Raquel Leviss apologizes to Ariana Madix for Tom Sandoval affair


March 8, 2023 | 9:54

Raquel Leviss has broken her silence on her affair with ‘Vanderpump Rules’ co-star Tom Sandoval.

“I want to apologize for my actions and choices, first and foremost to Ariana (Madix) and my friends and fans so invested in our relationship,” the 28-year-old said in a statement to “Entertainment Tonight” on Wednesday.

“There are no excuses. I am not a victim, and I must take responsibility for my actions, and I deeply regret hurting Ariana.

Leviss later blamed the outrageous banter on his “addiction” to love.

“I reflect on my choices, talk to a counselor, and learn things about myself, such as my patterns of codependency and dependence on being and feeling loved,” she said.

Raquel Leviss has spoken for the first time since announcing her affair with Tom Sandoval.
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“I have sought emotional validation through intimate relationships that are unhealthy without regard for my own well-being, sometimes negatively affecting others, and often prioritizing intimate connection over my friendships. I take steps to understand my behavior and make healthier choices.

Leviss then claimed she had been ‘physically assaulted, lost friendships, received death threats and hateful emails on top of having my privacy violated’ since the scandal hit the headlines. last week, referencing a sexually explicit video she recently accused her co-stars of spreading.

“I started counseling to end my cycle of unhealthy behavior, learn to set stronger emotional boundaries, and learn how to protect my mental health,” she concluded.

Sources told Page Six that Leviss and Sandoval had a months-long affair.
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“I don’t expect sympathy, understanding or forgiveness. Right now, I need to focus on my own health and well-being, and as I strive to be a better person in the future, I will prioritize my mental health and learn from my mistakes.

Leviss’ lengthy statement comes hours after Sandoval, 39, issued his own belated mea culpa to his ex-girlfriend.

“I want to apologize to Ariana. I made mistakes, was selfish and made reckless decisions that hurt someone I love. No one deserves to feel this pain in such a way. so traumatic and publicly,” he wrote via Instagram early Wednesday.

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“I can only imagine how devastating this was for Ariana and everyone around us. … My biggest regret is that I disgraced Ariana.

Leviss’ apology also comes a day after she filed for a restraining order against her co-star Scheana Shay.

It’s unclear why Leviss is seeking court-ordered protection, but Page Six learned she had a “heated confrontation” with Shay, 37, over the scandal over the weekend.

Sandoval was in a nearly 10-year relationship with Ariana Madix at the time.

Sources confirmed to Page Six last Friday that Leviss and Sandoval had a months-long “full fledged” affair during his nearly 10-year relationship with Madix.

An insider told us the couple had been “communicating inappropriately for months” and now “wanted to be together.”

Madix, 37, found out about the affair just hours after cheering on the Sandoval cover band on March 1.

Madix felt “betrayed” by the pair, especially after recently growing closer to Leviss.
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An insider told us she was “blindsided” by the news and felt “betrayed” by the two, especially after recently getting close with Leviss.

“Ariana is heartbroken,” the insider shared. “Ariana was there for Raquel during the James (Kennedy) breakup. Ariana had no idea there were issues.

The news of Leviss’ romance with Sandoval came as a shock to many, especially considering she had told Page Six days earlier that she was focusing on herself after getting into hot water. for meeting Tom Schwartz, Sandoval’s best friend, in the midst of his divorce. by Katie Maloney.

“I don’t know, but I’m kind of like dating myself, and I like being single, and I feel like being single has allowed me to really reflect on myself and move on. quality time on myself,” she said. . “And I feel like it was really necessary for me to grow.”

The 28-year-old previously said she was dating herself after facing backlash for dating Tom Schwartz.

Following news of the affair, several “Pump Rules” cast members took to social media to slam their outrageous co-stars.

While Maloney, 36, simply posted two clown emojis to his Instagram Story, Kennedy, 31, shared a screenshot of a report on the entanglement, writing, “Hope you feel all as sick as me. That explains everything.

Lala Kent, who has feuded with both Sandoval and Leviss, took a different approach, telling all her followers going to upcoming Sandoval concerts to get into “Ariana” chants.

“I obviously don’t think you should go at all. But if you’re so prone to exposing your eardrums to nails on a blackboard, that’s what you do #Ariana,” she wrote.

Madix broke up with Sandoval over the news.
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Page Six can confirm that Bravo is currently filming the final drama of the show’s ongoing 10th season.

We broke the news that a scene, filmed on Saturday, will show Leviss and Sandoval making out.

“Vanderpump Rules” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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