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Vanderpump Rules’ Tom Sandoval ‘secretly working’ to salvage his business empire with new venture after sordid affair

Vanderpump Rules’ Tom Sandoval ‘secretly working’ to salvage his business empire with new venture after sordid affair

VANDERPUMP Rules’ Tom Sandoval has been ‘secretly working’ to salvage his business empire amid his scandal, The U.S. Sun can exclusively reveal.

Tom’s months-long affair with Raquel Leviss rocked the Vanderpump Rules cast and fans earlier this month after girlfriend Ariana Madix discovered an “intimate video” on his phone.

GettyTom Sandoval is ‘secretly working’ on salvaging his business empire[/caption]

Instagram/tomsgoodlovinTom and bestie Tom Schwartz are brand ambassadors for Toms’ Good Lovin’ whiskey[/caption]

Apart from releasing an apology, the reality star has kept quiet and away from the public eye – except for a rare sighting of him at Raquel’s apartment where he reportedly filmed a scene for Bravo.

Now, The U.S Sun has learned that Tom, 39, is “secretly working” on repairing the damage he’s caused not only to his girlfriend of nine years and his friendships, but also his businesses.

The U.S. Sun caught up with the owner of the whiskey’s manufacturer, Dumbass Whiskey, who exclusively shared that Tom and pal Tom Schwartz, 40, is helping bring the hard liquor to the Golden State.

“At the moment we’re in the process of launching in the state of California with a distributor,” Peter Spicer told The U.S. Sun.

“So we’re supposed to be launching with RNDC (Republic National Distributing Company).

“It’s kind of an exciting time for that as well.”

He continued: “California will be opening, and that’s sort of like our benchmark state because [Tom & Tom] are out in California and with their restaurant, we’ll be able to do a lot more focus [there] than we can in New Jersey.”

Toms’ Good Lovin’ is featured at the boys’ newly opened restaurant Schwartz & Sandy’s and is available for purchase on the website and at liquor stores in NJ.

Peter noted that he has been in touch with Sandoval since news of the scandal broke, but their conversations have been “business related” and he hasn’t asked about the affair.


Ariana’s ex and Katie Maloney‘s ex are promoters of Toms’ Good Lovin’, meaning that they get paid a marketing fee and their income isn’t affected by sales of the bottles.

However, Peter told The U.S. Sun that apart from the “nasty emails” he’s been receiving from fans, business has been surprisingly going well.

Peter SpicerPeter Spicer of Toms’ Good Lovin’ is pictured here with Tom Schwartz at a past event[/caption]

Peter SpicerPeter, who last saw the boys at BravoCon 2022, told The U.S. Sun he’s spoken with Sandoval since the scandal broke, but it was all business related[/caption]

“I can’t say, at this point, if [“Scandoval”] affected it negatively or positively. But the thing that I’m enjoying about it is there seems to be an awareness out there,” the Dumbass Whiskey founder spilled.

“More people are expressing an interest – whether it’s positive or negative – I think that people are aware of the brand.”

Peter also defended Schwartz, saying he’s a “good guy” for not outing his best friend, if he did in fact know about Raquel, 28, and Tom’s secret hook ups before it was made public.

“Well, I’ve always been been told, ‘No PR is bad PR,’ and I’m still on the fence as far as, you know, the question of, ‘Is it a PR stunt that they’re doing for the show?’” Peter added.

“I don’t know. I’m not on the inside, so I’m not quite sure.”


Apart from the whiskey brand, Sandoval is also a partial owner, along with bestie Tom Scwhartz, at TomTom Restaurant & Bar and Schwartz & Sandy’s in Los Angeles.

As noted in his apology, both of the restaurants are affected by the scandal.

Tom told his fans: “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.

“Just like TomTom, I’m a small part of a much bigger thing.

“Please direct ur anger towards me and not them.”

The owner of Schwartz & Sandy’s, Greg Morris, who is featured on this season of Vanderpump Rules, told The U.S. Sun in a statement that people have been spreading “hate messages” on platforms like Yelp and Google to prevent people from eating there.

“It is reckless, irresponsible and callous to call for the boycotting or making blatantly false allegations against a business that was not involved in these people’s personal lives,” Greg stated.

“This has taken a toll on a lot of people who have been honest and hardworking to make Schwartz & Sandy’s a place that serves the community.”

He continued: “Most of us [workers] are still reeling from the pandemic and have only tried to find a way back, we will continue our efforts to provide a place for people that come from a place of positivity and support.”


Tom is expected to make an appearance at the season 10 reunion, which is expected to film on March 23.

The U.S. Sun previously reported that Raquel is most likely going to appear virtually, rather than in person, per a source, given that she has a temporary restraining order against castmate Scheana Shay.

The source said the model is “taking the cowardly way out by blaming the legal matters on why she can’t physically attend.”

This will be the first time the cast will come together in one room to face off on “Scandoval.”

Ariana, 37, is the latest star who broke her silence.

After the reunion films, Tom will be returning to tour with his band, Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras.

Their first stop after taking a break is at The Canyon in Montclair, CA, on Friday, April 7.

Meanwhile, VPR fans can watch the drama unfold on new episodes of Vanderpump Rules ever Wednesday night on Bravo.

GettyTom and Ariana have called it quits after nine years together due to him cheating with co-star Raquel Leviss[/caption]

Instagram/ raquellevissTom and Raquel have reportedly been hooking up since the summer of 2022[/caption]

GettyTom’s next performance with his band is in Montclair, CA, on April 7[/caption]

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