In the aftermath, numerous outlets reported that their split was prompted by the revelation that Sandoval cheated on Madix with their costar Raquel Leviss in a months-long affair.
Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix’s Breakup, Explained
The internet has since been ablaze with Bravo fans trying to figure out what exactly happened between the three stars. On March 8, Sandoval and Leviss both released statements apologizing to Madix for their roles in the situation. Then, over a week later, Madix released a statement about her breakup and the aftermath. If you’re not a Bravo head or are muddy on the details, here’s a full timeline of the drama, including the latest statements on the issue.
Leviss, meanwhile, was first introduced in season five as the girlfriend of cast member James Kennedy. The pair got engaged in May 2021 after five years together. (Sandoval even helped Kennedy plan and pay for the over-the-top proposal.) However, the couple eventually split that December.
In the months before Sandoval and Madix split, Leviss continued to play up rumors that she was involved with Schwartz. She wore a TomTom sweatshirt to BravoCon in October, and when Maloney accused her of being a “fangirl,” she wrote on Instagram that she mostly wore it to be comfy and added, “I also wore it to support BOTH of the Toms.