'Vanderpump Rules': Ariana has suicidal thoughts and nobody to talk to, worried fans say she should leave show
Many fans felt that Ariana should leave the show and focus on her mental health as the show's environment might not be conducive to her emotional well being
Season 8 of 'Vanderpump Rules' is turning out to be pretty rough on Ariana Madix. The reality star, who recently came out as bisexual, is battling with severe depression, and sadly she has nobody to turn to apart from her boyfriend Tom Sandoval. Whenever she tried reaching out to someone or expressing her feelings, she was called names like "Debbie Downer" and "wet blanket" among other things. As a result, she just went into her shell and locked everybody out.
On the latest episode of 'VPR' we saw Ariana catch up with her co-stars Stassi Schroeder and Lala Kent. Lala observes that Ariana doesn't enjoy their company much and says that she seems distant. This is when we got a brief glimpse into the pain Ariana feels. She reluctantly opens up and expresses how she is battling with depression and has nobody to talk to because whenever she tried to speak, she was criticized. She then reveals how she wants to end her life every night while driving back home but doesn’t have anybody to tell all these things to.
When Lala and Stassi hear her open up about her depression, they immediately relate to it and extend their support. Fans too felt their hearts break when they heard about Ariana's struggle with depression and took to their social media to express their support.
A fan tweeted, "I feel so bad that Ariana DIDN'T feel like she had anyone to open up to about her depression. No one, especially someone who needs help, should ever feel like no one would listen or care #PumpRules." Another fan wrote, "My heart broke for Ariana. It's obvious she's dealing with some serious depression and anxiety. She's also right about the group not being a safe space to talk about anything real. Look how they do Scheana. #PumpRules."
"My heart really breaks for Ariana. Depression is hard. And sometimes it’s really hard to see the sun through the trees when your that low. #Pumprules," pointed out a fan. Another fan echoed similar thoughts with, "It's almost sad when the realest thing on this show is Ariana's depression. I hope she knows how relatable she is, and how many people appreciate her being so candid. #PumpRules."
Many fans also felt that it might be time for Ariana to leave the show and focus on her mental health as the show's environment might not be conducive to her emotional well being.
"I think it may be time for Ariana to leave the show. Her mental health is more important than this bullsh*t. #PumpRules," a fan commented. "Ariana should probably leave the show, increase therapy, or just take a break cause this is not conducive to improving #pumprules," echoed another fan. A fan wrote, "I'm really disturbed by Ariana's suicidal thoughts! I don't think it's healthy for her to be on the show. It's not healthy for her or for vulnerable viewers! #Vanderpumprules #Pumprules."
You can tune in to all new episodes of 'Vanderpump Rules' Season 8 every Tuesday at 9/8c only on Bravo.