Tom Sandoval claimed that Raquel Leviss was more than just “some hot girl” to him during their affair, saying that he stopped drinking and smoking for her. Sandoval admitted that he still misses Leviss and was fully in love with her, but isn’t sure if she loved him in return. Despite this, he does not believe their affair was just for the “thrill” of it.
Tom Sandoval claimed that his former Vanderpump Rules costar Raquel Leviss was more than just a hot girl to him and that he stopped drinking and smoking for her, but their affair ultimately fizzled out and they haven’t spoken in months.
After nine years, Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix called it quits following news that Sandoval had cheated with his Vanderpump Rules co-star Raquel Leviss. Sandoval shared during a podcast that he had fought hard for Leviss, even stopping drinking and smoking after she went away to a mental health facility. The affair between Sandoval and Leviss had begun while Sandoval was still in a relationship with Madix and it quickly became headline fodder.
In response to the scandal, Leviss checked into a mental health facility. Sandoval wanted to offer whatever support he could, even quitting drinking when he realized that Leviss could not partake due to her situation. Although their romance ended earlier this year, Sandoval concedes that he still misses her, stating, “We were best friends. It’s heartbreaking to go through.”
Despite missing Leviss, Sandoval is unsure if she actually loved him, stating, “I hope she did,” while expressing hurt that she “just shooed me away” after the scandal broke. While Leviss and Sandoval had not spoken in months as of September, Sandoval insists that their hookup was not just for the “thrill” of it, pointing out that “love makes you do really stupid things.”
Concluding the narrative, Leviss has decided not to return to Vanderpump Rules and instead, will tell her side of the story on her upcoming “Rachel Goes Rogue” podcast. In the same vein, Madix has moved on and found love with boyfriend Daniel Wai after her breakup with Sandoval.