In maybe one of the vital cringeworthy moments in Bravo historical past, Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss declared their love for one another on the season 10 finale of Vanderpump Rules … after he by chance combined her up with Ariana Madix.
The twosome got here collectively on the Wednesday, Might 17, episode of the Bravo hit after Sandoval, 40, filmed a heated confrontation with Ariana, 37, about his affair with Raquel, 28.
“[Our romance] simply got here out of, like, f—king left subject,” Sandoval advised Raquel. “Attempting to hook you up with, like, [Tom] Schwartz, saying, ‘Dude, you’re sleeping on Ariana like a f—king fool, like, she’s wonderful.’”
With a smile on her face, Raquel, who made out with Schwartz in August 2022, replied, “You simply known as me Ariana.”
They recovered from the awkward second by dimming the lights and Raquel subsequently opened up about telling her household in regards to the affair.
“Your mother f—king hates me,” the TomTom co-owner stated earlier than she requested about how Sandoval’s mother and father took the information.
When he responded, “They love you,” Raquel thought he stated, “I like you.”
“I like you too,” she replied.
“I stated they love you,” he clarified. “However I like you too.”
The twosome bought shut as Raquel famous, “I do know we all the time stated, like, we wouldn’t f—king do that if we didn’t suppose it was value it. I simply suppose that the best way that it imploded, it’s … this isn’t excellent, in any respect.”
Us Weekly confirmed in March that Ariana learned about the affair from a video on Sandoval’s telephone, resulting in the tip of their nine-year relationship and Bravo to renew filming season 10.
In a confessional on Wednesday’s episode, the previous magnificence queen — who was very near Ariana when she began hooking up with Sandoval in August 2022 — gushed about their intercourse life.
“I used to be simply so curious what it could really feel wish to be bodily with somebody that you just love as a result of I already knew that I cherished him as a pal. And I by no means, like, had intercourse like that earlier than,” Raquel advised the cameras. “I ought to have eliminated myself from the state of affairs however I didn’t have the willpower to not see him.”
The pair opted to not kiss in entrance of the cameras earlier than Raquel bought actual about their future.
“Am I actually going to place my life on the road for somebody who would cheat on somebody that they cherished a lot?” she requested Sandoval. “As a result of then that makes me suppose you possibly can be able to doing that to me and I don’t wish to get caught up on this whirlwind romance the place I’m blind to those issues.”
Sandoval stated he would “by no means do that if there wasn’t one thing right here.” In an interview, he added, “I can’t predict the longer term. Who’s to say? Possibly issues will work out between Raquel and I and possibly they gained’t, however once I kissed Raquel, I felt hope. I felt like, ‘Wait a minute, you aren’t washed up [and] your greatest days aren’t behind you.’”
The twosome concluded that they “f—ked up,” and would do issues otherwise if they might.
The display screen then minimize to black with a message that learn: “After filming this scene, Raquel turned off her telephone and was not seen or heard from for weeks.”
Whereas Raquel checked into treatment following the season 10 reunion taping, Sandoval hit the highway together with his band and told Howie Mandel in April that he and the SURver have been “on a break.”
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