January 31, 2024


Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix’s new love interest steps in season 11

Ariana Madix got a pep talk from her new boyfriend before visiting Tom Scandoval's bar TomTom

By Javeria Shahid January 31, 2024
Ariana Madix and Daniel Wai have been dating for almost a year
Ariana Madix and Daniel Wai have been dating for almost a year

Ariana Madix’s new beau Daniel Wai made their debut appearance on season 11 of Vanderpump Rules on Tuesday, January 30.

E! News reported that the new man has officially entered the reality series to give his girlfriend a much-needed pep talk as she was feeling "nervous."

The Bravolebrity face timed Wai, whom she has been dating for almost a year while getting ready to return to her former boyfriend Tom Sandoval’s bar TomTom for the first time since 'Scandoval.'

For the unversed, it was a highly public scandal in which Madix caught Sandoval cheating with former co-star Rachel "Raquel" Leviss.

Swaying away her concerns the NYC trainer poured in some words of encouragement as she admitted to him over the phone, "I'm nervous," stating the reason she said, "I'm going to TomTom tonight I haven't been there since that night that all of that transpired."

"Part of me was like, 'Should I just not go?' But then I was like, 'No, if I don't go, then it's like that wins,'" she vocalized her thoughts.

"I shouldn't have to make my life smaller because Tom messed everything up," Madix emphasized.

Thinking about the brighter side she suggested, "If I can go there and make new memories, maybe it won't have power over me anymore and I'll just be able to look at it as some bar."

"You always got me," Wai told Madix, lighting up her word he added, "I'll cheer you on from the sidelines from New York."

Trying to keep her nerves calm he added in a casual tone, "I'm only two thousand miles away."

Earlier in the same episode, the Dancing with the Stars alum shared how she unexpectedly fell for Wai last March in the middle of her breakup chaos.