Those Pictures Of Ariana Madix “Moving Out” Of Her Home With Tom Sandoval Were Staged For A Sponsored Post
37-year-old Ariana Madix and her ex, 39-year-old Tom Sandoval, were together since 2016 before his shocking affair with 28-year-old Raquel Leviss rocked the Vanderpump Rules cast and shot a whole bunch more ratings into Lisa Vanderpump and Andy Cohen‘s pockets. But they aren’t the only ones who are going to cash in on this. Ariana staged “moving out” pics of her carrying boxes from the home she shares with Tom for some sponcon cash. Well… at least she’s taking getting cheated on well–turning lemons into lemonade in 2023 looks like this: selling your soul.
“Scandoval” was revealed at the end of the tenth season of VPR, and the months-long affair between Tom and Raquel forced Bravo to call the cast and crew back in to film more content, showing off how Tom was a monster and his best friend and business partner, Tom Schwartz, was his cohort. The Toms seem to really get roasted the fuck out in the reunion of VPR, which airs tonight. And what’s drier is rumor has it that Tom and Raquel aren’t even together anymore, although Ariana doubts it. But I’m sure Ariana will still be watching her ex get torn a new one on TV tonight while enjoying her new financial security. That’s what her Instagram ad was for. TMZ says that she was photographed carrying boxes to a U-Haul, and the media reported she was moving out of Tom’s house:
Ariana Madix faked moving out of Tom Sandoval home in ‘stunt’ to make money https://t.co/ncK1Ra2bYE pic.twitter.com/Pe2zNDEMUq
— Page Six (@PageSix) May 23, 2023
But it was just a shameless stunt to shill some finance company:
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ… Ariana has NOT moved out, as it appeared yesterday, and that whole scene with her carrying boxes out of the house was sponsored content…
Paparazzi snapped photos as Ariana smiled while carrying boxes labeled “finances” out of the house… loading them in the U-Haul truck and a black SUV.
Ariana even paused to relish the moment with an upbeat selfie video on Instagram, which she captioned, “ready to dip out 😏.”
But, Ariana has since revealed the real truth behind it all–she made subsequent posts, first hinting… and then revealing she was in a bed with a finance company.
In the ad, Ariana says… “I’m moving up, not out. Well not yet at least. It’s time to get my financial house in order. I will have more to share with you very very soon.”
Here’s the video of Ariana admitting she pretended to move out:
#PUMPRULES #vpr Ariana Madix faked moving out of Tom Sandoval home in 'stunt' to make money https://t.co/W9FvgQtPOs pic.twitter.com/qA4RiUBnm5
— Brightly (@BrightlyAgain) May 23, 2023
As for if the whole Scandoval situation was a staged stunt, too, Ariana denied that last week.
I have to say I actually appreciate the ham-fisted effort she put into this little scene. Writing “FINANCES” on the box was truly elegant. It’s like when Tori Spelling pulled that little divorce office stunt with a big-lettered notepad. Except Tori’s stunt wasn’t sponsored, and she stayed with Dean McDermott. Ariana at least got a few coins out of it.