Tom Sandoval, the celebrated star of *Vanderpump Rules*, recently set the record straight about his relationship status, especially after the media storm surrounding a scandal with Raquel Leviss. He confirmed his singlehood during an interview at the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2023 in Las Vegas.
Speaking candidly with *Extra*, the 40-year-old heartthrob shared, “Yes, I am single.” As many celebrities find dating a daunting experience, Sandoval is no exception. He compared dating to the unnerving feeling of job interviews, admitting he finds it somewhat "awkward."
He elaborated, saying, “It’s just so strange. The whole dating experience feels like a job interview. I'm not one to jump into dates with someone I just met. I prefer knowing the person first, getting to hang out with them, see the kind of company they keep, even see how they behave after a few drinks. It's after all these initial encounters that I consider dating.”
Shockwaves Amid Sandoval's Affair Reveal
The revelation about his current relationship status has gained significant attention, particularly because of the recent speculations about his love life. Not long ago, *Us Weekly* broke the news about Sandoval's alleged affair with his co-star, Raquel Leviss, while he was in a relationship with Ariana Madix. This revelation sent shockwaves through their fandom, as the duo had been a steadfast couple for nearly nine years.
The dramatic end to Sandoval and Madix's relationship was further complicated when Madix challenged Sandoval's assertion to Howie Mandel that he intended to end things with her even before the cheating rumors came to light.
Yet, amidst the swirling rumors and public scrutiny, both Sandoval and Madix, who recently showcased her dancing prowess as a 38-year-old contestant on *Dancing with the Stars*, have chosen to maintain a professional demeanor. They continue to work together on the *Vanderpump Rules* set and share their living space, a testament to their mature approach to the complex situation.