Raquel Leviss is speaking out!
The disgraced Vanderpump Rules star broke her silence on everything involving the Scandoval rocking the Bravoverse just ahead of filming the season ten reunion on March 23.
As we previously reported, Raquel and Tom engaged in a seven-month-long affair behind Ariana Madix‘s back. Ariana uncovered the affair earlier this month and ended her nine-year relationship with Tom as a result.
“[I am] good … I’m holding up okay. It’s been a little rough, but I’m hanging in there,” Raquel told TMZ on March 22. “I’ve been kinda off social media altogether. I’ve been advised to do that. But it has been a lot, but I guess there’s consequences to my actions. I wasn’t really thinking things through too much. So here we are.”
According to Raquel, her relationship with Tom “started off as a friendship” but eventually “turned into something more.” All the details will be discussed at the season ten reunion.
When it comes to the current status of her and Tom’s relationship, the former pageant queen reveals they are “taking a break” as they figure out their future.
“I don’t know where our relationship is gonna be,” Raquel confessed. “We’re just trying to get through these next few steps and try to make amends, hear everybody out. I know a lot of people are angry, so I think just getting through these next few steps and seeing where it goes. We’re not putting a label on anything. We’re just kinda taking a break for now.”
After the news of her affair with Tom was uncovered, Raquel says she talked with Ariana on the phone and sent her an apology via text message.
“She didn’t receive it very well,” Raquel admitted.
As for her rumored showdown with Scheana Shay that turned physical, Raquel doubles down on her accusation that Scheana got assaulted her despite Scheana’s claims stating otherwise.
“Scheana knows what happened that night. I’m not gonna go into it much, but I do have a permanent scar on my eyebrow,” Raquel said.
Raquel also shut down claims that she used Tom Schwartz as a decoy to cover up her affair with Tom Sandoval.
“I genuinely had an interest in Tom Schwartz, and there was a genuine curiosity there, so it wasn’t a coverup,” the 28-year-old insisted.
Speaking of the rumor mill, Raquel also says that the rumors she, Tom, and Ariana had a threesome are “not true,” noting that she is “completely prepared to take accountability for [her] actions” at the reunion.
“She always has been aggressive towards me,“ Raquel said. “I think I’ve always kinda rubbed her the wrong way.”
Speaking of Lala, the Give Them Lala Beauty founder sent a warning shot to Raquel after she publicly announced her plans to attend the season ten reunion in person.
“Yes, I will be attending the reunion in person,” Raquel announced on March 22 via her Instagram Story.
Lala reposted Raquel’s story, adding, “we can’t wait to see you @raquelleviss,” along with the devil emoji.
Vanderpump Rules airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm on Bravo.