Vanderpump Rules fans learned Sandoval had a connection with Madix during season 2 of the Bravo hit when his then-girlfriend, Kristen Doute, alleged he cheated with the fellow bartender. Sandoval and Madix denied having an affair at the time, with Sandoval later admitting that they kissed once in Las Vegas.
Following Sandoval’s split from Doute, he and Madix started seeing each other. They confirmed their relationship at the season 2 reunion, which aired in 2015. The couple moved in together, eventually buying a home in 2019.
Sandoval and Leviss crossed the line for the first time in August 2022, hooking up at Scheana Shay and Brock Davies’ wedding. (Leviss also hooked up with Sandoval’s business partner and close friend, Tom Schwartz, at the event.)
As his feelings for Leviss developed, Sandoval claimed he wrestled with ending things with Madix, but cited his and Madix’s respective mental health issues — and various business ventures — as reasons he delayed the split. He claimed he tried to officially break up with her in February 2023. Less than a month later, she learned about his secret romance with Leviss.
Sandoval and Leviss — who declared their love for each other during the Vanderpump Rules season 10 three-part reunion — also apologized to Madix for the affair.
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