Ariana Madix stepped out smiling at the Los Angeles beauty salon on Tuesday – just hours after faking a move out of the house she shares with cheating ex Tom Sandoval.
The 37-year-old Vanderpump Rules star, who was seen pulling boxes out of the house before revealing it was actually a staged shoot for sponsored content, looked pretty dizzy leaving a living room with a drink in her hand.
The star looked chic in a white dress paired with black leather boots and a matching jacket.
Her hair was styled in soft waves and she sported a rich palette of makeup.
The outing comes as Ariana has come under fire from fans after revealing her ‘move’ was nothing more than a marketing ploy as she teamed up with a finance company.
Oh my goodness: Ariana Madix walked out smiling at the Los Angeles beauty salon on Tuesday – just hours after faking a move out of the house she shares with cheating ex Tom Sandoval
Money-taking: “I’m going up, not out,” she said in a mysterious snippet on her Instagram story — which appeared to be a not-so-subtle advertisement for SoFi. ‘Well not yet at least. It’s time to get my financial house in order. I will have more to share with you very very soon’
The scorned heroine of VPR – who once moved on with a hunky new boyfriend named Daniel Wai has created the ruse in order to promote a personal finance company called SoFi.
It may not have been April Fool’s Day, but a scheming Madix enlisted the help of friends and even hired a U-Haul for her prank, exploiting the feel of “Scandoval” by moving boxes out of his house in full view of photographers.
The reality star sold the fake move to the hilt and even shaded Tom’s partner Raquel Leviss, 28, in the process.
A few days after a source revealed that Leviss had “stepped back” from her romance with Sandoval, Madix cheekily joked on her Instagram Story, “Ready to hang out! as she loaded boxes into the moving truck.
The Bravolebrity wore a blue “SoFi” sweater, black leather leggings and crisp white sneakers as she loaded boxes labeled “finances” into her truck.
But after leaving the house in Valley Village, she and Tom paid $2.075 million for their doomed love nest in 2019 – Ariana revealed the long day of carrying boxes was just an influencer making a cash grab.
“I’m going up, not out,” she said in a mysterious snippet on her Instagram story — which appeared to be a not-so-subtle advertisement for SoFi. ‘Well not yet at least. It’s time to get my financial house in order. I will have more to share with you very very soon.
‘Soon’ turned out to be later that day when Ariana posted a full SoFi ad on Instagram that showed her playing with ‘Dr. Money’ and endorsing ‘the bank that backs me’.
Enjoy? The Vanderpump Rules star, 37, who was seen taking boxes out of the house before revealing it was actually a staged shoot for sponsored content, looked rather dizzy leaving a living room with a drink in her hand.
Pose: The star looked chic in a white dress paired with black leather boots and a matching jacket
Promenade: Her hair was styled in soft waves and she sported a rich palette of makeup
She’s going home: The star left the show – probably to go home with Sandoval
Many took to social media to react to the stunt, with one even asking “Did we just get TOUGH by Ariana?!”
The elaborate stunt comes after Raquel’s shocking breakup with Tom, with an insider telling page 6: ‘Raquel dived. Sandoval is not made for her.
Although the affair didn’t come to light until March, Sandoval and Leviss revealed that their romance actually began last summer.
In the Series 10 finale of Vanderpump Rules airing Wednesday, Madix and Sandoval had an epic showdown over his infidelity.
‘Do you want anything?’ Sandoval – who was seen hyperventilating as he discussed his affair during a one-on-one with Lisa Vanderpump elsewhere in the episode – asked Madix, to which she replied: “So that you die.”
Love triangle: Leviss, 28, and Sandoval, 39, blew up the cast of the reality show when their infidelity was exposed, breaking the heart of the hunk’s girlfriend of nine years, Ariana (pictured together in November 2022 during their affair)
“I regret every moment that I stood up for you, stood up for you, stood up for you. You are worthless and I want you to feel it deep in your soul,’ Ariana told Tom during their blunt conversation.
After the finale aired, fans of the show took to social media to voice their opinions, with many praising Ariana for being “strong” and “elegant”. While another fan wrote, “The most epic breakup moment in reality TV history.”
Someone else chimed in, writing: ‘Scandovaling is the new word for ‘I’m a victim, it’s not my fault’.
A meme saw Sandoval complaining about the couple’s lack of sex life and lost “mojo” to which Ariana replied, “So f*** my friend then!”
Fan reactions continued with another meme showing Sandoval hugging his friend Tom Schwartz.
“They’re some of reality TV’s most clueless jerks,” the Twitter user captioned the photo.
Another meme featured a scene from Gone with the Wind with Scarlett O’Hara crying. “Sandoval cries like…” the caption read.
‘Wow. He never took any responsibility. And it’s too late to refer to your very good times together. “F-off sociopath,” someone else wrote.
Over and out: Ariana’s stunt comes hours after news broke of the clash with an insider telling Page Six: ‘Raquel collapsed. Sandoval is not the one for him’
Sandoval has also been accused of being performative, with one Twitter user writing, “What is this performance of crying on Schwartz’s shoulder?”
“Sandoval teaches acting classes for beginners,” added another.
After the finale, the cast of Vanderpump Rules will once again be reunited for the reunion. The first part of the meeting will be broadcast on Wednesday May 24, then the second part on Wednesday May 31 and the third part on Wednesday June 7.
It was revealed on Wednesday that contract negotiations for the cast of Vanderpump Rules broke down in the aftermath of Scandoval.