Everyone has been doing these sweet year-long recaps on social media for the last few days and TBH, it seems like no one is exempt from the practice. Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix decided to jump on the bandwagon with a sweet and sentimental post about her 2018, but in the process, she dropped a pretty big bombshell on her fans and followers: The 33-year-old Bravo star dealt with a cancer scare this year.
“Everyone is doing it so here’s a long but sincere post about this past year,” Ariana captioned the Instagram post containing several year-defining photos and memories for the star. “2018 was a year full of huge moments that were unplanned. Lifelong dreams fulfilled and unexpected hardships overcome.”
Ariana detailed some of her favorite moments and accomplishments of 2018 in the caption, but also slipped in some shocking news, too. “I had to have a lil bit o’cancer removed from my body and lymph nodes biopsied. (In the clear now!),” the equestrian admitted to fans and followers. What a bomb to drop, Ariana!
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Everyone is doing it so here’s a long but sincere post about this past year! I wish i could post more pics 🥺 half of the ones i posted are showing up all white?!! 2018 was a year full of huge moments that were unplanned. Lifelong dreams fulfilled and unexpected hardships overcome. We went to Cuba and Japan! I dreamt of going to both from such a young age. I had to have a lil bit o’cancer removed from my body and lymph nodes biopsied. (In the clear now!) I started a business and got to raise money for my favorite charity. I kicked ass in the horse show ring. I fell more in love with my boyfriend and my girlfriends, but most importantly: MYSELF. So much progress was made on my many goals and ambitions, but I’ve had to learn the same lessons in life over and over: Intense ambition is one of my best qualities BUT when it becomes overwhelming to have so many goals, I need to take a step back and just focus on one thing. Even if an issue won’t be solved right away, talking about it ALWAYS sends it on a path to resolution and healing. Looking ahead to 2019 with optimism, hope, and more hard work on the horizon!
It seems as though the SUR bartender is doing better now, but it’s still crazy to think she dealt with something that scary and uncertain this year. It couldn’t have been easy to go through, but considering her relationship with fellow SUR bartender Tom Sandoval is still going strong, she must’ve had a great support system.
“Even if an issue won’t be solved right away, talking about it ALWAYS sends it on a path to resolution and healing,” Ariana closed out her reflective caption with some life lessons from 2018. “Looking ahead to 2019 with optimism, hope, and more hard work on the horizon!”
We’re so glad to hear that the Pump Rules star is doing great going into 2019, despite her undoubtedly scary situation. Ariana has always been a strong girl, as years of the Bravo hit will show, so we know she’ll be able to handle anything that comes at her this year.