‘What doesn’t kill me is better gone’: Ariana fires back at ‘Vanderpump Rules’ drama

‘Vanderpump Rules’ star Ariana Madix has broken her silence on the cheating scandal that has upended her personal life and the Bravo reality series, revealing that she was ‘devastated and broken’ by ‘the betrayal’ , who ended her longtime relationship with co-star Tom Sandoval.

After the so-called “Scandoval” affair blew up earlier this month, Madix, who has been linked to Sandoval for nearly nine years, has remained relatively quiet about the drama that has engulfed her co-stars and gripped the internet.

“Hi. where do I start?” She wrote down Wednesday Instagram, which features a portrait of herself smiling in a color-blocked maxi dress. yes, smiling

Where to start, in fact: people have reported that Madix discovered earlier this month that Sandoval had been having a month-long affair with her co-star and boyfriend Raquel Leviss. She found out about the alleged infidelity after the discovery a recording of a FaceTime call and “inappropriate” messages between them on Sandoval’s phone. Days after the reveal, Sandoval, 39, and Madix, 37, who are said to be still living together, called it finished about their closely watched relationship.

Sandoval, the co-owner of TomTom Restaurant & Bar in West Hollywood and Schwartz & Sandy’s in LA, issued a public apology after its places of business were bombarded with reviews. Leviss promptly followed. Sandoval and Leviss expressed their regrets to Madix and her fans, describing their mistakes as “reckless choices” and “an addiction to being loved and feeling loved,” respectively. Meanwhile, the Vanderpump Rules cameras kept rolling on season 10 of the spin-off Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, currently airing on Bravo. (In Episode from WednesdayMadix encouraged Leviss to live her best single life, apparently laying the groundwork for explosive episodes.)

Madix addressed the melodrama with grace — and some pointy barbs — and focused more on the support she received during the ordeal.

“I want to express my sincerest gratitude for the love and support I have received from friends, family and people I have not met in the past two weeks,” she captioned her Instagram post. “When I felt like I couldn’t even stand, you all gave me the strength to keep going and guided me through my darkest hours.

“To say I’m devastated and heartbroken is an understatement. I know, however, that I am not alone in this. so many of my closest friends are grieving this loss right now and reeling from this betrayal on so many levels,” she said.

Madix concluded by saying she’s fortunate to have “the best support system in the world” and hopes she can “repay every single person for the love” they’ve shown her.

“What doesn’t kill me should work better,” she added.

people have reported “all [was] Rally” around Madix after the bombastic revelations about Sandoval and Leviss: “Ariana has not been alone at all since this happened,” a source told the magazine. “She had a lot of support around her. All the girls in her circle of friends take turns visiting her at her house 24 hours a day.”

The reality star received another wave of support in the comments section of her post, with co-star and best friend Scheana Shay writing, “THIS IS SHE!!!!” along with a slew of fire emojis. Shay is another player in the ongoing episodes, and her alleged involvement led Leviss to seek a restraining order against her last week, signaling legal ramifications that could call into question how a proposed “Vanderpump Rules” reunion episode will take place would.

Leviss accused Shay of hitting and injuring her, leaving obvious bruises on her face. But a lawyer for Shay has denied those allegations.

“This case is a fabrication by a known liar and fraudster who deceived everyone close to her,” attorney Neama Rahmani said in a statement to The Times. “Scheana never hit Rachel, period. The supposed dark spots around her left eye have been there for months. Neither Scheana nor any of the cast want anything to do with Rachel. The judge heard only a one-page account of what happened and we look forward to presenting the full and true story at the March 29 hearing.”





Source : www.latimes.com

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