- Ariana Madix has been thriving after her public breakup with Tom Sandoval, securing multiple brand deals and even competing on Dancing With The Stars.
- She has consistently high scores on DWTS and is considered a top contender to win the Mirror Ball Trophy.
- In her personal life, Ariana found love with fitness coach Daniel Wai and they have been spending time together in both NYC and LA, making Ariana happier than ever.
Since Vanderpump Rules season 10 came to a close in June 2023, Ariana Madix has been quite busy in both her personal and professional life. One of the reasons why Ariana is so busy is because people want to support her following Ariana’s very public breakup with her boyfriend of 10 years, Tom Sandoval. It was confirmed that Tom was having a months-long affair with Ariana’s friend and fellow castmate, Raquel “Rachel” Leviss, widely known as Scandoval. The affair got so huge it became a pop culture phenomenon; literally, everyone was talking about it, even people who didn’t watch Vanderpump Rules.
During the Vanderpump Rules season 10, Ariana got her chance to not only confront Tom but Raquel as well. Ariana did not hold back and gave both Tom and Raquel a piece of her mind. Once the reunion was over, Ariana had moved on from her heartbreak and was using it to her advantage, rightfully so. Her Instagram is filled with multiple companies she’s been able to collaborate with; she even wrote another cocktail book and is now competing for the Mirror Ball Trophy on Dancing With The Stars. Ariana has become the number one girl in the Vanderpump Rules group.
Ariana Is Competing On Dancing With The Stars
A few months after Scandoval broke, Ariana announced she would be joining the cast of Dancing With The Stars season 32. Ariana was the first DWTS celebrity contestant announced in July 2023, followed by The Bachelorette season 20 lead Charity Lawson in August 2023. The rest of the DWTS season 32 cast was confirmed on Good Morning America on September 13, which included Harry Jowsey, Alyson Hannigan, Jamie Lynn Spears, fellow Bravolebrity Mauricio Umansky, and more. Ariana has had consistently high scores since the start of the season, and she’s only getting better.
Ariana received her first tens during week 6 on DWTS
Many are predicting that the 38-year-old will likely win and take home the Mirror Ball Trophy. Ariana’s scores have been quite high since the start, plus she has a huge fanbase from Vanderpump Rules. Not only has she been doing great from the start, but her dancing has also improved. This win would be another reason for Tom to see what he’s missed out on.
Ariana Found a New Man
Just a couple of months after Tom broke her heart, Ariana found love with a new man. Ariana started seeing Daniel Wai, a fitness coach who lives in New York City. The pair met at Coachella this year as they were a part of the same friend group that attended together (via Us Weekly). Ariana put fans into a frenzy after photos of them looking all loved up surfaced on the internet. However, a source close to Ariana told Us Weekly that she and Daniel were just having fun and that Ariana was not looking for anything serious after her breakup with Tom.
However, since then, Ariana and Daniel have flown back and forth from NYC to Los Angeles to see each other multiple times. The pair even took a trip to Chicago over the summer and snapped a picture in front of The Bean. It’s still unclear if the two have made their relationship official, but Ariana already seems happier than she ever was with Tom.
Ariana Has Secured Several Brand Deals Since Scandoval
Since Scandoval broke, Ariana has been hit by an influx of companies who she’s secured several brand deals with. Some of her most iconic brand deals from shortly after Scandoval were BIC Razors and Duracell Premium Batteries. In the ads for these on her Instagram, Ariana takes several shots at her ex, Tom, and their former relationship. Another memorable brand deal was her Uber One/ East commercial with her fellow Vanderpump Rules castmates, Lala Kent and Scheana Shay. The ladies remade Scheana’s iconic song “Good As Gold” to match what Uber One offers. Some other sponsorships she’s had include T-Mobile, Tidy Cats, Glad Trash Bags, and more.
Other than sponsorships, Ariana will release her own cocktail book called Single AF Cocktails: Drinks for Bad B*tches. In the book, Ariana creates her own recipes where each drink tells a story about her past relationship and how she came out on the other side stronger than ever (via Penguin Random House). The book is currently available for pre-order but will not be released until December 5, 2023. the Vanderpump Rules star previously came out with Fancy Af Cocktails: Drink Recipes from a Couple of Professional Drinkers with Tom, but wanted a new book that reflects her current situation more.