Vanderpump Rules’: Ariana Madix Has Anxiety Returning to the Site of “Scandoval” Discovery (Exclusive)
Ariana Madix is feeling some nerves about going back to the place where she found out about her ex-boyfriend Tom Sandoval’s affair with Rachel Leviss.
In an Exclusive interview with PEOPLE, the Vanderpump Rules star revealed that she “definitely had some anxiety” before going back to TomTom, the restaurant where she first learned about the infidelity. The incident sparked the end of her nine-year relationship with Sandoval.
Madix explained that she hadn’t been to TomTom since March 1, when she found an intimate video of Leviss on Sandoval’s phone. She said it felt weird to be back in the same spot.
However, Madix said that she was able to relax once she was surrounded by her friends, including Scheana Shay, Kristen Doute, and Katie Maloney.
“But then, like just having all the girls there that definitely made me just like… If I got my girls, I’ll be OK,” Madix said.
In the highly-anticipated season 11 premiere, Madix admitted that she was “nervous” to go back to TomTom for her friend and costar James Kennedy’s DJ set. She explained that she wanted to make new memories there so that she could move on from the pain of the affair.
Madix said that she was still feeling “a little shaky” about being back at TomTom, especially after being sat in the same spot as last time. She became overcome with emotion and said that she didn’t expect to feel so much coming up.
She added that she’s ready to search for a new home and leave all the drama behind her.
“I want things a certain way when I think it’s the right time,” Madix said. “So I’m ready. I want to own my own home.”