Here’s How Much the ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Cast has Cashed in on Scandoval
Ever since Scandoval broke among the “Vanderpump Rules” cast, things have been in chaos. Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss are
Ever since Scandoval broke among the “Vanderpump Rules” cast, things have been in chaos.
Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss are (understandably) being iced out by everyone but Tom Schwartz over their betrayal of Ariana Madix, and everyone on the cast has huge feelings about the affair.
But there are more than big feelings coming from the cast about the whole scandal. There are big dollar signs coming from it too.
So here‘s who has cashed in big since Scandoval – and what they’re doing to make bank from the heartbreak.
We have to talk about the wronged party, first and foremost. After all, she was stabbed in the back by not just her partner, but also her very best friend in the whole world. A double betrayal. But has Madix sat still and felt sorry for herself? Well, maybe a little – but who can blame her. And then she got out there and started making the pain work for her. Since the Scandoval news broke, Madix has reportedly earned more than $1 million in sponsorships.
In a June 2024 interview with Glamour magazine, Madix explained, “We have no generational wealth in our family. I want to make enough money to be able to take care of my mom and my brother and any other family members who may or may not need it. I never want to worry about it ever, ever, ever. So I will work as much as possible to not have to.”
If anyone went to bat for Madix during the three-part reunion episodes, it was definitely Lala Kent. She screamed in Sandoval’s face, called Leviss names, and basically turned into an avenging menace. And good things have come her way as a result.
Leviss’s attorney emailed Kent a “cease and desist” letter over a NSFW vid that was circulating, and Kent claims she had no knowledge of the video and found the whole thing absurd. She responded that they should forward legal concerns to her attorney, famously saying, “Send it to Darrell.”
And that single phrase turned into a goldmine for Kent. She has been selling merch with the phrase on it, racking up enough money to put a down payment on a new house – “within a few hours,” she told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen.
Shay’s “Scheananigans” podcast numbers have skyrocketed since Scandoval broke. By offering recaps of the scandal and interviews with castmates, Shay has earned an estimated $100,000 a month from her podcast.
While he hasn’t revealed how much he’s earned from it, Sandoval’s best friend, Tom Schwartz, was offered the opportunity to appear on Fox’s new “Big Brother”-like reality show, “Stars on Mars.”
And of course Tom Sandoval himself went on tour with the Most Extras. While he’s pretending to be sorry and sobbing on stage, Sandoval’s out there being a rock star – and apparently still hooking up with Leviss.
It’s hard to celebrate Sandoval’s sold-out shows, considering how he handled the whole affair – but at least some of the other cast members have made out like bandits.