Just when you thought Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss’ scandal couldn’t get any messier, more proof dropped that these two were getting cozy months before their affair was exposed to the world!
The 28-year-old was caught red-handed spending time with Sandoval last year — notably without Ariana Madix and their other Vanderpump Rules co-stars. According to a video obtained by TMZ on Wednesday, Raquel was seen hanging out and watching the 39-year-old’s shows with his band Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras in Roseville, California, on November 10, 2022. The reality star also was spotted dancing and cheering for Sandoval in the clip.
Of course, the concert happened hours away from her home in North Hollywood, and she attended the show with friends not associated with VPR. Obviously, one could first assume she was coming out to support a friend. We’re sure that’s all anyone thought at the time. But given what has come out, it’s just another telling sign now that this affair was NOT just sex — and it’s been going on for a while! And that’s not the only piece of new evidence!
The outlet also dropped a picture of Sandoval and Raquel hanging out together over drinks at his and Tom Schwartz’s bar, TomTom. And again, none of their castmates were there at the time! You can ch-ch-check out the video and photos (below)!
More Proof Raquel Leviss Was Hanging Out with Tom Sandoval for Months https://t.co/jI83A1ss9b
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 8, 2023
Oof. The signs were there all along! Although the proof seemed to be hidden in plain sight, Ariana sadly did not find out about their months-long affair herself until last week when she saw the sexts between Raquel and Tom on his phone. The 37-year-old, who was “blindsided” by the infidelity, promptly broke up with the Schwartz and Sandy’s owner after nine years of dating. It’s been said that the former pageant queen and Sandoval have been seeing each other behind Ariana’s back since last summer, with her ex-fiancé James Kennedy alleging that it started “seven months ago”. Ugh. That is so awful, especially knowing that Ariana and Raquel were good friends.
Both Sandoval and Raquel apologized for their actions on Wednesday — a full week after everything exploded. The same morning — almost like they discussed it together. Huh. Following his first failed attempt at an apology, Sandoval finally took to Instagram to say that his “biggest regret” was hurting Ariana:
“I want to first and foremost apologize to everyone l’ve hurt through this process. Most of all, I want to apologize to Ariana. I made mistakes, I was selfish, and made reckless decisions that hurt somebody I love. No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically and publicly. I can only imagine how devastating this has been for Ariana and everyone around us. I feel really horrible about that. My biggest regret is that I dishonored Ariana. I never meant to disappoint so many people, including our loving families and friends.”
Somebody cue JoJo’s Too Little Too Late! Lolz! Meanwhile, Raquel expressed her remorse for what happened in a statement to ET, saying:
“I want to apologize for my actions and my choices foremost to Ariana, and to my friends and the fans so invested in our relationships. There is no excuse, I am not a victim and I must own my actions and I deeply regret hurting Ariana.”
What a messy, messy situation. Between the evidence piling up and these inneresting statements being made, the VPR cast will have A LOT to say during the reunion!