A different kind of reunion. The Vanderpump Rules the cast is getting ready address all their drama — both onscreen and off — after filming season 10.
before the hit Bravo series is back with new episodes in February 2023, the topic on everyone’s mind is Tom Schwartz and Raquel Leviss‘ relationship. In the middle of his separation from Katie Maloney, Us Weekly confirmed in August 2022 already Schwartz and Raquel hook up in Scheana Shay and Brock Davies‘ marriage. (The Minnesota native and Katie their divorce was finalized two months later.)
However, the cast and fans alike was in for a shakeup when the news broke in March 2023 Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix broke up afterwards almost a decade ago because he cheated with Raquel.
“The cameras haven’t stopped rolling since Wednesday night. It’s not an understatement to say that this is going to be the most explosive season of Vanderpump Rules ever,” a source said exclusively. to us following TomTom’s co-owner and Ariana’s breakup.
Bravo later confirmed that Kristen Doute will return to film scenes with Ariana after being fired in 2020 for past racist behavior. The He drives you crazy author was seen arriving at his former costar’s house in March 2023 as the drama unfolds. (Christian dated Sandoval from 2007 to 2013 before he moved on including native Florida.)
In response to the cheating drama, Sandoval issued a public apology to his ex-girlfriend today only after addressing the backlash his business received in Los Angeles when he first broke his silence.
“First I want to apologize to everyone I hurt in this process. Most of all, I want to apologize to Ariana,” the Missouri native wrote via Instagram in March 2023. “I made mistakes, I was selfish and made reckless decisions that hurt the person I love. No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically and publicly.”
He added: “I can only imagine how devastating this is for Ariana and everyone around us. I feel really terrible about that. My biggest regret is that I insulted Ariana. I did not mean to disappoint so many people, including our loving family and friends.”
As for Raquel, also reflects the drama in his own statement. “I want to apologize for my actions and my choices to Ariana, and to my friends and fans who have invested in our relationship. There is no excuse, I am not a victim and I must own my action and I deeply regret hurting Ariana,” he wrote via Instagram.
In her long message, Raquel mentioned that she plans to talk to “a counselor” about her issues. “I sought emotional validation through unhealthy intimate connections without regard for my own well-being, sometimes negatively affecting others and often prioritizing intimate connections over my friendships,” added he. “I’m taking steps to understand my behavior and make healthier choices.”
Even Ariana did not publicly respond to the controversy immediately, Lisa Vanderpump offered an update on how he is doing during an episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in March 2023.
“I’ve seen Ariana and me [filmed] with him This is an important part of today’s story. I will say the word I will use [to describe her] is ruined,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum said before filming the reunion.
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