At the peak of its popularity, Vanderpump Rules featured some of the most dramatic moments on reality TV.
But this latest bombshell involving Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, and Raquel Lewis promises to deliver some old VPR storylines.
TMZ shocked fans on Friday with the revelation that Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix had split after nine years as a couple.
While the split is a shocker in itself as they weathered many storms during their on-screen relationship, the alleged reason for their split is a whole other bummer…
According to this TMZ report, Tom cheated on Ariana with Raquel.
Maddix reportedly Now found out about the alleged cheating and ended their relationship.
TMZ added that Vanderpump Rules producers wasted no time documenting the fallout, and production is back underway.
Vanderpump Rules Season 10 debuted on Bravo last month to its best ratings in years, and if the drama is as dramatic as we’ve been hearing, the numbers could only increase as the season progresses.
The producers wanted the Fallout footage used prior to the reunion because without that footage the reunion would not be much.
Ariana and Tom looked as close as ever on Wednesday when the latter performed with his band.
So much has been documented on social media, but TMZ notes that the pair had some issues in their relationship for a while.
Raquel’s ex-fiancé James Kennedy responded to the news on Instagram.
Sharing TMZ’s report, he wrote, “Hope you all feel as sick as I do. This explains it all.”
Raquel and James have had many ups and downs, and Raquel recently revealed on screen that James cheated on her with co-star Lala Kent early in their relationship.
The drama doesn’t stop with the Vanderpump Rules cast, and it looks like fans will be able to watch it play out.
The Vanderpump Rules Season 10 trailer definitely hinted at Ariana and Tom’s relationship being the focal point, and fans took one particular scene to mean they were in an open relationship.
Maddix immediately shut it down, but on Friday her social media accounts were shut down.
If you watch Vanderpump Rules online, you know that Raquel is getting close to Tom Schwartz aka the other Tom.
Katie Maloney and Schwartz split before the season premiere and, it’s been a complicated web of drama.
Carty blamed co-star Shayna Shaye for trying to set Raquel up with Schwartz.
Until we see this madness play out on-screen or the reaction of any of the involved parties, we can only wait for some clarity.
for now, Vanderpump Rules airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.
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