Ariana Madix and her boyfriend, Tom Sandoval, didn’t seem to be on good terms during last week’s episode of Vanderpump Rules. On the show, SUR Lounge’s manager, Peter Madrigal, approached Sandoval about a guy’s trip to Las Vegas, and right away, Ariana Madix was turned off. According to her, she felt the idea of a guy’s trip to be sexist, and she didn’t understand why she was unable to participate just because she was a woman.
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Ariana Madix and Sandoval have been dating since Season 2 wrapped, and typically, the pair are quite giddy about their relationship. However, there was a clear issue last week, which has led many to wonder whether or not they are headed for a split.
Meanwhile, on tonight’s new episode, Ariana Madix appears to be on the outs with another one of her Vanderpump Rules co-stars, Lala Kent.
At the beginning of Season 4, Kent was hired as a host at SUR Lounge, and ever since, she has struggled to connect with her co-stars and fellow staffers. During the first couple of episodes, Kent was seen feuding with Scheana Marie and Katie Maloney after they caught her lying about a modeling gig in Italy, which she used as an excuse to get out of work just days after she was hired. Kent then feuded briefly with Kristen Doute after she went out on a date with James Kennedy, Doute’s now-ex-boyfriend, before they split earlier this season.
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During tonight’s episode, Kent and other members of the SUR Lounge staff, including Ariana Madix, Faith Stowers, and Maloney, are seen sitting at a table with their boss, Lisa Vanderpump, who asks about Ariana Madix’s recent birthday celebration.
“Lala, did you have fun?” Vanderpump asks Kent.
“I wasn’t invited!” she responds.
Right away, Ariana Madix begins defending her decision to leave Kent out of her birthday bash, claiming she didn’t invite “everyone, everyone” because it was her 30th birthday, and she had only her “framily” there. However, Kent quickly points out that Stowers, who is also a new employee of SUR Lounge, was invited, despite their having just met.
Clearly feeling a bit uncomfortable, Ariana Madix explains that she and Stowers have spent more time together than her and Kent, and then tells Vanderpump she’s trying to locate a video of her celebration on her phone.
“I don’t know why I have been bullied most of my life,” Kent told cameras during a cast confessional, according to a Vanderpump Rules sneak peek by Fashion & Style on December 19. “Despite my outer appearance and what I wear, I’m very vulnerable and I’m so sensitive. Feeling lonely is the worst feeling in the world.”
As the clip continued, Vanderpump took it upon herself to defend Kent, claiming it doesn’t feel good to be the only one left out of a party. Still, Ariana Madix insisted she wasn’t the only one and attempted to change the subject yet again by showing Vanderpump her phone.
Then, at the end of the clip, Ariana Madix made it clear that she didn’t purposefully leave Kent out of the action.
“I remember a lot of Mondays in high school finding out about this super cool party that happened last Saturday, and that is a s**t feeling,” Ariana Madix said in a confessional of her own. “I’m not trying to make anybody else feel like that.”
For more of Ariana Madix and her co-stars, tune into new episodes of Vanderpump Rules Season 4 airing on Monday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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