VPR’s Ariana Madix Assured Audiences That ‘Scandoval’ Was Not Staged

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Vanderpump Rules star, Ariana Madix, made it clear that Scandoval was NOT “staged.”

During an interview on the Call Her Daddy podcast, the Bravolebrity explained that the revelation of Tom Sandoval cheating on his partner of nine years with her ‘close friend,’ Raquel Leviss, has been far from ideal from a production standpoint.

“There’s a lot of speculation of things being staged.”

Scandoval happened “after filming,” which she described as a “nightmare” for production.


The co-owner of the highly anticipated Something About Her sandwich shop detailed, “Something like this happening months and months after we’re not filming and there’s no cameras around …. They had to borrow a crew from [Real] Housewives of Beverly Hills to even film after.”

“That is a nightmare for production and for our show because everything that’s going to happen, you want to happen in real-time while we’re filming. Otherwise, you lose it. It’s gone. It’s hearsay. If something happens off-camera, that’s not ideal.”

ICYMI, Andy Cohen alleged that Ariana told production to stop pursuing rumors of Sandoval cheating before Scandoval news ever broke.

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