Speaking out. Vanderpump Rules star Tom Sandoval released a statement after his affair with Raquel Leviss and subsequent split from Ariana Madix made headlines.“Hey, I fully understand an deserve ur anger & disappointment towards me, but please leave Schwartz, my friends and family out of this situation … Schwartz specifically only found out about this very recently, and most definitely did not condone my actions.
This was a very personal thing,” Sandoval, 39, wrote via Instagram on Saturday, March 4.He co-owns Schwartz & Sandy’s Lounge, a Los Angeles bar, with fellow Pump Rules star Tom Schwartz.
Their business has been inundated with bad reviews, to the point where Yelp temporarily paused write-ups due to the spam-like influx.In order to view the video, please allow Manage CookiesSandoval asked fans to remember that he isn’t the only one invested in the restaurant. “Also, Schwartz & Sandy’s might have my name on it, but also there are 3 other partners and 20 employees, who especially rely on the restaurant for income for them and their families.
Just like TomTom, I’m a small part of a much bigger thing,” he pleaded. “Please direct ur anger towards me and not them. They did nothing wrong.”He apologized to his partners and noted that he was taking a leave of absence. “I’m so sorry that my partners, Greg, Brett, and Schwartz and our employees have to suffer for my actions,” he said. “I will be taking a step back & taking a hiatus out of respect for my employees & partners.”As for all the other things he has to address — like cheating on longtime girlfriend Madix with Leviss, 28 — Sandoval isn’t quite ready for that yet.“I need some time to address everything else,” he concluded. “Sorry for everything.”Us Weekly confirmedRead more on usmagazine.com