The Age-Old Puzzle: How Old Is Tom Sandoval?

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The scandal involving Tom Sandoval in Vanderpump Rules has thoroughly consumed the minds of many individuals this week, with many trying to find accurate information about his real age that he was accused of lying about.

Fans In Shock: Tom & Ariana Call It Quits!

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The moment fans read the explosive TMZ headline "TOM SANDOVAL & ARIANA MADIX CALL IT QUITS... Allegations He Cheated With Costar Raquel Leviss," was unforgettable.

Bravo Star Tom Sandoval In Hot Water

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The article stated that Tom Sandoval had cheated on his girlfriend of almost a decade, Ariana Madix, with their younger co-star, Raquel Leviss.

The Aftermath Of Tom Sandoval's Affair

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Since learning about Sandoval and Leviss's affair, his fans' lives were turned upside down and consumed by the scandal.

Fans Cling To Every Detail

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Fans had a strong desire for new information, leading them to listen to Kristen Doute's podcast about the ongoing scandal.

Fans Relish In Gossip And Drama

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The podcast provided fans with the juicy details they were yearning for, including how Madix came to find out about the affair.

Age Matters?

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The most interesting detail was a casual comment by Doute, in which she castigated her ex and his actions, citing his age as a factor

Kristen Doute Slams Sandoval

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Doute said:

“Dude’s almost 41 years old. You’re gonna bang twentysomething-year-olds and groupies?”

The Comment Sparks Fan Theories

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This comment activated the instinctual part of people's brains that stored theories and accusations about the scandal.

Sandoval's Age: Fans Question Authenticity

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The most prominent accusation was that Sandoval had been misleading people about his real age.

Google Search Clears The Air On Sandoval's Age

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A quick Google search for Sandoval reveals that his birth date is listed as July 7, 1983, implying that he is presently 39 years old.

Sources Confirm The Age

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Numerous articles, as well as Famous Birthdays, have also confirmed Sandoval's age after the scandal.

Old Articles Confirm Sandoval's Age

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Earlier articles support Sandoval's birth year as 1983. A 2019 article mentioned the cast celebrating his 36th birthday, while a 2020 GQ profile described him as 36 years old.

Conflicting Reports

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A November 2014 Daily Mail article described him as 31, and a November 2021 Page Six piece indicated that he was 38.

Braids and Birthday Cake

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In a blog post for the show in 2016, Bravo TV wrote:

“Tom Sandoval Turns 33: See Photos from Birthday Party. No one missed the chance to toast Tom, who decided to rock some braids in his hair for the party.”

Reddit Speculation

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Based on a Reddit post, there was speculation that Tom Sandoval's age was actually a year older than what was commonly reported.

High School Graduation Date

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A gossip account claimed Sandoval graduated from high school in 2000. If he was born in 1982, he would have been 17 at graduation, but if he was born in 1983, he would have been 16. A local news article from St. Louis also listed his graduation year as 2000.

Cocktail Book Co-Author Raises Questions About Tom Sandoval's Age

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According to the unnamed user, during an episode of the pop culture podcast Everything Iconic, co-host and author Danny Pellegrino, hinted that he might not be 39.

Public Records Adds Confusion

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Two publicly accessible records databases indicate that Tom's age is 40, and one of them notes his birth date as July 1982.

What's The Truth?

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At the end of the day, there's no hard proof that Sandoval lied about his age. It's possible that the many sources that listed his age as 39 were simply mistaken or copied bad data from the web.

Still, the rumor of a slight age difference is a tempting topic for fans to discuss, given Sandoval's recent troubles.