Tom Sandoval has decided new gal pal Tii is “just a friend” after the “Vanderpump Rules” star was introduced via mutual pal Billie Lee.
“That’s just a friend of mine,” the 41-year-old told a paparazzo Wednesday in Los Angeles during an outing with best friend, business partner and castmate Tom Schwartz.
“A new relationship? You see me with somebody one time and all of a sudden we’re in a relationship?” Sandoval continued, adding facetiously, “Hey look, me and Schwartz are out right now, maybe we’re in a relationship now!”
A source previously told Page Six that Lee introduced Sandoval to fellow singer Tii, whom he was spotted hanging out with in West Hollywood, Calif., on Saturday night.
“Tii is a good friend of Billie, who introduced her to Tom,” the insider shared. “Tom and Tii had a lot of fun during their night out and there’s definitely a connection.”
“She’s just a friend of mine … We’re just friends,” the Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras frontman reiterated. “I just want more positive female energy in my life.”
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Shortly after, Sandoval’s girlfriend of almost 10 years, Ariana Madix, dumped him.
However, he asserted on Wednesday that he is currently single before admitting that he is unsure of the type of woman he’s looking to date next.
Sandoval’s bestie, Schwartz, 40, answered for him, though, quipping to the paparazzo, “Ideally someone who doesn’t watch reality TV.”
When asked for an update about the status of his relationship with ex Leviss — who has chosen to reclaim her birth name, Rachel — Sandoval responded, “I don’t have comment about Rachel.”
Leviss has yet to film for “VPR” Season 11 — which is currently in production — after checking out of a mental health facility last month. She stayed there from April until July, reportedly racking up a $200,000 bill.
Madix, 38, for her part, has moved on with New York City-based fitness coach Daniel Wai.