Proper below their noses? The Vanderpump Rules solid was shocked by the information that Raquel Leviss and Tom Sandoval have been having an affair — but have since broken down the signs that might have been there the whole time.
In March 2023, Us Weekly confirmed Sandoval’s cut up from longtime girlfriend Ariana Madix, who called it quits with the TomTom cofounder because he cheated with Leviss.
“Ariana discovered [about the affair] after taking a look at Tom’s telephone whereas he was on stage performing his new music,” a supply shared with Us on the time. The insider added that it was “unclear” if Sandoval’s enterprise associate, Tom Schwartz — who attached with Leviss a number of months prior — “knew [about the affair] or if he was blindsided.
The bombshell information came as Vanderpump Rules viewers watched the onscreen build-up to Leviss and Schwartz’s hookup. (The costars made out at Scheana Shay and Brock Davies‘ marriage ceremony in August 2022, 5 months after the restaurant proprietor’s cut up from Katie Maloney.)
Amid the drama, Peter Madrigal recalled growing suspicious of the time the wonder pageant contestant spent with Sandoval.
“Let’s simply put it this fashion, I discovered it very attention-grabbing — I’m not gonna go into the small print, as a result of there are specific issues I can’t go into particulars about — however how do I put this, they have been hanging out fairly a bit with out Ariana round,” the OG solid member, who briefly dated Leviss in summer 2022, mentioned on the “Alison Rosen Is Your New Greatest Pal” podcast in March 2023. “Behind my head, I’m like, ‘That is bizarre, however OK, possibly Tom’s simply attempting to point out her the ropes or one thing like that.’ Some ropes!”
He continued: “I do know this for a truth. I’m not gonna reveal any names, however I do know that just a few folks knew about this and tipped Scheana off. That’s the best way I believe the situation occurred. I do know some folks knew about it for some time.”
Shay, for her half, was served with a temporary restraining order from Leviss amid rumors that things got physical when the singer — who’s shut buddies with Madix — discovered in regards to the affair. Shay’s lawyer denied the allegations against his client in a statement to Us.
Shay’s buddies Jamie Lynne and Kael Ramsey Ackerson later claimed that Leviss told them when things turned romantic between her and Sandoval.
“She principally simply instructed me [it happened] seven months in the past and after the Las Vegas journey,” Ramsey-Ackerson defined on Lynne’s “Jamie All Over” podcast in March 2023, referring to the boys’ night episode of the hit Bravo sequence. “She was like, ‘[After the boys’ night] is when [Sandoval and I] received nearer.’”
In the meantime, Lynne broke down her suspicions about the twosome that evening. “Raquel and Sandoval have been sitting on the curb outdoors of Saddle Ranch simply speaking. I didn’t understand that on the time like how shut they have been speaking or how intimate it truly seemed,” she mentioned. “So I begin filming the 2 of them speaking. We’re so clueless that we don’t know what’s truly transpiring.”
After rewatching the August 2022 video, Lynne noted that it didn’t appear platonic.
“I had this thought [at the time]. I assumed I’m not posting this as a result of this seems method too intimate and I don’t need Ariana to really feel a sure method about this,” she continued. “I don’t need her to really feel disrespected, however it didn’t set off alarm bells, like, is one thing inappropriate occurring? It was simply that she may get the improper concept and I don’t wish to put anybody in that place.”
She concluded: “For those who watch it again — with out the voiceover on it — it seems tremendous shut and tremendous intimate. However backside line is that none of us knew beforehand.”
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