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‘What doesn’t kill me is better to run’: Ariana responds to the drama of ‘Vanderpump Rules’

“Vanderpump Rules” star Ariana Madix has broken her silence on the cheating scandal that upended her personal life and the Bravo reality series, revealing she has been “devastated and broken” by “the betrayal” that ended her relationship. her long relationship with co-star Tom. Sandoval.

After the so-called “Scandoval” affair broke out earlier this month, Madix, who has been linked to Sandoval for nearly nine years, has remained relatively quiet about the drama that has engulfed her co-stars and taken the internet by storm.

“Hello. Where do I start?” she wrote Wednesday in instagram, sharing a portrait of herself smiling in a color-block maxi dress. Yes, smiling.

Where to start, in fact: people reported that Madix found out that Sandoval had been having a months-long affair with his co-star and friend Raquel Leviss earlier this month. She found out about her alleged infidelity after finding a recording of a FaceTime call and “inappropriate” messages among themselves on Sandoval’s phone. Days after the revelation, Sandoval, 39, and Madix, 37, who supposedly still live together, I leave in their closely guarded relationship.

Sandoval, co-owner of TomTom Restaurant & Bar in West Hollywood and Schwhartz & Sandy’s in Los Angeles, issued a series of public apologies after their deals. were criticized. Leviss quickly followed suit. Sandoval and Leviss expressed their regrets to Madix and his fans, calling their mistakes “reckless decisions” or an “addiction to being and feeling loved,” respectively. Meanwhile, the cameras on “Vanderpump Rules” have continued to roll on Season 10 of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” spinoff, which is currently airing on Bravo. (In wednesday episodeMadix encouraged Leviss to live her best single life, seemingly setting the stage for the next explosive installments).

Madix tackled the melodrama with grace — and some pointy barbs — focusing more on the support she received during the ordeal.

“I want to express my sincere thanks for the outpouring of love and support I have received from friends, family, and people I haven’t even met in the last two weeks,” she captioned her Instagram post. “When I felt like I couldn’t even stand, all of you gave me the strength to carry on and got me through my darkest hours.

“To say that I have been devastated and broken is an understatement. However, I know that I am not alone in this. many of my closest friends are also grieving this loss right now and reeling from this betrayal on so many levels,” he said.

Madix concluded by saying that she is lucky to have “the best support system in the world” and looks forward to “repaying every single person” for the love they have shown her.

“What doesn’t kill me better runs,” he added.

people reported “everyone (were) gathering together” around Madix following the explosive revelations about Sandoval and Leviss: “Ariana hasn’t been lonely at all since this happened,” a source told the mag. “She’s had a lot of support around her. All the girls in her friend group take turns visiting her 24 hours a day at her house.”

The reality star received another outpouring of support in the comments section of her post, with co-star and best friend Scheana Shay writing, “There she is!!!” along with a series of fire emojis. Shay is yet another player in the ongoing fallout and her alleged involvement resulted in Leviss filing for a restraining order against her last week, signaling legal ramifications that could call into question how a planned reunion episode of the girls would play out. “Vanderpump Rules”.

Leviss accused Shay of hitting and injuring her, leaving apparent bruises on her face. But a lawyer for Shay has denied those allegations.

“This case is the fabrication of a known liar and cheat who has betrayed everyone close to her,” lawyer Neama Rahmani said in a statement to The Times. “Scheana never hit Rachel, period. The supposed dark marks around her left eye have been there for months. Neither Scheana nor other cast members want anything to do with Rachel in the future. The judge has only heard a partial account of what happened, and we look forward to presenting the full and true story at the March 29 hearing.”