Ariana Madix ‘overwhelmed’ by Tom Sandoval scandal support

Katie Maloney wants fans to know that Ariana Madix sees all the love and support coming in – despite her deactivating her social media accounts amid “Scandoval.“

“Thank you so much for reaching out. Honestly, it’s been overwhelming,” Maloney, 36, said in a series of videos shared via her Instagram Stories late Tuesday.

“Ariana’s overwhelmed by it. She thanks you all so much.”

Maloney also told “Vanderpump Rules” fans that they’d get the chance to support Madix, 37, in a “really cool” way on Wednesday, in promotion for their upcoming sandwich shop, Something About Her, on International Women’s Day.

“So many of you have been asking how to support Ariana, how to support the sandwich shop and tomorrow you’ll find out,” Maloney said, later revealing that the ladies have collaborated on a collection of sandwich-themed merch.

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Katie Maloney says Ariana Madix is “overwhelmed” by the support she’s received in light of her now ex-boyfriend Tom Sandoval cheating on her with Raquel Leviss.
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Maloney added “#teamariana” in the corner of her Instagram Story.

Maloney’s posts Tuesday night came shortly after Tom Sandoval issued another public apology for cheating on Madix with their “Pump Rules” co-star Raquel Leviss.

This time around, Sandoval – who initially shared a statement apologizing to seemingly everyone but Madix – specifically mentioned his now-ex by name.

“Most of all, I want to apologize to Ariana,” Sandoval, 39, wrote via Instagram. “I made mistakes, I was selfish, and made reckless decisions that hurt somebody I love. No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically and publicly.”

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Maloney teased that their sandwich shop, Something About Her, will provide a way for fans to support Madix.
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He added, “I can only imagine how devastating this has been for Ariana and everyone around us. I feel really horrible about that.”

As previously reported, Page Six confirmed that Madix dumped the reality star after seeing a sexually explicit video of Leviss, 28, on Sandoval’s phone last Wednesday.

After discovering the footage, Madix learned that the two had began their “full-on affair” last summer – and had been “communicating inappropriately” ever since.

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One source even told us that Leviss had “slept over Tom and Ariana’s house when Ariana’s been out of town.”

“Ariana was blindsided by the cheating,” another source said, adding that Madix had “no idea there were any issues” with Sandoval and feels “betrayed” by Leviss.

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Sandoval and Leviss have been having a “full-on affair” for months.
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An insider told Page Six that Madix was “heartbroken” and “blindsided” by Leviss and Sandoval’s affair.
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Leviss and Sandoval, who wore matching lightning bolt necklaces during their affair, have not specified if they plan on continuing their relationship. However, one source previously told us they “want to be together,” while another added they “kissed on camera” in a post-”Scandoval” filming session over the weekend.

Bravo and several “Pump Rules” stars have confirmed that cameras have been filming the “Scandoval” aftermath – and that it will play out before the current season ends.

“Vanderpump Rules” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

Additionally, executive producer Lisa Vanderpump will appear on Wednesday’s “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” airing at 10 p.m. ET.

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