Ariana Madix breaks silence on ‘Vanderpump Rules’ drama

“Vanderpump Rules” star Ariana Madix has damaged her silence concerning the dishonest scandal upending her private life and the Bravo actuality sequence, revealing that she has been “devastated and broken” by “the betrayal” that ended her longtime relationship to co-star Tom Sandoval.

After the so-called “Scandoval” affair exploded earlier this month, Madix, who has been linked to Sandoval for almost 9 years, remained comparatively quiet concerning the drama that has enveloped her co-stars and gripped the web.

“hi. where to begin?” she wrote Wednesday on Instagram, sharing a portrait of herself smiling in a color-blocked maxi-dress. Yes, smiling.

Where to start, certainly: People reported that Madix found Sandoval had been having a months-long affair with their co-star and buddy Raquel Leviss earlier this month. She realized of the alleged infidelity after discovering a recording of a FaceTime name and “inappropriate” messages between them on Sandoval’s cellphone. Days after the revelation, Sandoval, 39, and Madix, 37, who reportedly nonetheless reside collectively, known as it quits on their carefully watched relationship.

Sandoval, the co-owner of TomTom Restaurant & Bar in West Hollywood and Schwhartz & Sandy’s in L.A., issued a sequence of public apologies after his locations of enterprise had been review-bombed. Leviss promptly adopted go well with. Sandoval and Leviss expressed their remorse to Madix and their followers, characterizing their errors as “reckless decisions” or an “addiction to being and feeling loved,” respectively. Meanwhile, the “Vanderpump Rules” cameras have continued to roll on Season 10 of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” spinoff, which is at the moment airing on Bravo. (In Wednesday’s episode, Madix inspired Leviss to reside her finest single life, apparently laying the inspiration for explosive installments to come back.)

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Madix addressed the melodrama with grace — and a few pointed barbs — focusing extra on the help she has obtained all through the ordeal.

“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,” she captioned her Instagram put up. “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. so many of my closest friends are also grieving this loss right now and reeling from this betrayal on so many levels,” she stated.

Madix concluded by saying that she’s fortunate to have “the best support system in the world” hopes she will be able to “repay every single person” for the love they’ve proven her.

“what doesn’t kill me better run,” she added.

People reported “everyone [was] rallying” round Madix following the bombshell revelations about Sandoval and Leviss: “Ariana has not been alone at all since this happened,” a supply informed the magazine. “She’s had a ton of support around her. All of the girls in their friend group are taking turns visiting her around the clock at her house.”

The actuality star obtained one other outpouring of help within the feedback part of her put up, with co-star and finest buddy Scheana Shay writing: “THERE SHE IS!!!!” together with a sequence of fireside emojis. Shay is one more participant within the persevering with fallout and her alleged involvement resulted in Leviss submitting for a restraining order in opposition to her final week, signaling authorized ramifications that would name into query how a deliberate “Vanderpump Rules” reunion episode would happen.

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Leviss accused Shay of punching and injuring her, leaving obvious bruising on her face. But an legal professional for Shay has denied these allegations.

“This case is a fabrication by a known liar and a cheat who has betrayed everyone close to her,” legal professional Neama Rahmani stated in a press release to The Times. “Scheana never punched Rachel, period. The supposed dark markings around her left eye have been there for months. Neither Scheana nor other cast members want anything to do with Rachel going forward. The judge has only heard a one-sided account of what happened, and we look forward to presenting the full and true story at the March 29 hearing.”