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Ariana Maddix is turning life’s lemonade into lemonade. The “Vanderpump Rules” star turned one of her reality show reunion episodes into a t-shirt after her ex-boyfriend Tom Sandoval criticized her, saying she’s funding her new business.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that Sandoval was having an affair with Maddix’s ex-girlfriend and TV costar Raquel Lewis. Maddix and Sandoval have been a couple for almost ten years and even live together.
During the “Vanderpump Rules” season 10 reunion, Andy Cohen asked Sandoval about his relationship with Maddix. Sandoval has commented on his sex life on social media. “Yeah, she was waiting with her t-shirt on, it was really hot,” he said.
Maddix and fellow cast member and business partner Katie Maloney decided to capitalize on these comments and turned them into T-shirts to fund their upcoming West Hollywood sandwich shop.
Maddix and Maloney met with artist Carla Furey and gave her a week’s notice to create a hand-drawn design for a t-shirt.
Maddix and Maloney gave Furey complete creative freedom to come up with a potential design. Finally, and to top it all off, Fure created a graphic that read “F… Me in This T-shirt” in distressed red letters, featuring Maddix’s face with bleached hair, rolling her eyes and munching on a grilled cheese sandwich.
A closer inspection of the t-shirt reveals that Maddix is in broken handcuffs to signify how she was freed from Sandoval. The t-shirt is available now on Furey’s website at wehosah.com for $34.99.