Bravo has officially confirmed that Vanderpump Rules has resumed filming Season 10 in order to capture the aftermath of the bombshell news that Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss have been having an affair behind Ariana Madix’s back.
Days after TMZ first reported that Bravo had again entered production on Vanderpump Rules, hoping to include some of the cheating drama in Season 10, the network has confirmed that is in fact what is happening.
“We have resumed filming on #PumpRules and this story will be unfolding on camera,” the network posted to their official Twitter alongside a photo of James Kennedy sitting down for what is a highly-anticipated confessional interview for Vanderpump Rules Season 10.
Tom Sandoval Didn’t Tell Ariana Madix About Raquel Leviss Affair Due To Her “Mental Health:” Reports
As previously reported, Tom Sandoval didn’t tell Ariana Madix about his shocking affair with Raquel Leviss due to concerns about her “mental health,” according to Page Six.
Insiders reveal in a story posted today (March 6) that not only have Ariana and Sandoval filmed their first conversation since she discovered he was cheating with Raquel, but Tom is reportedly refusing to take accountability for stepping out on his partner of almost a decade.
“Ariana walked away from the conversation feeling like she was gaslit by Tom,” sources tell the gossip outlet about their filmed sit-down. “He gave her several excuses as to why he never copped to cheating.”
According to the insiders, “Tom said he didn’t tell her about the affair with Raquel because he was worried about how it would impact her mental health, even claiming that he was especially concerned after her grandma died last year.” (Madix’s grandmother passed away in September 2022.)
In addition to blaming his refusal to be an adult on Ariana’s mental health, Sandoval reportedly relied on the fact that the two own a home together as another reason to delay their eventual split. “The fact that they own a home together was also brought up,” explains another source, adding that Tom believed the house made their breakup “even more complicated.”
Over the weekend, Sandoval addressed the cheating news for the first time, conveniently leaving Ariana out of his public statement.
Vanderpump Rules airs Wednesdays on Bravo.