Here’s Why Ariana Madix Might Be Saying Goodbye to ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Forever

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Tuesday’s truly OMG-worthy Vanderpump Rules season 11 reunion finale made viewers everywhere laugh, cry, and yell at the screen countless times (no, just me?). It also raised the question of whether it would be Ariana Madix's last time filming with the cast in the wake of Scandoval. And the answer? It's kinda sorta looking like a no...at least, based on the ~ vibes~ the Dancing with the Stars alum put out after she said she has no intention of filming with her ex.

“I just want you away from me,” Ariana told Sandoval through tears during the episode while discussing their breakup. “I just want you gone and I don't want to be in a position where I'm being forced...” “That is our job,” the Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras musician interrupted before Ariana noted, “I'm not forced to do anything.”

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“I knew that it would take a little bit of time for the cast expectations to settle.”

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News literally won’t stop breaking, so we put all the updates in one place.

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*Pretends to be shocked.*

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There's some speculation after she walked off the season 11 finale. 😬

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Lala has a *lot* of thoughts about Rachel's three-part interview with Bethenny Frankel.

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Lifetime + Vanderpump Rules + DWTS + Broadway = $

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“It’s heartbreaking to go through. I was fully in love with her.”

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Our heads are swirling with questions!

During another portion of the finale, the Broadway star responded to her ex and Lala Kent's sentiments that she should have had a conversation with Sandoval prior to the season ending for the sake of honesty and transparency.

“That's the thing, it's always having the one conversation with the one person you don't want to have it with,” Sandoval voiced before adding, “Like Lala said. That is what we do.” “I'll have that conversation with everybody else, but I am not in a place to have a conversation with you,” Ariana retorted.

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Sooooo...there ya have it, folks! Looks like the new Love Island USA host might not be returning to Vanderpump Rules. And honestly, we wouldn't blame her if she didn't! She's been the definition of booked and busy with the opening of her sandwich shop Something About Her, her Broadway debut in Chicago, and her season three finish on Dancing With the Stars.

As for the future of Vanderpump Rules in general? Lisa Vanderpump herself gave fans some insight into where things are headed during Disney’s 2024 Upfront presentation on May 14. “Vanderpump Rules is on hiatus just for a little bit,” the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star told E! News. “Let it breathe. I think we were going around in circles for a little bit,” she added. The restauranteur also dished that she’s occupied with opening yet another restaurant this upcoming September, meaning she needs “a couple of months” to prepare.

Prior to that ^^ admission, Bravolebrity Andy Cohen had this to say on his SiriusXM radio show, Andy Cohen Live: “We used to do this all the time with the Housewives. We would say, ‘You know what? Let’s put cameras down for, you know, four or five months and come back to them.’ And they will have lived life. Things will be different.”

“People do forget—especially as it relates to Ariana, who was the one cheated on—people forget that we picked up cameras 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,” he added.

Welp. That's that on that...we guess. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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