Vanderpump Rules’ Raquel has revealed she will “never be friends again” with Tom after he shamed her mental health treatment following their affair.
The Vanderpump Rules cast and viewers alike were shocked when “innocent” Rachel ‘Raquel’ Leviss was revealed to have had a secret affair with Tom Sandoval, despite him still being in a committed relationship with Ariana Madix at the time.
Following “Scandoval” and the end of Tom and Ariana’s relationship, Raquel briefly dated her affair partner before the two called it quits. Now, Raquel is looking to distance herself from the reality TV show and the scandal that saw her drop from her co-stars’ graces.
In the February 2 episode of her podcast, Rachel Goes Rogue, Raquel discussed where she stands with Tom following her departure from the show. And it turns out there is very little chance of these two ever becoming friends again after Raquel revealed Tom “guilt tripped” her mental health struggles and treatment.
After the pair’s affair was outed, Raquel decided to work on herself and seek help at The Meadows, a mental health facility. It was during this time that Raquel claims Tom showed his true colors.
When asked whether there was any chance of a friendship with Tom, Raquel explained how she felt guilt-tripped during her stay at The Meadows; “If I didn’t reach out to him one day or two days, he would be upset by it and really kind of take out his frustration on me… it made me feel like I had a responsibility to maintain his emotional needs.”
She then went on to claim that Tom would shame her for seeking treatment and accused her of letting him face the brunt of the Scandoval backlash.
Raquel said, “The amount of times that Tom called me ‘selfish’ while I was in The Meadows and [said I was] ‘running away from my problems’ and I’m ‘depending on this place that’s basically an assisted living facility’ — you know, like really guilt-tripping me and saying that I left him to deal with all the fodder, I’m just running.”
“That just reveals the type of person that he is,” Raquel continued, stating how caring for her mental health had become a priority that she wasn’t going to let Tom take away. “There’s no question that Sandoval and I will never be friends again.”