Tom Sandoval was one of the original cast members of Vanderpump Rules, which premiered in 2013. During the early days of the series, he worked as a bartender at SUR, which is where a lot of the show was filmed.
The Missouri native teamed up with costar Tom Schwartz, Lisa Vanderpump and her husband, Ken Todd, in summer 2018 to open TomTom in Los Angeles. Sandoval became the co-owner of another restaurant with Schwartz, called Schwartz & Sandy’s, in fall 2022.
When he’s not taping the Bravo reality show, or working at one of his food establishments, Sandoval is touring as the frontman of Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras.
The TV personality had a tumultuous relationship with costar Kristen Doute that played out on seasons 1 through 3. Sandoval confirmed during the season 2 Vanderpump Rules reunion in early 2014 that he was dating Ariana Madix. The pair released the book Fancy AF Cocktails: Drink Recipes from a Couple of Professional Drinkers five years later.
Us Weekly confirmed in March 2023 that Sandoval cheated on Madix with costar Raquel Leviss, which factored into their breakup that same month.