Why Ariana Madix should have sat out Season 11 of VPR

Ariana Madix has had a damn good year. It contains numerous highs and lows, most of which were all captured on camera. In March the Vanderpump Rules star learned that her partner of nine years, Tom Sandoval, was having an ongoing affair with one of her close friends, Rachel Leviss. Of course, Ariana was angry about what happened. However, she seemed to throw herself headlong into the work instead of taking a step back.

Ariana has already filmed season 11 of “Vanderpump Rules” with the rest of the cast. But a break from reality TV probably would have benefited her.

Ariana has a new boyfriend

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Shortly after Scandoval’s bankruptcy, Ariana was seen with Daniel Wai, a personal trainer from New York City. The duo were first linked in April when they were caught making out at Coachella. It had only been a month since Ariana found out about the affair. However, she seemed to move on after meeting Daniel at her friend’s wedding in Mexico.

Ariana hasn’t revealed much about her new relationship, but hinted that she enjoys being with a nice and friendly person. While we’re not sure if Daniel will appear on Vanderpump Rules, Ariana should definitely take it slow and enjoy some private time with her new boyfriend. After such a devastating end to her previous relationship, it might have been wise to step away from the show to recover.

Something about her


Taking a step back from VPR would also allow Ariana to focus on her new company with Katie Maloney. Running a business is hard work, especially when it’s a restaurant. The entire process involves sleepless nights and long days as fans watched their sandwich shop dreams unfold. Instead of worrying every day about how much time she needs to film, Ariana could have put all her energy into making the business the best it can be.

A much needed break from Tom

Tom Sandoval, Vanderpump Rules
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It’s called separation because it’s broken. So who in their right mind wants to spend time with a toxic ex? The decision to start filming again for season 11 of Vanderpump Rules meant Ariana had to come face to face with the worm, Tom. Ariana once stated that she wouldn’t film scenes with her ex. However, she was caught filming group interactions. No matter how happy she may be, being close to someone who almost ruined you takes a toll.

If Ariana had decided to sit out Season 11, she would have been able to properly process everything that happened to her and make decisions based on her own needs and not the producers. The former couple still lives in the same house in Valley Village, which has already attracted enough attention. It would have been a better idea if Ariana had caught all her ducks at once, sold the house and moved on without cameras following her.

Ariana wasn’t alone

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As mentioned above, Ariana needs time to fall in love with herself again. But with a new boyfriend, a new business, and an ex-boyfriend who’s always there, she’s probably finding it hard to do that. Ariana may have been given plenty of opportunities such as commercials and new shows to star in. But these don’t replace the hole in her heart. Ariana probably needed time to deal with her anger too. Fans will remember that she went off on both Rachel and Tom during the Season 10 reunion, which wasn’t exactly the best look for her.

But with the support of her close friends and family, Ariana picks up the pieces day by day. While we think it may not have been a good idea to return to Vanderpump Rules, Ariana knows what she’s doing, so we at least hope she asked Bravo for a sizable raise. Only time will tell if Season 11 would have been a success without her. There’s also a strong chance that this will be the final season of the series, so perhaps it just wanted to go out with a bang.

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Lindsay Lowe

Lindsay Lowe is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Lindsay Lowe joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: LindsayLowe@worldtimetodays.com.

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