The cast and producers of Vanderpump Rules recently participated in a panel at BravoCon 2023, generating headlines due to significant drama during the event. This follows the revelation that Tom Sandoval cheated on his nine-year girlfriend, Ariana Madix, with co-star Rachel Raquel Leviss. In response to the controversy, Ariana Madix and Katie Maloney, both prominent figures on the show, shared their perspectives with People Magazine.
Ariana Madix and Katie Maloney Reflect on BravoCon Chaos Surrounding Vanderpump Rules
Madix initiated the discussion by acknowledging that BravoCon always brings a unique energy, which Maloney playfully described as “feral.” Madix added, “People go buck wild; it’s crazy.” They noted the prevalence of crossover show hookups, panel drama, and pot-stirring, attributing it to a collective toxic energy that intensifies during BravoCon. Despite the chaos, Madix jokingly emphasized that such dynamics contribute to the fun atmosphere of BravoCon.
Tom Sandoval’s Severe Backlash and Booing at BravoCon
Following the cheating scandal involving Sandoval, he faced severe backlash, particularly evident during the BravoCon event where he was continually booed by the audience. Madix commented that this reaction was “to be expected” given the circumstances.
Anticipation for Vanderpump Rules Season 11
With the scandalous drama from the previous season, fans eagerly anticipate the upcoming season of Vanderpump Rules. The revelation of Sandoval’s infidelity has heightened interest in the dynamics among the cast now that everything is in the open.
Overview of Vanderpump Rules Season 11 First Look
The first look at Season 11, unveiled at BravoCon 2023, showcased the aftermath of the scandal. James Kennedy drew a literal line, symbolizing the division of cast members between Madix and Sandoval after the explosive affair drama. Despite the scandal, both Madix and Sandoval are part of the upcoming season, while Leviss is not expected to return to the Bravo show.
Ariana Madix’s Accusations Against Tom Sandoval
The first look also hinted at tension between Madix and Sandoval, with Madix accusing Sandoval of attempting to harm her dog. The panel at BravoCon described the upcoming season as tough, sad, surprising, hard, and bewildering, reflecting the challenges faced by the cast.
Madix’s Perspective on Her Relationship with Sandoval
Madix, currently participating in Dancing with the Stars Season 32, expressed that her experience filming for the upcoming season was difficult but revealed her ability to navigate challenging situations. She clarified that, despite the drama, she has no intention of being acquaintances or friends with Sandoval, emphasizing the firm boundaries she intends to maintain. Sandoval and Leviss also ended their relationship months after the scandal.