Ariana Madix Files Lawsuit Against Ex Tom Sandoval, Demands Sale of Co-Owned Los Angeles Home

LOS ANGELES, CA – Celebrity couple Scandoval finds themselves embroiled in a legal battle over their shared Los Angeles home. Ariana Madix has recently filed a lawsuit against her ex, Tom Sandoval, seeking a court-ordered sale of their jointly-owned property, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.

Madix’s lawsuit requests a “partition by sale,” meaning she wants the judge to compel them to sell the home they purchased together in 2019 and divide the proceeds. Notably, Madix explicitly states that she does not want a “division in kind,” which would allow one of them to sell the property to a third party.

The couple, who had separated following Sandoval’s highly publicized affair with Vanderpump Rules co-star Rachel Leviss, continued to live in the same house despite the scandal. This unconventional living arrangement had prompted speculation and discussion among their fellow reality TV stars.

During an appearance on the Howie Mandel Does Stuff Podcast, Sandoval shed some light on their unique situation, explaining that they communicate through a middleman. He disclosed that they inform each other of their movements via text, ensuring minimal contact as they go about their separate lives within their shared residence.

Lala Kent, another Vanderpump Rules cast member, revealed on her podcast Give Them Lala that Sandoval had initially refused to vacate the property, asserting his plans to stay for an extended period and utilize every room in the house. Notably, it was in this very home where Madix claimed Sandoval and Leviss engaged in their affair, with the betrayal unfolding in a guest room as she slept in her own bed.

It is worth mentioning that Madix had previously threatened Sandoval with legal action in a trailer for the upcoming season 11 of Vanderpump Rules, although it remains uncertain if the lawsuit is related to this particular threat.

As the Scandoval saga continues, fans eagerly await the premiere of the new season, scheduled for January 30 on Bravo.

Key Details: Ariana Madix has filed a lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend and Vanderpump Rules co-star Tom Sandoval, seeking to force the sale of their shared Los Angeles home. Madix wants a clean break and a division of proceeds, rejecting the option of selling to a third party. The couple continued to live together despite Sandoval’s past affair scandal. Their communication is facilitated through a middleman, with minimal contact. Lala Kent previously accused Sandoval of refusing to leave the home, proclaiming his intent to utilize every room. Madix claimed the affair occurred in a guest room of the same house. The outcome of Madix’s previous threat of legal action remains unclear. The new season of Vanderpump Rules, featuring this ongoing drama, is set to premiere on January 30.