Vanderpump Rules fans everywhere were shocked after TMZ reported Tom Sandoval has allegedly been cheating on Ariana Madix with fellow costar Raquel Leviss -- but they weren't the only ones! See how the rest of the show's cast reacted to the news, as well as a few other Bravo personalities and superfans.
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Sandoval addressed the scandal on Instagram, in a post announcing a leave of absence from his Schwartz & Sandy's business with costar Tom Schwartz. "I fully understand and deserve ur anger & disappointment towards me," he said, before pleading with fans to not take their frustrations out on the business. "Schwartz specifically only found out about this very recently, and most definitely did not condone my actions," he added, before apologizing to his partners and adding he needs "some time to address everything else." He concluded," Sorry for everything," but never referred to Madix.
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In addition to Sandoval claiming Schwartz "definitely did not condone my action," Schwartz also jokingly reacted to the news on his Instagram Story. "I asked my magic 8 ball if it was going to be a chill day 💀," he wrote, sharing a shot of the toy, which read, "My reply is no."
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Raquel Leviss' ex-fiancé James Kennedy was one of the first to react, sharing TMZ's article to his Instagram page and commenting, "Hope you all feel as sick as I do. This explains everything." He added, "Toms a f---ing creep!" and agreed with a fan who called Sandoval and Leviss the "most vile subhumans I've ever met." After Sandoval took to Instagram to announce a leave of absence from his business, Kennedy also commented, "Where's Ariana Madix mentioned?! Make sure y'all unfollow this clown RIGHT NOW GO!" -- and added, "WHILE YOUR AT IT UNFOLLOW [Leviss]"
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Lala Kent chimed in on Kennedy's post, writing, "I've known these two are disgusting from the jump." She later shared she had spoken to Ariana and exclaimed, "Alright, you guys. I've talked to Ariana, and she's given me full consent to torch these motherf---ers,. Get ready! 'Cause I have only just begun." Kent also reacted to Tom's apology -- writing, "S*ndoval. Shut up" and "where's Ariana's apology in this? it's called narcissism... & it's terrifying."
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Ariana's brother Jeremy also commented on James' post, writing, "It's funny to watch people social climb and be soooooooo fake that they're willing to s--- on people that are supposed to be their 'best friend' ... all just to come up or have some sort of story line. This lifestyle and this group is beyond toxic and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. All just for clout from a corny ass network like BravoTV 😂." He also called Sandoval a "try hard having a having a midlife crisis with his cringy band," while writing that Raquel "has faked her way to the top trying to make something of her life willing to step on whoever to get there starting with James."
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Katie, Scheana Shay and Kristen Doute all went to Ariana's to support her when the news broke. Maloney also shared a photo with Madix to Instagram, captioning the post, "You are going to thrive like you were always meant to!" She also criticized Tom's apology, writing, "Where's the mention of hurting Ariana?! No apologies to her?" -- and shared a fan tweet to her IG Story reading, "I hope they burn it all down" and added, "Just you f---ing wait."
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Former "Vanderpump Rules" star Stassi Schroeder commented on Katie's post about Madix thriving "like you were always meant to" -- writing, "100%"
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Kristen Doute shared video of her with Madix to Instagram, showing her by her former costar's side after the news broke. "I stan Ariana. This is in real time. I love you so much," she said as she hugged Madix in the clip. "I love you more than anything in the whole wide world," she added. Doute -- who was dating Sandoval when he first kissed Madix -- also addressed those "wondering if this is making me happy." She said, "You guys, Ariana and I have been really good friends for many, many years now, so I'm Team Ariana, all day, every day. That's what's up."
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Kaley Cuoco commented on Kristen Doute's post about being #TeamAriana, with the Flight Attendant alum simply adding, "SAME."
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Kristin Chenoweth commented on Doute's video post with Ariana, writing, "Take care of YOU, Ariana!" ... along with four heart emojis.
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Scheana Shay shared video of her and Ariana addending a Tove Lo concert together after the news broke. "We rally," she captioned the footage. She also shared a photo of Madix to her Story, writing, "She's beauty and grace! I love you so much Ariana!" -- and wrote, "Always got your back! 👊🏼 #TeamAriana" to her main feed. Shay later tweeted, "Every morning when I wake up, I realize it wasn’t just a nightmare. It’s real. 😭💔 #TeamAriana"
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Andy Cohen reacted to the news by first sharing an alarm emoji to Twitter right after it broke. He later cracked, "How many parts is too many parts for the #pumprules reunion???" The morning after the headlines, he shared a video on his Instagram Stories admitting that he's just "as rivetted and upset and [is] thinking about this 'Scandoval'" as everyone else -- adding, "I just woke up from a nap. I dreamt about Ariana. Everybody's on my mind."
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Lisa Vanderpump promised fans would hear her thoughts on the situation "shortly," before it was announced she'll appear on Watch What Happens Live on March 8th. She also reacted to Andy Cohen jokingly saying, "How many parts is too many parts for the #pumprules reunion???" by responding, "Ummm one…I’m not sure my heart is up to it."
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The Vanderpump Rules star shared to her Instagram Story, "At the end of the day no one deserves to feel this gut punch. To say I'm disappointed would be an understatement."
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Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright
Former Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor responded to a fan on Twitter, who asked for his thoughts on the news. "I've called a lot of things on that show that people never believed… everything I say always ends being true..," he tweeted. Brittany also shared a photo of her and Madix, simply writing, "Obviously."
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Model Chrissy Teigen -- who is a huge Bravo fan -- chimed in on Twitter, writing, "I have 20 different chats going about this Vanderpump Rules news. 20 wildly different people, a wide variety of ages and backgrounds, insanely different jobs and lives, all have come together to say 'WHAAAAAAAAT!?!??!?'" She also shared a photo of herself with her sleeping baby girl Esti, writing, "Exhausted. So much happened today that had nothing to do with us."
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Former Vanderpump Rules star Dayna Kathan commented on James' post, calling the pair "absolutely sickening. Cowards to the CORE." She also shared a photo to Instagram with Madix, writing, "get your sunnies out because this girl is entering her shine bright as a b*tch era 🕶️"
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"Well I guess we know who isn’t winning Ms. Congeniality on #PumpRules," tweeted Below Deck alum Kate Chastain, who added, "In hindsight I'm not really sure Raquel has a complete grasp on 'boundaries' yet #PumpRules." She also tweeted, "Ariana & I are from the same town so I ran into her and Tom at a bar at Thanksgiving. It was only my 1st season of BD so I guess I wasn’t 'cool enough' b/c a mutual friend introduced us & Tom Sandoval ignored me. he was too busy fixing his hair in a mirror on the wall #PumpRules"
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The former Saturday Night Live star showed she was standing with Ariana, by sharing a photo of them together during a Watch What Happens Live appearance.