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'Vanderpump Rules' Alum Kristen Doute Details Exactly How Ariana Madix Found Out About Tom Sandoval & Raquel Leviss' Affair

'Vanderpump Rules' Alum Kristen Doute Details Exactly How Ariana Madix Found Out About Tom Sandoval & Raquel Leviss' Affair

We are finding out more details about Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval‘s breakup.

Just one week ago, news broke that Ariana, 37, had broken up with Tom, 40, after finding out that he was cheating on her with their close friend and Vanderpump Rules co-star Raquel Leviss.

Both Tom and Raquel, 28, have issued formal apologies. Tom addressed Ariana in his second public statement about the drama and Raquel broke her silence after that.

During a new episode of her podcast, former Vanderpump Rules star Kristen Doute – who dated Tom over a decade ago – detailed the exact moment that Ariana found out about the affair.

Keep reading to find out more…

On the Thursday (March 9) episode of her podcast Sex, Love and What Else Matters podcast, Kristen, 40, revealed that she was with Ariana at Tom‘s cover band’s concert on Wednesday night (March 1) in West Hollywood when the drama unfolded.

“I was actually with Ariana and Tom that night — we were watching his band play at TomTom,” Kristen recalled. “He’s done playing, and we’d all gotten up to just kind of chatter and grab a drink.”

“All of the sudden, I realize Ariana’s gone for — it had to be like 20 minutes or something — because she left her coat and her purse,” Kristen continued.

Kristen went on to say that she gave Ariana‘s belongings to a friend and left, only learning later what caused Ariana to storm out of the bar.

“So what had happened was during Tom’s performance his phone fell out of his pocket and a mutual friend of theirs picks up the phone and hands it to Ariana,” Kristen shared. “The real truth is that Ariana had his phone and she told me that she just had this gut intuition to look at it.”

Kristen added that Ariana‘s decision to look through Tom‘s phone seemed odd since, until this, she thought Ariana and Tom had been a “trusting couple.”

“She just felt like she had to look. So she goes into his photos,” Kristen said. “He had screen recorded a FaceTime of he and Raquel masturbating. That’s the truth.”

Kristen said that Tom followed Ariana out of the bar and shortly after, Ariana called Raquel to confront her. At the time, Raquel was in New York City with Scheana Shay.

“Raquel and Scheana were together at some bar after Watch What Happens Live, a lot of this was on the internet, but the truth of what happened was Raquel was… I’m just gonna say, she’s f–king dumb,” Kristen said. “And she’s walking around all Raquel-like and Scheana asks, ‘Who are you on the phone with? What’s going on?’ And she too casually says, ‘I’m talking to Ariana. Sandoval and I had a seven-month affair.’”

“You’re telling this to Ariana’s best friend,” Kristen continued. “Scheana snatched her phone. She threw it in the gutter. Raquel is saying they’re in love and they’re going to be together.”

Raquel has since alleged that Scheana punched her in the face after finding out about the affair, which Scheana has denied.

Since the affair came to light, Kristen said she’s been in close contact with Ariana, who is “not doing well.”

“She’s numb and she’s sad and she doesn’t want to hear about anything anymore. That’s what she did tell us yesterday. She’s like, ‘What does it matter? I don’t want to hear about any more rumors,’” Kristen said. “She’s deleted some social media from her account. We were telling her some things that came up and she was like, ‘What does it matter? I don’t want to know anymore. It’s just going to make me feel worse.’”

As for Tom, Kristen said, “I don’t know what he’s thinking. I’ve barely talked to him. I don’t know if he’s actually saying those same things [as Raquel]. But I know that that’s what she’s saying, that they’re in love and they have matching necklaces.”

Kristen added that “one of the worst parts” about the situation is that Tom “wasn’t even apologetic.”

“That actually shocked me. He was blaming her and gaslighting her,” Kristen claimed. “Like, ‘You know we haven’t been happy and you know, you weren’t supportive of my endeavors.’”

Kristen insisted that what Tom said wasn’t true, adding that Ariana was his “only supporter” prior to the cheating scandal.

“We all laughed at you for many years. I love Tom. I care about him,” Kristen said. “I’ve always said, ‘I worship the ground Ariana walks on for how she put up with that s–t.’ I am just happy I don’t have to. She did me a favor.”

While Ariana hasn’t publicly addressed the situation, she did return to Instagram and fans were quick to notice some changes that she had made.

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