March 19, 2023 |

Ariana Madix is officially back in the spotlight.

The “Vanderpump Rules” star made her first public appearance since she dragged Tom Sandoval in his affair with Raquel Leviss.

Madix, 37, took to the stage Saturday night at a wacky comedy performance at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Los Angeles. The venue is just minutes from Schwartz & Sandy’s Lounge, her ex-boyfriend’s newest restaurant.

Page Six was told by an eyewitness that the reality star was greeted with thunderous cheers and applause when she walked onto the stage at the live event. It was billed as the “only sandwich-making gameshow on the planet.”

The insider said that she could see her smile and dance when she walked out on stage. She seemed a little shocked but very grateful for all the support.

“And it was evident from the audience’s excitement about Ariana, that most people came to see her.”

Eyewitnesses noted that Madix seemed “carefree,” and added, “She seemed happy to have fun night where there was absolutely zero mention of ‘Scandoval’.”

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Ariana Madix made her first public appearance after “Scandoval” Saturday night at a comedy show Los Angeles.
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She was part of the show, which was billed as “the only sandwich-making gameshow on the planet.”
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According to our sources, the show, called “Make That Sandwich”, began at 10:30 p.m. Madix was dressed up in a brown tweed jacket and matching skirt that she paired with a sparkly, brown turtleneck and knee high leather boots.

An insider said that the crowd, mainly “Pump Rules” fans seemed excited by the many cameras stationed around small venue.

Several clips taken by Page Six show that comedian Connor Wood, also known as “Fibula” on social media, was “nervous” about meeting the newly single Madix.

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Madix made an official return to the spotlight following the discovery that Tom Sandoval had cheated on Madix with Raquel Leviss.
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“You weren’t supposed to say that.” Wood laughed when Lindsay Ames called him out.

“I totally outed” you, but you know what? She replied, “It is really adorable.”

He asked, “What do you think about moving forward with this show?” in an effort to change the topic.

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Connor Wood, comedian, said he was “nervous to meet the single reality star.”
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The host mentioned his crush to the internet personality, and the host tried to change the topic.
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Ames joked that “after we talk about how nervous you were meeting Ariana”. Wood then claimed that “we covered it” already. Madix replied, “You’re making that up!” Me nervous.”

Page Six reported that Madix, 40, was watching Sandoval’s cover band Tom Sandoval and The Most Extras on March 1, when she found a video of Leviss (28), on her phone. The two had been involved in a secret affair since July 2022, it was discovered.

Madix divorced Sandoval and fled to Mexico to escape the drama. She was seen smiling, dancing, and partying in Oaxaca, Mexico, for Michael Jenkins’ wedding to Lauren Basco.

Bravolebrity was photographed in a stunning pink and green “revenge” dress that Melissa Gorga, star of “Real Housewives of New Jersey”, wore. The boutique sells the ombre-style gown for $550.

“Vanderpump Rules,” airs Wednesdays at 9 PM ET. ET on Bravo