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The first part of the “Vanderpump Rules” season 10 reunion just generated chaos and questions for fans of the Bravo franchise and former SURvers. The intense confrontation between former Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix it also led to a near altercation between some of the other cast members during the reunion, which aired on May 24.
In early March, Madix learned that Sandoval had been having a months-long affair with co-star Raquel Leviss. The cameras on “Vanderpump Rules” began rolling again at that point to capture more footage, and the entire cast gathered on March 23 to film the meeting, during which Madix, Sandoval, and Leviss discussed the situation with the entire cast. , including Andy Cohen. and Lisa Vanderpump.
Just minutes into the first episode, Sandoval was attacked by almost everyone else on the reunion stage when he began to cry after being questioned by host Andy Cohen. “You’re not at the Academy Awards,” James Kennedy yelled at Sandoval, while Madix chimed in: “The sad sack act is bullshit.”
Things quickly escalated between Kennedy and Sandoval when the two argued about the seriousness of their friendship in the wake of the latter’s affair with Leviss, Kennedy’s ex-fiancée. Faced with threats, both got up from their seats and had to be physically separated. Cohen then spoke specifically to Kennedy, pressing him to “stay in the chair.” Kennedy quickly excused himself to go to the bathroom, but yelled insults at Sandoval as he left, including, “You worm with a mustache.”
Prior to the reunion premiere, former “Pump Rules” cast member Jax Taylor had pre-empted the fight to “Extra” on March 27, saying: “There was security there. There were almost fights.”
During Wednesday’s episode, cast member Scheana Shay was present, while Leviss was not because she had obtained a temporary restraining order against Shay in early March. Leviss accused Shay of beating her upon finding out about her affair. She prevented Shay and Leviss from filming together during the meeting, but on March 29, Leviss and her attorney failed to appear in court for the hearing on the order, and she was dismissed. The first part featured Leviss listening from a trailer outside the studio while his co-stars filmed.
Also during the episode, Sandoval and his friend Tom Schwartz offered different timelines for when the latter found out about Sandoval and Leviss’s affair. Schwartz claimed Sandoval told him he had a one-night stand with Leviss in early August, while in a separate one-on-one interview with Cohen that aired Wednesday, Sandoval claimed his business partner didn’t know about the relationship until January this year.
Other big revelations? Madix always knew about the “girl from Miami,” a woman who alleged that she had slept with Sandoval in the third season of “Vanderpump Rules.” During that season, Sandoval vehemently denied the affair, and then-girlfriend Madix supported him. On Wednesday night, Madix explained about staying with Sandoval at the time: “We weren’t really exclusive at the time and I saw the rest of my life in that person and I wanted everyone to see the best in him.”
Bravo initially released the reunion trailer on May 11, and in it, Sandoval and Leviss try to defend their actions against an attack from Madix and the rest of the cast. “I can’t think of two worse people, I can’t,” Madix says, wiping away tears. Sandoval and Leviss also talk together in their trailer about how everyone “tries” to portray them as “pathological liars.” These moments seem to be included in the second or third part of the meeting.
On the April 3 episode of his “RadioAndy” radio show, Cohen had anticipated that the meeting would be “a real reckoning.” Sandoval and Leviss, he said, are “confronted face to face about what they have done, I would say, in an aggressive way.” Some of the show’s cast members also spoke about what happened at the reunion. On the March 31 episodes of his podcast, “Scheanigan”, Shay and her co-star Lala Kent opened up about what happened.
“I thought Ariana handled herself really well. Like, she sat down and she looked incredibly sexy and amazing and fucking cut with her words. So good. It was beautiful to watch,” Kent said.
Shay added: “Very good. I really enjoyed watching that. It was just that there was no response, like Raquel couldn’t have responded to him at all because he just murdered her every time.” Shay also said that Leviss did not shed “not a tear” and that she felt that she had “no regrets.”
Since filming ended, Madix attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in May and it has been romantically linked to coach Danny Wai. Sandoval and Leviss have not defined their current relationship with each other.
Behind the Scenes Video of “Vanderpump Rules” Season 10 Reunion
“Vanderpump Rules” Season 10 Reunion Trailer
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“Vanderpump Rules” Season 10 Reunion Air Date
The second part of the three-part reunion will air on May 31, and the final installment on June 7. Bravo also revealed that the day after each episode airs on the cable channel, an extended version of each episode, called “Vanderpump Rules: Pumped”, will air. Up Edition,” will air on Peacock. They will be “uncensored and expanded” and feature never-before-seen footage.