The BCU (Bravo Cinematic Universe) was shaken on March 3 when it was confirmed that Sandoval and Ariana had ended their nine-year relationship amid the revelation that he’d had a seven-month affair with Raquel. (An insider told E! News that cameras were rolling on the cast when the news broke, meaning the drama will play out on the show’s currently airing 10th season.)
“I made mistakes, I was selfish, and made reckless decisions that hurt somebody I love,” the TomTom co-owner wrote in an apology on Instagram March 8. “No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically and publicly.”
He added, “My biggest regret is that I dishonored Ariana. I never meant to disappoint so many people, including our loving families and friends.”
Raquel also issued a public apology to Ariana, saying she had “no excuse” for her actions. In a follow-up statement, Raquel addressed the future of her relationship with Tom.
“I need to take care of my health, work on self-growth and take time to be ok with being alone,” Raquel told E! News in a statement. “I care for Tom, and I don’t want to label anything or predict what lies ahead. Right now, I need to heal.”