Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix have reportedly split up, and Sandoval has finally broken his silence after it emerged that he and co-star Raquel Leviss were having a “full-on affair.” Although he made an effort to remain silent, during his gig at the City National Grove in Anaheim, Calif., on Friday, the Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras frontman made a passing comment that raised eyebrows. One audience member could be heard screaming, “Ariana!” prompting Sandoval to respond, “We love her.” Other gig-goers were heard chanting, “Cheater!” after Madix’s pal Lala Kent urged those going to kick up a fuss at the event on her Instagram Story Friday.
The gig took place just hours after it emerged that Sandoval and Leviss have been “communicating inappropriately” for months. Madix, who is said to be “heartbroken” and “blindsided” over the news, has since kicked Sandoval out of their LA pad. He was snapped packing his suitcases into a friend’s car and driving off on Friday just hours before his gig.
According to an insider who spoke to Page Six, “Ariana was blindsided by the cheating,” and she had “no idea there were any issues” in her relationship. The news hit Madix extra hard after she developed a friendship with Leviss following her messy split from ex-fiancé James Kennedy in December 2021. Madix came face to face with the harsh reality while sitting front row at Sandoval’s gig Wednesday. She discovered the “months-long” affair after Sandoval’s phone buzzed with an explicit video sent from Leviss, People reported on Friday.
Madix then scrolled through the text thread where she read their history of inappropriate messages. Immediately after, she and Sandoval left the venue. Their affair allegedly began in the Summer of 2022 with Leviss sleeping “over Tom and Ariana’s house when Ariana’s been out of town.”
The news comes as an extra shock since Sandoval had gushed about his relationship with Madix just moments before she found the texts. “We definitely have our ups and downs for sure, but I think we’ve been really good about respecting each other,” he told Page Six.