Tom Sandoval Dated Ariana Madix Out of “Convenience”

Kristen Doute goes into detail about how Tom Sandoval allegedly “gassed” then-girlfriend Ariana Madix into thinking her infidelity was his fault.

On Thursday’s episode of the “Viall Files” podcast, Doute opened up about what happened between the former couple after Madix learned of Sandoval’s months-long affair with co-star Raquel Leviss.

“He was just lighting it with gas. There was no real apology,” Doute, 40, said of the couple’s intense confrontation – which was filmed for season 10 of “Vanderpump Rules”.

“He said she never supported him, she didn’t validate him,” the former reality TV star continued. “He blamed her.”

Doute, who dated Sandoval from 2007 to 2014, also claims that Sandoval continued to make excuses even after he and Madix broke up.

Ariana Madix on the back of Tom Sandoval.
Sandoval and Madix broke up after nearly a decade of dating due to his infidelity.

“Of course it made her angry, but when I filmed with her, she’s like, crying and holding her phone and saying, ‘So he says our relationship is one of convenience and contentment’ , or something like that. Not love and romance.

She continued, “And she immediately shed tears as she looked at her phone saying, ‘So all those memories, all those wonderful trips we’ve been on, all those videos I have, all those kissing pictures, that’s were all bulls— t?’”

However, Doute apparently wasn’t surprised by her ex’s behavior, saying “It’s Tom to a T.”

Selfie of Kristen Doute and Ariana Madix.
Madix felt like her whole relationship was ‘bulls-t’

Not only that, but the former reality TV star also wasn’t shocked that Sandoval sued Leviss, who she called “dumb” with “no personality whatsoever.”

“Ariana has a backbone,” Doute explained. “Not Raquel. Raquel validates everything Tom needs to be validated.

She added that Leviss, 28, makes Sandoval, 40, feel “cool” and “talented.”

Representatives for Sandoval and Madix did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

Tom Sandoval and Kristen Doute from 2013.
Doute dated Sandoval on and off for seven years prior to his relationship with Madix.

While Doute has been very outspoken on the subject, Madix broke his silence on Wednesday night nearly two weeks after discovering X-rated messages from Leviss on Sandoval’s cellphone.

The 37-year-old began the lengthy Instagram post by thanking her friends and fans for the “outpouring of loving support” during her “darkest hours”.

“To say I was devastated and broken is an understatement. however, I know I’m not alone in this,” wrote Madix, who dated Sandoval for nearly a decade.

“Many of my closest friends are also mourning this loss at this time and reeling from this betrayal on so many levels.”

“I’m so lucky to have the best support system in the world and I hope I can thank everyone for the love you’ve shown me,” she continued, adding, “What doesn’t don’t kill me, better run.”

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Meanwhile, Sandoval and Leviss both apologized to Madix on social media, but Doute claims the two women haven’t spoken to each other since their initial confrontation.

As of now, Leviss and Madix are set to come face-to-face for the first time while filming the “VPR” reunion on March 23.

“Vanderpump Rules” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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