Strong return to Los Angeles
…after the death of a close friend
5/21/2023 9:54 AM PST
Ariana Madix She looked exhausted on Saturday leaving Lux… emotionally drained after losing her best friend Ali Rafik.
The Vanderpump Rules star kept to shades as she made her way across the station in a brown sweatshirt and matching pants.
She returned to Los Angeles the same day she paid tribute to Rafik and posted a picture of the two on Instagram.
She wrote before she started things she missed about her late friend.
While the two were clearly close, Maddix actually met Rafik through her ex-husband, Tom Sandoval. The duo were childhood best friends, and Tom also shared an engagement on the anniversary.
Madix’s life has been full of change lately, starting with the end of her nine-year relationship with Sandoval after he was discovered deceived with her best friend, Raquel Levis.
She has been dealing with the aftermath of the breakup for the past two months and even seemed to be putting the drama in her backsight shooting New relationship with a fitness trainer Daniel Way.
The death of Rafik, 41, has clearly affected Madix and Sandoval… but the shared grief certainly won’t bring them back together.
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