March 9, 2023 | 1:00 p.m.
Raquel Leviss may be ghosting Tom Sandoval, but he’s still showing his partner some subtle support amid their cheating scandal.
When the former pageant queen took to Instagram on Thursday to clarify her relationship status with Sandoval, the singer “liked” the social media upload.
Notably, Leviss, 28, has disabled commenting on posts.
In the lengthy statement, Leviss wrote that her feelings for her “Vanderpump Rules” co-star, 39, were “sincere and grounded in loving friendship.”
Noting the “indefensible circumstances” surrounding their dalliance — aka Sandoval’s nine-year relationship with “blindly” Ariana Madix — Leviss added that she needs to “make better…choices” going forward.
The reality star, who needs “time to come to terms with being alone,” concluded, “I care about Tom and I don’t want to label anything or predict what’s to come. In this time, I need to heal.
Although Sandoval hasn’t addressed the current nature of their romance since news of their affair broke last week, he issued multiple apologies via Instagram.
The Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras frontman called his split from Madix, 37, “beyond sad” in one such post, criticizing his own “selfish” and “reckless” actions.
Madix, for her part, has temporarily deactivated her social media accounts and is now back on Instagram, no longer following Leviss, Sandoval or her best friend, Tom Schwartz.
According to “Pump Rules” alum Kristen Doute, Schwartz found out about her pals’ “full-fledged affair” at least “a month ago” and pressed the duo to come clean.
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“He said (to Sandoval) that he had to tell Ariana before she exploded in his face and humiliated him,” Doute explained on his “Sex, Love, and What Else Matters” podcast on Wednesday. “Too little, too late.”
Schwartz has remained mostly silent on the scandal, posting only two clown emojis via Instagram Stories when news broke on March 3.
He and his fellow cast members resumed production on season 10, six months after it wrapped, to document the fallout from the betrayal.
Sources tell Page Six that Madix felt “lit” during an on-camera conversation with Sandoval, also alleging the TomTom co-founder kisses Leviss in a separate scene.
However, we can report that Leviss is a ghost of Sandoval and is hiding in Los Angeles, where she was photographed on Wednesday.
The Bravo personality was dressed casually at the time, appearing to show off the bruised eye she claims Scheana Shay gave her during the affair.
Leviss has filed for a restraining order against her former friend after the alleged altercation, which fans fear will affect the show’s reunion later this month.
“We’re going to have a reunion and… it’s going to be awesome,” Andy Cohen reassured his SiriusXM listeners on Wednesday.
Although he came up with the idea of filming “one-off” interviews with Leviss and Shay, he noted his reluctance to “lean into hypothetical situations”.
The Bravo exec said, “There’s so much going on every day.”