All There’s To Know About Kristen Doute And Tom Sandoval’s Complicated Past

Although acing her role in “Vanderpump Rules,”  Kristen Doute failed to crack the code to a happy relationship with her first boyfriend, Tom Sandoval. The successful businesswoman and writer dated co-star Tom Sandoval only to get a bitter dose of passion as both of them ended up in the muck of infidelity.

All About Kristen Doute

Born on February 17, 1983, Kristen Doute is an American fashion designer and television personality.

Doute’s career took flight at Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant SUR in West Hollywood, California, where she worked as a waitress with aspirations of becoming an actor. And like in a movie, her life changed in a blink of an eye when she was chosen to be an original series regular on Vanderpump Rules, a Vanderpump Family of Beverly Hills spin-off on Bravo TV, from the very place she fostered her lifelong dream.

On May 1, 2023, it was confirmed that Doute would be participating in The GOAT, an upcoming competition series on Amazon Freevee.

Her Breakthrough into business was through her very own clothing company. Named after her niece and nephew, Doute debuted her apparel line, James Mae, in 2014. The collection includes men’s and women’s graphic tees and sweatshirts with vintage and classic rock and roll designs. In 2019, Doute and business partner Magen Mattox relaunched James Mae, extending the product line while preserving the retro rock vibe.

The Doute-Sandoval Couple

Doute started working at SUR in 2008, a year after she and Sandoval began dating. But the couple could not save their relationship and broke up in 2013, just after Bravo’s seasons one and two were set to film.

While still dating Sandoval, Doute had an affair with co-star Jax Taylor but disloyalty did not stem from only one side, even Sandoval acknowledged kissing cast member Ariana Madix before their official breakup. Doute’s rejection of Sandoval’s claims of no physical intimacy with Madix other than a kiss resulted in a sour end to their story.

Both of them addressed the adultery allegations and controversies that plagued their relationship during the season 2 reunion in early 2014.

After dating for nine years, Sandoval and Madix officially called it quits in March 2023 due to Sandoval’s cheating rumors with co-star Raquel Leviss. Doute was among the first to support Madix when the news of the scandal broke.

Who Is Tom Sandoval?

Thomas Anthony Sandoval is an American model who formerly appeared on Bravo’s reality television series Vanderpump Rules. In 1998, Sandoval began modeling at the age of fifteen.

Sandoval plays Jack in Bon Jovi’s 2002 music video for “Misunderstood”. In Bon Jovi’s “All About Lovin’ You” music video from 2003, he was yet again invited to play Jack.

The model did have his fair share to deal with as a struggling artist and worked as a bartender to earn his keep for quite a long time. He was employed at Villa Blanca and SUR Restaurant & Lounge, two popular West Hollywood establishments co-owned by Lisa Vanderpump and her husband Ken Todd.