Tom Sandoval reacts to his former Vanderpump Rules co-star and mistress Raquel Leviss blocking him on Instagram.
During a red carpet interview for his new show, Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test, Tom Sandoval was asked about how he and his former co-star Raquel Leviss were doing after their seven-month-long affair was uncovered during season ten of Vanderpump Rules.
“I think she’s doing great,” Tom said. “She’s in Arizona right now. Today is her birthday, so [I] wish her a happy birthday.”
The reporter from Extra TV then asked Tom Sandoval how he felt about Raquel blocking him after his very public birthday comment on her Instagram.
“I think it’s a little thirsty and immature,” Tom Sandoval said. “You know, she is who she is, and I still wish the best for her.”
“I wanted to just send her some love, let her know that happy birthday, whatever,” Tom later told PEOPLE at the same red carpet event.
“[I] just kind of feel bad for her, in a way. I don’t understand. I think she’s really struggling with taking accountability for her actions and just wants to point fingers and be mad at everybody else. There were two of us in this situation. We both screwed up.”
As AllAboutTRH previously reported, Raquel made it clear that she wants nothing to do with Tom as she celebrated her 29th birthday on Tuesday, September 12th.
On Tuesday, Tom publicly declared that he “misses” Raquel while wishing her a happy birthday on Instagram.
“Happy Birthday, Rachel, I really hope [you’re] finding peace and happiness. Miss [you] friend.”
While many Pump Rules fans expected Raquel to fawn over Tom’s post, she did the exact opposite. It’s unclear if Raquel is still in love with Tom or not following their seven-month-long affair, but it seems she’s doing her best to get over Tom for good.
Raquel did not publicly respond to Tom’s birthday comment. Instead, she blocked him and shared that news on her Instagram Stories.
The 29-year-old has had zero contact with the Vanderpump Rules cast since filming the season 10 reunion in March. After filming the reunion, Raquel checked into treatment for her mental health in Arizona.
Raquel checked out of The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona, in July. She reportedly spent $200,000 on her stay at the facility.
Initially, Raquel was in talks to return to Pump Rules for season 11, but she ultimately decided to walk away from the show altogether. It’s unclear if the door is open for Raquel to return to Pump Rules in the future.
Pump Rules stars Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval, Lala Kent, Tom Schwartz, Katie Maloney, Scheana Shay, and James Kennedy spent the summer filming season 11, with production wrapping on Friday, September 1.
Pump Rules will return to Bravo for season 11 in 2024.