Tom Sandoval finally issued a groveling apology to Ariana Madix following news of his “months-long” affair with Raquel Leviss.
“I want to first and foremost apologize to everyone I’ve hurt through this process,” the “Vanderpump Rules” star wrote on Instagram Tuesday night.
“Most of all, I want to apologize to Ariana. I made mistakes, I was selfish, and made reckless decisions that hurt somebody I love. No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically and publicly.”
“I can only imagine how devastating this has been for Ariana and everyone around us. I feel really horrible about that,” Sandoval continued.
“My biggest regret is that I dishonored Ariana. I never meant to disappoint so many people, including our loving families and friends.”
Sandoval insisted his love for Madix was “stronger than any camera could ever have captured,” adding that some of the pair’s “best times together were never filmed.”
“The same goes for some of our biggest struggles,” he wrote to his 968,000 followers on the platform.
“I wish things happened in a different order and our relationship was not severely tarnished, and that it ended with the same respect for her that it began with. I owed Ariana better.”
The Bravolebrity, 39, said he’s “beyond sad” about the way his nearly decade-long relationship with Madix has ended.
“The choices I made hurt so many people,” he wrote. “I acted in a way that clashes with who and how I want to be.”
“I will continue to reflect and work on myself. I have work to do. I always have, and I always will,” he concluded.
The post marks the first time Sandoval has publicly apologized to Madix over the fallout of his affair scandal.
Over the weekend, the reality star shared a public apology on Instagram in which he avoided any mention of Madix.
“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 on Instagram Saturday.
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Sandoval clarified that Schwartz, 40, only found out about the affair “very recently” and “did not condone it.”
He then seemingly addressed anger toward his and Schwartz’s new LA bar, Schwartz & Sandy’s, which fans called to “boycott” after news of the cheating scandal broke last week.
“There are 3 other partners and 20 employees, who rely on the restaurant for income for them and their families,” Sandoval wrote. “Just like [first bar] TomTom, I’m a small part of a much bigger thing.
“Please direct ur anger towards me and not them. They did nothing wrong.”
Sandoval vowed to take “a step back” from the business “out of respect” from his colleagues and employees.
Leviss, for her part, filed for a temporary restraining order against co-star Scheana Shay following reports of a “heated confrontation.”
Madix has yet to publicly speak out.
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