In a unique mild. Vanderpump Rules viewers have been thrown for a loop when the present’s give attention to Raquel Leviss‘ potential romance with Tom Schwartz was overshadowed by information of her offscreen affair with Tom Sandoval.
Earlier than the forged started filming season 10 during summer 2022, Katie Maloney and Schwartz announced their split after more than a decade collectively. As cameras began rolling, Us Weekly confirmed that the bar proprietor hooked up with Raquel at Scheana Shay and Brock Davies‘ wedding ceremony in July 2022, upsetting Katie as she asked her ex-husband not to date within their friend group.
Raquel and Schwartz’s potential connection was on everyone’s mind as new episodes of the Bravo present dropped. In March 2023, nonetheless, issues took a flip when Sandoval and Ariana Madix parted methods after nearly ten years of dating.
“They have been having issues for some time,” a supply revealed to Us, including that issues “solely got here to a breaking level” when Ariana found out that her then-boyfriend was unfaithful with Raquel.
Shortly after the information made headlines, the Florida native’s brother, Jeremy Madix, slammed the Vanderpump Rules costars.
“It’s humorous to look at folks social climb and be soooooooo faux that they’re keen to s—t on folks which can be presupposed to be their ‘finest good friend’ (a time period that will get thrown round fairly often round right here) all simply to come back up or have some kind of story line,” he commented on James Kennedy’s Instagram publish. “This life-style and this group is past poisonous and I wouldn’t suggest it to anybody. … Toms a strive laborious having a midlife disaster along with his cringy band and Raquel has faked her option to the highest making an attempt to make one thing of her life keen to step on whoever to get there beginning with James. Promote out kind lame s—t. Let’s all keep in mind that Raquel was a fan of the present earlier than all of this. Does anybody listen?”
Sandoval, for his half, took to social media to problem an apology to Ariana, writing through Instagram, “I need to firstly apologize to everybody I’ve damage by way of this course of. Most of all, I need to apologize to Ariana. I made errors, I used to be egocentric and made reckless choices that damage someone I like. Nobody deserves to really feel that ache so traumatically and publicly.”
He added: “I can solely think about how devastating this has been for Ariana and everybody round us. I really feel actually horrible about that. My greatest remorse is that I dishonored Ariana. I by no means meant to disappoint so many individuals, together with our loving households and buddies.”
That very same month, viewers began to analyze scenes from season 10 of Vanderpump Rules that appeared to age badly because of the drama. In a scene between Lala Kent and Raquel, which was filmed in July 2022, the sweetness mogul questioned her coworker’s interest in unavailable men.
“It’s unusual to me although as a result of Raquel had zero curiosity in Oliver [Saunders] till I mentioned [I was interested],” Lala mentioned in a confessional. “Now she’s treating it like a pageant and he or she’s in competitors mode with me.”
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