‘Vanderpump Rules’ star Ariana Madix to appear in Lifetime movie

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Ariana Madix is making the most of “Scandoval.”

The “Vanderpump Rules” star, who dumped her long-term boyfriend, Tom Sandoval, after he cheated on her with their co-star Raquel Leviss, has been cast in a Lifetime movie.

The Bravolebrity, 37, will make the jump from the small screen to the big screen in “Buying Back My Daughter,” Deadline reports.

The film is based on the true story of a mother who discovers her missing teenage daughter has been sex trafficked on an escort website.

Madix is set to play Karen, a cop who helps investigate the case and has a personal connection to the disappearance.

The movie is currently in production and also stars Meagan Good, Faith Wright and Roger Cross.

Ariana Madix smiling in a long sleeve dress
The reality star will play a cop named Karen in the film “Buying Back My Daughter.”
Ariana Madix in a fur coat and sunglasses
Outside of Madix’s Bravo career, she has made a few small TV appearances.

Madix has played several small TV roles through the years — notably appearing as herself in the comedy “The Other Two.”

Reps for Madix did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

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The news comes a few days after the “Pump Rules” star made her first public appearance since Sandoval’s cheating scandal came to light.

Madix took the stage at the respected Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles over the weekend, a venue just minutes away from her former beau’s newest restaurant, Schwartz & Sandy’s Lounge.

Ariana Madix poses in a maxi dress in Mexico
Madix escaped to Mexico after she discovered that her boyfriend, Tom Sandoval, was having an affair.
ariana madix and raquel leviss pose for a selfie
Her co-star Raquel Leviss had been romantically involved with Sandoval for seven months.
Instagram/ Ariana Madix

An eyewitness told Page Six that the reality star was met with “thunderous cheers and applause from the crowd” when she walked on stage at the live event, titled “Make That Sandwich.”

“From the smile on her face and the little dance she did while walking out on stage, she appeared a little surprised but super appreciative of all the fan support,” the source told us.

“And judging from the audience’s excitement for Ariana, it was evident that the majority of people showed up to see her.”

Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval pose for a selfie
Bravo cameras have continued to roll amid the fallout.

As Page Six reported earlier this month, Madix was watching Sandoval’s cover band, Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras, when she accidentally stumbled upon a sexually explicit video of Leviss, 28, on his phone.

It then came to light that the co-stars had been having a secret affair since at least July 2022.

Madix swiftly broke up with Sandoval, 40, and escaped the drama by jetting off to Mexico, where she was seen smiling, dancing and partying at celebrity chef Michael Jenkins’ wedding to Lauren Basco.

Meanwhile, Bravo confirmed cameras have continued to roll over the past few weeks, documenting the fallout from the scandal.

“Vanderpump Rules” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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