March 4, 2023 | 12:02
Avoid the harness.
Tom Sandoval has walked away from a pre-scheduled interview with Page Six next week after scandalous news of his affair with Raquel Leviss broke on Friday.
The 39-year-old ‘Vanderpump Rules’ star was scheduled to sit down with us next Wednesday to discuss her partnership with Hydroyxcut and other topics regarding her reality show alongside her co-star and business partner, Tom Schwartz.
However, a spokesperson for Hydroxycut told Page Six on Friday — hours after Sandoval received some harsh online backlash for allegedly cheating on his longtime girlfriend Ariana Madix — that the Bravolebrity was no longer available for the press at the moment.
The rep noted, however, that the weight-loss company’s partnership with Sandoval has “not changed” other than “being forced to push back interviews.”
We’re told Hydroxycut is still hosting a raffle in March with Sandoval and Schwartz, in which they offer a trip to Los Angeles to meet them at their restaurants, Tom Tom and Schwartz and Sandy’s, which fans are currently boycotting.
“Winner can get all the gossip before us,” the rep noted cheekily.
A Bravo spokesperson could not immediately be reached to find out if the network had called for Sandoval to stop doing press. However, a source tells us it wasn’t the reality star’s decision to put interviews on hold.
A second insider notes that because “production has resumed,” “Sandoval and Schwartz’s schedules are tied and they are unavailable for interviews.”
Despite his limited media appearances, the drama of the case didn’t stop Sandoval from taking the stage with his cover band, Tom Sandoval and The Most Extras, on Friday night.
The singer took a moment during the show to seemingly address his scandal, telling the audience, “Were you ever one of the most hated people in America?”
He then also replied, “We love her,” when the crowd started chanting “Ariana!”
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Page Six exclusively learned on Friday that Sandoval and Leviss, 28, had an affair for “several months” behind Madix’s back and that the new lovers want to “be together” now.
“Ariana is heartbroken,” a source said, adding that the “Fancy AF Cocktails” author feels “betrayed” by the former beauty queen.
The insider also said Madix, 37, was “blindsided” by her longtime boyfriend’s cheating because she had “no idea there were issues” in their relationship.
Madix discovered Sandoval had been unfaithful on Wednesday night after discovering a sexually explicit video of Leviss on his ex-partner’s phone.
After the cheating became public knowledge, Sandoval was photographed packing his suitcases in a friend’s car and apparently leaving the former couple’s Los Angeles home.
A source previously confirmed to Page Six that “the cameras are rolling” and the goal is for the fallout from the relationship to be featured in the final episodes of Season 10 of “Vanderpump Rules,” which is currently airing on Bravo.
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