VANDERPUMP Rules star Ariana Madix has made her first appearance since her split from Tom Sandoval.
INSTAGRAM/kristendouteVanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix made her first post-breakup appearance[/caption]
GettyHer ex, Tom Sandoval, allegedly cheated on her with co-star Raquel Leviss[/caption]
Ariana’s close gal pal Kristen Doute, who no longer appears as a full-time cast member on Vanderpump Rules, shared a video of herself and the 37-year-old star on her Instagram Story on Friday.
The clip, shared after several other videos supporting the reality star, showed the duo cuddled close together.
Kristen said in the video: “I stan Ariana. This is in real-time.”
She then turned to Ariana, who was bare-faced and looked like she may have been crying, and kissed her before asserting: “I love you so much.”
Kristen went on: “I love you more than anything in the whole wide world and I’ll kill people for you.”
It appeared that Ariana was in the home that she had shared with Tom, 39.
He, however, was not present.
There were other people in the house with them but it wasn’t immediately clear who.
Ariana saw a show of support from Kristen along with other castmates and friends.
First, she reshared a Bravo fan page that posted a photo of her from her time on Vanderpump Rules.
The caption read: “Would love to know what Kristen thinks about this mess!!”
She added her reply, writing: “What do I think? I’m #TeamAriana 25/8.”
Later that same day, Kristen filmed herself sitting in her car.
She said in the video: “OK, I don’t know why I feel like I need to make this clear, but there’s so many people right now wondering if this is making me happy and, you guys, Ariana and I have been good friends for many years now.
“So, I am Team Ariana. All day, every day. That’s what’s up.”
She included a caption that read: “Karma is indeed coming. So Raquel should just move home.”
Kristen isn’t the only one supporting Ariana – or slamming Tom and Raquel.
After the news broke, Raquel’s former fiancé James Kennedy posted on Instagram: “Hope you all feel as sick as I do. This explains everything.”
The star ended her engagement to James in 2021, saying at the time that her “heart wasn’t fully in it.”
Lala Kent, likewise, shared several posts about the situation.
She shared a series of photos of Tom on her Instagram Story along with a headline from a website about a feud between them.
It read: “Tom Sandoval on Feuding with ‘overly douchey’ Lala Kent: “I don’t think she’s real.’”
She added the caption: “Yeah, I’m the ‘overly douchey’ one. Okay.”
The mom of one then shared another Instagram Story of just a headline featuring a portion of a quote from Raquel about her.
The headline read: “Vanderpump Rules star Raquel Leviss is over drama with Lala Kent: Says ‘I don’t have energy’ for Lala.”
She tagged Raquel in the post and added: “I suggest you get some energy for me. You’re gonna need it.”
Lala also shared another video revealing that she had received permission from Ariana to share posts about the situation.
She posted a video of her deleting photos of her and Raquel together as well.
Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz’s ex, posted an Instagram Story of two clown emojis.
TMZ broke the news that Tom and Ariana’s nearly 10-year relationship was over on Friday.
An insider told The U.S. Sun exclusively of the breakup: “Ariana was completely blindsided by the cheating news this week. She had no idea. Completely no idea.
The insider went on to say: “No one suspected she was with Sandoval. Ariana found out from a friend during Tom’s show on Wednesday night while Raquel was in New York.
“She immediately confronted Tom and made it clear she wouldn’t tolerate that and made the decision they were done almost immediately.”
According to the source: “Ariana is devastated and in a total state of shock. Tom is arrogant and still thinks she’ll come back to him.”
The same source revealed: “Ariana saw inappropriate messages from Raquel on Tom’s phone that night and that’s what tipped her off. Ariana’s friend got involved and confronted Tom and the rest played itself out.”
Fans should expect to see the drama play out on Vanderpump Rules, according to the insider.
“Bravo is filming and fans will see it play out this season.”
After breaking the news of the breakup, TMZ reported that Tom and Ariana will come face-to-face in a dramatic scene filmed for the reality show.
Cameras were allegedly rolling throughout the entire discussion.
According to the insider, the conversation was emotional.
INSTAGRAM/kristendouteAriana appeared in a video with former co-star Kristen Doute[/caption]
GettyAriana and Tom were a couple for nearly 10 years[/caption]
GettyShe and Raquel, meanwhile, had been close friends[/caption]