James Kennedy and Raquel Leviss got off to a rough start this season on Vanderpump Rules. The self-proclaimed White Kanye was a consumed by his music and alcohol. He lashed out at Raquel in some particularly nasty scenes, cursing her out and calling her names for not being at one of his DJ gigs. This was while he was pretending not to drink during Pride.
Raquel had enough. Finally. She told him she would leave the relationship if he didn’t actually get sober. In the past, James made many promises about quitting drinking, but this time was different. He actually attended an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. He checked in with Lisa Vanderpump on a regular basis for support. James even managed to attend group events completely sober. But, was that just a temporary thing? Has James actually made some long-lasting changes in his life? Seemingly so. He has recently reached a major milestone with his journey to remain sober.
Raquel shared some major news in a recent Instagram post. Along with a photo of the couple, she wrote, “So proud of this guy right here. The day I asked James to choose me over alcohol, I needed an act of love. Today he is nearly 10 months sober and has given me 291+ acts of love since that day.”
That is so great to hear, especially after everything the Vanderpump Rules viewers have seen with James throughout his years on the show. While he has been a somewhat polarizing figure, he is just such an endearing guy that you can’t help rooting for. Or at least that’s how I feel.
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It seems like James has truly turned a corner on this one. Hopefully, he will continue to be strong and stick with this way of life.
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