Even if you’ve never seen a single episode of “Vanderpump Rules,” you know that the juiciest pop culture story to come out in 2023 so far has been #Scandoval.
ICYMI, back in March, news broke that one of Bravo’s favorite couples, Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval had broken up after Ariana discovered her live-in boyfriend of nearly a decade was having a seven-month long affair with their close friend and castmate Raquel Leviss.
With Season 10 of “Vanderpump Rules” already wrapped and airing, production quickly picked cameras back up to capture the epic fallout for an emergency episode.
The “VPR” cast firmly rallied around #TeamAriana, with the exception of Tom’s best friend and business partner Tom Schwartz, who was later revealed to have known about the affair for months.
As lies continued to be exposed, fans also turned on Tom Sandoval, boycotting his new Los Angeles bar and dubbing him “a worm with a mustache,” thanks to a viral insult hurled by castmate James Kennedy at the Season 10 reunion.
Two weeks after #Scandoval. broke, Ariana took to Instagram to thank her friends and fans for their support as she navigated the “betrayal on so many levels.” She also shared a new badass mantra: “What doesn’t kill me better run.”
They say looking good is the best revenge, and daaaamn, Ariana has been looking fire ever since, (and collecting paycheck after paycheck thanks to numerous lucrative brand partnership).
In honor of Ariana turning her tears to triumph, we are rounding up some of her hottest looks since #Scandoval and showing where you can shop her ‘fits.
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The week after #Scandoval broke, Ariana The “Vanderpump Rules” jetted down in Mexico friend’s wedding where she was photographed smiling and dancing. For the south-of-the-border nuptials, the Something About Her co-owner turned heads in a stunning pink and chartreuse ombré maxi-dress by designer Sau Lee, featuring sexy cut-outs, hidden pockets, a sweetheart neckline, spaghetti straps and a low-cut back. She completed the look with a polished high bun and flirty fan accessory.
Dubbed a “revenge dress” by Andy Cohen, Ariana wasn’t playing as she showed up to the “Vanderpump Rules” Season 10 in a savage, blood red two-piece set from Monot. With her rock-hard body on display, Madix snapped to her ex while filming, “Don’t look at me. You don’t deserve to look at THIS.” Burn!
Sitting down for a one-one with Andy Cohen ahead of the three-part “Vanderpump Rules” Season 10 reunion, which began airing in May, Ariana shined in a silver metallic minidress by Mugler, featuring a sheer tulle high-neck detail.
Ariana was a total vibe as she hit up tthe Celsius’ Oasis Vibe House party during the 2023 Coachella festival in April, rockin’ a multi-colored cutout bodysuit by Camila Coelho styled distressed jean shorts, purple shades and white high-top Converse sneakers.
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Miss Madix goes to Washington. Alongside Lisa Vanderpump and VPR co-star Lala Kent, Ariana hit the red carpet at the prestigious media event looking absolutely angelic. She chose a Needle & Thread tulle strapless gown which was beautifully adorned with shimmering sequin artwork and double stitch ruffles, styled with an elegant cape.
After slaying her red hot reunion look, Ariana teamed up with Bloomindale’s for a #RevengeDress campaign where she posed on the streets of New York City wearing a red long-sleeve mini-dress with a plunging neckline, also by Monot. She completed the sizzling look with barely-there strappy red sandals.
Also a part of the Bloomie’s campaign, Ariana showed major skin in a glitzy crystal-adorned nude Retrofête maxi-gown, style with matching nude undergarments. When her co-star Scheana Shay saw the image on social media she commented that the look was “giving Britney toxic,” referring to the pop star’s iconic “Toxic” music video look.
Following the “Vanderpump Rules” Season 10 finale airing, Ariana appeared on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens: Live” to talk all things #Scandoval with Andy Cohen. Describing her look as “slutty funeral,” the reality star worked a sultry, asymmetric lace-trim dress black dress by Alessandra Rich, which she styled with strappy black sandals, a collection of gold rings and long sharp nails.
Ariana made a surprise at the NBC Upfronts, taking the stage at Radio City Music Hall to reveal news about Bravo’s upcoming programming schedule. For her big moment, the Florida native rocked a bright yellow powersuit by L’Agence, which she paired with sparkly jewelry.
Taking out the trash! Ariana promoted Glad’s ForceFlex MaxStrength Cherry Blossom Trash Bags wearing a coordinating pink fuzzy cardigan from Bardot, teamed with high-waisted skinny jeans and brown platform sandals.
Plugging her cameo on “Love Island USA,” Ariana posed by the iconic villa’s fire pit in Fiji wearing AREA’s Butterfly Poplin Dress. The white hot, cotton fit-and-flare frock features a glitzy crystal embellished strappy front, halter neckline, self-tie strappy back and sexy gathered cutouts that showed off Ariana’s enviable abs.
She completed the look with strappy metallic heels by Jessica Simpson and small sparkling hoop earrings.
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Ariana officially made her “Love Island USA” appearance on the show’s July 25 episode, hosting a game “Mr. & Mrs” for the 10 sexy single contestants. For the big moment, she served up major mermaid vibes wearing an aqua mini-dress by Cult Gaia, featuring fun fringe details, halter neckline and sultry open back.
She accessorized with gold platform sandals and wore her platinum blonde tresses down, wavy and parted in the center.
On Aug 1, Ariana snapped a selfie wearing a flirty floral slip dress by Dynamite Clothing.
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