Tom Sandoval finally broke his silence after his split from Ariana Madix and a months-long affair with Raquel Leviss in a post on Instagram Saturday, March 4. Though he didn't directly address the issue, he announced he needed time to "address everything."
News broke on Friday, March 3, that Sandoval and Madix ended their almost-a-decade romance after the latter caught him cheating with Leviss. By the looks of it, Sandoval and Leviss' affair had been going on for months behind Madix's back.
Tom Sandoval Releases Statement After Cheating Scandal
The 39-year-old shared a lengthy post on Instagram to ask everyone not to involve his and his friends' L.A. bar, Schwartz & Sandy's, amid the threats of boycotting the place.
"Hey, I fully understand and deserve ur anger & disappointment towards me, but please leave [Tom] Schwartz my friends and family out of this situation…" he wrote.
He cleared that Schwartz only knew of his affair "very recently" and didn't tolerate him, so he asked the public to just direct their hate on him and not on the bar.
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"There are 3 other partners and 20 employees, who rely on the restaurant for income for them and their families," he continued.
"Just like [first bar] TomTom, I'm a small part of a much bigger thing," Sandoval requested. "Please direct ur anger towards me and not them. They did nothing wrong."
So to save the business and "out of respect" from his colleagues and employees, he decided to take "a step back."
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The singer ended his post without directly addressing his breakup with Madix and affair with Leviss but announced his break.
"I need some time to address everything else. Sorry for everything," he concluded his note.
Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix Split and the Affair with Raquel Leviss
TMZ broke the news about Sandoval and Madix's split.
The 37-year-old reality star reportedly broke it off with The Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras singer after learning about his affair with Leviss when she attended his show with his band in Los Angeles.
A source told People the affair wasn't news and had been going on for "upwards of six months."
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"She was completely blindsided by this; devastated doesn't even scratch the surface of how she feels," the insider revealed.
"This is someone she thought she knew, someone she planned to spend the rest of her life with. You can't even put into words that betrayal," the tipster continued. "She was supporting his new single. She had no idea any of this was happening behind her back."
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