And that’s a wrap … with an exclamation level. After weeks of teasing a “bombshell” set to drop on half 3 of the Vanderpump Rules reunion, fans learned new information in regards to the timeline of Scandoval from Raquel Leviss on the Wednesday, June 7, conclusion of season 10.
“I believe it’s necessary to me to inform the reality. I believe that I’ve been mendacity and being so deceitful this whole time that I don’t need to lie anymore and it’s all on the market anyway. Like, the worst is out, but I’m nonetheless discovering myself having to lie about particular timeline issues,” Raquel, 28, instructed producers throughout her ultimate interview of the season. “[Sandoval] seems like it will be much less hurtful to say that, you realize, this wasn’t happening for thus lengthy. [But] the second time was really throughout Mexico [at Scheana Shay and Brock Davies’ August 2022 wedding].”
The previous magnificence queen revealed that the twosome have been intimate after she discovered Sandoval, 40, “drunk and looking for his room” in the hallway of the hotel and that the pair had sex “a number of occasions” whereas in Cancun.
Later within the interview, Raquel additionally shared that she initially advised she, the TomTom cofounder and Ariana Madix grow to be a throuple. “I really like Ariana as an individual and I’m in love with Tom Sandoval so it didn’t appear that far-fetched of that concept nevertheless it was not one thing in query,” she stated, earlier than including, “He’s going to kill me, I simply hate mendacity a lot.”
Raquel defined that she was hesitant to be utterly trustworthy about her relationship with Sandoval as a result of “he’s my one individual that I do have and if I simply went and betrayed him then I’d actually have no person. Nonetheless, she additional admitted that she has met his mother and father — and joined him on a visit to St. Louis behind 37-year-old Madix’s again.
The reunion was filmed in March, weeks after Ariana discovered that Raquel had an affair with Sandoval. The twosome beforehand claimed that they slept together for the first time in August 2022 and connected all through the autumn, with issues escalating in December 2022 as Sandoval introduced Raquel to his hometown of St. Louis.
Earlier than wrapping up, the California native broke down into tears whereas sharing why, precisely, Sandoval wished to lie in regards to the timeline of their affair.
“That is the one story that we’ve agreed on getting straight. And I do know the explanation why Tom wished to lie about it’s that it’s a very unhealthy look to hook up with somebody’s boyfriend in their very own home after they’ve gone out of city. Particularly for like a funeral of all issues,” she stated whereas breaking down in tears, referring to Madix going out of city to mourn her late grandmother. “So, like, I don’t know if that is f—king killed my soul. I’m so sick of mendacity, I hate it. I hate being deceitful. It’s horrible.”
The revelation led to the tip of Ariana, 37, and Sandoval’s nine-year relationship and prompted Bravo to choose the cameras again as much as movie a bonus episode amid the fallout.
“What made this reunion totally different than another was that we, as a manufacturing, had no thought what was going to occur,” Baskin famous. “Normally we’ve got some sense. There’s nice anticipation for Raquel to return out [in part 3]. I’ll say that no matter anybody thinks of what she did this previous season, it was courageous of her to face the music, understanding everyone seems to be at full tilt.”
Raquel’s former fiancé, James Kennedy, teased on Tuesday, June 6, that the forged — which additionally contains Tom Schwartz, Katie Maloney, Lala Kent and Lisa Vanderpump — won’t be happy about the bombshell.
“For those who have been considering that you just have been over it otherwise you have been able to forgive anybody, simply watch tomorrow and you’re going to get shot proper again to sq. one,” he stated by way of Instagram Tales.
Whereas Wednesday’s episode concluded season 10, cameras are set to begin capturing season 11 “within the subsequent few weeks.”
“The reality is, we’re on our typical manufacturing timeline,” Baskin instructed THR. “We’re simply not on an accelerated timeline. There was some thought that we might head proper into the following season after the reunion, after which it turned clear to us that we wanted to decelerate a minute. In order that’s what we did. We’re making preparations for the following season, however we didn’t simply go repeatedly from the reunion into the following season.”
Along with teasing the return of former stars, the producer famous that conversations about Raquel’s future are “ongoing” after she checked into psychological well being remedy amid the backlash.
“We’re supposed to talk to her as nicely quickly,” he stated. “And, we’re going to see. We need to make certain she is in a spot the place it is sensible for her to inform her story in a public setting. We predict it’s attention-grabbing to see what’s going on together with her life proper now and what she plans to do from right here, however our first order of enterprise is ensuring that it is sensible for her to be on tv.”