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Ariana Madix Announced As A Contestant On 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 32

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By Favour Adegoke on July 8, 2023 at 4:30 PM EDT

Ariana Madix has announced her participation in Season 32 of "Dancing with the Stars." The news was revealed on "Good Morning America" with Judge Derek Hough. Madix had already received approval from NBC Universal to join the show, making her the first non-" Real Housewife" from Bravo to compete.

She recently ended her nine-year relationship with her "Vandperpump Rules" co-star Tom Sandoval due to his affair with Raquel Leviss. Despite the breakup, Madix expressed gratitude for the support of her other castmates.

Keep on reading to learn more.

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Ariana Madix Is 'Dancing With The Stars'

On Friday, Vanderpump Rules" star Ariana Madix shared the exciting news of her participation in the upcoming Season 32 of "Dancing with the Stars." Her announcement was aired on "Good Morning America," where Madix appeared alongside renowned judge Derek Hough at her sandwich shop, Something About Her.

Hough began the announcement in the video by proclaiming, "This season on 'Dancing with the Stars,' we are going absolutely mad – mad for Madix." Shortly after, Madix joined the screen and enthusiastically shared, "I will be joining the cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' this season!"

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Adding to the excitement, Hough chimed in, "That's right! Say goodbye to the drama and hello to the dance floor." The lively duo concluded the video by simultaneously exclaiming, "Let's dance," and playfully engaging in a brief dance together.

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Ariana Madix 'Already Received Approval From NBC Universal' 

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

In a previous report by Page Six back in April, it was confirmed that Madix was in advanced discussions with ABC to participate in the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars." According to a source, Madix had "already received all of the approvals and sign-offs from NBC Universal," fueling the anticipation for her appearance on the show.

Speculation about Madix potentially joining the popular dance competition had been growing among fans for months. If she were to compete, she would make Bravo history as the first non- "Real Housewife" from the network to take part in the show.

The rumors gained even more traction when Hough was spotted outside Madix's yet-to-be-opened sandwich shop in West Hollywood, California, hugging each other and laughing.

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Ariana Madix Says She's 'Grateful For Her Friends'

Ariana Madix Storms Off During 'Intense' On-Camera Confrontation With Tom Sandoval
Instagram | Tom Sandoval

Madix made headlines in March when she and Tom Sandoval, who had been together for nine years, ended their relationship due to Sandoval's affair with their "Vanderpump Rules" co-star Raquel Leviss.

A source revealed to Us Weekly that Madix discovered Sandoval and Leviss' involvement after she looked through his phone while he was performing his new song on stage at a concert in early March.

Although filming for the "Vanderpump Rules" 10th season had concluded before news of the cheating scandal emerged, production resumed in the aftermath of the drama. Following her breakup with Sandoval, Madix received overwhelming support from her fellow cast members on "VPR" amid the cheating controversy.

Before the taping of the season 10 reunion, which took place in May and aired a month later, Madix expressed her appreciation for her co-stars standing by her side during the reunion.

"I was angry. At times, I was sad. But I honestly think that the biggest thing that I felt was being so grateful for my friends," she shared in the "Call Her Daddy" podcast that month. "Both the friends that were there that day and otherwise."

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Ariana Madix Reveals She 'Wants To Make Enough Money'

Ariana Madix Spotted! One Step Closer To Opening Sandwich Shop In L.A.
Instagram | Ariana Madix

Since the cheating scandal became public, Madix has seen a significant change in her finances. According to reports, she has secured lucrative sponsorship deals with prominent companies like Uber, Bic, Duracell, and more, earning her a substantial income exceeding $1 million. Additionally, Madix recently landed a role in the Lifetime movie, "Buying Back My Daughter."

In a candid interview with Glamour in June, Madix shared her aspirations regarding financial stability and providing for her family. She revealed, "We have no generational wealth in our family. I want to make enough money to be able to take care of my mom and my brother and any other family members who may or may not need it. I never want to worry about it ever, ever, ever. So I will work as much as possible to not have to."

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