Ariana Madix is back in L.A. after a weekend of cutting loose in Mexico … and she’s super tight with a male friend, but we’re told it’s not what you think.
AM was at LAX Monday with the guy who was her plus 1 for the wedding she attended in Oaxaca, Mexico — and they seem to be getting along well with each other, hugging quite a bit while waiting for their ride.
However, a source close to Ariana tells TMZ … the man she traveled out of the country with is just one of her best friends. No rebound here, folks.
TMZ broke the story … Tom Sandoval was invited to the wedding too, but couldn’t go due to a prior commitment — and his decision was made before his cheating came to light. With Tom out, it seems her BFF stepped in to take his place.
FYI — Ariana was looking as happy as she could be over the weekend in Mexico … dancin’ up a storm and giving off tons of good energy.
Of course, her happy times came shortly after all the Scandoval drama — and with her back in town, it’s likely she’s once again going to face the music.