Are Vanderpump Rules’ Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix Still Together? Details Amid Cheating Claims
Vanderpump Rules stars Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix began dating in 2014 and confirmed their relationship during the series’ season 2 reunion.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns seemed to have caused a rift in some couples, Tom and Ariana experienced quite the opposite. The pair bonded by finding new activities together, as Tom explained to Us Weekly in August 2020.
“We’ve been, like cooking dinner and stuff more and doing like hang sessions and putting puzzles together, and Legos and doing some, like, creative stuff,” the reality star explained at the time. “I know it can be rough being locked down with somebody all the time, but it’s been nice. We have our own things going on, but we’ve been doing stuff together.”
Keep reading to learn more about Tom and Ariana’s relationship!
Are Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix Getting Married?
In a 2016 interview with the Daily Dish, Ariana opened up about how she and her boyfriend aren’t focused on marriage.
“I want to be with him and we have a lot of future plans together,” the Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader actress explained. “They don’t necessarily involve walking down an aisle and saying vows, but we really want to buy a house together. That’s something that we’ve been really saving our money for, and we really want to travel the world together and that’s something that’s really important to both of us. And hopefully it all happens.”
In addition to her stance on marriage, Ariana also discussed her view on having children.
“I don’t want kids or marriage,” the reality star said. However, she insisted, “I actually really love kids, and I’m a big sister, and I have a lot of small children in my family.”
How Long Have Tom and Ariana Been Together?
As any elated couple would do, these two Pump Rules cast members seem to celebrate anniversaries together. In 2019, Ariana posted a sweet Instagram tribute, featuring multiple memories of her and her boyfriend together.
“5 years together!” Ariana captioned the post at the time. “We celebrated by staying in bed all New Year’s day and eating pizza while watching old returns of Chappelle’s Show. This post is a look at some of my favorite moments, but I’m looking ahead to our beautiful future together!”
When it comes to relationship highlights, Tom and Ariana love their holidays together. In December 2021, they snapped a few sweet photos together to ring in the Christmas holiday.
“If the past two years have taught me anything, it’s that the holidays are about spending time with the ones you love around the tree versus what’s wrapped underneath it,” Ariana wrote via Instagram that month, featuring a photo of her and Tom posing in front of a Christmas tree.
After spending the holiday season together, Tom and Ariana updated their fans on how they started off 2022.
“I think I could get comfortable here,” Ariana captioned a playful Instagram post in January 2022, in honor of a new Vanderpump Rules episode. “Pic from the super fun @homebodyapp shoot!”
Not only that, but Tom shared an affectionate photo one week later of the two of them together ahead of the show’s season finale.
Are Tom and Ariana in an Open Relationship?
In January 2023, Ariana also dispelled any rumors that she and Tom are in an open relationship.
“We don’t have an open relationship,” Ariana tweeted after the season 10 trailer dropped. “I’m really not that cool. Thought that was obvious. #pumprules.”
Did Tom and Ariana Split?
Breakup rumors swirled in September 2022 after an anonymous online poster claimed that Ariana and Tom had split on September 10, 2022.
“Y’all. I think the rumors are true. Boots are on the ground and @ariana2525 is NOT at Sandoval’s show,” a Twitter user wrote the following day, in which Ariana responded.
“I just got back to L.A. from [Florida] last night after a very devastating family emergency. I am taking it easy and practicing self-care,” Ariana tweeted at the time. “We are very much together and in love. You never know what someone is going through so this stuff is honestly quite rude given the REAL situation.”
Nearly six months later, Life & Style confirmed in March 2023 that Tom and Ariana called it quits after nine years together following rumors that Tom cheated with VDP costar Raquel Leviss.