Whew, the foreshadowing on the latest episode of Vanderpump Rules had everyone shook! But Andy Cohen warned us.
As reported by Page Six, Andy had teased the episode as “shocking” after Scandoval came to light. Just two weeks ago, news dropped that Tom Sandoval was cheating on Ariana Madix with castmate Raquel Leviss. The most recent episode of Pump Rules heavily featured Raquel and her interactions with Lala Kent, Katie Maloney, and Kristina Kelly while on a girls’ trip.
And things definitely got weird. After Raquel’s make-out session with a then-married Oliver Saunders, her castmates quickly turned on her. During a night out in Vegas, both Lala and Raquel vied for Oliver’s attention. Side note – can someone please explain WHY?
Raquel prevailed over Lala, and faced the wrath of the girls. A seemingly bitter (but spot on) Lala told Raquel, “I will say — you drinking, I would never trust you around my man. Never.”
In response, Raquel remarked, “I mean, like thank God you don’t have a man to like f–king have around.” Lala had no words after the savage comeback. After picking up her jaw off the floor, Lala told Raquel she was going to “shut” her down. Then went to bed.
The next day, Lala nursed her bruised ego. She told Katie and Kristina that she bowed out of the conversation instead of getting into a fight with Raquel. But she noted that she believed Raquel “immediately wanted to retract” what she said. Lala added, “I feel nervous at this point in my life with anyone who’s gonna be a liability and who’s unpredictable.”
But in her confessional, Lala talked a big game. “If Raquel were not wasted right now, I’d put the b–ch right back in her grave,” Lala stated. Sure, girl!
Katie added to the idea that Raquel wasn’t to be trusted by calling her “Mrs. I’m gonna make out with your man.” She also told her friends, “Hide your kids, hide your boyfriend, hide your boyfriend, hide your boyfriend.” Fair.
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Obviously, Katie already had good reason to be wary of Raquel. Raquel admitted during a previous episode that she tried to make out with Tom Schwartz, who is still in the midst of a divorce from Katie. “I’m starting to see a pattern in Raquel. It seems that she’s only interested in men that her friends are either married to or interested in, and that is a big red flag for me,” Katie said in her confessional.
Raquel overheard the conversation and cried, saying she was being judged for “getting drunk and having fun.” After she sobered up, Raquel told Lala that she was embarrassed. Lala wasn’t in a forgiving mood though. She replied to Raquel, “I think anybody who is a woman would take offense to what you said. Do you feel that way? Like if someone said, ‘I don’t know that I’d feel comfortable if you had one too many drinks around my dude,’ do you really feel like, ‘well if you can’t keep him, then here I am!’ Do you feel that way?”
I mean, if you are a woman or just a human who has watched VPR, we can all see the hypocrisy in Lala’s statements. Her relationship timeline with ex-fiancé Randall Emmett was always questionable and it’s something Lala has never truly clarified. Not to mention the fact that Lala slept with James Kennedy when he was with Raquel. So there’s that.
Either way, the scenes were filmed months before the bombshell dropped that Sandoval had been carrying on a seven-month affair with Raquel behind Ariana’s back.
Given that season 10 of VPR is currently airing (but not complete), fans have wondered how much editing is taking place behind the scenes in light of the scandal. But Andy has denied any editing and maintained prior to the episode that it was completely untouched.
He stated on his SiriusXM show Andy Cohen Live, “The conversations that go on between Katie and Lala and Raquel are not to be believed in the light of what has come out. This is how it was going to be shown. Which makes it all the more shocking. You won’t believe it.”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK THE LATEST EPISODE OF VANDERPUMP RULES WAS EDITED TO FORESHADOW SCANDOVAL? DOES IT MATTER? DOES LALA HAVE ANY RIGHT TO COME FOR RAQUEL GIVEN HER PAST?
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