The first look at Vanderpump Rules season 11 is here—and it's all about Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval.
Bravo released the teaser trailer at BravoCon on November 3. In the brief clip, Lisa Vanderpump seems to appeal to Lala Kent and Scheana Shay on Sandoval's behalf, telling them that “his business is up the creek” and “everything in his life has gone wrong.” In case you forgot—though I don't know how you could—Sandoval was caught cheating on Madix, his girlfriend of nine years, with her close friend Rachel “Raquel” Leviss following the taping of season 10.
This is so messy.
Though Bravo was able to bring the cast back to record the fallout and immediate reactions, season 11 will clearly tell the story of the long-term affects of the internet-breaking Scandoval—and it seems forgiveness may come from some unexpected places. “If you're going to be friends with him, [Ariana] is going to fucking cut you off, so think about your next move very carefully,” Katie Maloney warns one cast member in the clip. Though their face wasn't shown, the moment occurs right after a shot of Shay hugging Sandoval.
Of course, the most explosive moment of the trailer occurs between Madix and Sandoval, which seems to answer lingering questions about whether or not the two would interact during the season. Though it could be a red herring crafted by a clever edit, Madix appears to speaking to Sandoval when she says, “[You] ruin my life, my home, and then fucking attempt to kill my fucking dog. My lawyer will be dealing with you.” I'm sorry, he did what?!
Part of me wonders whether Madix may actually be talking to James Kennedy about puppy-gate…perhaps instructing him on what to say to Leviss after his ex-fiancé's mother dropped their dog off at a shelter in July? Still, Madix's passion and the quick cut to Sandoval suggest otherwise.
Vanderpump Rules returns to Bravo this January. You know we'll be watching.
Is this precedented?
Originally Appeared on Glamour