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Vanderpump Rules Season 11 Premiere: The Scandal, The Breakup, and The Fallout of Tom Sandoval’s Affair with Raquel Leviss

The Show

The long-awaited Season 11 of the reality TV series “Vanderpump Rules” has premiered on Bravo on January 30, 2024. The show follows the lives and drama of a group of former and current employees of Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurants in Los Angeles.

Vanderpump Rules Season 11 Premiere: The Scandal, The Breakup, and The Fallout of Tom Sandoval’s Affair with Raquel Leviss
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The main cast members include Lisa Vanderpump, Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, Tom Schwartz, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, Scheana Shay, Lala Kent, James Kennedy, Raquel Leviss, and Brock Davies.

The show also announced a spinoff series, The Valley, which will focus on the new generation of SURvers working at Lisa’s newest venture in Palm Springs.

The Scandal

The Season 11 premiere episode, titled “Notes on a Scandal,” revealed the shocking details of the affair that rocked the show and the fans. Tom Sandoval, a long-standing cast member, model, actor, and co-owner of two establishments, TomTom and Schwartz & Sandy’s, allegedly cheated on his former girlfriend Ariana Madix, also a model and actor, with their co-star Raquel Leviss, a former beauty queen and aspiring singer.

The affair began in August 2022, during the filming of Season 10, and was discovered by Ariana in March 2023. The scandal was dubbed ‘Scandoval’ by the media and the public, and sparked a frenzy of reactions and speculations.

The Breakup

The episode also confirmed the breakup of Tom and Ariana, who had been dating since 2014 and were considered one of the most stable and beloved couples on the show. They announced their split in February 2023, after the news of Tom’s infidelity broke out. The scandal left the fans shocked and divided, with some supporting Ariana and others siding with Tom.

In an interview with ET Online, Ariana opened up about her feelings and her stance on the relationship and the scandal. She said that she didn’t lose Tom; he lost her. She also expressed her trust and commitment to the relationship, despite facing challenges.

She admitted to turning a blind eye at times during the relationship, and emphasized her commitment and efforts as a partner. She said, “I did my best. I gave him everything I had. I loved him with all my heart. But he betrayed me and he hurt me. And I don’t deserve that.”

On the other hand, Tom claimed to be “thriving” with his restaurants and other ventures, including his cover band, Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras, which has been touring to sold-out venues.

In an interview with Us Weekly, he talked about his significant personal growth after the scandal, and how he admitted that he was “not in control” and had “no idea what the h**l is going on.” He said, “I’ve grown so much. I’ve learned from my mistakes. I’ve realized that I need to be more honest and more respectful. I’m not proud of what I did, but I’m not going to let it define me.”

Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tom Sandoval’s net worth is estimated at $4 million (£3.14 million), making him one of the highest-earning stars on “Vanderpump Rules.” His net worth remained the same despite the scandal.

Ariana Madix’s net worth is reportedly $2 million, half of Tom’s net worth. Ariana Madix is 38 years old. They dated for nine years before breaking up in 2023.

The Fallout

The new season of “Vanderpump Rules” follows the former SURvers as they pick up the pieces after a scandal that sent shockwaves through the zeitgeist. The next episode, titled “The Fallout,” will air on February 6, 2024, and will show the aftermath of Tom’s infidelity and how it affects the rest of the group.

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