All the rumors are true, yea. After the season 9 reunion filming wrapped on December 3rd, the internet was ablaze with rumors that James Kennedy and Raquel Leviss had called it quits. Initial leaks made it sound like the pair actually made the decision during taping! While that hasn’t been confirmed, we now have official proof that the split is for real. Does this mean Tom Sandoval gets his money back for partially funding perhaps the most unnecessarily corny proposal of all time?
The latest version of Vanderpump Rules has only been so-so (see played out engagement storyline above). This show has struggled for a few seasons, if you ask me. At this point, the majority of the unscripted drama is taking place off-screen. The copious cast firings, for one. Lala Kent and Randall Emmett have called it quits off camera too. Now we have James and Raquel adding to the end-of-season intrigue. Please let this moment make it onto our screens!
When fans first met Raquel she was quiet and sweet. She shared dreams of wanting to be a pediatric occupational therapist. Meanwhile, James was doing his best to masquerade around WeHo as the “White Kanye West.” A match made in hell, really. While it’s still unknown why these two have officially ended their relationship, is it? Wasn’t it just a matter of time and having to answer to public opinion?
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The first confirmation of the break up came from Raquel. She posted a picture of herself and James from the reunion taping to Instagram. Her caption read, “After these 5 wonderful years we had together, we decided we have two different goals and made the decision to call off the engagement. We love each other very much, but we aren’t in love anymore. We want nothing but the best for each other so please keep any thoughts positive. Sending Love.” Sweet as ever.
James very quickly posted the exact same photo with the exact same caption. Neither James or Raquel allowed comments on their posts. A united front, even in separation. A far cry from the Kristen Doute door-spitting days of yesteryear. Maybe this dude is making some progress towards maturity? Nah.
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TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED TO HEAR OF JAMES AND RAQUEL’S SPLIT? DO YOU THINK RAQUEL WILL CONTINUE WORKING AT SUR? DOES JAMES OWE TOM BACK FOR THE PROPOSAL FUNDS?
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