As the Scandoval of Vanderpump Rules stars Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss continues to unfold, their co-stars are coming forward with whether they had any suspicions about the couple. As E! News reported, some eagle-eyed cast members were on to them sooner than they realized.
VPR star Lala Kent explained that she suspected something was amiss between Sandoval and Raquel as the season was taping. She divulged on SiriusXM’s Jeff Lewis Live that she shared her theory there was more to their friendship with Pump Rules cast member Scheana Shay.
“I didn’t have any proof. I talked to Scheana about it,” Lala said. In retrospect, she saw “things that just didn’t add up.” Hindsight really is 20/20. While Lala debated telling Ariana Madix about her suspicions, she never did. She explained, “I have a lot of love for her, but I feel because I never got along with Sandoval, we couldn’t be close because I don’t like your boyfriend.”
When it comes to whether Tom Schwartz knew about the affair, Lala didn’t hold back. “I said the only way you didn’t know was if you actively literally covered your eyes and closed your ears because I knew.” She continued, “You’ll see this season… From experience, these two have crossed a line. They’re f–king each other.” Evidently, Lala’s gut instinct was spot on.
An insider claimed that Schwartz knew about the affair only three weeks before the world found out. While it’s believed Schwartz told Sandoval to be honest with Ariana, many suspect Schwartz knew for longer than that. And that he would have covered for his best friend if the couple’s tryst hadn’t been revealed.
Andy Cohen promised to cover all of our burning Scandoval questions during the reunion. Just taped last week, rumor is the reunion was out of control. When asked about the taping, Lala said, “I’m still recovering. My mind is fried. I completely blacked out. I was enraged.”
When asked how Ariana is coping, Lala explained, “I think she’s thriving. I think she’s realizing that this was the universe intervening and getting her out of something she wasn’t happy in.” Given her recent Lifetime Movie score, new reported sense of empowerment, and upcoming sandwich shop venture, we’re not too worried about her, either.
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED LALA SUSPECTED SCANDOVAL PRIOR TO THE AFFAIR BEING REVEALED? DO YOU THINK LALA OR SCHEANA SHOULD HAVE TOLD ARIANA ABOUT LALA’S SUSPICIONS?
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