Vanderpump Rules Cheat Sheet: 15 Facts About Ariana Madix You Need To Know

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Jan. 28 2019, Updated 2:57 p.m. ET

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Ariana Madix might be on one of the most popular reality TV shows, Vanderpump Rules, but she’s somehow been able to keep her life private. Aside from her relationship with Tom Sandoval, what do fans really see about Ariana's life? Unlike her castmates, this girl is private.

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But not to worry—here is your cheat sheet with 15 facts about Ariana Madix. From her interesting hobbies to her relationship with Tom, even the biggest fans might be surprised that you might not know your favorite reality star as well as you think. Can you name Ariana’s favorite musician?

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What would Ariana facts be without a little Vanderpump drama? She’s been around since Season 1, so there are a few facts thrown in to relive some of your favorite (and most dramatic) plot lines on the show surrounding Ariana. Keep reading to find out all the details about Ariana’s life that she’s too much of a “good girl” to spill.

She’s A ‘Ride or Die’ Kinda Friend

Lala Kent and Ariana have proven to be BFFs through thick and thin from girls’ night out to deep conversations. Ariana even gushed about her friend to The Daily Dish. “I love her. We’ve had these serious conversations … That’s just kind of the nature of me and Lala’s friendship … And I think that’s why I was so thrilled to have her around again.”

She Loves Cats

Have you seen her Instagram? It’s a shrine to her furry pets.

She’s A Professional Athlete

She was an award-winning Equestrian rider. In fact, she sat down with Bravo and said that horseback riding is still on her five-year bucket list. In her words, “To kick ass in the horse show ring—like really kick ass I want to win the Derby,” was one of her goals.

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She’s Got Beauty & Brains

Ariana got her BA in Theatre and Broadcasting from Flagler College. Later, she went to NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts.

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She’s Older Than You Think

She might look cute as a button and go to Coachella every year, but the Melbourne, Florida native was born on June 24th, 1985.

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Britney Spears Is Her Ultimate Girl Crush

“I have a serious crush on every single one of my girl friends, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Stella Maxwell. Britney is less of a crush, more idol worship.”

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Ariana & Tom Had A Rocky Start

Tom was dating Kristen when he first kissed Ariana. Shortly after, Kristen went bye-bye and Ariana was his new girlfriend.

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She’s Friends With Kristen … For Now

Fans of the show found this to be a shocker. Remember that little incident when Ariana and Tom hooked up while he was still with Kristen before he dumped her for Ariana? But, this was all in Season 2. By Season 6 all was forgiven and the two women did the unthinkable. They became genuine friends. Kristen even gave a birthday shout-out on Instagram to Ariana!

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Ariana & Tom Will Likely Be Reality TV’s Hottest Couple Forever

The couple sat down with US Weekly to talk about what’s next for their romance. In Ariana's words it’s all about “Trying to move forward and create a future for myself, and create a future with Tom. That, I feel like was my biggest hurdle to overcome."

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She Was A Disney Princess

No, she’s not staring as Cinderella. Ariana actually traded in her signature golden locks for a long red wig to play Ariel at Walt Disney World.

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Grace Kelly Is Her Idol … Well, One Of Them

The rising star told Maxim that “I’ve spent my whole life dreaming of being Grace Kelly or Brigitte Bardot, but my favorite fictional characters lean more towards Furiosa, Maggie from the Walking Dead or Regina George. Roll all of that together, put it on horseback, throw in some laughs and beautiful cinematography and you have a confusing impression of my dream role.”

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She’s Hungry For Fame

Let’s face it, this girl wants to be in front of the camera. She left the sunny shores of Florida to pursue her acting career. She moved to NYC to act. Then, she settled in Los Angeles bartending at SUR and joining the reality TV show.

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She Has A Book

Ariana and Tom created an epic cocktail book that will likely be a must-read for fans of the show. "It's gonna be really awesome. Before I became part of the book, I was sort of helping Ariana with it indirectly. We've changed directions now though as far as where she was going to go initially, and we are going to self-publish. Get into Urban Outfitters, bring it out to parties," Tom reportedly said.

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She’s Not Friends With Stassi

Not everyone can get along, and Ariana has made it clear that she doesn’t want to be Stassi’s friend. Further than that, she’s said that she doesn’t want anything to do with her.

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Showbiz Runs In The Family

Ariana's little brother is also on Vanderpump Rules. And, just like his big sis, he’s an actor too.


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