When was season 10 of 'Vanderpump Rules' filmed? A timeframe following 'Scandoval'

The Tom/Ariana drama has everyone wondering, when was season 10 of 'Vanderpump Rules' filmed? Here's what we know

When was season 10 of Vanderpump Rules filmed? Pictured: Lisa Vanderpump and Ariana Madix in Vanderpump Rules
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In the wake of the recent "Scandoval," reality TV fans are asking: "When was season 10 of Vanderpump Rules filmed?"

For those who are not clued up on one of Bravo's best TV shows about gossip, the series has been following former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump's staffers at her restaurant SUR since 2013. In that timeframe, we've been introduced to a tumultuous group, and have endured friendship breakups, romantic splits and serious backstabbing. However, it seems the reality TV world was simply not ready for Tom Sandoval's scandal. 

On Friday, March 3, TMZ shook fans to their core when it released news that, after nearly 10 years of dating, the Pump Rules golden couple, Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix, had broken up—with the reason being cheating allegations between Sandoval and SUR waitress Raquel Leviss, who herself was previously engaged to SUR DJ James Kennedy. (Need the Vanderpump Rules drama explained? Don't worry, we've got you.)

So, when did this adulterous affair develop, and will we see any of it play out on the small screen? If you're wondering, when was season 10 of Vanderpump Rules filmed? Here's the scoop on what's happening with our favorite SURvers in L.A. (Hint: a lot.) 

When was season 10 of 'Vanderpump Rules' filmed?

So let's talk timeline; when was Vanderpump Rules season 10 filmed?

We know that the series began filming season 10 in July 2022. According to an Instagram Story from series regular Lala Kent, she had documented her first day of filming as July 13, 2022. Six days later, cameras were catching up with the Toms (Schwartz and Sandoval, respectively) as they opened their new bar, Schwartz and Sandy's.

That seems to add up, given the main highlight of season 10 was that Raquel kissed Tom Schwartz at Scheana Shay and Brock Davies' summer 2022 wedding. It was the main "oh my God!" moment of the season...until TMZ broke the news about Tom Sandoval's alleged infidelity in March 2023, of course, while season 10 was airing.

According to an apology post on Instagram from Sandoval, his actions had been taking place over "a couple of months," so it's likely that the supposed infidelity had transpired while season 10 was filming. However, it does not appear that the unfaithfulness will make its way into the currently-airing season (though the same cannot be said for the forthcoming reunion). 

Several sources suggested that cameras will pick back up and quickly catch up with the cast now that Tom and Ariana have split, and now that everyone on the cast is overwhelmingly on #TeamAriana.

A source supposedly told Page Six: "Mostly everyone is shook and completely heartbroken for Ariana." Meanwhile, Bravo head honcho Andy Cohen confirmed to People: "You will see this play out in a sense this season of Vanderpump Rules, before the reunion."

When will there be a 'Vanderpump Rules' reunion?

With season 10 currently airing on Wednesdays on Bravo, we're likely going to have a Vanderpump Rules reunion within the next several weeks. It has been reported that the reunion was filmed on March 23, so it's likely that the reunion will be hitting our screens (hopefully) sometime in April or, more likely, in May.

And it seems everyone is heated over what will transpire—particularly Andy and Lisa Vanderpump, as seen in their back-and-forth on Twitter.

Before the 'Pump Rules' reunion: Lisa Vanderpump on 'WWHL'

On Wednesday, March 8, Lisa Vanderpump appeared as the guest on Cohen's after-show, Watch What Happens Live, where she discussed all the Tom/Ariana/Raquel turmoil.

She confessed that, while she's unsure of whether Tom and Raquel are in fact in love, she reckons they had a longer plan for eventually revealing their romance.

Lisa shared that, "I think they had a game plan. I think it was to get through the reunion, then to let the bomb kind of, drop, and if there was another season, have a few weeks, a few months, for people to get used to it. But just by the longevity...I though he was in love with Ariana, so maybe, no."


Each episode of Vanderpump Rules will air on Wednesdays on Bravo at 9pm ET, and will be available the next day on Peacock, and Hayu in the UK.

Danielle Valente
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