Tom and Raquel ‘Ruined’ Ariana’s Memories of Her $2 Million Home: ‘Like Living in a Nightmare’
Vanderpump Rules stars Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix‘s home is another casualty of his affair with Raquel Leviss. It ruined the memories of happier times and became a “nightmare” as the former couple still live in the house together, a source tells Life & Style exclusively.
“Tom and Ariana bought the $2 million home in 2019 when everything was going well in their relationship, and now it’s all gone to hell,” the insider explains, “Even though they avoided each other, being under the same roof was like living in a nightmare.”
After Tom’s cheating with Raquel was exposed in early March, he and Ariana still lived together despite breaking up, although they no longer shared a bedroom. The VPR season 10 finale scene of the bar owner confessing his affair and Ariana’s heartbreaking reaction was filmed in the home’s living room.
As the season progressed, it was revealed that Raquel spent the night at the former couple’s home with Tom while Ariana was away in Florida attending her grandmother Bonnie’s funeral.
“Ariana hates the thought of Tom and Raquel hooking up in various rooms. The house had great memories, she loved living there, but he and Raquel ruined that for her,” the source adds.
The aspiring sandwich shop owner discovered her partner of nine years had been cheating on her with close friend Raquel on March 1, after she found sexting messages on Tom’s phone. On March 3, it was revealed the couple had broken up.
Since VPR was still in production at the time, the couple’s split and fiery breakup scene was filmed, where Tom confessed that his friendship with Raquel led to something more. Ariana eventually told tom she “regrets” ever loving him for such a deep betrayal. The heartbreaking scene and the aftermath that followed took place in Tom and Ariana’s Valley Village, California, home.
As the season has played out, Tom revealed he planned on breaking up with Ariana, explaining that their sex life had dwindled, and they were fighting more. He was also spending quite a bit of time with Raquel, going dancing at clubs and hanging out together at parties while Ariana wasn’t around, although neither Tom nor Raquel revealed that they were involved.
After the season 10 finale aired on May 17, Ariana appeared on Watch What Happens Live following the show and revealed how she hopes they sell the house that they both currently live in. “My plan is to sell the house. I want my money out of that house as quickly as possible and I want to move on,” she told host Andy Cohen.
The Florida native explained how she and Tom do not communicate in any way except for the use of “go-betweens,” including his assistant, even though they are still both living under the same roof.
The following morning during an appearance on NBC’s Today, Ariana shared how she was one step closer to getting out of the home. “I’ve been on the phone with a real estate agent,” she said. “And I would like to sell that house and move somewhere, own my own place on my own, and start my new life.”