The romantic crossover we didn’t expect but makes a lot of sense. Reality Blurb reports Vanderpump rules star Raquel Leviss and Shahs of Sunset star Nema Vand are allegedly dating. The two are in the same Beverly hills area and both single, as Raquel broke off her engagement with VPR’s James Kennedy at the end of last year.
An Instagram account posted March 27th, “New couple alert!! Raquel and Nema dating??!!!! Thank you to a follower for this information.” The caption accompanied a screenshot of a DM from a follower reading, “No. She’s dating Nema Vand- the guy from Shahs of Sunset. He flew her to NYC to visit like last week. I’m close to some of the cast, this is just my finsta.” Since the post, Raquel and Nema have stayed mum, neither confirming nor denying, and the fans… are eating it up.
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If the pairing still seems a little random despite them both being from the Bravoverse, Nema does have a personal connection to Raquel. It turns out he once dated her Vanderpump Rules co-star Scheana Shay!
Many of the comments under the post showed that people love the idea of these two together. One Instagram account posted, “Nema is actually nice. This would be such a lovely couple,”. Another account shared, “I love this for her,”. “OMG yes!” One user account responded. Another account shared their surprise, and delight “Wait. What? I think I might love this!” It seems the internet consensus is these two could make a great match.
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When Raquel and James announced their divorce in the Season 9 Vanderpump Rules reunion, despite obvious signs leading up, fellow cast members were shocked. James moved on rather quickly, posting with an unknown woman just 2 months after the split. At around the same time, Raquel shared with Scheana on an episode of the Scheananigans podcast that she wasn’t ready to start dating. Since then, James has become official with new girlfriend, Ally Lewber.
Raquel revealed on the podcast, some lessons learned from her relationship with James, “I do want somebody that treats other people with kindness and respect continuously and not just for a means to an end. I also want someone with a good sense of humor. I feel like since I am more of a mellow person I like when people bring out the fun side of me.”
The fact that her ex-fiancé never jived well with her family is something she wants to look out for going forward. She explained, “[And] someone that gets along with my family, someone who is able to provide for me emotionally, someone who is confident in my relationship and doesn’t get jealous.”
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She also expressed her hope for someone that is “aware that [his] actions impact other people’s lives” and “someone who hasn’t given up on humanity.” We have to say, it sounds like we’re talking about someone quite unlike James.
“I want a selfless type of love… I’ve never had that type of love before,” she concluded. Raquel, one of the indisputably sweetest cast member of Vanderpump Rules, certainly deserves it.
We love to see how Raquel has grown throughout her relationship with James and with that growth, she’s gained a strong understanding of what she needs in a life partner. We’re rooting for, and excited for what’s in store for her. If that happens to be a liaison with a certain handsome toothy Bravoleb, we’re here for it!
TELL US- DO YOU THINK NEMA AND RAQUEL WOULD MAKE A GOOD COUPLE? IS THERE ANYONE ELSE IN THE BRAVOVERSE YOU THINK WOULD BE A GOOD MATCH FOR RAQUEL? DO YOU LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING RAQUEL AND JAMES SINGLE ON NEXT SEASONS VPR?
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