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Tom Sandoval Reveals He's 'a Little Nervous' to Appear Alongside Ex Ariana Madix at BravoCon 2023

The 'Vanderpump Rules' star admitted that he is worried fans will "show their loyalty to Team Ariana" following his affair with costar Raquel Leviss

Ariana Madix (left) and Tom Sandoval
Ariana Madix (left) and Tom Sandoval

Tom Sandoval is getting ready to face the music at BravoCon 2023 amid the fallout of his affair with Vanderpump Rules co-star Rachel "Raquel" Leviss.

On the latest episode of his podcast Everybody Loves Tom, the Vanderpump Rules star, 41, admitted he’s “a little nervous about being on the same stage” as ex Ariana Madix at the annual fan convention, which is being held in Las Vegas this weekend.

The reality star told his friend and costar Tom Schwartz that he is anticipating fans showing their support to the 38-year-old Dancing with the Stars contestant, saying, “If she comes out, it’s like, ‘Yay,’ [or] whatever. Then I come out and people are going to want to show their loyalty to Team Ariana or whatever, and I’m a little nervous about it.”

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The pair are expected to appear alongside Schwartz, and fellow VPR costars Scheana Shay, Katie Maloney, James Kennedy and Lala Kent during their panel on Friday.

<p>Tammie/AFF-USA/Shutterstock; Cindy Ord/Bravo via Getty Images; Charles Sykes/Bravo via Getty Images</p> Ariana Madix; Tom Sandoval; Raquel Leviss

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Ariana Madix; Tom Sandoval; Raquel Leviss

Related: Tom Sandoval Admits He Was Surprised by the 'Visceral Hatred' After His Affair: 'I'm a Stupid Reality Star'

Sandoval’s comments come after he opened up about the fallout of his choice to cheat on his then-girlfriend of nine years, Madix, with their friend Leviss on Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test.

He described the months-long affair — which sent shockwaves through the reality TV world after being exposed in March — as “a pretty juicy f---ing scandal” before elaborating on what he called a “long story.”

“I had an affair, and it just blew up,” he said. “People were messaging me paragraphs of just like, vicious, like, so visceral, like, hatred.”

<p>Kevin Winter/Getty</p> Tom Sandoval attends the red carpet for Fox's "Special Forces: World's Toughest Test" at Fox Studio Lot on September 12, 2023

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Tom Sandoval attends the red carpet for Fox's "Special Forces: World's Toughest Test" at Fox Studio Lot on September 12, 2023

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The Bravo star shared more in a confessional interview about how the secret relationship — which was later dubbed “Scandoval” by fans — has impacted him and his reputation.

“Before this whole scandal, I would meet people who had probably seen me on Vanderpump Rules, and they’d be like, ‘Oh my gosh, he’s so cool.’ And then now, people think I’m a complete narcissist, creeper vibes,” he explained.

As for Madix, she opened up about the emotional toll of the affair on last week’s episode of Dancing with the Stars.

<p>Amanda Edwards/Getty</p> Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix attend the Friends and Family Opening at Schwartz & Sandy's on July 26, 2022

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Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix attend the Friends and Family Opening at Schwartz & Sandy's on July 26, 2022

Related: Tom Sandoval on Feeling 'Very Close' to Suicide and Getting Sober After His World Began 'Collapsing on Itself'

"My boyfriend of nine years and one of my best gal friends betrayed me in ways that went so far beyond just cheating together that is so hard for me to even explain," she shared of Sandoval and Leviss, who she said started their affair "while I was at my grandma's funeral."

After the fallout of the affair, Ariana said she struggled with her mental health. "Watching my entire life implode in public, my anxiety and depression were at an all-time high, I wasn't eating or sleeping."

However, she eventually found the silver lining in the traumatic heartbreak. "When something is really hard, I can get through it," she declared of what she's learned.

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BravoCon 2023 will take place in Las Vegas from Friday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 5. More information can be found here.

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