VANDERPUMP Rules’ Ariana Madix has finally broken her silence on her boyfriend Tom Sandoval’s affair with co-star Raquel Leviss.
Tom’s relationship with Raquel, 28, was revealed to fans earlier this month, after Ariana discovered an “intimate video” on his phone.
The 37-year-old has addressed the shocking situation in a post shared on her social media.
The reality star took to her Instagram profile on Wednesday night to share a photo of herself wearing a beautiful pink and green maxi dress.
Ariana wore her hair tied back in an elegant bun and used a fan to keep cool.
The Bravo star captioned her post: “Hi. where to begin? I want to express my most sincere gratitude for the outpouring of love and support i have received from friends, family, and people i’ve never even met in the last two weeks.
“When i have felt like i couldn’t even stand, you all have given me the strength to continue and seen me through my darkest hours. to say i have been devastated and broken is an understatement.
She continued: “However, i know that i am not in this alone. so many of my closest friends are also grieving this loss right now and reeling from this betrayal on so many levels.
“I am so f**king lucky to have the best support system in the world and i hope i can repay every single person for the love you have shown me. What doesn’t kill me better run.
The TV star closed with: “Love, ariana.”
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Fans and Vanderpump castmates flooded the comments section with their support.
“Yessssss so happy you feel supported and loved!! You look so beautiful and the last sentence…chefs kiss,” Chrishell Stause wrote.
“THERE SHE IS!!!!” Scheana Shay gushed with fire emojis.
“I love you babycakes. You are slaying life & your support squad is here for your trustfall. Watch out world : she back,” Kristen Doute agreed.
TMZ broke the news, reporting that Tom, 39, cheated with fellow Bravo star Raquel Leviss.
An insider told The U.S. Sun exclusively that Ariana was “blindsided” by both the alleged affair and the split.
“Ariana was completely blindsided by the cheating news this week. She had no idea. Completely no idea,” the source said.
“No one in the friend group knew. Raquel has been hanging out with the Tom’s more but everyone just thought she was hooking up with [Tom] Schwartz.”
The insider went on to say: “No one suspected she was with Sandoval. Ariana found out from a friend during Tom’s show on Wednesday night while Raquel was in New York.
“She immediately confronted Tom and made it clear she wouldn’t tolerate that and made the decision they were done almost immediately.”
According to the source: “Ariana is devastated and in a total state of shock. Tom is arrogant and still thinks she’ll come back to him.”
The same source revealed: “Ariana saw inappropriate messages from Raquel on Tom’s phone that night and that’s what tipped her off. Ariana’s friend got involved and confronted Tom and the rest played itself out.”
The insider alleged: “Bravo is filming and fans will see it play out this season.”
On March 4, Tom broke his silence regarding the affair and in a lengthy Instagram post, the VPR star asked fans to leave his “friends and family out of this situation.”
He wrote: “This is a very personal thing.”
Tom begged his followers to direct their “anger towards me” because he does not want others to “suffer for my actions.”
The Bravo star went on: “I will be taking a step back and taking a hiatus out of respect for my employees and partners.”
“I need some time to address everything else. Sorry for everything,” he concluded.