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'VPR' Star Ariana Madix Set To Join 'Dancing With The Stars' After Split From Ex Tom Sandoval

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By Favour Adegoke on April 9, 2023 at 5:45 PM EDT

Heartbroken reality TV personality Ariana Madix is reportedly preparing to join the new season of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" when it kicks off later this year.

Madix appears to be putting in a lot of effort in her career, as she's been rumored to appear in an upcoming film alongside Meagan Good, Faith Wright, and Roger Cross.

The "Vanderpump Rules" star, who has been involved in a scandalous split with her longtime partner and co-star Tom Sandoval, was recently seen chanting "F**k Tom" with her friends as they enjoyed a night out together.

Read on for more details.

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Ariana Madix Is Joining 'Dancing With The Stars

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According to a source who spoke to Page Six, the actress and model will switch from Bravo's "Vanderpump Rules" to ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" when it premieres in September.

The source shared that Madix, 37, and the ABC Network are in the advanced stages of negotiation for her to join the program as a contestant.

According to the news outlet, insiders privy to the information shared that Madix "has already received all of the approvals and sign-offs from NBC Universal," the parent company of Bravo, the producer of "Vanderpump Rules."

The reality TV star has been in a much-publicized split from her 9-year-old romantic partner, Tom Sandoval, after cheating on her with their "VPR" co-star Raquel Leviss.

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Ariana Madix To Appear In A New Movie

'VPR' Star Ariana Madix Set To Join 'Dancing With The Stars' After Split From Scandalous Ex Tom Sandoval

The "Dead End" actress has reportedly scored a big screen role in an upcoming Lifetime movie, "Buying Back My Daughter," per Deadline.

The movie follows the life of a mother who discovers that her missing teenage daughter is being sex trafficked on an escort website. Madix will play Karen, a police officer who assists with the investigation and has a personal connection to the story.

Madix will co-star with Meagan Good, who has a strong relationship with Lifetime after appearing on the network's "Death Saved My Life," Faith Wright of "Riverdale," and Roger Cross of "Arrow."

"Buying Back My Daughter" is produced by Front Street Pictures and Charles Cooper for distribution by Lifetime. Good, Orly Adelson and Allen Lewis serve as executive producers, with James Jope as co-executive producers.

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Ariana Madix And Her Fans Yell 'F**k Tom'

Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix

Madix is seemingly moving on from the drama around her break up with Sandoval as she enjoyed a night out with "Vanderpump Rules" co-stars Scheana Shay and Katie Maloney at Emo Nite in Hollywood.

In a video obtained by Daily Mail, she stood up on a stage, chanting "F**k Tom" loudly, alongside the crowd at the Los Angeles hot spot.

According to the news outlet, she threw her hands in the air while flashing her middle finger in a "f**k you" gesture and smiling.

After the "F**k Tom" chants died down, the founder of Emo, TJ Petracca, paid tribute to Madix and her friends, saying, "God, he wishes he was as cool as these girls," referencing Sandoval.

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In another video, the three of them can be seen on stage dancing to the music and singing along to a rock version of Kelly Clarkson's song "Since U Been Gone."

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Tom Schwartz Claims Tom Sandoval Is 'Addicted' To Raquel Leviss

'VPR' Tom Schwartz Claims Bestie Tom Sandoval Is 'Addicted' To Raquel Leviss: His 'Heroin'

Madix's romance with her estranged partner and "Vanderpump Rules" co-star, Tom Sandoval, ended partly due to his "addiction" to Raquel Leviss, as his friend and business partner, Tom Schwartz, puts it.

During a recent appearance on "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen, Schwartz stated that "Raquel is Tom's heroin" and that he "became obsessed" with her because of his ADHD.

"He's addicted," he added. "It's an infatuation of infatuations." Schwartz noted that he wasn't surprised about Sandoval's relationship with Leviss as he knew how it all started and how it "steadily progressed" into him falling in love with her.

He said, "I was flabbergasted, but I'm not surprised because I think there's a lot of people out there who knew it was an open secret."

Sandoval and Leviss seem to be going strong amid the scandal, as they've been spotted out together several times. Madix, on the other hand, is doing fine, mainly thanks to her girl pals.

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