On the next episode of “Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test,” Tom Sandoval opens up about the aftermath of Scandoval. In an exclusive clip from Us Weekly, Sandoval, 41, tearfully admits to the Special Forces Directing Staff (DS) that he had an affair with his fellow “Vanderpump Rules” cast member, Raquel Leviss.
Sandoval explains that the situation became a major media storm, with his publicist stating that they had never seen anything like it before – a reality star having an affair making headlines on CNN. Sandoval shares his frustration and calls the situation “stupid.”
One lesson learned from the stars of “Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test” is that rough living conditions can be just as challenging as the actual training. The show pushes celebrities to their physical and mental limits, and the first two seasons showed the cast struggling with extreme living conditions.
In March, it was confirmed that Sandoval and his girlfriend of nine years, Ariana Madix, had split following his secret affair with Raquel. As a result, many of Sandoval’s “Vanderpump Rules” co-stars sided with Ariana, and “Team Ariana” merchandise sales skyrocketed.
Sandoval opens up about how seeing his longtime friends turn against him in favor of Ariana was exhausting. However, his DS instructors on “Special Forces” have little sympathy for his actions, noting that it looks pathetic for Sandoval to play the victim when he is not.
Since the fallout from Scandoval, Sandoval and Raquel have put their relationship on hold. Raquel even blocked him from her Instagram page when he tried to send her a birthday message. Sources reveal that they have not spoken in nearly three months.
Sandoval is also not on speaking terms with Ariana, despite still living in the same house. They communicate