Tom Sandoval, Raquel Leviss, Ariana Madix’s affair drama timeline

Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix have known as it quits after he was caught having an affair with the now-exes’ “Vanderpump Rules” castmate Raquel Leviss. 

The information broke on March 1, 2023, as Madix was supporting Sandoval at a live performance for his cowl band, Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras, at TomTom in West Hollywood. 

Page Six was on the scene and chatted with the singer earlier than his present, throughout which he gushed over his then-girlfriend of practically 10 years. 

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Page Six is breaking down the occasions that lead as much as Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval’s cut up over his affair with Raquel Leviss.
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Madix has not publicly spoken concerning the affair, however sources inform us she was “blindsided” and is “heartbroken.”

“We positively have our ups and downs, for positive, however I believe we’ve been actually good about respecting one another,” he advised us.

Sandoval added that he and Madix have had “one another’s backs in an affordable means … inside motive,” noting, “I believe it’s simply labored, ya know?”

We’re advised the blond magnificence was “blindsided” and “heartbroken” when she found the musician’s infidelity later within the night time after a sexually specific video despatched by Leviss popped up on his cellphone. 

The Bravo fandom, too, continues to be reeling over the “Scandoval.” Here, Page Six takes a more in-depth take a look at how Sandoval, Madix and Leviss acquired right here:

Summer 2013: Kristen Doute accuses boyfriend Tom Sandoval of dishonest with Ariana Madix

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Tom Sandoval (left) and Kristen Doute (middle) have been OGs on “Vanderpump Rules” Season 1.
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Tom Sandoval and Kristen Doute began courting in 2006, however their romance wasn’t documented on tv till “Vanderpump Rules” premiered in 2013.

Soon after the cameras began rolling, Doute grew to become suspicious of her then-boyfriend’s relationship with fellow SUR worker Madix and accused him of dishonest, which he initially denied.

January 2014: Sandoval and Doute cut up

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Sandoval and Doute went their separate methods in early 2014.
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Sandoval and Doute determined to finish their eight-year relationship in January 2014 after coping with breakup rumors for weeks.

A supply on the time claimed Doute moved her belongings out of their shared West Hollywood residence following many nights of “loud fights.”

February 2014: Sandoval admits to dishonest on Doute with Madix

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Sandoval lastly fessed as much as kissing Madix whereas he was courting Doute on the “VPR” Season 2 reunion.
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Sandoval lastly admitted throughout the “VPR” Season 2 reunion that he did, the truth is, kiss Madix whereas he was courting Doute.

February 2014: Madix and Sandoval go Instagram-official

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Sandoval confirmed his relationship with Madix in February 2014.

Madix and Sandoval went Instagram-official 4 days earlier than Valentine’s Day 2014.

The bar proprietor posted a candy snap from the pair’s getaway to San Francisco earlier that month and wrote, “@ariana252525 and I took a visit up north and stopped by the Clift in SF #whatatrip.”

November 2014: Doute accuses Sandoval of dishonest on Madix with “Miami Girl”

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Doute claimed Sandoval cheated on Madix with AnneMarie “Miami Girl” Kunkel.

In the “VPR” Season 3 premiere, Doute advised Madix she thought Sandoval attached with a girl — generally known as “Miami Girl” — throughout a visit to Southern Florida.

“If I’m not apprehensive about it, it’s not one thing to fret about,” Madix advised her boyfriend’s ex following the accusations.

But Doute didn’t let her suspicions go, and followers noticed her convey the thriller lady, later recognized as AnneMarie Kunkel, to SUR in hopes {that a} confrontation would happen. Sandoval, nonetheless, didn’t take the bait.

“There are not any texts between me and this Miami lady that show something greater than a social hangout in a bunch setting went down,” he stated. “The apparent motive is as a result of completely nothing occurred! Kristen is mendacity or on the very least reaching for one thing that doesn’t exist.”

November 2016: Raquel Leviss makes her first look on “Vanderpump Rules”

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Raquel Leviss was a visitor on “Vanderpump Rules” Season 5.
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“VPR” solid member James Kennedy’s then-girlfriend, Raquel Leviss, made her first look on the present as a visitor in Season 5.

The DJ began courting Leviss after splitting from Doute, whom he dated for a interval after the latter lady’s breakup with Sandoval.

Leviss was promoted to a recurring solid member the next season and finally grew to become a daily solid member in Season 9.

February 2019: Madix and Sandoval purchase a home collectively

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Madix and Sandoval documented their home-buying expertise on social media

Sandoval and Madix took their relationship to the following stage once they bought a house collectively in February 2019.

The beautiful Valley Village, Calif., home value the pair $2 million and options 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bogs.

May 2021: Leviss and James Kennedy get engaged

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Kennedy popped the query to Leviss in May 2021.

Kennedy requested Leviss to marry him in an elaborate, Coachella-themed proposal in May 2021. The engagement, deliberate with loads of assist from Sandoval, was coated on “VPR.”

“James proposed on the iconic Empire Polo Fields of ‘RACHELLA’ Friday night time… and I stated YES!” Leviss gushed on Instagram after saying, “Yes.”

It was later revealed that Sandoval really helped Kennedy entrance the price of the extravagant night.

“James and I cut up the $25K [bill] as a result of nothing brings me extra pleasure than to assist a pal accomplish a dream that they’ve,” he stated on the present.

November 2021: Madix freezes her eggs

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Madix stated she wasn’t “leaping on the infant prepare” regardless of freezing her eggs.
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Madix deliberate to freeze her eggs with “VPR” co-star Scheana Shay, however when the latter acquired pregnant, Madix determined to undergo with the process alone.

“This doesn’t imply that I’m leaping on the infant prepare,” she defined. “It’s about having company over my very own physique and my very own future.”

She additionally known as the expertise “a pleasant enjoyable f–okay you” to individuals who questioned her “values.”

December 2021: Leviss and Kennedy name off their engagement 

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Leviss and Kennedy cut up on the finish of 2021.
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Leviss and Kennedy’s engagement solely lasted seven months earlier than they determined to name off the marriage and break up.

The pair — who “determined [they] have two completely different targets” — introduced the cut up in a joint Instagram assertion that learn, partially, “We love one another very a lot, however we aren’t in love anymore.”

They continued, “We need nothing however the most effective for one another so please hold any ideas constructive. Sending Love.”

Summer 2022: “VPR” Season 10 begins filming

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“Vanderpump Rules” Season 10 began filming round July 2022.
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“Vanderpump Rules” Season 10 began filming round July 2022.

The newest installment, at present airing on Bravo, options Sandoval, Madix, Leviss, Kennedy, Shay, Lala Kent, Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz as primary solid members.

Summer 2022: Raquel and Tom secretly begin hooking up

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Leviss and Sandoval began hooking up across the identical time cameras started rolling.

As beforehand reported, their affair pre-dated Leviss’ flirtations with Sandoval’s greatest pal and enterprise associate, Schwartz.

An insider advised Page Six that Leviss and Sandoval’s romance “started final summer time” and claimed that she “has slept over at Tom and Ariana’s home when Ariana’s been out of city.”

Castmate Kennedy corroborated the data in an Instagram direct message despatched to Deuxmoi, claiming the affair began “7 months” in the past, which might have been July 2022.

Kennedy even claimed the pair’s escapades at Sandoval and Madix’s shared Los Angeles house typically passed off whereas “Ariana [was] sleeping.”

July 2022: Leviss goes on “a number of dates” with SUR supervisor Peter Madrigal 

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Leviss briefly dated Peter Madrigal, a SUR worker.
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“We have gone on a number of dates,” Leviss advised Us Weekly in July. “He requested me out after my breakup, clearly, and I used to be like, ‘Well why not? Right?’ I’m a yes-man now.”

That identical month, she pulled the plug on her reference to Madrigal and advised him she was now not all for pursuing him.

The dialog occurred at Sandoval’s Hollywood bar, Schwartz & Sandy’s — which he co-owns with Schwartz — and aired in a current episode of “VPR.”

August 2022: Tom Schwartz hooks up with Leviss

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Leviss canoodled with one other co-star — Tom Schwartz — at Scheana Shay’s wedding ceremony.

The “Vanderpump Rules” solid’s internet of relationships acquired a bit of extra tangled when Leviss made out with Schwartz at Shay’s wedding ceremony to Brock Davies in August 2022.

“Apparently there was some heavy ingesting concerned,” a supply claimed on the time.

Schwartz, whose divorce from Katie Maloney wasn’t finalized till October 2022, confirmed the hookup to Daily Mail that very same month, however clarified that he and Leviss weren’t a pair.

He joked, “My mother hit me up and he or she’s like, ‘You don’t have to inform me, however I do know you’re courting Raquel.’ And I’m like, ‘Mom, I’m not courting Raquel!’”

October 2022: Sandoval attire up as Raquel for Halloween 

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Sandoval turned heads along with his 2022 Halloween costume.

The costume — which included a TomTom sweatshirt Leviss famously wore to BravoCon 2022 — was a nod to her ongoing beef with Maloney, who known as her a “fangirl” after Leviss attached with Maloney’s ex-husband, Schwartz.

Sandoval’s getup continues to be highlighted on Leviss’ Instagram web page regardless of the backlash she is receiving for the affair.

March 1, 2023: Scheana learns about affair whereas on press tour with Raquel

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Pals Leviss and Shay did varied press stops in New York City, together with an look on Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast, on March 1, 2023 — mere hours earlier than Madix found the affair in Los Angeles.
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Shay, who’s BFFs with Madix, realized concerning the dishonest scandal after taping “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” with Leviss in NYC on March 1, an insider advised Page Six.

“At one level within the night time, Scheana misplaced Raquel after which discovered her exterior of the bar on the cellphone with Ariana, who Scheana may hear was bawling,” the supply stated.

The insider famous that Shay requested Leviss for a proof about what was taking place, which lastly prompted her co-star to admit whereas Madix was “nonetheless on the cellphone.”

“A heated confrontation ensued following the revelation,” our supply stated. “They went again to the resort individually and haven’t seen one another nor spoken since.”

March 1, 2023: Sandoval performs along with his band at TomTom 

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Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras performed a personal present at TomTom that very same night time.
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Madix and Sandoval’s ex Doute cheered the singer on throughout a efficiency of his new authentic single, “Superstars,” dancing collectively and recording movies on their telephones to recollect the second.

Before Sandoval took the stage at TomTom in LA, Madix gushed over how “devoted” he’s as a associate.

One viewers member’s query, which a bandmate learn aloud, was: “Do you assume the present [‘Vanderpump Rules’] precisely portrays you?”

Sandoval started to reply however rapidly handed the mic to Madix, who proceeded to reward him.

“In some methods, sure; in some methods, no,” she defined. “I believe the best way that they present how devoted and further [he is] as a result of I’m wanting on the phrase ‘additional…’

“But once I say devoted to all the pieces that you just do and the best way that you just decide to all the pieces that you just do — that half is correct,” Madix added, talking on to Sandoval.

“But I believe there are some issues that aren’t correct,” she identified. “Like, for instance, you prepare actually quick. I take ceaselessly. But I believe that on the present, you’d assume it was the opposite means round.”

At attendee then shouted, “Give her a kiss!”

Madix agreed, repeating, “Yeah, give me a kiss!” to which Sandoval obliged.

Moments later, she uncovered his infidelity when she allegedly found a sexually specific video of Leviss on his cellphone.

March 3, 2023: Scandoval information breaks

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News of Sandoval and Leviss’ affair, and his subsequent breakup with Madix, shook followers.
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Madix came upon Sandoval was having a “full-on affair,” in line with insiders, after realizing the 2 had been “speaking inappropriately for months,” her first sign being the X-rated video of Leviss.

Madix swiftly dumped him.

March 3, 2023: Sandoval and Madix focus on the affair on digital camera

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Sandoval “gaslit” Madix throughout a dialog about his affair, a second insider revealed.
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Insiders near manufacturing stated Madix felt “gaslit” by Sandoval, who made a sequence of excuses for not admitting his infidelity sooner, in an on-camera chat following the affair reveal.

“Ariana walked away from the dialog feeling like she was gaslit by Tom,” a supply completely advised us of the interplay that passed off on the exes’ shared house in Los Angeles’ Valley Village enclave. (They are each nonetheless dwelling there as they navigate the cut up.)

“He gave her a number of excuses as to why he by no means copped to dishonest,” the insider continued.

“Tom stated he didn’t inform her concerning the affair with Raquel as a result of he was apprehensive about how it will influence her psychological well being, even claiming that he was particularly involved after her grandma died final 12 months.”

Another supply shared, “The indisputable fact that they personal a house collectively was additionally introduced up, and the way he thought that will make their breakup much more sophisticated.” 

Madix was “perturbed” by how the scene went, the insider famous, including that almost all of her co-stars are “disenchanted” by how they really feel Sandoval is dealing with the breakup.

March 4, 2023: Sandoval speaks out

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Sandoval launched a press release at some point after the affair was revealed.
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Sandoval addressed the dishonest scandal in a press release shared through Instagram Saturday night time. 

“Hey, I absolutely perceive and deserve ur anger & disappointment in the direction of me, however please go away [Tom] Schwartz my family and friends out of this case…” he wrote partially. 

But Sandoval additionally urged followers to not “direct [their] anger” over his indiscretions at his Schwartz & Sandy’s enterprise companions, seemingly responding to a flood of destructive Yelp evaluations and requires a “boycott” of the institution.  

Sandoval — who described himself as “one of the hated folks in America” throughout a subsequent live performance in Anaheim, Calif. — did not apologize on to Madix or point out her identify in his assertion, a alternative that was met with fierce criticism from his “VPR” castmates. 

“Where’s the point out of wounding Ariana?!” Maloney wrote on her Instagram Story. “No apologies to her??”

Kent was equally incensed, including on her personal Story, “the place’s Ariana’s apology on this? It’s known as narcissism… & it’s terrifying.” 

That identical night time, Sandoval was photographed coming into Leviss’ residence.

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