Ariana Madix Finally Addresses Tom Sandoval’s Affair With Raquel Leviss: ‘What Doesn’t Kill Me Better Run’

Ariana Madix Finally Addresses Tom Sandoval’s Affair With Raquel Leviss: ‘What Doesn’t Kill Me Better Run’

Ariana Madix has finally spoken about her ex-boyfriend Tom Sandoval‘s months-long affair with Raquel Leviss. In an Instagram post, Madix expressed her gratitude for her friends and fans who’d supported her through her “darkest hours.”

Sandoval has previously posted two apologies on social media; the second was made specifically to Madix. He also reflected on their nine-year relationship, saying he regrets how it ended and he has to work on himself.

Leviss also issued a statement on the affair, apologizing to Madix and saying she sincerely cares for Sandoval. Despite their breakup, Madix and Sandoval still live together, as it’ll take time to sort out splitting their property. 

Read on to find out more.

Ariana Madix Finally Speaks On ‘Scandoval’

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A few weeks after discovering that Tom Sandoval had been cheating on her with Raquel Leviss, Ariana Madix has finally addressed the affair scandal. Madix found out about the affair when she read multiple “inappropriate” messages on Sandoval’s phone while he was performing in Los Angeles.

In a lengthy Instagram post, Madix wrote that she’s expressing her “most sincere gratitude” for all the love and support that her friends, family, and fans have shown her “in the last two weeks.” She wrote, “when i have felt like i couldn’t even stand, you all have given me the strength to continue and seen me through my darkest hours.”

Madix added, “i know that i am not in this alone. so many of my closest friends are also grieving this loss right now and reeling from this betrayal on so many levels. i am so f—ing lucky to have the best support system in the world and i hope i can repay every single person for the love you have shown me. what doesn’t kill me better run. love, ariana”

Tom Sandoval Apologized To Ariana Madix On Instagram

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About a week after the affair was exposed, Sandoval issued his first apology on Instagram, admitting that the allegations were true. In his second statement, the Schwartz & Sandy’s bar co-owner apologized directly to Madix and “everyone I’ve hurt through this process.”

He wrote, “I made mistakes, I was selfish, and made reckless decisions that hurt somebody I love. No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically and publicly… My biggest regret is that I dishonored Ariana. I never meant to disappoint so many people, including our loving families and friends.”

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Sandoval also reflected on his almost nine-year relationship with Madix, saying he regrets that “things happened in a different order.” He wrote that he wishes their relationship ended “with the same respect for her that it began with.”

The bar owner concluded the statement with, “I am beyond sad that it ended the way it did. The choices I made hurt so many people. I acted in a way that clashes with who and how I want to be. I will continue to reflect and work on myself. I have work to do. I always have, and I always will.”

Raquel Leviss Also Made An Tendered An Apology 

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The day after Sandoval’s second apology, Leviss shared a statement with Entertainment Tonight, which she later posted to Instagram. In the statement, Leviss apologized to Madix, her friends, and all the fans disappointed by her actions.

She wrote, “There is no excuse, I am not a victim and I must own my actions and I deeply regret hurting Ariana. I am reflecting on my choices, speaking to a counselor and I am learning things about myself such as my patterns of codependency and addiction to being and feeling loved.”

Leviss also clarified that despite their affair scandal and his relationship with Madix, she still “sincerely” cares for Sandoval.” She wrote, “Knowing how many people we hurt, I need to understand my choices and learn to make better ones.”

Ariana Madix And Tom Sandoval Are Still Living Together

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Despite the very public affair scandal and their breakup, Madix and Sandoval are still “living together” at their home in Valley Village. A source confirmed to People magazine that the former couple still “own the house together” and said it’ll take time to decide how to split the home and their other joint property.

Another source also confirmed that “everyone has been rallying” around Madix since Sandoval’s affair became public news. They said, “Ariana has not been alone at all since this happened. She’s had a ton of support around her. All of the girls in their friend group are taking turns visiting her around the clock at her house.”