Vanderpump Guidelines alum Raquel Leviss turned 29 on September 12 and obtained an sudden birthday message from Tom Sandoval. However Raquel, who’s utilizing her start title Rachel once more within the aftermath of the “Scandoval,” didn’t respect listening to from her ex-lover, so she blocked him on Instagram. Tom, 40, reacted to Raquel’s social media shade when he spoke to Folks to advertise FOX’s Particular Forces: World’s Hardest Take a look at season 2 on September 13. “Obviously, I think it’s a little immature and petty,” Tom stated. “To post that your blocking seems a bit thirsty.”
“I wanted to just send her some love, let her know that happy birthday, whatever,” Tom additional stated about his alternative to succeed in out to Raquel on her birthday. “I just kind of feel bad for her, in a way. I don’t understand. I think she’s really struggling with taking accountability for her actions and just wants to point fingers and be mad at everybody else. There were two of us in this situation. We both screwed up.”
On her birthday, Raquel shared an Instagram video of herself exploring a flower farm, with the caption, “I’ve been dreaming of a place like this.” Tom commented on Raquel’s video, saying, “Happy Birthday Rachel, I really hope ur finding peace and happiness. Miss u friend.” Afterwards, Raquel posted a screenshot of Tom’s account on her Instagram Tales to disclose she blocked him. “OK Bye,” Raquel wrote on the image.
In his Folks interview, Tom defined that he solely needs the perfect for Raquel which is why he wished her a contented birthday. He stated they haven’t spoken however that he did attain to her to her publicist “multiple times” after they filmed season 11 with out Raquel. “It sucks. We never had any sort of closure. I had a conversation with her that ended very much in a way of, ‘All right, well, I’ll talk to you in the next few days,’ and that was it,” he stated.
Raquel stop Vanderpump Guidelines after receiving main backlash for having a months-long affair with Tom amidst his longterm relationship with Ariana Madix. After the affair was uncovered in early March, Raquel confronted off with the remainder of the forged on the season 10 reunion the place Ariana referred to as her “diabolical,” “demented,” and “subhuman,” amongst different issues. Raquel and Tom had been on the identical web page on the reunion, however just a few days later she threw him beneath the bus to manufacturing by exposing extra of his lies, together with that they’d intercourse a number of instances at Scheana Shay‘s wedding in Mexico and at Tom and Ariana’s home whereas Ariana was away for her grandmother’s funeral.
After the reunion, Raquel checked herself right into a psychological well being facility for remedy in April. A number of weeks later, information broke that Raquel and Tom formally broke up. Raquel checked out of the psychological well being facility after two months and selected to not return to movie Vanderpump Guidelines season 11 with the remainder of the forged. After addressing the scandal and her expertise getting remedy on Bethenny Frankel’s podcast, Raquel deleted all her Instagram photos together with her former co-stars and unfollowed all of them, together with Tom. She additionally up to date her bio to learn, “Becoming a better person… one day at a time.” Her bio now says, “Healing Era.”
Throughout her interview with Bethenny, Raquel spoke about her determination to stroll away from the hit actuality program. “My mistakes that I’ve made on camera live on forever. And you mentioned something about the addiction of doing reality TV and the way that they always dangle that carrot in front of you, like, ‘Well, you need to tell your side of the story otherwise it’s gonna be written for you,’ ” she stated to Bethenny. “And that’s terrifying. So I almost went back, I know just because of that.”
Tom has averted talking about Raquel whereas filming the subsequent season of VPR. He nonetheless lives in the identical home as Ariana however they’ve made it clear that their relationship is nonexistent on and off digicam. Tom is ready to look on season 2 of FOX’s Particular Forces: World’s Hardest Take a look at and within the trailer he mentions his scandal. “The whole country’s pissed off at me,” Tom says within the trailer. “I had an affair and want to take a beating.” The TomTom proprietor is proven with a bloody nostril and bruised face after seemingly getting punched within the face by one other contestant within the trailer.