Issues appear to be going nicely for Ariana Madix and Daniel Wai. Like many different stars, the pair attended Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” tour cease in Los Angeles on Sept. 4. Earlier than the present, the duo had been noticed cozying up at a pre-party, wanting prepared to bop the night time away. Per Folks, the brand new snaps come just some days after Madix’s “Vanderpump Rules” costars Katie Maloney and Scheana Shay shared Instagram Tales of the solid on a visit to San Francisco forward of the present’s eleventh season. The photographs additionally included Wai, hinting that we could also be seeing much more of him on the present’s subsequent installment.
Rumors started to swirl about Madix and Wai’s romance again in April when the truth star — who cut up from longtime boyfriend Tom Sandoval in March amid a dishonest scandal — was noticed kissing the health coach at LAX as she dropped him off for a flight, per photographs printed by the Each day Mail. The airport PDA got here after the pair had been noticed glued on the hip at Coachella that weekend, even posing for photographs collectively.
A month after the photographs had been taken, Madix mirrored on how their romance all began. In a Might 24 interview on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast, Madix stated of her relationship, “I’m really, really enjoying myself. I am seeing someone.” She didn’t point out Wai by title however stated, “They live across the country in New York, so obviously there’s that whole aspect to it, but I would say it’s really, really good.”
Madix additionally shared that they met at a marriage “10 or 11 days” after the Scandoval information broke. “I met him at this wedding and all we did was talk. Like we stayed up all night just talking. . . . It’s literally all I wanted,” she stated. The fact star added that she was clear about boundaries with Wai due to the scenario she was popping out of, and he revered them at each step.
When the pair flew dwelling to separate coasts after the marriage, they stored speaking. Madix shared, “The conversations we were having were so amazing.” Since then, she stated, she’d steadily been in New York for work, which let her see him in individual. As for critics who accused her of leaping into a brand new fling too quickly after her breakup with Sandoval, Madix stated, “Accepting happiness and good things while you’re healing, there’s nothing bad about that.”
In the meantime, in Might, a supply informed Those who Madix is reportedly “falling in love” with Wai. “It’s happening faster than she thought but he treats her well, they’re having fun, and she’s happy to be moving on to this next chapter with such an incredible guy,” the supply added.
Madix, 38, was with Sandoval, 40, for 9 years. In early March, Madix realized that Sandoval had been dishonest on her along with her former pal (and fellow “Vanderpump Rules” solid member) Raquel Leviss. Sandoval and Leviss, 28, ultimately publicly admitted to the affair and issued apologies. However in an interview with Howie Mandel launched on April 11, Sandoval claimed he tried to interrupt up with Madix on Valentine’s Day earlier than she realized in regards to the affair. Madix stated on “Call Her Daddy” that after a romantic date, Sandoval opened a dialog about them splitting however nothing was resolved.
On Might 17, information broke that Sandoval and Leviss weren’t shifting ahead with a relationship (although they had been by no means in a single formally), and issues got here to a head in the course of the three-part “Vanderpump Rules” reunion, which concluded on June 7, as viewers noticed Sandoval and Leviss apologize profusely to Madix. Extra lately, Leviss sparked backlash when she addressed the affair on the “Bravo Tea With Jared B” podcast, saying that she “would not be involved in this affair secrecy type of situation if I thought that there was longevity in this relationship between Tom and Ariana. She also added that “the individuals closest to them might see that their relationship hasn’t been what they painting on digicam, and Tom all the time informed me they are a model.”
Madix, meanwhile, has kept busy since the breakup. She’s set to release a recipe book called “Single AF Cocktails: Drinks for Dangerous B*tches” in December and is also a confirmed contestant on “Dancing With the Stars”‘s 32nd season. And of course, it looks like she’s all wrapped up in a new romance.
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