Bethenny Frankel tried ‘to make Ariana Madix look bad’
Stassi Schroeder has publicly criticized Bethenny Frankel for allegedly shaming Ariana Madix during an interview with Raquel Leviss. On her podcast, “Straight Up With Stassi,” Schroeder expressed her disapproval of Frankel’s actions, stating that it seemed like Frankel was intentionally trying to make Ariana look bad. Schroeder emphasized that this was not the right approach and defended Ariana, stating that she had done nothing wrong.
Schroeder also questioned why Frankel focused on the fact that Madix and her ex-boyfriend Tom Sandoval are still living together after his affair with Leviss was exposed. According to Schroeder, Madix is not living with Sandoval because she has forgiven him, but rather because it is her home too and she refuses to leave. Schroeder further criticized Sandoval, referring to him as a gaslighting individual who is refusing to leave.
In addition to calling out Frankel for shaming Madix, Schroeder also criticized her for not being familiar with the drama on “Vanderpump Rules” before interviewing Leviss. Schroeder believed that Frankel should have done her research and watched previous seasons of the show to fully understand the situation. She described Frankel’s interview as lazy and claimed that Frankel did not understand anything.
Madix and Sandoval were in a nearly decade-long relationship before news of his affair with Leviss came to light. They bought a $2 million home together in Valley Village, California, in 2019. Since their split, Madix revealed on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” in May that they have kept their distance from each other and do not interact.
Leviss recently appeared on Frankel’s podcast, “Just B,” to discuss her fling with Sandoval and the aftermath of their relationship. Leviss accused Sandoval of recording a sexual video of her on FaceTime without her consent and claimed that she has not received any financial support from him. She also alleged that Sandoval was offered a producer credit for the new season of “Vanderpump Rules,” but Bravo denied this claim.
It has been confirmed that Leviss will not be returning for Season 11 of “Vanderpump Rules.” After the explosive Season 10 reunion, Leviss chose to prioritize her mental health and decided that returning to the show would reopen past traumas. She has since removed photos of herself with her co-stars from her social media and is focused on personal growth.
Stassi Schroeder called out Bethenny Frankel for allegedly victim-shaming Ariana Madix during her sit-down interview with Raquel Leviss.
“It was almost like Bethenny was trying to make Ariana look bad,” the former “Vanderpump Rules” star said during Wednesday’s episode of her podcast, “Straight Up With Stassi.”
“It’s, like, that’s not the route we should be taking right now. Ariana hasn’t done anything wrong.”
The Bravo alum also questioned why Frankel emphasized the fact that Madix and ex Tom Sandoval are still living together after his bombshell affair with Leviss.
“She’s not living with Sandoval because she’s forgiven him,” Schroeder, 35, said.
“She’s living with Sandoval because she’s like, ‘This is my house too and I refuse to leave my own home,’ and Sandoval is being a gaslighting prick motherf–ker who is refusing to leave.”
Schroeder further slammed the “Real Housewives of New York” alum, 52, for not keeping up with the “Pump Rules” drama before interviewing the former beauty pageant queen, 28.
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“What I don’t understand is how she didn’t — when she found out she was gonna interview [Raquel] — go and binge-watch Seasons 1 through f–king 10, so that she knew everything,” she said.
“It was lazy. It was a lazy f–king interview. Just hearing her talk the way Bethenny talked about Ariana and Sandoval living together, that was a lazy interview. She did not do her research. She does not understand anything.”
Madix, 38, and Sandoval, 40, were together for nearly a decade before news of his affair with Leviss broke in March. They purchased their $2 million home in Valley Village, Calif., back in 2019.
Since their split, the two have been keeping their distance from each other and “do not interact on any level,” Madix revealed in May on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.”
After months of silence, Leviss appeared on the Skinnygirl founder’s “Just B” podcast last week to discuss her months-long fling with Sandoval and the fallout from their dalliance.
Leviss accused the musician of recording a sexual video of her on FaceTime without consent.
She also claimed she hasn’t “seen a penny” from Scandoval, while the TomTom co-owner was offered a producer credit for the new season.
But Bravo denied that claim, telling TheFantasyTimes that Sandoval “was never offered a producer credit on Season 11 and had absolutely no creative control over any editing during any season of ‘Vanderpump Rules.’”
TheFantasyTimes confirmed last week that Leviss would not be returning for Season 11.
The former reality star, who checked herself into a mental facility after the explosive Season 10 reunion, “knew going back to the show would open her up to trauma she’s been working on healing,” a source told “Entertainment Tonight.”
Leviss recently revamped her social media by removing photos of herself with her “VPR” co-stars and changing her bio to read, “Becoming a better person… one day at a time.”