Raquel Leviss has confronted no scarcity of criticism since her months-long affair together with her “Vanderpump Rules” castmate Tom Sandoval was unearthed forward of the explosive season 10 reunion. The affair was scandalous sufficient, contemplating Sandoval had been in an almost decade-long relationship with fellow castmate Ariana Madix and Leviss was Madix’s pal (therefore the drama being dubbed “Scandoval” on social media). However now, Leviss is below fireplace once more for her Aug. 16 interview on Bethenny Frankel’s podcast “Just B” in regards to the affair.
Whereas Leviss initially took accountability for her half in Scandoval within the interview, additionally acknowledging the damage she triggered Madix, she later provided up a number of excuses downplaying her conduct by suggesting Bravo gave her a foul edit. The “Vanderpump Rules” star insisted she and Madix weren’t as shut because the present portrayed them to be and implied that Madix and Sandoval’s relationship was just for the cameras when Frankel requested her how actual it was.
“I know I would not be involved in this affair secrecy type of situation if I thought that there was longevity in this relationship between Tom and Ariana,” Leviss stated. “The people closest to them could see that their relationship hasn’t been what they portray on camera, and Tom always told me they’re a brand. They’re an image.”
Leviss’s interview did not sit properly with many “Vanderpump Rules” followers who really feel her apologies at all times come sandwiched in excuses. In a response posted on Instagram, Jared of “Bravo Tea With Jared B” vocalized many Madix supporters’ emotions. “To me, this is a weird thing to admit,” he stated in a clip shared on Aug. 18. “Because she’s saying she knew this wasn’t a real relationship or relationship that had legs, so that’s why she decided to participate in this affair . . . Whether real or not, formally, they were in a relationship despite the circumstances. If you wanted to be with Tom Sandoval so bad, you should have let him know that this tryst, this situation that was going on between you and him, goes no further until you know officially that they have broken up.”
Leviss seemingly received wind of the backlash, as she appeared in Jared’s feedback part to supply up one other apology on Aug. 26, this time with out excuses. ” you’re not wrong! I should have had more self respect than that and should have respected the relationship that Ariana had with Tom,” she wrote. “No excuses… however, looking back, I see I had low self-worth and Tom kept telling me he was actively breaking up with her ‘amicably’ for her ‘mental health,’ which I can now see was magical thinking. He had a million and one reasons why they hadn’t broken up yet and it was easier to stay in that fantasy then to face the fact that the social anxiety and isolation was not worth it.”
Leviss concluded her remark by acknowledging that, in the end, she ought to have by no means participated within the affair. “So yes, absolutely you’re 100% right. It was MY responsibility to remove myself from that situation… now I know better ,” she wrote.
It’s going to be as much as viewers to determine if Leviss has truly turned over a brand new leaf by accepting full accountability for her actions. Regardless of the case could also be, you most likely will not see Leviss addressing Scandoval herself on “Vanderpump Rules” season 11, as she reportedly is not going to return to the present.