All of the insane revelations from that Ariana Madix interview on 'Call Her Daddy'

That Ariana Madix interview proved she and Tom Sandoval have *very* different interpretations of what unfolded

 Pictured: Ariana Madix interview on Thursday, May 18, 2023
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Consider the Ariana Madix interview on Call Her Daddy to be an appetizer—the three-part Vanderpump Rules reunion will be the juicy, filling main course. 

Fans' hearts ached for Madix with each new #Scandoval reveal over the past two months, but her time on Alex Cooper's podcast surprised even the most devout Bravo fans. (And that's coming on the heels of the Raquel Leviss pregnancy rumors.) 

The episode dropped on Wednesday, May 24, merely hours ahead of the reunion, and we're sitting on the couch, agape à la Scheana Shay, listening to Madix's allegations. 

All of the shocking revelations from the Ariana Madix interview on 'Call Her Daddy'

It seems Tom Sandoval and his ex, Madix, have very different interpretations of how things played out regarding his infidelity with Raquel Leviss. Here's what Madix insists really happened between them. 

1. Tom and Raquel slept together *while* Ariana was home

From late nights at The Abbey to racy FaceTime calls, the Sandoval and Leviss affair started off discreetly, but the duo seemingly grew less concerned about getting caught, according to Madix's anecdotes.

"I think they had sex in my guest room while I was sleeping in my own bed that he and I went to bed in together and then he left the bed and went to the guest room and f***ed her," she alleged on the podcast.

2. Tom planted the open relationship rumors

Right before the scandal broke, the couple was forced to address rumors that they were in an open relationship, and Madix believes her partner is the one who started the narrative in the first place. 

"Apparently, Rachel [Raquel] told a mutual friend that she thought me and Tom were in an open relationship because apparently, he told her that at one point and then when that got brought up [to him], he was like, 'Absolutely not, I never said that,' she revealed.

3. There wasn't a Valentine's Day breakup

Sandoval had revealed that he attempted to end things with Madix on Valentine's Day 2023, yet she recalls the events very differently. 

"He got me flowers, we went to Schwartz & Sandy's for dinner and we brought a super special bottle of wine that was special to us. We went out for drinks later. Rachel [Raquel] showed up, as did a few of our other friends."

4. Ariana never threatened to kill herself

Madix has always been upfront about her mental health struggles throughout the show. The subject became even more serious during Vanderpump Rules season 10, amidst the breakup, when Sandoval said he was afraid to end the relationship because Madix had threatened to kill herself. 

That was a major accusation to make, whether or not there is any validity behind the statement. According to Madix, her words were taken out of context.  

"I said, 'If we break up, I'm probably going to quit the show. I will probably leave Los Angeles, I'll probably deactivate my Instagram. And he found that to be, like, very offensive," she told Cooper. 

Ending her life was not something that entered the equation. 

"I was never saying that I was going to kill myself. I was saying that my life — this life — will be over for me because I will go do something else. ... He knows that that's not what I was saying."

(If you or someone you know is dealing with mental struggles, seek help from resources like the National Institute of Mental Health.) 

5. Ariana misses the relationship

Despite having no regrets and attempting to move on professionally and socially, Madix showed her vulnerability by saying she does miss her partner of nearly 10 years. 

"I would say [I miss] inside jokes, being goofballs together. The funny, stupid stuff."

Here's how to watch the Vanderpump Rules reunion—no matter where you are—as #Scandoval continues to unravel.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 


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