It all started at Scheana Shay and Brock Davies’ wedding when Raquel Leviss attracted attention by hooking up with Tom Schwartz. But this wasn’t the only Tom scandal making waves. In March 2023, news broke that Raquel had been secretly fooling around with Tom Sandoval behind Ariana Madix’s back since August 2022. The #Scandoval that shocked fans left many wondering what Raquel’s future on the show will be.
Season 10 of Vanderpump Rules premiered in February 2023, and initially fans were curious about what had happened between Raquel and Schwartz. However, the real drama unfolded when Sandoval and Ariana broke up in March 2023 because of Sandoval’s infidelity. Bravo’s cameras captured additional footage for the season 10 finale, and the lovers shared their side of the story during a three-part reunion, further fueling the intrigue.
The pressure and investigation led Raquel to admit herself to a mental rehabilitation facility in April 2023. Her time in rehab gave her a chance to reflect on her actions and understand the underlying behavior. As she put it, “It took me a while to accept, but I learned about love addiction, and it’s a real thing.”
Raquel Leviss’ Future on Vanderpump Rules
Raquel Leviss’s future on Vanderpump Rules remains uncertain. Although Bravo has not officially confirmed her departure, recent comments by Raquel on Bethenny Frankel’s ReWives podcast indicate that she has no plans to return. The fact that she said she was “almost went back” suggests that she may have closed this chapter of her life.
In a candid conversation, Raquel Leviss opened up about her reasons for taking time away, reflecting on the chaotic period and vitriol she faced online. Her stay at a treatment facility was more than just a break; it was a journey to understand her patterns in choosing unhealthy relationships. Her discoveries about love addiction explained her inability to stop seeing Sandoval, although she is quick to clarify that it does not excuse her actions.
Although her time on Vanderpump Rules may have come to an end, Raquel seems ready to begin a new chapter. Fans will certainly be watching her next moves closely, hoping to see a new and empowered Raquel emerge from this tumultuous period. Her willingness to face her mistakes and grow from them promises a bright future, and you can’t help but wish success for her.