Lisa Vanderpump Says Ariana Madix’s ‘DWTS’ Journey Brought Her to ‘Tears’

In a heartwarming moment at the Dancing With the Stars Season 32 finale, reality TV personality Lisa Vanderpump expressed deep emotion as she cheered on fellow Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix. Vanderpump, 63, revealed her admiration for Madix, 38, during an interview with cohost Alfonso Ribeiro on the episode that aired on Tuesday, December 5.

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“I never knew she was capable of anything so magnificent,” Vanderpump shared, overcome with emotion. “I’ve watched every week, and it’s brought tears to my eyes. Good luck Ariana.”

Madix, along with her DWTS partner Pasha Pashkov, has consistently excelled, earning top scores on the leaderboard since the premiere of Season 32 in September. In October, Madix shared with Us Weekly her joy in participating on the show, expressing that if she could, she would happily dance every day.

Vanderpump’s heartfelt sentiments come amid the renewal of Vanderpump Rules for its 11th season, promising a tumultuous return as the aftermath of Raquel Leviss and Tom Sandoval’s cheating scandal unfolds. In March 2023, it was confirmed that Sandoval and Madix had ended their nearly decade-long relationship due to his infidelity.

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Madix’s triumph on DWTS follows a challenging year in her personal life, marked by the breakup with Sandoval after his affair with Leviss. Despite the difficulties, Madix demonstrated resilience, stating, “This situation made me realize that I can do hard things. The worst-case scenario literally did happen, and I was OK. Like, look — you can handle what’s thrown at you.”

As Madix navigates both personal and professional challenges, she found solace in a new relationship with boyfriend Daniel Wai, who has been a supportive presence at multiple DWTS shows, including the anticipated finale. Madix commended Wai for his thoughtfulness, emphasizing how he ensures she has nothing to worry about on show days.

Image showing Lisa Vanderpump Says Ariana Madix’s ‘DWTS’ Journey Brought Her to ‘Tears

In October, Madix spoke glowingly about her considerate partner, highlighting his efforts in maintaining their shared space and providing a welcoming home environment. As she continues to thrive on DWTS, Madix looks forward to a positive future with her supportive partner by her side.