Tom Sandoval wants to apologize to everyone for the alleged cheating scandoval – well, mostly everyone.
ICYMI, the 39-year-old reality star and Ariana Madix ended their nine-year relationship after she allegedly caught him having a “full-on affair” with their co-star Raquel Leviss. According to People, the 37-year-old spotted inappropriate messages sent between the duo, including a video that was “sexual in nature,” while he was performing with his band Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras on Wednesday. Their alleged affair reportedly has been going on for more than six months – and Ariana was completely “blindsided” by it.
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Since then, Sandoval has faced a ton of backlash both from his Vanderpump Rules co-stars and fans of the show. In fact, some people have bombarded the Instagram comments section of his and his best friend Tom Schwartz’s bar, Schwartz & Sandy’s, to call for everyone to “boycott” it, writing:
“If you support women and have a moral compass, go somewhere else. Boycott this place.”
“Boycotting this bar.”
“Justice for Ariana”
“Too bad Scandoval ruined it for everyone and Schwartz went along with it. No desire to ever go here. Unless it’s turned into a sandwich shop. #teamkatieandariana”
According to TMZ, their Yelp page was also flooded with bad reviews since the cheating news broke — forcing the company to temporarily block the ability to leave comments. All of that seemed to prompt the 39-year-old reality star to make a public apology – but not one for Ariana. Nope! He took to the ‘gram on Saturday night to ask fans to leave his loved ones and Schwartz alone, shutting down the theory that the 40-year-old knew about his affair with Raquel, and only apologized to those involved in his business. Sandoval wrote:
“Hey, I fully understand and deserve ur anger & disappointment towards me, but please leave Schwartz, my friends and family out of this situation… Schwartz specifically only found out about this very recently, and most definitely did not condone my actions. This was a very personal thing. Also, Schwartz & Sandy’s might have my name on it, but also there are 3 other partners and 20 employees, who especially rely on the restaurant for income for them and their families.”
Sandoval and Schwartz’s employees definitely should not have to suffer because of his actions! The singer continued:
“Just like Tom Tom, I’m a small part of a much bigger thing. Please direct ur anger towards me and not them. They did nothing wrong. I’m so sorry that my partners, Greg, Brett, Schwartz and our employees have to suffer for my actions. I will be taking a step back & taking a hiatus out of respect for my employees & partners. I need some time to address everything else. Sorry for everything.”
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Wow. Obviously, he could have apologized in person during one of their talks. But you would think Sandoval would have mentioned or said a little something about the woman he had been with for nine years and allegedly cheated on in his first official statement about the matter. What’s crazy is that his restaurant made a statement and actually took a moment to acknowledge Ariana! You can ch-ch-check out the message (below):
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Soon after releasing the statement, several of their co-stars took to social media to slam Sandoval for not apologizing to Ariana – and you can probably guess who the first person was to call him out. None other than Lala Kent! She took to Instagram Stories to say alongside a screenshot of the message:
“S*ndoval. Shut up. Employees, abort mission. Where’s Ariana’s apology in this? It’s called narcissism … & and it’s terrifying.”
Katie Maloney also came to Ariana’s defense, writing:
“Where’s the mention of hurting Ariana?! No apologies to her?”
James Kennedy, who was previously engaged to Raquel, spoke out in a since-deleted post, adding:
“Where’s Ariana Madix mentioned? Make sure y’all unfollow this clown RIGHT NOW GO.”
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Safe to say a lot of people were not impressed by this statement from Sandoval! What do you think, Perezcious readers? Do you feel he should have said something about Ariana? Let us know your reactions to the latest in the VPR scandoval in the comments below!
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