A source told People the affair ‘has been going on for upwards of six months – all the while, Tom was sleeping next to Ariana in bed. She was completely blindsided by this; devastated doesn’t even scratch the surface of how she feels.’
The insider added: ‘This is someone she thought she knew; someone she planned to spend the rest of her life with. You can’t even put into words that betrayal.’
‘Broken is an understatement’: The reality star – who recently enjoyed a getaway to Mexico – took to Instagram last Wednesday to share a stunning snap of herself with a lengthy caption addressing the scandal while thanking her friends including her castmates for their support during what she described as her ‘darkest hours’
Blocked! Days ago, after reactivating her Instagram account following a brief hiatus on the platform, Ariana seemingly blocked her ex-boyfriend and his mistress, who are no longer under her following list or tagged in previous photos; Sandoval and Leviss seen in 2021
Apology: On March 11, Sandoval apologized for cheating on Ariana Madix with Leviss on social media. He vowed to ‘reflect and work on myself’ in wake of the infidelity
(L-R) Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix and Raquel Leviss in November 2022
Regret: Leviss broke her silence days later and apologized for her ‘actions and my choices to Ariana, my friend and the fans so invested in our relationships’
A Page Six source alleged that Leviss and Sandoval were ‘communicating inappropriately for months’ and ‘want to be together’ now that he is single.
Meanwhile a People insider asserted that Leviss told her co-star Scheana Shay about the alleged affair Wednesday night when they were in New York to tape an appearance on Watch What Happens Live.
Per the source: ‘Scheana was furious. She and all the Vanderpump Rules costars have rallied around Ariana during this time. They can’t believe Raquel would do something like that.’
Madix is said to feel ‘heartbroken’ and ‘betrayed,’ according to a Page Six source who noted that she had been ‘there for’ Leviss during the latter’s breakup with their Vanderpump Rules co-star DJ James Kennedy.
The former couple have been dating since 2014 after Madix joined Vanderpump Rules in Season 2.
It was confirmed during the Season 2 reunion special that they were dating, and they’ve been together ever since.
Leviss has been seen attempting to pursue a new romance with Tom Schwartz in the newest season of Vanderpump Rules – after his split from wife Katie Maloney following a 12 year romance and three year marriage.
Leviss announced her own split from James Kennedy in January after five years together. In the wake of the hook-up revelations, he wrote on Instagram: ‘Hope you all feel as sick as I do. This explains everything.’
LaLa Kent said: ‘I have known these two were disgusting from the jump!’
Madix’s brother Jeremy slammed Sandoval, writing: ‘It’s funny to watch people social climb and be soooooooo fake that they’re willing to s**t on people that are supposed to be their ‘best friend’ ( a term that gets thrown around very often around here) all just to come up or have some sort of story line.
‘This lifestyle and this group is beyond toxic and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone… Toms a try hard having a midlife crisis with his cringy band and Raquel has faked her way to the top trying to make something of her life willing to step on whoever to get there starting with James.
‘Sell out type lame s**t. Let’s all remember that Raquel was a fan of the show before all of this. Does anyone pay attention?’
An explosive mid-season trailer for Vanderpump Rules that dropped on Monday that documented Sandoval’s now infamous love affair with Leviss which ends with his longtime partner Madix wishing death upon him.
The intense minute-long clip was released on Monday morning as there was plenty of footage of the fallout from the scandal which threw the entire cast into chaos.
The drama all comes to a head at the end of the video when Sandoval asks Madix: ‘Do you want anything?’
She coldly replies: ‘For you to die.’
Wow factor: The explosive mid-season trailer for Vanderpump Rules dropped as it documented Tom Sandoval’s now infamous love affair with Raquel Leviss
The drama all comes to a head at the end of the video when Sandoval, 39, asks 37-year-old Madix: ‘Do you want anything?’
She – who made her first public appearance over the weekend – coldly replies: ‘For you to die’
Earlier on in the trailer, the couple – who at the time were together for more than nine years – were seen having a tough conversation likely about the affair and the end of their relationship as Sandoval says: ‘I wish we would have tried harder’
Madix then retorts: ‘You don’t deserve one tear of mine’
Not holding back: There is also a montage of quick clips with no audio that show some very interesting scenes including one of Madix screaming in the direction of Sandoval
Sandoval is also shown amorously kissing a blindfolded woman but it remains unclear who that woman is as it was recently confirmed that he had an affair with Leviss.
Earlier on in the trailer, the couple – who at the time were together for more than nine years – were seen having a tough conversation likely about the affair and the end of their relationship.
Sandoval says: ‘I wish we would have tried harder.’
Madix then retorts: ‘You don’t deserve one tear of mine.’
There is also a montage of quick clips with no audio that show some very interesting scenes including one of Madix screaming in the direction of Sandoval.
There is also another one of Sandoval dramatically crying while being embraced by pal and business partner Tom Schwartz.
Scheana Shay is also one of the many castmembers shown reacting to the forbidden romance.
She is shown passionately saying: ‘This is a full blown love affair.’
Leviss’ lips were certainly busy in the trailer despite it remaining unclear if Sandoval was shown kissing her as she is shown smooching multiple men in the trailer.
At first she was shown kissing Garcelle Beauvais’ son Oliver Saunders who fellow castmate Lala Kent had a crush on.
The rumored kiss between Leviss and Sandoval’s business partner Schwartz was also shown which added to the ridiculousness of it all.
Lastly there was a very flirtatious encounter between Sandoval and Leviss in the pool as they exchanged flirty glances.
There was also plenty of drama covered throughout the rest of the group as well including Raquel’s ex James Kennedy wanting to take his relationship with girlfriend Ally Lewber to the next level.
Baring all: Another eyebrow-raising clip showed Madix hopping into a pool while topless with a mystery man
Mystery solved: Fans have now heard from the man who went skinny-dipping with Madix
‘Support my friend’s show’: ‘It’s me, hi,’ said Brett Kenyon, ‘I am the one naked in the pool with Ariana, and I am gay, so glad we could clear that up’
Things surely come to a head in the group as Lisa Vanderpump could be heard telling them: ‘You will learn how to deal with your problems.’
A brief snatch of footage shows Ariana swimming in the nude with a mystery hunk, which prompted fans to let their imaginations run wild online.
But it was later revealed that the mystery man is Brett Kenyon, who uploaded a TikTok to shutdown romance speculation.
‘It’s me, hi,’ said Kenyon in the clip. ‘I am the one naked in the pool with Ariana, and I am gay, so glad we could clear that up.’