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Ariana Madix prepared to confront her ex-boyfriend Tom Sandoval and his ‘mistress’ Raquel Leviss as she arrivged for the Vanderpump Rules‘ season 10 reunion taping in LA on Thursday.

It’s the first time she has been seen since a source told gossip site Deux Moi that ‘Sandoval, Ariana and Raquel had a threesome and Sandoval continued to pursue Raquel after that.’

Adding to the speculation was the recent Vanderpump Rules trailer, in which Sandoval’s friend and business partner Tom Schwartz stated, ‘Open relationships are f*****g tough’.

For her part, Raquel denied the threesome rumors were true during an impromptu interview on Wednesday.  

Ariana, 37, arrived for the reunion with plenty of fighting spirit in a bright yellow sweat suit emblazoned with 1-800-Boys-Lie, in a not-so-subtle dig at Sandoval, 39.

Down the left side of her baggy pants, the phrase ‘we’re sorry the number you’re trying to reach has moved on’ was written in bold capital letters. 

She completed her sporty ensemble with a pair of tan sheepskin UGG slippers with a red and black embroidered braid. 

Despite spending the past month mending her broken heart, the TV personality appeared cheerful as she smiled and hugged a member of her glam team, who greeted her with a sweet kiss on the cheek. 

Downcast: Her former lover kept his head down on his way into the taping

Taking a swipe: As the pair prepared to hash out their messy split and his infidelity, the 37-year-old reality star seemed to shade her ex-boyfriend with her bright yellow sweatsuit, which had a message not-so-subtle directed toward Sandoval, 39

Ready to face off: Ariana Madix and her Tom Sandoval finally crossed paths on their way to tape the upcoming Vanderpump Rules’ season 10 reunion taping, after ending their nine-year relationship over his months-long affair with castmate Raquel Leviss

Sporty: She completed her sporty ensemble with a pair of ran tan sheepskin UGG slippers with an embroidered braid

Sporty: She completed her sporty ensemble with a pair of ran tan sheepskin UGG slippers with an embroidered braid

Moving on: Despite spending the past month mending her broken heart, the TV personality appeared cheerful as she smiled and hugged a member of her glam team, who greeted her with a sweet kiss on the cheek

Moving on: Despite spending the past month mending her broken heart, the TV personality appeared cheerful as she smiled and hugged a member of her glam team, who greeted her with a sweet kiss on the cheek

While she will inevitably change into a much more glamorous outfit once the cameras start to roll, Madix arrived with a perfect bright red manicure and her newly-dyed platinum blonde perfectly straightened. 

Sandoval, however, appeared downcast as he kept his head down while carrying a large grey duffel bag and black garment bag. 

He was later spotted deep in conversation with Raquel while in the carpark during a break from filming. 

As he attempted to keep a low profile in a plain black ensemble, white sneakers and baseball cap, the musician made a beeline toward the entrance without even pausing to look at any of his casemates arriving around him. 

Lala Kent arrived in a teal bath robe, a large Louis Vuitton duffel bag and full face of makeup while Sheana Shay strode out of her car in a black sweatshirt, which read: ‘It’s really happening’ on the front. 

Tom Schwartz appeared a bit disheveled in a brown checkered jacket over a yellow t-shirt and hunter green sweats. 

Meanwhile, Kate Maloney looked serious as she anticipated a long day of filming. 

Scheana Shay, who will be come face to face with Leviss for the first time after allegedly assaulting her, came in a black sweatshirt and legging, but could be seen carrying a shiny beige gown. 

Lisa Vanderpump and Andy Cohen also arrived in style as he sported a navy suit and she came dressed to impress in a black dress with jeweled sleeves, semi-sheer tights, a pair of platform heels, hot pink crocodile Birkin bag. 

A bit stressed: Sandoval stepped outside for a few minutes to smoke a cigarette

A bit stressed: Sandoval stepped outside for a few minutes to smoke a cigarette

Staying caffeinated: He also held onto a cup of coffee on his latest sighting

Staying caffeinated: He also held onto a cup of coffee on his latest sighting

Downcast: Sandoval, however, appeared downcast as he kept his head down while carrying a large grey duffel bag and black garment bag

Laying low: As he attempted to keep a low profile in a plain black ensemble, white sneakers and baseball cap, the musician made a beeline toward the entrance without even pausing to look at any of his casemates arriving around him

Laying low: Sandoval, however, appeared downcast as he kept his head down while carrying a large grey duffel bag and black garment bag

Cameras rolling: A cameraman filmed Sandoval getting out of his car

Cameras rolling: A cameraman filmed Sandoval getting out of his car

Prepared: The performer made sure to bring in his essentials as he prepared to reunite with his costars

Prepared: The performer made sure to bring in his essentials as he prepared to reunite with his costars

Prepared: The performer made sure to bring in his essentials as he prepared to reunite with his costars

Prepared: The performer made sure to bring in his essentials as he prepared to reunite with his costars

Prepared: The performer made sure to bring in his essentials as he prepared to reunite with his costars

All dressed up: Once he put on his suit, he stepped out for another smoke break

All dressed up: Once he put on his suit, he stepped out for another smoke break

Intense: Sandoval clutched onto his coffee cup outside in the parking lot

Intense: Sandoval clutched onto his coffee cup outside in the parking lot

All dressed up: Once he put on his suit, he stepped out for another smoke break

All dressed up: Once he put on his suit, he stepped out for another smoke break

Their sighting comes after his mistress detailed how their affair began and that Madix has not accepted her apology. 

While saying she has been ‘holding up okay’ since the cheating scandal broke earlier this month, Leviss claimed Scheana Shay allegedly left her with a ‘permanent scar on’ her eyebrow.

‘I’m hanging in there,’ she said, before noting that she plans on taking ‘accountability’ for her actions and is ‘completely prepared to do that.’

She went on to state that she and Madix have ‘talked on the phone’ and that she ‘apologized to her over text but she did not receive it very well.’

When asked by a photographer what Madix said, Leviss looked bashfully as she replied: ‘I prefer not to say.’ 

Hands full: The mother-of-one rocked a colorful pair of boots and toted a large Louis Vuitton duffel into the taping

Hands full: The mother-of-one rocked a colorful pair of boots and toted a large Louis Vuitton duffel into the taping

Hands full: The mother-of-one rocked a colorful pair of boots and toted a large Louis Vuitton duffel into the taping

Glamorous: Lala Kent was seen arriving in a teal robe and her long tresses curled in loose waves

Glamorous: Lala Kent was seen arriving in a teal robe and her long tresses curled in loose waves

Feisty: Scheana Shay came prepared to come face to face with Raquel Leviss for the first time after allegedly attacking her

Feisty: Scheana Shay came prepared to come face to face with Raquel Leviss for the first time after allegedly attacking her

Feisty: Scheana Shay came prepared to come face to face with Raquel Leviss for the first time after allegedly attacking her

Ready to face off: The reality star, who sported a baggy black sweatshirt and skintight leggings, carried a long beige gown for raping

Ready to face off: The reality star, who sported a baggy black sweatshirt and skintight leggings, carried a long beige gown for raping

Casual: Many of the stars were wearing sweatpants before getting ready to change into cocktail attire

Casual: Many of the stars were wearing sweatpants before getting ready to change into cocktail attire

The TV personality then detailed how her and Sandoval’s relationship, behind Madix’s back, began after it ‘started off as a friendship and turned into something more.’

As for whether her kiss with Sandoval’s best friend and business partner Tom Schwartz was a ‘coverup’ for their affair, Leviss stated shut down that fan theory.

‘No, I genuinely had an interest in Tom Schwartz. There’s a genuine curiosity there. It wasn’t a coverup,’ she said.

Now that his infidelity has been exposed and nine-year romance with Madix is over, Leviss said she doesn’t ‘know where’ their relationship ‘is going.’

‘We’re just kind of trying to get through these next steps, make amends and hear everyone out,’ the former pageant queen.

Leviss also noted she had ‘been advised to take time off social media’ and understands there are consequences to my actions as she navigates an overwhelming amount of online backlash.

As for her thoughts on Lala Kent slamming her online for the affair, Leviss said that her former castmate ‘has always been aggressive towards’ her.

Juggling a lot: Tom Schwartz sported a yellow t-shirt, checkered brown and beige coat and sweatpants

Juggling a lot: Tom Schwartz sported a yellow t-shirt, checkered brown and beige coat and sweatpants

Juggling a lot: Tom Schwartz sported a yellow t-shirt, checkered brown and beige coat and sweatpants

A lot of baggage: Schwartz carried a shopping bag from Bloomingdale's and backpack

A lot of baggage: Schwartz carried a shopping bag from Bloomingdale’s and backpack

Exhausting: Maloney looked serious as she slid out of her car as a cameraman filmed her every move

 Exhausting: Maloney looked serious as she slid out of her car as a cameraman filmed her every move

Long day: The taping will surely take hours to film

Long day: The taping will surely take hours to film

‘I’ve always rubbed her the wrong way, I don’t know if its her insecurities, we didn’t vibe,’ the former Miss Sonoma County.

On her latest sighting attempted to go incognito as she sported a black hoodie with the hood up, no makeup and glasses.

Despite committing one of the worst betrayals in recent reality television history, the former pageant queen did not seem fazed as she strutted to her car in a pair of figure-hugging black leggings and matching booties.

She completed her casual look with a small Prada crossbody handbag and carried a bottle of Smartwater to stay hydrated.

Across town, Shay and Lala Kent shared photos of themselves on a Starbucks run together while Andy Cohen, who is going to host the reunion, revealed he was doing his ‘homework on the plane’ by watching the series and said his mouth was ‘on the FLOOR’ from the amount of drama this season.

‘I will say without hyperbole that the second half of the season is some of the best TV I’ve seen on Bravo,’ he stated ‘as a fan,’ who ahs ‘nothing to do with this show besides hosting the reunion.’

Earlier in the day, Leviss touched down at Los Angeles International Airport [LAX] following a trip to Tucson, Arizona.

Her latest sighting comes after confirming earlier in the day on her Instagram Story that she ‘will be attending the reunion in person’ despite her temporary restraining order against castmate Shay.

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Shay has already declared that she is ‘fully intending’ to be at the reunion, which was sent into chaos after Leviss secured an order of protection against Shay, who she claims punched her in the face, giving her a black eye.

Shay, 37, has vehemently denied her costar’s assault allegations.

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.

Catching up: Lisa Vanderpump and Andy Cohen also arrived in style

Catching up: Lisa Vanderpump and Andy Cohen also arrived in style

Big hug! The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Bravo vet embraced ahead of their drama-filled day

Big hug! The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Bravo vet embraced ahead of their drama-filled day

Old friends: The pair hugged and appeared happy to catch up as Cohen, who sported a navy suit, drank a Starbucks coffee

Old friends: The pair hugged and appeared happy to catch up as Cohen, who sported a navy suit, drank a Starbucks coffee

Looking good! The mother-of-two, 62, rocked a black tea-length dress with jeweled sleeves, semi-sheer tights and a pair of platform heels

Looking good! The mother-of-two, 62, rocked a black tea-length dress with jeweled sleeves, semi-sheer tights and a pair of platform heels

Looking good! The mother-of-two, 62, rocked a black tea-length dress with jeweled sleeves, semi-sheer tights and a pair of platform heels

Working it: Vanderpump carried a stunning hot pink crocodile Birkin bag

Working it: Vanderpump carried a stunning hot pink crocodile Birkin bag

Last week, Madix 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.

The reality star 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 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’

Looking good! Shay gave her fans a look of her makeup and curls ahead of the taping

Looking good! Shay gave her fans a look of her makeup and curls ahead of the taping

Mingling before the taping: Cohen snapped a behind-the-scenes photo with Kent and Maloney

Mingling before the taping: Cohen snapped a behind-the-scenes photo with Kent and Maloney

Looking sharp! Schwartz slipped into a suit for the reunion

Looking sharp! Schwartz slipped into a suit for the reunion

Staring each other down: Cohen made direct eye contact with Schwartz before preparing to grill him on TV

Staring each other down: Cohen made direct eye contact with Schwartz before preparing to grill him on TV

Pals: Cohen and Vanderpump also posed for a selfie

Pals: Cohen and Vanderpump also posed for a selfie

First look: The Vanderpump Rules reunion seating chart is seen above

First look: The Vanderpump Rules reunion seating chart is seen above

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.

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.

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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.

Scandal: Leviss and Sandoval's 'full blown love affair' made news earlier this month; Sandoval and Leviss pictured in 2021

Scandal: Leviss and Sandoval’s ‘full blown love affair’ made news earlier this month; Sandoval and Leviss pictured in 2021

‘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.

Started as friends: Leviss said her and Sandoval's relationship began after it 'started off as a friendship and turned into something more'; Sandoval and Leviss pictured

Started as friends: Leviss said her and Sandoval’s relationship began after it ‘started off as a friendship and turned into something more’; Sandoval and Leviss pictured

Madix broke her silence on the matter last week in a lengthy Instagram post this post, where she admitted to being 'devastated and broken' but grateful for her supporters; seen with Leviss (left)

Madix broke her silence on the matter last week in a lengthy Instagram post this post, where she admitted to being ‘devastated and broken’ but grateful for her supporters; seen with Leviss (left)

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.’

An explosive mid-season trailer for Vanderpump Rules that dropped on Monday documented Sandoval’s now infamous love affair with Leviss which ends with his longtime partner Madix wishing death upon him.

'Broken is an understatement': Madix took to Instagram last week addressing the scandal while thanking friends for their support during what she described as her 'darkest hours'

‘Broken is an understatement’: Madix took to Instagram last week addressing the scandal while thanking friends for their support during what she described as her ‘darkest hours’

'Working on himself': 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

‘Working on himself’: 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 



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