SUR bartender Ariana Madix goes way back with another Bravo reality star, but it’s not one of her Vanderpump Rules colleagues. The Fancy AF Cocktails co-writer has been friends for decades with a lead actor from an entirely different Bravo reality series.
Reality TV fans will remember Bobby Giancola from Below Deck: Mediterranean. Turns out both Giancola and Madix were destined for stardom! The two met as ninth graders in Melbourne, Florida and are still together today. Giancola shared how he first met Madix with The Daily Dish. Giancola shared, “She was my first girlfriend in high school. She didn’t know anyone who went to school. I didn’t know anyone and we became friends and have been friends ever since.” In an episode of “Pity Party” on Instagram, the “Below Deck” star revealed that he had a somewhat hopeless crush on Madix when they first met, and said per Reality Blurb, “I was a nerd back then. And she was a baby. So I figured that’s never going to happen.” Everything seems to have worked out for the best!
Madix recently posted some adorable throwback pics on her Instagram, and today, Giancola is also close friends with many members of the Vanderpump Rules gang, including Madix’s longtime friend, fellow bartender Tom Sandoval.
Ariana’s boyfriend Tom Sandoval and Bobby Giancola are having an affair
Ariana Madix’s longtime boyfriend Tom Sandoval has also developed a relationship with his girlfriend’s childhood friend and Below Deck: Mediterranean star Bobby Giancola. In an interview with The Daily Dish, Giancola revealed he loves spending time with the couple and asks the ‘Vanderpump Rules’ star for fashion tips.
Speaking of his friendship with Sandoval, Giancola said: “I feel like Tom, like he’s with Ariana so much that when there’s another guy around, he gets excited about talking about guys and being a kid again . Bro, look at this new lightsaber I’ve got.'”
Madix even posted photos of Giancola to Instagram hanging out with her brother Jeremy Madix and Sandoval. It appears the couple’s close friend Tom Schwartz is also familiar with Giancola as they follow each other on Instagram. They all can definitely relate to being on reality television, especially a hit Bravo series. And despite the fame and all the fans, Madix and Giancola never seem to have forgotten where they came from.
Fame hasn’t changed Ariana Madix, according to Bobby Giancola
Vanderpump Rules is one of Bravo’s most popular series, but Ariana Madix has stayed true to herself despite the attention the show has garnered her. Her good friend and “Below Deck” star Bobby Giancola told The Daily Dish that Madix is the same woman he met when they were both about to start high school, and noted that not much has changed Has.
“She likes to be at home and just hang out with her close friends and Tom and not go into those crazy scenes.” He continued, “She’s very down to earth. She’s as real as it gets. She doesn’t sugarcoat what’s great.”
Though both reality stars now live in different states and work on separate projects, they still seem to make time to see each other and keep in touch. While Madix is currently filming Season 10 of Vanderpump Rules, according to E! News, Giancola has been featured in several recent episodes of Below Deck’s “Gallery Talk” and “Best of Below Deck Mediterranean,” per IMDb. Giancola is currently a yacht broker, according to Instagram, but fans can hope for some content with Madix next time he visits California.