Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Shay has claimed Tom Sandoval told her on camera that he had cheated on Ariana Madix before his scandalous affair with their co-star Raquel Leviss.

Scheana, 37, said of Tom's unfaithfulness on the Friday, May 5 episode of her "Scheananigans" podcast, "As you see in the trailer, [Tom] said it was more than once."

In a preview clip of Vanderpump Rules' Season 10 finale -- which airs Wednesday, May 17 -- Tom tells Scheana that he was "going to break up" with Ariana, his girlfriend of nearly a decade, before his six-month affair with Raquel even started.

"But you didn't," Scheana fires back in the clip Bravo released on May 2. "You f-cked her best friend instead."

Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent then says, "You think this is the first time he's been creeping around?"

"It was one other time," Tom tells Scheana.

Tom and Ariana appeared to break up in early March after his affair made headlines.

"[He cheated on Ariana more than once] with someone else -- if not many else. Who knows?" Scheana said on her podcast. "That will be [discussed] in the finale, but you saw him say it was more than once."

Scheana told Us Weekly that it was difficult to watch the drama unfold between Tom and Ariana.

She said that after watching the finale trailer for the first time, she "was physically shaking."

"I was just texting as fast as I [could about it]. I was, like, 'Oh, my God, her smirk,'" Scheana continued.

Scheana also alleged that Raquel has no remorse about going behind Ariana's back and sleeping with Tom.

"I know he absolutely has a lot of regrets. I don't know how much you'll see in our [onscreen] conversation, but also then we have a whole reunion," Scheana shared with the magazine.
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"But [Raquel] was, like, sociopathic. It was very bizarre to just see someone cry so hard over a pageant and not ruining their best friend's relationship."

Raquel and Tom, however, both issued public apologies for their actions in March, although they were spotted together several times after filming the Vanderpump Rules' reunion on March 23.

And then in mid-April, Raquel checked into a treatment facility to check her mental health after her affair with Tom made headlines.

Raquel's representative told Us that Raquel had checked into rehab, but not for substance abuse issues.

"Raquel had planned to admit herself before the [Vanderpump Rules Season 10] reunion was taped," the rep explained.

"She was scheduled to go in pre-reunion but decided she wanted to finish her filming commitment. Bravo and production were aware and in support of her journey towards better mental health."

For her part, Ariana has been spotted, multiple times, packing on PDA with fitness coach Daniel Wai in the aftermath of her breakup with Tom over his betrayal.

Daniel posted a sweet photo on May 3 of the pair holding hands while they celebrated his birthday in New York City with a dinner date. Daniel and Ariana also attended a New York Yankees baseball game together on May 2.

Ariana and Daniel dating rumors sparked last month, when the couple got cozy and partied together at Coachella on April 16. Two days later, Ariana was seen kissing Daniel at the Los Angeles airport before he flew back to New York.

A source recently told Us that Ariana is "definitely open to seeing where things go" with Daniel but she "isn't totally ready to jump into a serious relationship."

Lala Kent said of the potential new couple, "[Ariana's] like 'Heartbreak what? Like, I'm solid. I'm banging a fine-looking man.'"

Lala continued on the April 26 episode of her "Give Them Lala" podcast: "She's looking at everything] like, 'Look at my life. I'm happy.' She said [to me], 'Wow, I don't have anxiety anymore. This is strange.'"

Meanwhile, Tom told TMZ in late April that he was "really happy" to see Ariana doing well and moving forward with her life from their failed relationship.

An insider source told Us on March 3 that Tom and Ariana had been "having problems for a while." The insider claimed the pair's relationship "only came to a breaking point" the day prior to their split on March 1.

Tom -- who claimed he had officially broken up with Ariana on Valentine's Day in February -- insisted last month that he really wants Ariana to find love again.

Tom also shared on the April 11 episode of the "Howie Mandel Does Stuff" podcast how his romance with Raquel started with a kiss in August 2022 that felt "magnetic."

"I felt something that I hadn't felt in so long emotionally," Tom explained.

"The feelings were something very, very strong. Those feelings that I had started to take over in a sense. Logic went out the window. Because I wasn't experiencing that [with Ariana] -- I hadn't experienced that [before]."

Tom claimed that he had attempted to break up with Ariana once he realized he had strong feelings for Raquel.

"Like many relationships, it felt like it became more of like a best friends, family [thing] -- sometimes roommates," Tom continued.

"There were a lot of ways where the relationship was just lacking the intimacy, the connection. We would travel more by ourselves than we would together. I would go to weddings by myself."

Tom said his communication with Raquel was frequent and their connection was pretty strong.

"I was seeing Raquel as often as I could. I know that sounds horrible," Tom admitted.

"And FaceTiming her all the time. And Ariana didn't even notice because that's just how separate our lives were. I had to actually tell her, 'How have you not noticed how distant I've been lately?'"

The demise of Tom and Ariana's relationship will continue to be shown on Vanderpump Rules' tenth season.

Lisa Vanderpump teased to Extra how the reunion is going to be "very long," adding, "I think they could do three, four weeks of it [because] there's so much stuff that goes down."

Lisa said she believes viewers will be satisfied with the footage that airs of Tom and Raquel's affair as well as Ariana's reaction to it.

"There [were] a lot of feelings that needed to be worked out," Lisa explained. "I can't say it's the end of that story. Maybe it's just the beginning of another one but... it's complicated."

Bravo executive Andy Cohen also called the reunion "really confrontational" in late March. He teased that "nothing was left unsaid."

Ariana joined the cast of Vanderpump Rules in November 2013, and then she and Tom announced they were officially dating during the Season 2 reunion that aired in February 2014.

Raquel began dating James Kennedy in 2016, and the pair got engaged in May 2021. However, the couple broke up in December of that year.

Raquel proceeded to go on dates with Peter Madrigal in Summer 2022 before hooking up with Tom Schwartz, who had split from Katie Maloney, during August of that year.

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