ARIANA Madix has chosen a sexy look for the upcoming Vanderpump Rules reunion in an effort to get back at cheating ex Tom Sandoval.
Tom’s mistress and fellow castmate Raquel Leviss recently revealed that she apologized to Ariana – whom she was once friends with – and promised fans would get more insight into the affair at the reunion.
Instagram/arianamadixVanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix teased her ‘revenge dress’ for the reunion[/caption]
Bravo/YoutubeWeeks before the show taped, news broke the her ex Tom Sandoval cheated with a co-star[/caption]
The Vanderpump Rules reunion was filmed on Thursday and while fans will have to wait for season 10 to finish to find out what happens, Bravo boss Andy Cohen is teasing some major details.
He took to his Instagram Story from the set while seated alongside Ariana, 37, after the network confirmed the seating chart, which showed Andy flanked by the scorned star and restauranteur/former Real Housewife Lisa Vanderpump.
In his snap, Andy appeared to be chatting with Ariana, asking her: “Ariana, is it safe to say you’re wearing a revenge dress today?”
Ariana, who co-wrote a cocktail book with her ex, replied: “I feel like it certainly looks that way. I think his eyes are gonna bleed.”
She and the Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen host shared a laugh as he responded: “I’m actually feeling a little activated myself.”
Earlier that same day, Ariana was spotted arriving at the VPR reunion filming location rocking a telling look.
The blonde beauty appeared in good spirits, smiling while wearing a sweatshirt that read: “1-800-boys-lie.”
She has not made any public statements about Tom and Raquel’s sordid romance.
On Thursday Bravo released the official seating charts for the reunion, revealing to fans that they settled on two different arrangements to allow for Raquel, 26, and VPR co-star Scheana Shay to appear in person without any issue.
Raquel filed for and was awarded a temporary restraining order against Scheana, claiming her former gal pal hit her during a physical altercation in New York City after filming an episode of WWHL.
The alleged incident is said to have happened after Raquel confessed to being romantically involved with Tom, just before the news went public.
Andy will sit in the center, as is tradition on all Bravo reunion shows.
He will have Ariana to one side of him and Lisa, 69 – who owns the restaurants at the center of VPR – on the other.
Seated next to Lisa on Andy’s left side will be Tom, followed by Raquel and then Tom Schwartz.
On his right, sitting next to Ariana, will be Katie Maloney followed by James Kennedy and Lala Kent.
When Scheana is on stage, Raquel will not be.
Instead, the two Toms – who own TomTom and Schwartz & Sandy’s together – will move next to one another and Scheana will be seated at the end.
Prior to Bravo’s big reveal, many fans had wondered how Bravo would handle filming the reunion with Raquel and Scheana while respecting the constraints of the restraining order.
While the order is in place, the VPR co-stars cannot come within 100 feet of one another.
VPR fans will get a front-row seat to all the drama later this season on the Bravo reality show.
Immediately after the cheating news broke, it was widely reported that the network had resumed filmed.
Cast members were gathered to share their reactions to the scandal.
Bravo also filmed scenes with Tom and Ariana as well as Tom and Raquel.
The first look at those episodes was released on Monday, showing just how messy things got.
In the preview, the former couple came together in the Los Angeles home they once shared to discuss the demise of their relationship.
Ariana held nothing back in her discussion with Tom and fans ate it up, at least according to their online reactions.
At one point a defeated-looking Tom was shown telling his ex Ariana: “I wish we both would’ve tried harder.”
Ariana was sitting on the opposite side of the room with her arms folded across her chest.
She replied: “You don’t deserve one f**king tear of mine.”
Later in the clip, she was shown in a fit of rage, screaming – presumably at Tom.
Fans got no further details about the conversation in the trailer but the end did feature yet another telling moment.
In the scene, Tom was shown digging through a kitchen cupboard.
He turned to Ariana to ask if she wanted anything, at which point she replied: “For you to die.”
While Ariana hasn’t spoken publicly about Tom’s cheating at this point, she did release a statement online in an Instagram post.
She shared a photo of herself wearing a pink and green maxi dress with her hair tied back in a bun.
The TV personality captioned the post: “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.
She continued: “However, i know that i am not in this alone. 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**king 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.
She closed with: “Love, ariana.”
Instagram/bravoandyHost Andy Cohen shared Instagram Story videos from the VRP reunion set[/caption]
SplashTom was spotted looking somber outside the filming location[/caption]
GettyRaquel Leviss will film the reunion in-person and will sit next to Tom[/caption]