Now that Scandoval has officially sunk in, I think the biggest question for fans is whether or not Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss are still together. I know that’s what I’ve been pondering.
It’s only been a few weeks since Ariana Madix learned that Sandoval was cheating on her with Raquel for seven months. While supporting him at a gig with his band, Ariana discovered the betrayal after Raquel texted Sandoval a sexually explicit video. Ariana dumped his a– and the cast of Vanderpump Rules has rallied behind her.
As reported by Page Six, Lala Kent, who is firmly Team Ariana, but also Team Make A Buck, sounded off on the big question regarding the status of Sandoval and Raquel’s relationship.
When asked by TMZ whether or not Sandoval and Raquel would be sitting together at the upcoming VPR reunion, she expressed her anxiety. “Oh my gosh, that made my heart pound really fast,” she shared. The single mother then added, “I don’t know if they should [sit next to each other]. They might. I don’t know. They could show up and be, like, fully together.”
But when it comes to Lala’s knowledge of their status, she admitted, “None of us know. I have no idea.” Lala went on to skewer Sandoval and said, “Sandoval is a narcisist. He doesn’t have that type of emotional capacity to love anything.”
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She was also asked if Raquel has been filming with her castmates since the cheating bombshell came to light. Said Lala, “I don’t know what bottom-feeders do. I’m an apex predator, baby.” I have never wanted the ability to use an eye roll emoji on this site as much as I do right now.
Even if Raquel isn’t filming with the rest of the cast, it’s been reported that Sandoval paid her a visit with cameras in tow. A source claimed that the two kissed, but Sandoval wasn’t happy with how it went down and allegedly threatened to stop filming altogether. The audacity!
But Lala didn’t save her ire for just Sandoval and Raquel. She also blasted Sandoval’s best buddy for life, Tom Schwartz. Who supposedly made out with Raquel to cover Sandoval’s tracks. Lala remarked, “I don’t like weakness. At times, you have to be a good person.” She firmly believes that Schwartz should have told his friend, “‘You tell Ariana or I will.’”
Regardless, even Lala has to admit that the drama is good for the show. “I mean, it’s reality TV. Yeah,” she responded to the question of whether or not Sandoval and Raquel should stay on the show.
In an effort to do some damage control, Sandoval hastily put out his first apology on Instagram. Unfortunately, he made it more about his business than Ariana, declining to even mention her by name.
Instead, Sandoval noted that Schwartz didn’t know about the affair until recently and did not “condone” it. He added, “I fully understand and deserve ur anger & disappointment towards me, but please leave Schwartz my friends and family out of this situation.”
Sandoval’s second apology finally addressed the real victim of his deceit: Ariana. A full week after Ariana found out about his affair, Tom again took to Instagram. He wrote, “I want to first and foremost apologize to everyone I’ve hurt through this process. Most of all, I want to apologize to Ariana. I made mistakes, I was selfish, and made reckless decisions that hurt somebody I love. No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically and publicly.”
For her part, Ariana is “devastated” and “not doing well” according to friend and VPR alum Kristen Doute. Ariana has yet to comment publicly on the scandal.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK SANDOVAL AND RAQUEL ARE STILL TOGETHER? WILL THEY SIT TOGETHER AT THE REUNION? IS SANDOVAL A NARCISSIST?
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