Tom Sandoval, 39, and Ariana Madix, 37, who both appear on Vanderpump Rules, have called it quits after nine years of dating.
An unnamed insider told the publication that Madix’s finding that Sandoval allegedly cheated on her with co-star Raquel Leviss was the catalyst for the breakup.
“They had been having problems for a while, but this was the final straw for Ariana,” the insider says. “She put up with a lot over the years, but she won’t sit back and be disrespected this way.”
The story claims that season 10 is still filming and that the drama will be shown in subsequent episodes. TMZ first reported the news of the split.
It was claimed that Madix had slept with Sandoval, dating former series star Kristen Doute, before Madix joined the Vanderpump Rules cast in 2013.
In an Instagram Stories post on Friday, Doute gave her two cents on the controversy.
“I don’t know why I feel like I need to make this clear, but there are so many people right now wondering if this is making me happy,” the Vanderpump Rules alum said. “And you guys, Ariana and I’ve been really good friends for many, many years now. So, I am team Ariana — all day, every day. That’s what’s up.”
She added a caption that read: “Karma is indeed coming. So Raquel should just move home.”
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Madix’s Instagram account was inactive at publication, although Sandoval, Leviss, and Madix have not commented on the controversy.
Before Friday’s news, Leviss gained notoriety for hooking up with Tom Schwartz, a fellow Vanderpump Rules co-star, soon after his divorce from wife Katie Maloney. In addition, Sandoval’s best buddy and business partner is Schwartz.