Ariana Madix storms off ‘VPR’ as cast sides with Tom Sandoval in chilling Season 11 finale

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This could be the end of Ariana Madix on “Vanderpump Rules.”

Madix, 38, walked off the Season 11 finale that aired Tuesday after her ex, Tom Sandoval, tried approaching her on camera.

The “Chicago” star took her mic off and prepared to leave the cast event in San Francisco with her boyfriend, Daniel Wai — forcing production to step in.

Ariana Madix, Scheana Shay and Tom Sandoval in a scene from the “Vanderpump Rules” Season 11 finale. Bravo
Ariana Madix, Scheana Shay and Tom Sandoval in a scene from the “Vanderpump Rules” Season 11 finale. Bravo
Ariana Madix walks away from Tom Sandoval. Bravo
Ariana Madix walks away from Tom Sandoval. Bravo

“Ariana, don’t do this,” executive producer Jeremiah Smith told Madix. “Don’t end like this.”

But Madix wasn’t interested in speaking to her former boyfriend of almost 10 years for the sake of the Bravo reality show.

“He doesn’t get access to me. It’s about a performance for the audience. He wants 30 seconds with the audience,” she said in a confessional.

Tom Sandoval got shut down by ex-girlfriend Ariana Madix. Bravo
Tom Sandoval got shut down by ex-girlfriend Ariana Madix. Bravo

After Madix left, Sandoval, 40, stormed over to some of his friends and accused Madix of being “lazy” and collecting checks for “doing nothing.”

Then, Sandoval approached the rest of the cast — including Lala Kent and Scheana Shay — and told them that Madix “talks s – – t” about all of them behind their backs.

After hearing that, Kent, 33, broke the fourth wall and slammed Madix for refusing to film with Sandoval, despite still living in the same house as him.

“I have never in my life experienced someone who gets cheated on and suddenly she becomes God,” Kent said.

Scheana Shay, Ariana Madix and Lala Kent in “Vanderpump Rules” Casey Durkin/Bravo
Scheana Shay, Ariana Madix and Lala Kent in “Vanderpump Rules” Casey Durkin/Bravo

In a confessional, Kent said it was “a slap in the face” that Madix walked out of the finale.

Shay, 39, backed up Kent and showed support for Sandoval in the moment.

But Madix explained in a confessional why she wouldn’t entertain a conversation with Sandoval.

“He has never tried to talk to me off camera,” she said. “He could have written something like a f – – king letter and left it on the kitchen counter, and I could have read it at my leisure. But if he would only do it on camera, then to me you showed your true colors.”

Ariana Madix in the trailer for the “Vanderpump Rules” Season 11 reunion Bravo
Ariana Madix in the trailer for the “Vanderpump Rules” Season 11 reunion Bravo
Tom Sandoval in the trailer for the “Vanderpump Rules” Season 11 reunion Bravo
Tom Sandoval in the trailer for the “Vanderpump Rules” Season 11 reunion Bravo

While the cast turned on Madix, Sandoval had another bad moment in the final scene of the episode.

As Tom Schwartz referred to the events that transpired as a “plot twist,” Sandoval responded, “I love it. It’s good for me.”

Sandoval tried to explain what he meant during “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” after the episode aired.

“That wasn’t what I meant. What I meant was, I did my job, and everything came together. That’s what I meant,” he said to host Cohen on Tuesday. “Throughout the season, you know, we have to obviously have those tough conversations, and I felt good that I at least showed up and did my job.”

Season 11 of “Vanderpump Rules” filmed last summer, just a few months after “Scandoval.”

The cast of “Vanderpump Rules” Season 11 Gizelle Hernandez/Bravo
The cast of “Vanderpump Rules” Season 11 Gizelle Hernandez/Bravo

Sandoval had an affair with former co-star Raquel Leviss that was unearthed in March 2023 and destroyed his relationship with Madix.

Leviss, 29, checked into a mental-health facility and quit the show after the scandal.

The Season 11 reunion will start airing May 14.

The trailer, which was released Monday, showed a glimpse into the cast’s real-time reactions as they watched the shocking finale together.

Ariana Madix and Raquel Leviss Nicole Weingart/Bravo
Ariana Madix and Raquel Leviss Nicole Weingart/Bravo

Last week, news broke that production for Season 12 has been put on pause despite typically filming in the summer months. Cohen later weighed in on the delay.

“I think that, you know, I was talking to Ariana about this on the after-show last night. I was saying, people do forget, especially as it relates to Ariana, who was the one cheated on,” Cohen said on “Andy Cohen Live.”

“People forget that we picked up cameras a few, three months after she found out about that affair, so that’s why she’s still in the violently angry stage, and you can understand that, so I always think it’s great,” he went on. “Look, sometimes you want to pick cameras right up quickly because there’s stuff happening, and you want to get in there right away, and sometimes you do want people to live their lives and see how things develop and you know, so, I think it’s a very good idea.”

The three-part “Vanderpump Rules” Season 11 reunion kicks off on Bravo on Tuesday, May 14, at 8 p.m. ET.