March 8, 2023 | 2:04
Tom Sandoval has finally issued a creeping apology to Ariana Madix after news broke of his “month-long” affair with Raquel Leviss.
“I want to first and foremost apologize to everyone I’ve hurt during this process,” the ‘Vanderpump Rules’ star wrote on Instagram Tuesday night.
“Above all, I want to apologize to Ariana. I made mistakes, was selfish, and made reckless decisions that hurt someone I love. No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically and publicly.
“I can only imagine how devastating this was for Ariana and everyone around us. I feel really awful about it,” Sandoval continued.
“My biggest regret is that I disgraced Ariana. I never wanted to disappoint so many people, including our loving families and friends.
Sandoval insisted his love for Madix was “stronger than any camera could ever capture”, adding that some of the “best moments together have never been captured on film”.
“So are some of our biggest struggles,” he wrote to his 968,000 followers on the platform.
“I wish things would happen in a different order and that our relationship would not be badly damaged, and that it would end with the same respect for her as it did at the beginning. I owed Ariana better.
The Bravolebrity, 39, said he was “beyond sad” about the end of his nearly decade-long relationship with Madix.
“The choices I made hurt so many people,” he wrote. “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,” he concluded.
The post marks the first time Sandoval has publicly apologized to Madix for the fallout from his scandal.
Over the weekend, the reality star shared a public apology on Instagram in which he avoided any mention of Madix.
“Hey, I completely understand and deserve your anger and disappointment with me, but please keep (Tom) Schwartz my friends and family out of this situation…” he wrote on Instagram Saturday.
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Sandoval clarified that Schwartz, 40, only found out about the affair “very recently” and “didn’t put up with it.”
He then apparently expressed his anger at his new Los Angeles bar and Schwartz, Schwartz & Sandy’s, which fans called for a “boycott” after news of the cheating scandal broke last week.
“There are 3 other partners and 20 employees, who depend on the restaurant for income for themselves and their families,” Sandoval wrote. “Just like (first bar) TomTom, I’m a small part of a much bigger thing.
“Please direct your anger at me and not at them. They did nothing wrong.
Sandoval vowed to take “a step back” from the company “out of respect” for his colleagues and employees.
Leviss, for her part, has requested a temporary restraining order against co-star Scheana Shay following reports of a “heated confrontation.”
Madix has yet to speak publicly.