In a different light. Vanderpump Rules viewers were thrown on a loop as the show focused on Rachel Leviss‘ potential romance with Tom Schwartz was overshadowed by news of her off-screen affair with Tom Sandoval.
Before the cast begins filming Season 10 in the summer of 2022, Katie Maloney and Schwartz have announced their split after more than a decade together. As the cameras started rolling, We Weekly confirmed that the bar owner met Raquel at Scheana Shay And Brock Davieswedding in July 2022, upsetting Katie as she asked her ex-husband not to go out with their group of friends.
Raquel and Schwartz’s potential connection was on everyone’s mind as new episodes of the Bravo show dropped. In March 2023, however, things took a turn when Sandoval and Ariana Madix broke up after nearly ten years of dating.
“They had issues for a while,” a source revealed to Weadding that things “only reached a breaking point” when Ariana found out her then-boyfriend was unfaithful to Raquel.
Shortly after the news hit the headlines, the Florida native’s brother, Jeremy Madixslammed the Vanderpump Rules teammates.
“It’s funny how people climb socially and be so fake that they’re willing to shit on people who are supposed to be their ‘best friend’ (a term that’s used very often around here) just to happen or have a sort of scenario,” he commented. james kennedyThe Instagram post of . “This way of life and this group is beyond toxic and I would not recommend it to anyone. …Toms is striving to have a midlife crisis with his grumpy band and Raquel has faked her way to the top trying to do something with her life ready to step on anyone to get there starting with James. Sell lame type s — t. Let’s all remember that Raquel was a fan of the show before all of this. Is anyone paying attention? »
Sandoval, for his part, took to social media to apologize to Ariana, writing via Instagram, “First and foremost I want to apologize to everyone I’ve hurt during this process. Above all, I want to apologize to Ariana. I made mistakes, was selfish, and made reckless decisions that hurt someone I love. No one deserves to feel this pain. so traumatically and publicly.
He added: “I can only imagine how devastating this was for Ariana and everyone around us. I feel really awful about it. My biggest regret is that I disgraced Ariana. I don’t never wanted to disappoint so many people, including our loving families and friends.
That same month, viewers began analyzing scenes from season 10 of Vanderpump Rules who seemed to age badly because of the drama. In a scene between Lala Kent and Raquel, which was filmed in July 2022, the beauty mogul questioned her colleague’s interest in unavailable men.
“It’s strange to me because Raquel had no interest in Olivier [Saunders] until i say [I was interested]Lala said in a confessional. “Now she’s treating it like a contest and she’s in competition mode with me.”
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