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‘An American Scandoval,’ Episode 1: Heartbreak in West Hollywood

In the first episode of the Ringer podcast ‘An American Scandoval,’ Jodi Walker goes back in time to uncover the origins of Scandoval and the affair that rocked reality TV

Friends And Family Opening At Schwartz & Sandy’s With The Cast Of “Vanderpump Rules” Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images


Where were you when Scandoval dropped? To find out why one cheating scandal dominated the zeitgeist in 2023, we have to go back in time. Ten years ago, Scheana Shay walked out of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and into the first-ever episode of Vanderpump Rules, creating an unholy lineage of mistresses that spans all the way to the now infamous March 3, 2023, TMZ headline: “TOM SANDOVAL & ARIANA MADIX CALL IT QUITS … Allegations He Cheated With Costar Raquel Leviss.” Meet the Cool Girl Ariana Madix and the endearing but toxic Tom Sandoval—Vanderpump’s most reliable couple. Until they weren’t.

Host: Jodi Walker
Producers: Kaya McMullen, Andrew Gruttadaro, and Vikram Patel
Sound Design: Kaya McMullen
Mixing and Mastering: Scott Somerville

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