The boss weighs in. Andy Cohen shared a extra detailed response to Tom Sandoval‘s bombshell interview with Howie Mandel — and he wasn’t in any respect happy by the state of affairs.
“This Howie Mandel factor, I don’t know. I discovered about it final week,” the Bravo exec, 54, mentioned throughout the Wednesday, April 12, version of SiriusXM’s Radio Andy. “[I] was irritated on my behalf, on Bravo’s behalf, on the viewer’s behalf.”
The Most Talkative creator additionally slammed the comic, 67, for failing to do his analysis earlier than sitting down with the Vanderpump Guidelines star, 40.
“I’m stunned [Tom] gave an interview to somebody who doesn’t appear to be conversant in the present or watched the present on any stage,” Cohen mentioned. “And [Howie’s] like, ‘I don’t perceive why this can be a huge deal,’ however, you recognize, possibly that’s what Tom felt he wanted from an interview, in order that he might simply be utterly unchallenged.”
The Watch Watch Occurs Reside With Andy Cohen host additionally quipped that Peacock already compiled an inventory of which Pump Guidelines episodes to look at if you might want to “catch up” on all the pieces main as much as Scandoval. “Simply watch these if you happen to don’t have time,” the Superficial creator mentioned. “Looks like a missed alternative for each of them. I’ll type of go away it at that and I’m excited nonetheless for y’all to see the reunion, however what a head scratcher.”
The Emmy winner went on to theorize that the TomTom co-owner agreed to the sit-down due to a private reference to one in every of Mandel’s staff. “I feel he went on as a result of for positive he thought it was a pleasant atmosphere,” Cohen defined. “Tom’s drummer’s spouse is the producer of the podcast, so there you go.”
Cohen was referring to drummer Jason Bader, who can also be the supervisor for Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras. Jason’s spouse, Kimmie Bader, is a senior vp at Mandel’s manufacturing firm, Alevy.
After web sleuths observed the connection, Howie’s son, Alex Mandel, denied that Kimmie had something to do with Sandoval’s interview. “Kimmie does work for Alevy, however Alevy doesn’t produce the podcast. My firm, AMP Digital, does,” Alex tweeted on Tuesday, April 11. “I’m not buddies with Tom personally and would by no means permit inquiries to be predetermined. What you watched was truly their uncooked dialog.”
Hours after the podcast premiered, Cohen slammed Howie because the “Jackhole of the Day” throughout WWHL. “Howie Mandel apparently didn’t know what he was getting himself into along with his interview of Tom Sandoval right now,” the producer quipped on Tuesday night time. “As a result of it looks like possibly he didn’t do his homework?”
Sandoval, for his half, didn’t maintain again sharing particulars about his affair with Raquel Leviss and break up from longtime girlfriend Ariana Madix, which Us Weekly confirmed on March 3. The bartender claimed that he and Leviss, 28, shared their first kiss in August 2022 after the blokes’ night time that was documented earlier this season on Pump Guidelines.
“It was magnetic,” Sandoval recalled. “I felt one thing that I hadn’t felt in so lengthy emotionally.”
The Schwartz & Sandy’s cofounder additionally claimed that he broke up with Madix, 37, in February, however she refused to simply accept the break up.
“Clearly, she was very upset. She freaking punched me and all this s–t,” the Missouri native alleged. “A pair days later, I sit down and speak together with her once more, and she or he’s like, ‘I’m not letting you permit me. You’re gonna must pressure me out of this relationship.’ I used to be like, ‘Ariana, I don’t suppose I may very well be trustworthy in a relationship with you proper now.’ I hadn’t instructed her about Raquel but. She’s like, ‘In case you break up with me, you’ll successfully be ending my life.’”
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Whereas Cohen was upset by Sandoval’s tell-all, he assured viewers that he did a “nice interview” with the truth star final month throughout the season 10 reunion taping. “I’m nonetheless trying ahead to you all seeing that and listening to his perspective up towards Raquel and Ariana,” the speak present host instructed listeners on Wednesday. “So, there’s nonetheless extra to return.”