Better late than never, we suppose…
Tom Sandoval is in the middle of the “scandoval” of his life right now after it was revealed days ago that he’d been cheating on (now-ex) girlfriend Ariana Madix with Vanderpump Rules co-star Raquel Leviss. We’ve been gobsmacked for days by this one, y’all. The developments just keep coming!!
For her part, Leviss just released her own statement about the shocking and unexpected affair. And now, it would seem to be Tom’s turn to address the ugly situation, too.
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On Tuesday night, the 39-year-old restaurateur took to his Instagram account to deliver the second (!) statement he’s made in the days since his affair was reveled. As Perezcious readers will recall, in his first release about the scandal, he apologized to pretty much everyone but Ariana. Thankfully, this second reveal is at least directly meant for the woman he hurt so badly with this cheating scandal.
The TomTom owner started off by stating his intentions for the very, very public apology. And right away, he tried to acknowledge the pain he’s caused for his 37-year-old ex-girlfriend:
“I want to first and foremost apologize to everyone l’ve hurt through this process. Most of all, I want to apologize to Ariana. I made mistakes, I was selfish, and made reckless decisions that hurt somebody I love. No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically and publicly.”
The frontman for the band Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras then continued:
“I can only imagine how devastating this has been for Ariana and everyone around us. I feel really horrible about that. My biggest regret is that I dishonored Ariana. I never meant to disappoint so many people, including our loving families and friends.”
In the next part, Tom claimed his love for Ariana was “stronger than any camera could have ever captured.” That’s interesting, considering we now know he was going behind her back with Leviss for MONTHS. But whatever…
“My love for Ariana was stronger than any camera could ever have captured. Some of our best times together were never filmed. The same goes for some of our biggest struggles. 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.”
And he finished with his own flourish, adding:
“I am beyond sad that it ended the way it did. The choices I made hurt so many people. I acted in a way that clashes with who and how I want to be. I will continue to reflect and work on myself. I have work to do. I always have, and I always will.”
So, there you have it.
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You know it’s really bad when it’s a Notes App-style statement published a social media post and the IG comments are completely closed. No fan reactions here!! You can see the full apology for yourself (below):
Like we said up top, this is Tom’s second crack at cranking out an apology. He’s got a lot of other issues on his mind right now, too. But at least he took some time to address Madix here. Even if it was, like, a week late.
Related: God Bless Bravo For Rolling Cameras Amid Tom And Raquel’s Cheating Scandal!
Also, he’s not the only Vanderpump Rules cast member now facing MAJOR problems as this affair fallout continues to spread in the public eye… But we digress…
Anyways, do U think he did better in this one than the first time around, Perezcious readers?? Sound OFF with your take on Tom’s latest public pronouncement down in the comments (below)!
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