The show cast members were shocked to see the new teaser at BravoCon 2023 as well as they hadn’t gotten a look at the sizzle either.
“It was crazy because no one had seen it,” Ariana Madix exclusively told E! News backstage at Dancing With the Stars Nov. 7. “It was everyone seeing it at the same time. So, it was intense, that was a really intense panel.”
In the teaser, Madix and Tom Sandoval had a heated confrontation where she threatened legal action against him at one point.
“Ruin my life, my f–king home and then attempt to kill my f–king dog?” she tells the TomTom co-owner, who cheated on with costar Rachel “Raquel” Leviss. “My lawyer will be dealing with you.”
Yet, when it came to reuniting with her ex at the fan convention, Madix was cool as a cucumber.
“It’s not the first time,” the 38-year-old noted at DWTS, “we filmed a whole season and it was hard.”
The star also mentioned that she had far other things on her mind than seeing Tom Sandoval.
“Honestly, I was literally sitting there being like, ‘This is the very beginning of the day and in 12 hours I will be at rehearsal,'” the reality star explained, “‘and it’s going to get even harder as the day progresses.'”
Sandoval also called Madix a “stank face” during Bravocon. To which she reacted with, “I guess it’s just my face.”
Over the weekend, Madix made the revelation about Sandoval’s alleged name-calling while reflecting on his cheating scandal with Leviss.
“He came on this press line and called me ‘stank face’ right after,” she exclusively told E! Nov. 4, “so I don’t think he was planning to [give me an apology].”
Katie Maloney also came to Madix’s defense during the event telling E! exclusively at the Las Vegas event, “That man wouldn’t know an apology if it slapped him across the face. He just isn’t capable.”
During the show’s panel however, Sandoval did admit to having some regrets.
“I would have done things differently,” he told fans on stage. “I can’t change what happened. I’d rather stand here and face it. I don’t know what you do.”