Raquel Leviss Talks "Taking a Break" From Tom Sandoval in 1st Interview Post Affair, Addresses How Ariana Reacted to Apology, and Her "Scar" From Scheana, Plus Denies Schwartz Was a Decoy, & Talks Lala's Aggressions

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Raquel Leviss could also be making ready to inform all about her controversial affair with Tom Sandoval at Thursday’s taping of the Vanderpump Guidelines reunion. However, after touchdown in Los Angeles on Wednesday after spending time in Arizona, she supplied an unofficial sneak peek.

After being noticed sitting exterior of Blush Nail Bar in Valley Village, the place Sandoval and his now-ex-girlfriend Ariana Madix share a house, Raquel opened up about the place she and Sandoval stand, Scheana Shay‘s alleged assault, Lala Kent‘s aggressive habits, and extra.

“[I’m] good … I’m holding up okay. It’s been a bit of tough however I’m hanging in there,” Raquel confirmed whereas chatting with TMZ on March 22. “I’ve been kinda off social media all collectively.  I’ve been suggested to do this. However it has been lots however I suppose there’s penalties to my actions. I wasn’t actually pondering issues by way of an excessive amount of. So right here we’re.”

In accordance with Raquel, her romance with Sandoval “began off as a friendship” and “changed into one thing extra,” which they’ll go into element about in the course of the reunion taping. However, in terms of their present standing, the 2 of them are “taking a break” as they give the impression of being to the longer term.

“I don’t know the place our relationship is gonna be,” Raquel admitted. “We’re simply making an attempt to get by way of these subsequent few steps and attempt to make amends, hear everyone out. I do know lots of people are indignant so I believe simply getting by way of these subsequent few steps and seeing the place it goes. We’re not placing a label on something. We’re simply kinda taking a break for now.”

Following the surprising reveal of her affair with Sandoval earlier this month, Raquel spoke to Ariana on the telephone and supplied an apology to her, by way of textual content.

“She didn’t obtain it very nicely,” Raquel famous, laughing as she advised the photographer she most popular “to not say” what Ariana wrote again.

As for Scheana denying her claims of an assault, Raquel, who filed a restraining order towards her, mentioned, “Scheana is aware of what occurred that night time. I’m not gonna go into it a lot however I do have a everlasting scar on my eyebrow.”

As Pump Guidelines followers nicely know, Tom Schwartz has been accused of being a decoy for Sandoval and Raquel — and of realizing about their romance earlier than the remainder of the phrase. However, in accordance with Raquel, Schwartz didn’t know what was occurring between her and Sandoval, nor did she use him as a distraction.

“I genuinely had an curiosity in Tom Schwartz and there was a real curiosity there so it wasn’t a coverup,” she insisted.

Then, after agreeing with the reporter that individuals “positively” shouldn’t assault her a lot, Raquel mentioned that in terms of Lala, “She all the time has been aggressive in the direction of me.”

“I believe I’ve all the time kinda rubbed her the fallacious method,” she continued.

Additionally in the course of the interview, after saying rumors of a threesome with Sandoval and Ariana have been “not true,” Raquel mentioned she is aware of she “has to take accountability for [her] actions” on the reunion.

“I’m fully ready to do this,” she added.

Vanderpump Guidelines season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.

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