Sandoval’s former friends admit he is now in a "scary" situation where "he literally has no one around him that gives him honest feedback" in a preview of next week’s 'Vanderpump Rules'
In a sneak peek at Tuesday’s episode of the hit Bravo series, Sandoval, 41, is left at his birthday party without his former inner circle after James Kennedy and Tom Schwartz leave early to attend emo night with his ex Ariana Madix, as well as Katie Maloney and Scheana Shay.
At emo night, James, 32, shares he felt the Schwartz & Sandy's co-owner was playing games by inviting him to the party, which ended in the pair arguing over Sandoval not apologizing for the “ultimate betrayal.”
“I haven’t heard from him in f---ing forever. It’s been like six months, right?” James tells his friends. “So, he decides to text me out of the blue and he's like, '[I'm] having a small gathering, come over.' So I just thought, what a f---ing manipulative move to invite me on his birthday, right? It was like playing chess. It's this motherf---er wants to play me, I'm showing up.”
Scheana reveals that she is hurt that she didn’t receive any invite to the birthday bash, telling the cameras, “It's interesting that James, who told people to go throw tomatoes at him on stage, is the first person who's been unblocked and reached out to by Tom. The fact that I reached out to Tom and I'm still blocked, maybe my friendship never meant anything to him. But also, I've trashed him and so maybe he feels like his friendship never meant anything to me. I guess it kind of goes both ways in this group.”
James then tells the group about how Sandoval brought up his past with Kristen Doute when he asked for an apology for Sandoval having an affair with his former fiancé and costar Rachel “Raquel” Leviss, which ended Sandoval's relationship with Ariana Madix.
“It just got to the point where I was like, ‘Are you sorry for betraying me?’” he recalls. “And he's like, ‘Do you remember like 10 years ago?’
The Chicago star, 38, weighs in on the situation and says that her ex is no longer hanging out with genuine friends, saying, “It’s become scary because he literally has no one around him that gives him honest feedback at this point and now it’s people who he pays.”
“That's the only type of person that would be around someone like him,” Lala Kent adds.
But Sandoval may still have one friend in his corner. Schwartz admits that he felt “awful” about leaving the birthday party earlier.
“I love Scheana. Me and James are tighter than ever but it's like, we don't have the history that Tom and I have,” he explains. “I know he's a doucher and everyone hates him right now but you don't come by friendships like that often in life and I don't think I want to give up on it.”
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Vanderpump Rules airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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