Tom Sandoval, the Vanderpump Rules star, posted a black background with white text message to social media, expressing his apologies to his recent ex, Ariana Madix.

“I want to first and foremost apologize to everyone I’ve hurt through this process. Most of all, I want to apologize to Ariana,” the post began.


Sandoval and Madix met on the set of Vanderpump Rules in 2013 and became Instagram official in 2014. Through the years the two regularly posted on Instagram of events they went to together, such as musical festivals, the Kentucky Derby and, of course, birthdays.

The two had their ups and downs of course, such as when Sandoval told one of Madix’s secrets during season 7, or when the two bought a house together in 2019.

In 2021 there was even talk of marriage, but the couple broke off their nine-year relationship on March 1, 2023, when Madix found inappropriate messages between Sandoval and costar Raquel Leviss from the past six months.

Madix has since deleted her Instagram account, but that’s not stopping Sandoval from posting his apology there.

“I made mistakes, I was selfish, and made reckless decisions that hurt somebody I love,” the post read. “No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically and publicly… I wish things happened in a different order and our relationship was not severely tarnished, and that it ended with the same respect with for her that it began with. I owed Ariana better. I am beyond sad that it ended the way it did. The choices I made hurt so many people.”

He ended the post by vowing to reflect and work on himself, and how he will always have work to do.

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