‘Vanderpump Rules’ Ariana Madix and Scheana Shay attended the first day of Coachella together, just hours after Ariana’s ex Tom Sandoval was photographed on his way to the event.
On Friday, April 14, Madix, 37, and Shay, 32, posted photos of their outfits for the first night of the festival at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, where Bad Bunny is the premiere headliner.
Ariana Madix And Scheana Shay Party At Coachella
Both ladies looked amazing in their fest garb, but Ariana Madix, really stole the show with her Florida native clothing, long sleeve tie-dye shirt, cutoff denim shorts, and lavender sunglasses.
The presenter of the podcast “Scheanigans” wore a white knitted two-piece ensemble with high heels and mirrored sunglasses. A different outfit from Steve Madden’s festival collection, including a black minidress with shimmer, big sunglasses, and platform boots, was seen earlier in the day. She is seen enthusiastically taking part in the celebration and having a good time with her pals.
Sandoval, meantime, went to the desert without the rest of the group after his breakup with Madix last month over his romance with Raquel Leviss.
Sandoval and Leviss’s Turmoil
Leviss, now 28, has checked herself into a mental health facility in the aftermath of the public outcry she received when news of her affair became public.
Before the affair was revealed, Raquel and her family made the decision that she would join a voluntary institution for mental health therapy. Before March 23, when they recorded the VPR reunion, Raquel intended to admit herself before the VPR reunion was taped on March 23. She had plans to attend the pre-reunion, but she postponed them in order to complete shooting. Bravo and production knew about her mental health struggles and encouraged her to get treatment.
When she publicly apologised to Madix last month, she said that she was “speaking to a counsellor” about her personal concerns, which was the first sign that she was going through a difficult time.
The Instagram post, published on March 8, reads in part: “I have sought emotional validation through intimate connections that are not healthy without regard for my own well-being, sometimes negatively affecting others, and often prioritising the intimate connection over my friendships.” She said she was trying to figure out why she does the things she does and resolve to change.
Since making news for their connection in March, Leviss and Sandoval have received criticism from both their coworkers and the general public. Yet, the couple has been honest about their affection for one another despite the repercussions.
What Sandoval Said Regarding Their Affair?
“We just kissed. It was magnetic,” Sandoval said of his and Leviss’s first kiss on “Howie Mandel Does Stuff” broadcasting on April 11th via podcast. The actors met for the first time in August 2022, when the co-owner of Schwartz & Sandy’s had been seeing Madix for nine years.
Sandoval said that his physical interaction with Leviss had prompted a “emotional response” he hadn’t experienced in a long time.
“The feelings were something very, very strong. Those feelings that I had started to take over, in a sense. Logic went out the window. Because I wasn’t experiencing that [with Arianna]—I hadn’t experienced that [before],” he mentioned.
At the time, Sandoval said he had tried to break up with Madix before having an affair with Leviss. He said that they lived together like roommates, but that the Paradise City celebrity wouldn’t “let” him go.
According to him, Madix punched him and started talking after she calmed down.
He added, “A couple days later, I sit down and talk with her again, and she’s like, ‘I’m not letting you leave me. You’re going to have to force me out of this relationship.’ And I was like, ‘Ariana, I don’t think I could be faithful in a relationship with you right now.’ I was saying all of these things. I hadn’t told her about Raquel yet. She was like, ‘If you break up with me, you will effectively be ending my life. I didn’t know what to do. She was completely in denial and not accepting it.”
In addition, Sandoval claimed that he had “dark thoughts” about the drama and that his Pump Rules family had exacerbated the animosity towards him and Leviss.
The way they use this against me makes it appear like I am a narcissist, he said. “You are taking what I did with this affair, and you are erasing the last 15 years of our friendship.”