Ariana Madix wants her fans and followers to understand her stance on marriage.
After sharing a New Year’s Eve photo on Instagram of herself and Tom Sandoval, who she’s been dating for the past six years, the Vanderpump Rules cast member was questioned by a curious fan who wanted to know when the two of them were planning to make it official and get married.
“When [are] [you] two getting married!!!” the fan wondered.
“We aren’t. Why is this a thing?” Madix responded.
Madix began dating Sandoval after the second season of Vanderpump Rules, following his split from cast member Kristen Doute. Because Madix doesn’t want to get married or have kids, the couple chose to show their commitment to each other by purchasing a home together instead.
As fans of Vanderpump Rules may have seen, Madix and Sandoval began sharing photos of their new home in The Valley earlier this year on Instagram after becoming the first couple on the show to move away from their jobs at SUR Restaurant. Then, in the months that followed, Tom Schwartz, Katie Maloney, Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright, and Kristen Doute all followed suit by buying homes of their own in The Valley as well, amid production on Season 8.
While Madix seemed initially annoyed that the fan would ask her a question about marriage after she’s been so clear on the show that she does not have any interest in making Sandoval her husband, she later offered them a kind response after they said that the two of them looked adorable in their New Year’s Eve photo.
“Aw thank you,” Madix replied, along with two red heart emoji.
The fan then responded to another fan who slammed them for asking the personal question by making it clear that they meant no harm.
“I was just asking. They have been together for long time. I was just asking,” they explained.
During a previous season of Vanderpump Rules, Sandoval was seen telling his male co-stars that he would eventually like to have a child and seemed to suggest that if Madix was unwilling — which she is — he would consider the news to be a deal breaker. However, after addressing their future on the show, Madix and Sandoval agreed that it would just be the two of them as they continued to pursue their dreams in Los Angeles.
As The Inquisitr previously revealed, Madix and Sandoval will open up about their new home — and Jax Taylor’s comments about it — during the upcoming eighth season of Vanderpump Rules.