VANDERPUMP Rules fans have dug up a clue that Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix were headed for a split.
On Friday, news broke that the pair ended their relationship after more than five years together amid allegations of cheating.
Vanderpump Rules fans are buzzing after Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix’s alleged splitGetty Images – GettyViewers claim they spotted a clue that their relationship was over before it was announcedRex
TMZ was the first to report the split, alleging that Tom, 39, had been unfaithful with a Vanderpump Rules co-star.
According to the site, Ariana, 37, ended the relationship after learning that her longtime love reportedly cheated on her with Raquel Leviss.
It was previously reported that Raquel hooked up with Tom’s best pal, business partner, and fellow Vanderpump Rules co-star Tom Schwartz.
Sources close to the show claim that Ariana found out about the rumored cheating recently and cameras were rolling at the time.
They are hopeful that the footage can be used in the 10th season of the Bravo reality show, which is currently airing.
TMZ noted that Ariana was seen with the restauranteur/musician as recently as Wednesday.
The pair came together to celebrate his new single.
He was performing with his band, Tom Sandoval and the Most Extras that night.
Sources, however, told TMZ that the duo has been on the outs for quite a while.
Eagle-eyed fans seem to agree, with some claiming that they spotted a major clue that the pair had called it quits prior to the reports.
On Reddit, fans wondered if Ariana deleted her social media presence.
One person posted a screengrab of what should have been the star’s Twitter account, revealing that it was gone.
They captioned the thread: “Did Ariana delete her Twitter?? I went to see if there were any other interesting likes or replies after grabbing those two earlier today and now the account is gone.”
Another commenter wrote: “She’s mentioned she gets affected majorly by everyone’s opinions. … She probably needed a break.”
A second commenter wrote: “Well her and Tom broke up. So I guess we know why she deactivated.”
A third commenter wrote: “There are rumors that Tom cheated with Raquel and they broke up. I hope it’s not true but deleting her social media makes it feel real. I’m so sad for her.”
A fourth fan commented: “If I were on the show, social media would drive me nuts. I’d delete my accounts, too.”
Sandoval’s Instagram is still active but the most recent photo of Airana appears to be from June 2022.
Sandoval isn’t the only Tom dealing with drama involving Raquel.
Over the summer it was reported that Schwartz hooked up with Raquel at Coachella – a rumor he quickly dispelled.
A short time later, Vanderpump fans again buzzed that the pair had a romantic run-in, accusing them of kissing at Scheana Shay’s wedding in Mexico.
Schwartz is currently facing backlash from his ex-wife Katie Maloney on this season of the show.
During a recent episode, Katie caught wind of Scheana’s efforts to bring Schwartz and Raquel together and wasn’t pleased.
At the family and friends opening of Schwartz and Sandoval’s new restaurant, Schwartz & Sandy’s, she sat down with Ariana to talk about her friendship with her ex.
Ariana asked: “Do you feel like the situation that you and Schwartz have going on is sustainable?”
Katie replied: “I told him, if we want to maintain this we have to check in and communicate about what we’re comfortable with.”
Her tone changed as she added: “Otherwise, you know what? You wanna start f**king this person, f**k it! I’ll run a train through your restaurants.”
In a confessional, a producer asked Katie to clarify what she meant.
“Running train means having sex with everyone in a place,” she explained.
“The whole kitten caboodle, considered them all b**ged.”
After catching wind of the rumors about Raquel, Katie raged at her former husband of three years: “I’ve never had hatred for you, and now I do.”
“I think you’re pathetic, I think you’re a drunk and I think you’re a loser.”
Katie also recently leaked an angry text exchange with Scheana in which she denied ever green-lighting the idea of her ex and Raquel together.
“I told Scheana I wasn’t down for this s**t,” she raged on her Instagram Stories.
Getty Images – GettyIt’s been reported that Sandoval allegedly cheated with Raquel Leviss[/caption]
Tommy Garcia/BravoRaquel has been dominating the drama during this season of Vanderpump Rules[/caption]
GettyHis ex-wife Katie Maloney has been raging after learning of a rumored romantic link between Tom Schwartz and Raquel[/caption]