Ariana Madix isn’t letting Scandoval ruin her time in the ballroom!
The 38-year-old reality star made her debut on season 32 of Dancing With the Stars on Tuesday, and as expected, her ex-boyfriend Tom Sandoval’s months-long affair with Rachel Leviss came up. During a pre-taped interview, Ariana opened up about the “devastating” cheating scandal, saying:
“My life has been a rollercoaster in the past year. Everybody got to watch it all play out and my life blow up on television.”
Related: Sandoval Says Ariana Will STILL Be Living With Him In A Year!
Although the breakup was hard to go through, the Vanderpump Rules star made it clear that the “scandal does not define” her:
“I just want to do something that is for me and positive. It’s time for me to stand on my own two feet. Feeling like you were a joke to your partner of nine years is devastating, but I want to show other women that you don’t have to let that hold you back.”
“This is going to be a more confident, fun and vibrant version of myself because I don’t need anybody else. I love me.”
Hell yes, gurl!
When Ariana hit the dance floor, she and her pro partner Pasha Pashkov delivered a tango routine set to Hailee Steinfeld’s track Love Myself. And she did the whole dance in a glittery version of the red revenge dress she wore for the VPR reunion! Ch-ch-check it out (below):
She killed it, and we weren’t the only ones who thought so! The judges gave Ariana and Pasha a score of 21, placing them in second place behind Jason Mraz and Daniella Karagach.
We cannot wait to see what Ariana does next on DWTS! How about U??
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