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Tom Sandoval spoke about ‘respecting’ Ariana Madix amid Raquel affair

Tom Sandoval gushed about “respecting” now ex-girlfriend Ariana Madix just hours before she discovered he was allegedly having an affair with Raquel Leviss.

“We definitely have our ups and downs for sure,” Sandoval, 39, told Page Six on Wednesday when asked how he and his 37-year-old girlfriend have remained the “most stable relationship in ‘Vanderpump Rules’ history.”

The singer continued, “I think we’ve been really good about respecting each other.”

Sandoval added that he and Madix have both had “each other’s backs in a reasonable way … within reason,” noting, “I think it’s just worked, ya know?”

The Schwartz & Sandy’s co-creator went on to say he was “kinda over” the possibility of marrying Madix, who previously shared that she is not open to tying the knot.

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Tom Sandoval gushed to Page Six about “respecting” now ex-girlfriend Ariana Madix.
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A photo of Ariana Madix sitting and smiling at an event
Hours later, Madix discovered his alleged affair with Raquel Leviss.
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When asked whether they talk about future nuptials, Sandoval replied, “No, not really.”

Shortly after speaking with Page Six, the Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras frontman took to the stage with his cover band as Madix cheered them on – the same night she would later discover his alleged affair.

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The former couple have been an item since 2014.
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While a source told us that “Ariana and Tom have been affectionate in public recently,” Page Six confirmed on Friday that the longtime couple are done after nine years together — and Bravo cameras are filming the fallout.

A separate insider claimed that Sandoval has allegedly been having a “full-on affair” with Leviss, 28.

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Sandoval has allegedly been “communicating inappropriately” with Leviss for “months.”
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The source alleged that the co-stars have been “communicating inappropriately for months” and now “want to be together.”

Madix — who recently shut down reports that she and Sandoval have an “open relationship” — was reportedly “blindsided by the cheating” and feels “betrayed” by both of them.

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“Ariana is heartbroken,” one source told Page Six.
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“Ariana is heartbroken,” the insider claimed. “Ariana was there for Raquel during the James [Kennedy] breakup. Ariana had no idea there were any issues.”

Since news broke of the scandal, several “Vanderpump Rules” stars have slammed Sandoval and Leviss on social media.

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Lala Kent and more “Vanderpump Rules” stars have slammed Sandoval and Leviss on social media.
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“Oh Sandoval … I’ve seen you for who you are for a long time, and you don’t like that,” Lala Kent wrote via Instagram. “But, I think now is the time for you to shut the f–k up.”

Kennedy, Leviss’ ex-fiancé, shared a screenshot of TMZ’s bombshell report, writing, “Hope you all feel as sick as I do. This explains everything.”

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Katie Maloney — who broke off her friendship with Leviss last year upon discovering that Leviss kissed her ex-husband, Tom Schwartz — simply posted two clown emojis to her Instagram Story.

As for Kristen Doute, whose six-year relationship with Sandoval ultimately fell apart in 2013 after they each cheated on one another, the former reality star called herself “Team Ariana” in a video.

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Leviss and Sandoval have not spoken out about their alleged affair.
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“karma is indeed coming, so raquel should just move home,” Doute, 40, wrote over the footage.

Meanwhile, Scheana Shay unfollowed Leviss on social media just two days after the duo stopped by Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast on Wednesday.

Neither Sandoval nor Leviss have addressed the allegations. Madix, for her part, has deactivated both her Instagram and Twitter accounts.

The reality stars’ reps have not immediately responded to Page Six’s requests for comment.

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