Ariana Madix was a supportive friend as she visited her grieving former Vanderpump Rules co-star Dayna Kathan on Monday after the death of her beloved cat Leo.
Madix, 37, was seen embracing Kathan, 32, as she sobbed on her shoulder following an Instagram post announcing the death of Leo from an incurable heart condition.
Madix, who has dominated the show’s storylines of late after her ex Tom Sandoval cheated on her with Raquel Leviss, wore a black sweatshirt and color block leggings as she reunited with Kathan, who left the show in 2021.
Katie Maloney, 36, was also seen arriving to comfort Kathan, with the star toting some flowers for her friend.
Maloney wore a black tracksuit and carried a tote bag as she headed to her friend’s home.
There for her: Ariana Madix was a supportive friend as she visited her grieving former Vanderpump Rules co-star Dayna Kathan on Monday after the death of her beloved cat Leo
RIP: Madix, 37, was seen embracing Kathan, 32, as she sobbed on her shoulder following an Instagram post announcing the death of Leo from an incurable heart condition
This comes after Kathan shared a beautiful montage of Leo, while announcing his tragic passing.
She wrote: ‘It is with devastation beyond measure that i share the passing of my sweet Leo. although only 6, he was recently diagnosed with an incurable heart condition.
‘Leo was my first friend in California after moving here during a turbulent period in my life, despite not knowing a single person.
‘I’m sure many people would say “it’s just a cat,” but Leo was my heart. he brought me so much happiness in addition to supporting me during countless long hours of insomnia and chronic anxiety.
‘He was smart, affectionate, fuzzy, clumsy, talkative, brave, inquisitive, hilarious and just the most special guy. one of one. long live the prince of darkness.’
It comes as Madix is set to earn more than $1 million in endorsement deals, paid appearances, and more in the aftermath of her public split from longtime boyfriend Sandoval.
The former barmaid has wasted no time using the affair to build her personal brand and increase her bank balance.
In addition to endorsement deals and six-figure merchandise sales, Ariana has TV offers, a movie role, public appearances, and an invitation to the White House.
Much missed: This comes after Kathan shared a beautiful montage of Leo, while announcing his tragic passing
Sighting: Katie Maloney, 36, was also seen arriving to comfort Kathan, with the star toting some flowers for her friend
In one outrageous move, she was even paid to stage paparazzi photos to promote a finance company.
Daily Mail reached out to branding experts and PR gurus in the influencer and reality TV space, who estimated that the savvy starlet could potentially walk away with well over $1million by the end of the year thanks to her split from Tom.
‘Ariana is hot in the news and everyone wants to see her do good,’ said Gina Rodriquez, whose PR and production company Gitoni works with reality stars including Mama June, Scott Disick, and Nene Leakes.
‘Typically, a cheating scandal can generate quite a bit of income, especially if you’re not the cheater,’ she continued, adding that Ariana is probably doing ‘very well’ thanks to the increased media exposure and public support the affair has generated.
Ariana has already gained an extra 500,000 followers on Instagram in the last two months, and brands are now beating down the her door with offers for the star to sell everything from vibrators to fried chicken.
Love triangle: Raquel Leviss, 28, and Tom Sandoval, 39, caused ructions among the reality show cast when their infidelity was exposed, breaking the heart of the hunk’s girlfriend of nine years, Madix (pictured together in November 2022 during their affair)
Ariana is estimated to have earned some serious cash for her commercials with BIC razors and an Uber One ad she filmed alongside Vanderpump Rules co-stars Lala Kent and Scheana Shay.
Since each commercial was professionally filmed and referenced her cheating scandal, Diana believes that they may have earned Madix around $50,000 a piece.
But one of her biggest pay cheques most likely came from her deal with SoFi, which was so elaborate that the blonde staged photos of herself ‘moving out’ of her shared home with Tom while donning a very unsubtle SoFi sweatshirt.
After pretending to leave the Valley Village home – which she and Tom paid $2.075million for back in 2019 – Ariana revealed it was just a sponcon deal for the finance company.