Tom Sandoval 'tried to take responsibility' for cheating scandal

Tom Sandoval "tried to take full accountability" for his cheating scandal.

The 40-year-old TV star split from Ariana Madix after it emerged that he had a months-long affair with Rachel Leviss, but Tom has now insisted that he's taken full responsibility for his actions.

During an appearance on 'Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen', Tom said: "I tried to take full accountability for what I did with Rachel and tried to learn from it and still continuing to learn."

Tom has also rubbished suggestions that his cheating scandal was part of a "big scheme" to get what he wanted.

He explained: "That this was some sort of like, I don’t know ... I think people think this was just some sort of big scheme or big elaborate, put on, but it wasn’t. Obviously, making decisions but also getting lost in the motions and wanting to escape."

Earlier this year, Ariana accused Tom of refusing to accept responsibility for his actions.

The 38-year-old star - who dated Tom for almost a decade - said on an episode of 'Vanderpump Rules': "He still will not take responsibility for what he did. So ease up?! I'm not gonna be like, 'Hey everybody, it's me Ariana on my Instagram Story, if you guys could just like, be nice to my ex-boyfriend who did all these things...' that's not happening."

Tom has spoken openly about his mental health struggles over the last year.

And while Ariana has some sympathy for her ex-boyfriend, she also believes that he only has himself to blame.

She said: "I can understand that he has had some thoughts and some feelings, but those thoughts and those feelings are based on a situation he created."