Vanderpump Rules star Tom Sandoval is clearing up a few things about this season and his feelings towards some of his so-called friends in a brand new interview with RealityTea.
Tom is perplexed why is friends thought it was okay to invite his ex-girlfriend Kristen Doute on his birthday trip to Hawaii. â€œNobody had really been talking to her [until then] because if you remember the reunion, Kristen was accusing Katie of cheating on Schwartz multiple times and him cheating on Katie â€“ basically trying to knock their integrity down. I donâ€™t know if youâ€™ve noticed this year itâ€™s the â€˜Apology Tour,â€™ while last year it was the â€˜Everyoneâ€™s Just As Bad As Me Tour,'” he told the site. â€œItâ€™s interesting because I know who Iâ€™ve been to my friends. Iâ€™ve treated my friends very well. Itâ€™s so weird how everyoneâ€™s gotten on this fixation, or bandwagon, of just hating on us.â€
So how did Kristen find her way back into the group? â€œWell, it started off initially in the summer with Katie kind of getting on our case because she was talking to Kristen again,” he explained. “We were all surprised, like â€˜Okayâ€¦ a week ago you were sending me screenshots of Kristenâ€™s ludicrous tweets and laughing at them, but now you guys are friends?â€™ Weâ€™re just like, alright: if you go to lunch with Kristen, weâ€™ll have lunch with you another day. But if thereâ€™s a big gathering for something important and you want to invite Kristen, yeah weâ€™ll be there. But weâ€™re not going to grab mimosas with you and Kristen. (laughs) Which is so obvious! It seems like such an obvious thing. But Katie started throwing a stink about it. Weird. Thatâ€™s what Ariana meant by â€˜You do you, weâ€™ll do us.â€™ No big deal. You can be friends with whoever you want to be friends with, but we donâ€™t have to be friends with them just because you want us to.â€
He continued, â€œAs the trip got closer, I think it had a lot to do with Jax not having the balls to tell Kristen that she wasnâ€™t going to go. Over at my house after the comedy show, it became a thing where Katie was like, â€˜I think Kristen should go. Itâ€™s Jaxâ€™s birthday too!â€™ And Iâ€™m like, well itâ€™s my birthday and I donâ€™t want her to be there. Thatâ€™s really weird. It makes NO sense for her to be there. And she just kept attacking us about it. I was like, the way youâ€™re acting right now, I have to question your judgment. Which meant I had to question her manners. Itâ€™s so out of line to question why someone doesnâ€™t want to bring their ex on a birthday trip! It was this whole thing of trying to push my buttons. Her saying, â€˜Why donâ€™t you just get over it? Why are you hanging on to it?â€™ And Iâ€™m like, Iâ€™m not hanging on to it. I just donâ€™t want my ex-grilfriend on a birthday trip. (laughs) Then sheâ€™s like, â€˜Look at you, youâ€™re getting upset! Just let it go! Okay Stassi.â€™”
â€œThen Scheana, of course, just starts lying about what Ariana says,” Tom revealed. “Ariana never gave anyone an ultimatum, and thatâ€™s why you never see it on the show. But Scheana runs around and tells everybody that Ariana said â€˜Itâ€™s either Kristen or me!â€™â€
Tom admits he thinks Scheana is a sh*t stirrer. â€œYeah. You can kinda tell when sheâ€™s bullsh*tting too. Her eyes get really big and she blinks a lot. Itâ€™s kind of a dead giveaway. I mean, Iâ€™ve dealt with it before.â€
So what are Scheana’s motives? â€œThatâ€™s the thing â€“ I donâ€™t understand what happened. I donâ€™t know if itâ€™s because me and Ariana had been busy doing our own thing. Or maybe itâ€™s because we donâ€™t day drink. I mean, I donâ€™t go get margaritas during the day. And Scheana does that sometimes and, you know, I donâ€™t know. I was just sitting there watching the show [these past weeks] and Iâ€™m like â€˜Where the f*ck is this coming from?â€™ Ariana would never give an ultimatum. Neither one of us would.â€
Tom also explained what Ariana’s reaction has been watching what Scheana has said about her on the show this season.
â€œObviously itâ€™s annoying. We just shake our heads like, wow. Itâ€™s funny because you can see Ariana is being super chill in [last weekâ€™s] episode when she and Scheana are having the conversation at the bar about Jaxâ€™s birthday lunch. Scheana was saying â€˜You can either spazz out about whoâ€™s coming to Jaxâ€™s lunch, or you can be cool. But you canâ€™t be both.â€™ The funny thing is that Ariana is being really cool about it â€“ she doesnâ€™t care. Of course weâ€™re going to show up. (laughs) And then Scheana acts like Ariana is being a certain way, and tells Katie that Ariana is questioning if theyâ€™re real friends. That was not what she said. Itâ€™s just one thing after another. I canâ€™t even count how many times Scheana just puts her hand up and says, â€˜I canâ€™t even talk to you about this anymore!â€™ and just walks away. Itâ€™s an ongoing thing throughout the season.â€
â€œWe donâ€™t have this â€˜thingâ€™ about Kristen. We donâ€™t care. We just donâ€™t want to be around her, for obvious reasons. She spent about a year trying to ruin our relationship, our lives. Plus, sheâ€™s an ex-girlfriend. Itâ€™s weird.â€
â€œThen when Scheana tells Ariana that her mom was worried about her, and questioning whether I was a good boyfriend? Yeah, thatâ€™s another lie. (laughs) Arianaâ€™s mom obviously worries about her daughter sometimes. But it wasnâ€™t anything to do with me or our relationship. But Scheana just kind of let loose about me!â€
Sandoval admits he feels completely betrayed by Scheana. â€œMy biggest thing with Scheana is that Iâ€™ve bent over backwards for her as a friend. Iâ€™ve gone above and beyond this season behind the scenes with things that I canâ€™t really talk about, and it was just really heartbreaking to see her on this constant attack. For reasons that I still canâ€™t understand. We just had a big target painted on our backs. And I donâ€™t know if weâ€™ll ever know why.â€
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