They had been buddies — till they weren’t. Ariana Madix and Tom Schwartz maintained a bond all through the years, however issues took an sudden flip within the aftermath of Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss‘ dishonest scandal.
When season 10 of Vanderpump Guidelines began to air in February 2023, the subject on everybody’s thoughts was Schwartz’s hookup with Leviss amid his divorce from Katie Maloney. Off display, nevertheless, information broke in regards to the mannequin’s affair with Sandoval.
Us Weekly confirmed in March 2023 that Sandoval and Madix had referred to as it quits after almost a decade of relationship because of his infidelity. The Bravo collection in the end filmed extra footage for the season finale that addressed the scandal.
Amid the drama, viewers questioned when Schwartz discovered that his pal and enterprise accomplice was being untrue. The Minnesota native later revealed that he was informed about Sandoval and Leviss’ relationship shortly after it began.
“I discovered in regards to the affair in August. The one-night stand was in August after which it grew to become, from my viewpoint, it grew to become an emotional affair. Which remains to be inappropriate, however I didn’t assume it was linear,” the bar proprietor, who had his personal makeout with Leviss in August 2022, mentioned on Watch What Occurs Reside With Andy Cohen in April 2023. “[Then] in January, he got here to me and informed me that he was in love with Raquel.”
Schwartz went on to element a visit he took with the Missouri native and the previous magnificence pageant queen throughout their secret romance. “Only for the file, that journey was mine and Tom’s journey,” he added on the time. “He smuggled Raquel in. What was I to do at that time? I knew that they had been in love.”
The Schwartz & Sandy’s cofounder added: “At that time, additionally, I used to be beneath the impression that he was kind of damaged up with Ariana, and he was in love with Raquel.”
Because the drama performed out on display, Madix made it clear that she wasn’t pleased with how Schwartz saved Sandoval’s affair a secret. The Paradise Metropolis star recalled getting emotional watching Schwartz cowl up for her ex on Vanderpump Guidelines.
“That was the very first thing that I noticed after not watching the present for weeks,” she mentioned on WWHL in Could 2023, referring to a scene the place her ex-boyfriend and his greatest pal mentioned Leviss’ potential “crush” on somebody of their pal group. “That was the primary time I cried in a very long time as a result of watching Tom Schwartz absolutely cosign and alley-oop the entire thing disgusted me to my core.”
The Florida native, who unfollowed Schwartz on social media in March 2023, confirmed they weren’t on good phrases due to his continued loyalty to Sandoval.
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