Ariana Madix wanted more “intimacy” in her relationship with Tom Sandoval, but she says he treated her like a sex toy.
Madix candidly revealed what was missing in the bedroom with Sandoval after the embattled cheater mocked her at the “Vanderpump Rules” reunion for wearing a T-shirt during intercourse.
“I feel like I’m someone who craves intimacy outside of just penetrative sex,” she told Glamour in an interview published Thursday.
“And that was something that I was deprived of for so long. As women, we might bring something up a bunch of times and then we just stop. That’s where I was at. I was like, ‘I cannot keep nagging this man to want to come home and spend time with me.’”
Madix, 37, also shared that Sandoval, 40, fell short when it came to addressing her emotional needs.
“The way that so many men act like they are entitled to your body and entitled to sex because you’re in a relationship with them,” she explained. “I am not your Fleshlight. I spelled out what I needed, but hello. It’s a two-person situation.”
The Something About Her co-owner’s comments come after the cover band frontman came under fire Wednesday for sarcastically saying during the Bravo reality show’s reunion, “She kept her T-shirt on [during sex]. It was really hot.”
While his co-stars blasted the “disgusting” remark on air, Madix has since reclaimed the narrative by selling tees with the slogan “F–k Me in This Shirt” via her merch shop.
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Madix called it quits on her nine-year romance with Sandoval in March after discovering a sexually explicit video of Leviss on his phone. The aftermath of the months-long affair has played out for the cameras on Season 10 of “Vanderpump Rules.”
Madix — who has since moved on with personal trainer Daniel Wai — admitted she has had a weight lifted off her shoulders following the breakup.
“I definitely feel this sense of freedom because I was the adviser, the sounding board,” she told Glamour.
“And he didn’t like that he wasn’t getting constant validation from his adviser. Now I feel like I don’t have to worry about anybody but myself.”