A protracted-kept secret. Vanderpump Rules followers have been launched to Tom Sandoval’s “Miami Lady” dishonest scandal throughout season 3 of the Bravo collection in 2015 — however it wasn’t till eight years later that the TomTom cofounder owned as much as his actions.
Tom’s ex-girlfriend Kristen Doute, whom he dated from 2007 to 2013, alleged throughout season 3 that the restaurateur connected with somebody throughout a Miami journey regardless of being in a relationship with Ariana Madix. After the Missouri native repeatedly denied the accusations, Kristen organized for Annemarie Maldonado (née Kunkel) — recognized solely as “Miami Lady” on the present — to fly to California and confront Tom throughout a shift at SUR.
Ariana got here to Tom’s protection throughout the heated trade, laughing alongside along with her then-boyfriend as Annemarie made feedback about seeing the Schwartz & Sandy’s entrepreneur bare.
“As soon as once more, Kristen does one thing completely absurd to attempt to break me and Ariana up and it simply brings me and Ariana nearer collectively,” Tom mentioned in a confessional throughout the January 2015 episode. He added of Annemarie: “Now, due to Kristen, I’m having to acknowledge this f—king psycho.”
Though the couple placed on a united entrance on the time, the reality got here to gentle after they called it quits. Us Weekly confirmed in March 2023 that the duo break up after 9 years of relationship on account of Tom’s affair with their costar Raquel Leviss.
“Ariana has all the time recognized the reality about that,” the businessman admitted.
Throughout an look on Watch What Occurs Reside With Andy Cohen that aired straight after the dramatic finale, Ariana confirmed the revelation. “They slept collectively, it was earlier than he and I have been unique,” she mentioned, happening to elucidate her causes for retaining her then-beau’s secret. “I didn’t need individuals to suppose the worst concerning the man I used to be planning to spend the remainder of my life with.”
The previous couple — who left in an Uber collectively to get away from Kristen and Annemarie throughout the 2015 confrontation — each beforehand expressed regrets about how they dealt with the state of affairs.
“I virtually wish I didn’t [leave]. The explanation why we left is as a result of we felt like manufacturing was pulling this entire factor,” Ariana solely informed Us in October 2021. “We have been, like, ‘Oh, so random individuals simply present up now.’ … I do remorse, I assume simply not absolutely calling out the entire actual story, like, on digicam and staying there.”
Tom, for his half, informed Us in August 2021 that he wished he “would have simply by no means even engaged” with Annemarie in any respect. “If I can do something over once more, I simply would have by no means even filmed with [her]. I simply don’t suppose it’s actually truthful. Like, so I can, like, make up something about anyone after which find yourself on our present?” he mentioned on the time.
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