Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent gave an update on her friend Ariana Madix amid the ongoing fallout of her split with Tom Sandoval after he cheated on her with Raquel Leviss.
‘Ariana is moving with the motion of the ocean, you know?’ the 32-year-old reality star said of her costar, 37, on Amazon Live Tuesday. ‘She’s doing as well as can be expected.’
Kent said that while she hasn’t been ‘super-close’ with Madix ‘for a while,’ she understands that Madix has ‘a really great support team behind her’ amid the public breakup in her longtime relationship with Sandoval, 39.
Kent noted that the salacious scandal interrupted her weekend and brought out the smart aleck in her.
‘The scandal – the Scandoval – happened on a Thursday, which didn’t even give me a weekend,’ Kent said. ‘I’m tired because I turned into a troll, alright?
The latest: Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent, 32, gave an update on Ariana Madix, 37, amid the fallout of her split with Tom Sandoval, 39, after he cheated on her with Raquel Leviss, 28
The former couple was pictured with Leviss at a Thanksgiving charity event in LA
‘My Instagram was definitely on fire. I couldn’t stop. The troll was activated, okay? So I’m a little exhausted.’
The Salt Lake City native, who has tangled with rapper 50 Cent on social media in the past, joked, ‘I do not know how 50 Cent does it.’
Kent – who is mother to daughter Ocean, who turns two this month, with former fiancé Randall Emmett, 51 – said she hasn’t been in touch with Leviss as news of the scandal has dominated the headlines.
‘She obviously hasn’t reached out to me or anyone on my side, because I was never friends with her,’ she said. ‘I don’t know if she’s reached out to anyone else.’
She described Sandoval and Leviss as ‘two people who couldn’t be further from who they pretended to be,’ adding that she has ‘never liked either of them.’
Kent said she had to be cautious of ‘spilling too much tea’ on the upcoming season of the Bravo reality show.
Kent said that it felt good ‘to have everyone else feel the same way’ about Sandoval since his ‘mask fell’ in the ongoing scandal.
Asked if Sandoval ever made romantic advances toward her, Kent said ‘he would never do that.’
She added: ‘I would eat that guy up … it takes a very special person to put up with all this.’
Leviss, pictured last month on Valentine’s Day, has been at the epicenter of the scandal to rock the reality TV series
Kent – who is mother to daughter Ocean, who turns two this month, with former fiancé Randall Emmett, 51 – said she hasn’t been in touch with Leviss as news of the scandal has dominated the headlines
Kent described Sandoval and Leviss as ‘two people who couldn’t be further from who they pretended to be,’ adding that she has ‘never liked either of them’
In related news, Sandoval apologized for cheating on Madix in a statement he issued Tuesday evening, days after her name was omitted from his first public comment on the matter.
Sandoval, who was caught cheating on Madix with Raquel Leviss, took to Instagram with a detailed statement after receiving blowback in the wake of his affair coming to light.
‘I want to first and foremost apologize to everyone I’ve hurt through this process,’ he said. ‘Most of all, I want to apologize to Ariana. I made mistakes, I was selfish, and made reckless decisions that hurt somebody I loved.
‘No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically in publicly.’
He continued: ‘I can only imagine how devastating this has been for Ariana and everyone around us. I feel really horrible about that. My biggest regret is that I dishonored Ariana. I never meant to disappoint so many people, including our loving family and friends.’
Sandoval said his ‘love for Ariana was stronger than any camera could have ever captured’ and some of their ‘best times together were never filmed.’
He added: ‘The same goes for some of our biggest struggles. I wish things happened in a different order in our relationship was not severely tarnished, and that it ended with the same respect for her that begin with. I owed Ariana better.’
Sandoval wrapped up in saying, ‘I am beyond sad that it ended the way it did. The choices I made hurt so many people.
‘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.’