Tom Sandoval Shares Replace on Residing With Ariana, & Raquel

Tom Sandoval Talks Being Suicidal After 'Scandoval,' Raquel's Treatment, and When They Last Spoke, Plus Update on Living With Ariana, What "Really Sucked," and Sobriety 

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Tom Sandoval admitted to being suicidal following the popular culture phenomenon now referred to as “Scandoval,” which noticed his months-long affair with Raquel Leviss being thrust into headlines and mentioned worldwide.

On the premiere episode of his podcast, the Vanderpump Rules star, 40, appeared again on his psychological state, spoke of Raquel’s stint in mental health treatment, and confirmed when the 2 of the last spoke whereas additionally providing an replace on his living situation with ex-girlfriend Ariana Madix, 38,

“I’m sorry for all of the people who I damage in that course of,” Sandoval admitted on the September 28 episode of Everybody Loves Tom as he recalled his secret romance with Raquel. “I’ve positively positively have discovered quite a bit and I believe that as I proceed to study and mirror on these conditions all I can do is simply attempt to be higher.”

“Clearly, Ariana was someone that I did love very dearly and I might by no means ever need to damage someone like that, even like my worst enemy, however I believe that’s why typically you find yourself hurting these individuals you care about essentially the most is due to your sturdy reference to them,” he reasoned. “You say that there’s a skinny line between love and hate as a result of the alternative of affection isn’t hate, it’s like indifference.”

Months after Scandoval broke, Sandoval advised listeners he got sober shortly after.

“I ended consuming the day [Raquel] went into the Meadows,” he revealed. “I haven’t drank since I consider it was April 4th or fifth. I didn’t inform lots of people in the course of the course of, I believe that kinda helps. I additionally give up smoking cigarettes. I used to be form of at some extent the place I used to be chain smoking cigarettes and consuming all day each day. , as quickly as I obtained performed figuring out, I’d begin consuming. If I wasn’t figuring out, I used to be consuming. If I wasn’t consuming, I used to be figuring out.”

Whereas Sandoval was deserving of a lot of the backlash he received, he mentioned it “actually sucked” that his Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras bandmates had been additionally impacted.

“What actually sucked too was seeing individuals be actually imply to the man band members. Maddie (the feminine singer) used to get it actually unhealthy… She’s so nice. Such a tremendous stunning particular person… She would get heckled. It was so unhealthy,” he admitted.

Then, after Sandoval’s longtime good friend Kyle Chan famous that Ariana has “softened up fairly a bit” lately, Sandoval confirmed latest interactions.

“The opposite day, I used to be downstairs making dinner and she or he got here down into the kitchen she obtained this tower this Monolithic construction of packing containers and she or he simply began going by means of them and stuff that’s been delivered. No eye contact however we had been there for like 10 to fifteen minutes,” he shared. “At the moment, she got here downstairs, [Billie Lee] was over, and she or he’s like, ‘What’s up?’ to Billie.”

As for his communication with Raquel, Sandoval revealed they haven’t spoken since “the top of June.”

Persevering with on concerning the early moments of “Scandoval,” Sandoval admitted that issues obtained “actually darkish” and he “didn’t bathe or change [his] garments for nearly per week.”

Though he was initially busy with his tour, issues took a flip for the more serious as soon as he returned.

“I bear in mind we had been simply ending the second leg of our tour. It was after we did like these eight reveals in 10 days. I hadn’t slept and I got here again, and I bear in mind Ariana [did] a factor for Duracell and there’s like individuals at my home, the fireplace alarms going off at my home. My assistant Ann helps them put collectively all their shot, like cleansing up and serving to stage stuff for them, and there’s this advert being shot that’s straight poking enjoyable at me, and the whole lot that makes me me,” he recalled. “And that very same day, Kyle, you despatched me this factor [where] Candy Woman Jane [ was selling] ‘Sandoval is a Liar’ truffles for $400… That was tough and quite a lot of it needed to do with being sleep disadvantaged as nicely however whenever you get into that house mentally.”

“I might by no means perceive [suicide before] however whenever you get into that head house, it’s a domino impact like simply your world begins collapsing on itself and you can not see outdoors of your emotions. Your peripheral goes away,” he went on. “Your sense of fascinated by the longer term. Your means to snap out of it goes away, and there have been typically the place I felt very very shut. I’m simply so glad that I had you. Billie came to visit that day. I believe she took me to a comedy present to get me out of it.”

Including to Sandoval’s post-“Scandoval” challenges was the truth that he not had management of his access to Raquel.

“Initially when all that stuff went down, we had been clearly speaking to one another on a regular basis, after which she went away to that facility… and I used to be form of like at her beck and name in a way since you [could] by no means cellphone in there, no entry to something and so I needed to look ahead to her name which may solely occur possibly twice as soon as a day,” he defined. “So then I might get that decision from her, it might be like ‘oh my gosh, oh my gosh’ however I used to be continuously ready there, and a few days, I wouldn’t get that decision and it might actually have an effect on my temper.”

Vanderpump Guidelines season 11 is predicted to premiere on Bravo someday later this 12 months or early subsequent 12 months.

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