Raquel Leviss claimed to be dating herself after going through such a “transformative” year — despite the fact she was allegedly having a “full-on affair” with Tom Sandoval.
“[I’m] not opposed to dating, but I’m not on like, dating apps or anything,” the 28-year-old tells us in an upcoming episode of Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast.
“I just, I don’t know, but I’m kind of like dating myself and I enjoy being single and I feel like being single has allowed me to really reflect on myself and spend quality time on myself,” she continues. “And I feel like that was much needed for me to grow into”
Leviss goes on to say she has “worked through a lot” this year after facing backlash for hooking up with Tom Schwartz, aka Sandoval’s BFF, amid his divorce from Katie Maloney.
“This whole year has been so transformative for me and I feel like I worked through a lot of challenges, a lot of like mental blocks that have,” she said. “Really like we’re constrained me my entire life, and I needed to overcome these challenges to step into the person that I am today. And I’m just really proud of how far I’ve come.”
She continued, “I’m truly finding out who I am as a person and stepping into my own.”
It turns out, the reality TV was actually just stepping into another one of her “VPR” co-stars’ relationships.
A source told Page Six on Friday that she and Sandoval, who has been dating Ariana Madix for nearly a decade, have been “communicating inappropriately for months.”
Another insider tells us Madix, 37, was “blindsided by the cheating” and that she and Sandoval broke up after she found out about the alleged affair on Wednesday night.
“Ariana is heartbroken,” the source added.
“Ariana was there for Raquel” when she called off her engagement to James Kennedy in December 2021.
To add insult to injury, the source tells us Leviss and Sandoval “want to be together” now that they’re both single.
While the three Bravo stars have kept mum on the matter, Leviss’ ex-fiancé and castmate James Kennedy reposted the news to his Instagram less than an hour after TMZ broke the story.
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“Hope you all feel as sick as I do,” he wrote in the comments section. “This explains everything.”
Yet James isn’t the only person upset with the lovebirds. Fans have already called for a boycott against Sandoval and Schwartz’s new bar, Schwartz & Sandy’s Lounge.
“#teamkatieandariana you lost a fan and a paying customer if TMZ is right about Sandoval and Raquel. Poor Ariana 😭,” one user commented on their Instagram. “Worst thing to do for a business, cheating on your gf. Karma.”
Page Six can confirm that Bravo is currently filming the latest drama and hopes to include it in Season 10.
“Vanderpump Rules” airs Wednesdays on Bravo.
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