In fact, after his scandalous affair with costar Rachel "Raquel" Leviss and breakup from ex Ariana Madix, the Bravo star found himself outcast from his former friend group while filming earlier this summer.
"It's very rough and isolating—very, very lonely at times," Sandoval exclusively told E! News while promoting his stint on season two of the reality competition Special Forces: World's Toughest Test. "You walk in and you feel like nobody in the room likes you. And it's a s--t feeling, I can tell you. But, I'm glad we got through it and I feel like there was a lot of things that needed to be said and that needed to be addressed. And we got it out there. And it's gonna be a very interesting, very unique season for people to see."
While the TomTom co-owner wouldn't reveal if any of his castmates have forgiven him for his cheating, he did confirm he and longtime BFF and business partner Tom Schwartz have gotten to "a pretty good place" since the controversy.
Since news of the affair broke in March, the Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras frontman continued to tour in addition to joining the new season of Special Forces.
"I keep myself busy at least, I like to when things go a little south," he admitted, adding he's got another tour on the horizon and a new podcast launching in a few weeks. "I think that's how I like to handle things. I'm hoping to get myself into a nice position financially to make moves."
As the trailer for Special Forces teased, Sandoval revealed he wanted to seek redemption for his mistakes by pushing himself to the limit—both physically and mentally—on the show's intense obstacle courses.
"I have some trouble with self-loathing," he admitted post-Scandoval. "I got people selling Sweet Lady Jane cakes that say 'Sandoval is a Liar.' I'm meeting people with the same last name as me that are like I felt like I tarnished the name Sandoval. I felt really bad about that. And I still do. And so sometimes you just want to get your ass kicked."
Since his reckoning on VPR's season 10 reunion in June, the 40-year-old just wants to continue to move on from his sins.
"I'm just trying to do good things, help people out, trying to better myself," Sandoval added. "I mean, that's really all I can do. Tying to move on and focus on the future, to focus on the things that make me happy and make other people around me happy. Love and friendship and really cool experiences. That to me is what life is all about."
Special Forces: World's Toughest Test premieres Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. on Fox.
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—Reporting by Amanda Champagne-Meadows
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