“It’s hard to say what exactly they knew, or when they knew,” Madix said. “I think at one point they knew but they were definitely not condoning. And he was putting her up in a hotel.”
She did find it especially upsetting that Tom flew Raquel to different locations.
"I know that she was, at that 'Watch What Happens Live' appearance where [Tom] Schwartz was covering his mouth and acting all weird, it’s because she was in the hotel room. She was there in New York, I know for a fact."
Madix also accused Sandoval of "using like other people's credit cards" to cover his tracks, "making them pay for things and then Venmo-ing them later."
Ariana found out Tom was cheating with Raquel while checking his phone at one of his concerts. Alex asked what happened when they got home that night. “Is it just like a screaming war until you're asleep?” she asked.
Madix said, “Essentially, yeah,” adding that they slept in separate rooms.
As for how many people Tom cheated with over the years, Ariana said she didn’t know. Madix did shut down rumors Sandoval was with transgender former co-star Billie Lee. “I do not think that anything happened there. I trust that Billie Lee would not do that,” she said.
Cooper also asked about Tom and Ariana’s relationship and sex life over the years.
Madix explained, “In the beginning, I was definitely struggling. I was very excited that someone was really into me. Because the relationship I was in previously... I was being criticized very heavily about my body, my personality, just everything.”
She went on, “Our sex life waxed and waned at different points. I definitely think it got to the point sometimes where I just wanted that quality time so bad.”
Ariana recalled at one point feeling “he’s not into me,” and said he would also “complain about the frequency of sex.”
“It felt like he wanted to have sex, but I was like, ‘But do you want to have sex with me? Is it about me, or is it just about the act?’” she said.
As for rumors they were in an open relationship, Ariana said it wasn’t true, adding, “Honestly I think [the rumors] came from him.”