Are Tom and Raquel Together? Vanderpump Rules Drama Explained

Vanderpump Rules stars Tom Sandoval and longtime partner Ariana Madix break up after Tom admits to affair with costar. Tom has been hooking up with Vanderpump costar Raquel Leviss, for at least 6 months according to one source. This comes after Raquel Leviss and Scheana Shay appeared on the Chicks in the Office Podcast last Wednesday, where she did not allude to any wrongdoing when it came to the drama on Vanderpump Rules this season between her and costar Katie. The episode aired on Friday just hours before news of the affair between Tom and Raquel. Watch the Tom Sandoval and Racquel Leviss Video below.

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Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss Video

People online have been speculating if a video posted by Vanderpump costar Scheana shows Tom and Raquel kissing on New Years. Scheana has since reposted the whole video on her Twitter and claims that Raquel and Tom were not kissing.

Tom Sandoval Apology Statement

Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix were together for almost a decade before this final straw broke up their relationship for good. Ariana’s brother Jeremy Madix released a statement which included, “Tom’s a try hard having a midlife crisis with his cringy band and Raquel has faked her way to the top trying to make something of her life willing to step on whoever to get there starting with James.” He also added, “let’s a remember that Raquel was a fan on the show before all of this. Does anyone pay attention?”

Prior to the Tom and Raquel affair becoming public, there was drama on Vanderpump Rules because Raquel was hanging out with Tom Shwartz, who used to be with Katie Maloney. Racquel and Scheana addressed this drama on the Chicks in the Office podcast where they claimed that Katie told Scheana she wants Tom to move on. However, it seems as though Scheana misconstrued her words because Katie never intended to give her blessing for Tom to move on with a friend and costar aka Raquel.

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Vanderpump Rules Tom and Raquel

Sources have said that since the news broke, Raquel Leviss and Tom Sandoval do want to continue to date in the open, but neither of them has confirmed this yet. Tom did release an apology statement online this weekend. However, he apologized publicly to his business partners instead of his long-term girlfriend Ariana. In the statement, Tom said, “Hey, I fully understand and deserve ur anger and disappointment towards me, but please leave [Tom] Schwartz, my friends and family out of this situation…Schwartz specifically only found out about this very recently, and most definitely did not condone my actions. This was a very personal thing.”

Tom and Racquel seemed to have a close friendship based on their posts leading up to all of this, and Tom even dressed as Raquel for Halloween.

Who Is Tom Sandoval

Tom Sandoval is an American television personality, actor, and model. He is best known for his appearances on the reality TV show “Vanderpump Rules,” which premiered on Bravo in 2013.

Sandoval was born on July 7, 1983, in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in Florissant, Missouri. Before his television career, he worked as a bartender and model in Los Angeles. He was initially cast on “Vanderpump Rules” as a bartender at SUR, a restaurant owned by reality TV personality Lisa Vanderpump.

Sandoval has been a main cast member on “Vanderpump Rules” since the show’s premiere in 2013. He has also appeared in a number of other TV shows, including “Watch What Happens Live,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” and “The Hills: New Beginnings.” In addition to his television work, Sandoval has launched his own cocktail book, “Fancy AF Cocktails,” and is also a partner in several bars and restaurants in Los Angeles.

What Day does Vanderpump Rules Air

The next episode of Vanderpump Rules will air on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023, with the rest of the episodes in the season airing every Wednesday on Bravo.