The Vanderpump Rules stars are slowly starting to piece together Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss‘ affair.
During the latest episode of the Bravo reality series on Wednesday night (May 3), Tom, 40, was busted after claiming he couldn’t be with Ariana Madix following her grandmother’s death.
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Lala Kent was the first one to question Tom‘s behavior when she saw him and Raquel, 28, together at a party.
“Sandoval, go take your degenerate ass elsewhere. I am watching you and you are a f—king mess. I am at a barbecue over Labor Day and your girlfriend is at home dealing with the loss of her grandmother,” Lala said to James Kennedy after seeing Tom at the party.
“This was a dope Labor Day party and there were a lot of f—king people,” Lala added. “Scheana [Shay] was there, Brock [Davies] was there, Raquel and Sandoval.”
In another scene, Lala addressed her concerns about Tom with Katie Maloney.
“The day that Ariana’s grandmother died, Tom Sandoval came to the barbecue that I was at in Newport,” Lala recalled. “Ariana was calling him furious, and he was like, ‘OK, I will come home right now.’ And he didn’t leave for another two hours. He was with Raquel all day long.”
Later in the episode, Lala told Ariana, 37, about what she witnessed at the party. According to Ariana, Tom claimed that he didn’t visit her because he “couldn’t get a ride” home. Lala, however, recalled Tom deciding to stay at the party instead of leaving with his friend Jason.
“Jason said he was leaving the party and then you said, ‘No I am actually going to stay?’ And then you chose to stay longer?” Ariana asked Tom in front of Lala.
“I found out that my grandmother died while you were there,” Ariana continued. “You knew about that and then Jason said, ‘I am going to leave.’ So, you said, ‘I am going to stay.’”
Tom then said that he thought Ariana “wanted to be alone” to deal with the loss of her grandmother.
“I should have [went to you]. I just figured you kind of … I don’t know,” Tom said, struggling to come up with an explanation.
Ariana then brought up, “When my dad passed away 10 years ago, we weren’t even together then and he thought it was such a huge priority to drop everything and be there for me. We have been together now for eight and a half years yet somehow somewhere it feels like maybe he doesn’t think I am as important anymore. I don’t know.”
Ariana also admitted that she initially didn’t have a problem with Tom not being there for her – until Lala shared new details about what she saw at the party.
“You said you didn’t know Jason had left because you were taking a s–t. You realize that you put me in a position with this where people will think that I am a f—king idiot,” Ariana said to Tom. “Everyone thinks that you just wanted to hang out there for a few more hours after that.”
In a confessional, Ariana added, “I choose Tom over everyone. Like, I am ride or die for you. So I look like an idiot being Tom’s No. 1 stan when he isn’t mine.”
Bravo recently released the explosive trailer for the season finale of Vanderpump Rules where Ariana confronts Tom over his affair with Raquel.