5 times Tom Sandoval & Raquel Leviss have turned fans away in interviews
The Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss cheating scandal was not something that Vanderpump Rules fans saw coming—and no wonder. The Bravo stars have apparently gone to great lengths to cover up their secret romance, even focusing on Leviss’ pursuit of co-star Tom Schwartz.
days later TMZ reports Andy Cohen revealed that Sandoval cheated on his longtime partner Ariana Madix with Leviss “Andy Cohen Live” by Sirius XM Saying that viewers need to rewatch Sandoval and Leviss’ recent guest appearances on Watch What Happens Live like they’re watching “the Zapruder Band.”
But while fans wait for Bravo to repeat the episodes, there are plenty of other interview footage showing the secretive duo trying to cover their tracks amid their months-long affair.
1. Tom Sandoval said he delivered a romance between Raquel Leviss and Tom Schwartz
Sandoval’s affair with Leviss has reportedly lasted for more than six months. A source told People started in March 2023, i.e. in the late summer of last year. But during BravoCon in October 2022, the two agreed to the narrative that Leviss was interested in dating Schwartz.
In an interview with E! News During Fanfest, Schwartz spoke about his “connection” with the pageant queen, while Sandoval stood awkwardly by, smiling nervously. At one point, E! Interviewer Erin Lim Rhodes asked Sandoval if he was “mailing” a relationship between his best friend and Leviss. “Yes, sure,” he said with a slight grin.
2. Raquel Leviss said she’s a fan of both Toms
Schwartz and Sandoval are partners at Lisa Vanderpump’s West Hollywood bar, Tom Tom, and Leviss has been seen frequently there, as well as at the Besties’ spinoff bar, Schwartz & Sandy’s.
Leviss caused a stir at BravoCon when she wore a TomTom hoodie and posted a photo of it on social media. Schwartz’s ex-wife, Katie Maloney, slammed the picture and called her a “fan girl,” but Leviss went on record as saying she’s a fan of “both” the Toms and just wanted to promote the merch for their bar business .
On the February 8, 2023 episode of “Watch What Happens Live,” Schwartz said Leviss was one of the Toms’ “hype girls,” before Sandoval added that Scheana Shay and Ariana Madix also both wore tom-tom merch.
Leviss explained it himself on the March 1, 2023 episode from “See What Happens Live” Cohen that even though it hurt Maloney, she had no regrets wearing TomTom swag. “No, because I’m just trying to live my life and I’m sorry if that offends people, but it’s not going to stop me from doing what I want to do,” she said.
She then gifted Cohen the same glittery tom-tom hoodie she wore to BravoCon, making sure to tell him later it was from her and the two toms.
“Wow, do you have tom tom swag?” asked Cohen.
In retrospect, some Reddit users noticed that Leviss bestowed some serious “mistress energy” by aggressively promoting Sandoval’s prey.
3. Raquel Leviss said Tom Sandoval is one of her best friends
Early on, Leviss explained how her relationship with Sandoval had grown closer. In an interview with E! News In July 2022, she said she became “really close” to Sandoval.
“I feel like he’s become one of my best friends lately,” Leviss said, before gushed about what a “great” guy the Tom Sandoval and the Extras frontman is.
“He’s just so in touch with himself and fully accepting of who he is and is so confident,” Leviss said of the bar owner. “I don’t know. I feel like he looks at me like a little sister and supports me in a very kind way. He’s a really great guy.”
4. Tom Sandoval was happy about his long relationship with Ariana Madix
Just before his affair with Leviss was discovered, Sandoval opened up about how his nearly 10-year relationship with Madix was still going strong. In an interview with Page SixIn March 2023, Sandoval admitted he and Madix had their “ups and downs,” but said they’ve always “turned their backs on each other.”
“I think we were really good at respecting each other,” he added. “I think it just worked, you know?”
5. Raquel Leviss called Ariana Madix one of her “true friends” hours before the cheating scandal erupted.
Leviss also gushed about Madix. In an interview in the Chicks in the Office podcast On March 3, Leviss said, “Ariana and Scheana [Shay] were really the ones who brought me into this group and have been there for me since day one, so I know who my real friends are.”
According to Us Weekly, Leviss’ “Vanderpump Rules” co-star Lala Kent shared the interview clip on her Instagram Story and slammed the SUR waitress for pretending to take care of Madix. “I tried to tell you all. She’s sick. Someone calls her mama,” Kent wrote of Leviss.
CONTINUE READING: Ariana Madix’s brother calls Tom Sandoval a ‘try-hard’
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