Wow, Ariana Madix has been booked and busy since last season on The Vanderpump Rules

Wow, Ariana Madix has been booked and busy since last season of The Vanderpump Rules

From breakup to Broadway x

Ariana Madix has been booked and busy since the last season of The Vanderpump Rules and Scandoval drama.

In case you missed it, Ariana Madix found out last March that her boyfriend of nine years, Tom Sandoval, had been cheating on her with her friend Rachel ‘Raquel’ Leviss for six whole months. TMZ broke the story after filming wrapped up on the Bravo reality show. Obviously, the drama, which was dubbed Scandoval, got production to spring back into action. No telly executive worth their salt would let a storyline like that go to waste.

The Vanderpump Rules, which follows the staff at Lisa Vanderpump’s Sexy Unique Restaurant, has had its fair share of infidelity plots since its 2013 debut. Despite this, not one of them captured the imagination quite like this one. As more and more allegations came to light, Ariana proved herself the winner of public opinion. How can you not when it’s claimed your other half had had sex with your pal in the house you own together WHILE you are in the house? It would be difficult not to come out on morally top after that dirty laundry gets aired…

Along with bartending at SUR, failed beauty ventures and a cocktail recipe book in collaboration with Tom, Ariana supplemented her income by being a jobbing actress across Los Angeles. However, sometimes being done dirty by the man you planned your life around can be really good for your career! Let’s look at how she has grown her net worth to a reported cool $2 million.

What was Ariana’s schedule looking like before the Scandoval storyline on The Vanderpump Rules?

Prior to the drama, Ariana had short stints on series like her two-episode arc on the  Roku Original Waking Up With Strangers in 2019. That same year, she joined the rest of her reality television co-stars in playing themselves on The Other Two. Before her explosion of fame, her last acting gig was on Paradise City on Amazon Prime in 2021.

Ariana gets her first Lifetime movie

However, just weeks after the news broke, Ariana was cast in the Lifetime movie Buying Back My Daughter, which was based on the true-life case of a teenage victim of sex trafficking. In the film that aired last October, she played a police officer called Karen.

Ariana steps up her selling era

Next up, she appeared alongside Lala Kent and Scheana Shay, who also shot to fame as part of The Vanderpump Rules, in a Uber One commercial. In the ad, the trio are seen singing along with an updated version of Scheana’s 2013 single Good as Gold, singing the loyalty programme’s praises. Obviously, the clip made its debut during their show’s season finale.


The Uber One✖️Good As Gold Remix has arrived. ⭐️

♬ original sound – Vanderpump Rules

On a much less glamorous note, Ariana agreed to do Instagram posts hawking Purina Tidy Cats Lightweight Litter and hot pink GLAD bin bags, among other smelly spon con. The joy of having 2.2 million followers!

Ariana competes for the glitterball on Dancing With The Stars

Following this, she snagged the go-to booking of anyone trying to revive or rejuvenate their career when it was announced she would be a contestant on last year’s Dancing With the Stars. Her time on the show ended when she placed third on December 4 alongside her professional partner, Pasha Pashkov.

From the theatre of The Vanderpump Rules to an actual Broadway theatre

However, Ariana was back again with another development on her CV when she said that she would be taking on the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of Chicago. Yes, the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical is all about women who have been accused of murdering their useless boyfriends and husbands. Her debut in the role earlier this week followed in the footsteps of other Bravo stars like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hill’s Erika Girardi. She did the part pre-pandemic.

While appearing on Live With Kelly and Mark, Ariana told hosts Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: “It is just the biggest dream come true. I can’t believe this is real life. I’m going to cry.”

The Broadway stint has inspired Ariana to be everywhere even more with appearances on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. She has also been taking her live show Single AF across the country, which features guests like the comedian Matt Rodgers and the TikTok star Rod Thill.

Ariana says it is okay to be tipsy and single in her book


Aside from the stage, Ariana also merged her newly single status with her past in mixology with her new cocktail recipe book, Single AF. The collection became available back in December so that you might have gotten it as a stocking stuffer.

Anyway, may all our breakups be so good for our careers! We deserve it!

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