Raquel Leviss will reportedly not return for “Vanderpump Rules” Season 11, focusing on her mental health journey after a tumultuous Season 10.
Her affair with co-star Tom Sandoval rocked the show, leading to a fiery reunion and her Arizona mental health facility stay.
Meanwhile, Ariana Madix and Sandoval attended a charity event, appearing amicable but distant.
Keep on reading to learn more.
Raquel Leviss Is Not Coming Back To ‘Vanderpump Rules’
Raquel Leviss, who now reportedly goes by her birth name Rachel, will not be making a comeback on the next season of “Vanderpump Rules.”
A source confirmed the news to Entertainment Tonight that Leviss will not be returning for Season 11 of the popular show, which began production in early July.
“There was a possibility up until recently she’d be returning for the new season but ultimately decided against it,” the source shared.
The insider explained that the “VPR” star, who spent time at a mental health facility in Arizona after Season 10’s intense reunion, prioritizes her mental health journey and wants to avoid reopening past traumas as “going back to the show would open her up to trauma she’s been working on healing.” The former beauty queen is now looking ahead to her future.
Raquel Leviss And Tom Sandoval’s Affair Rocked The Bravo Nation
Earlier in March, Leviss became a social pariah when her secret affair with fellow co-star Tom Sandoval, despite his nine-year relationship with Ariana Madix became public knowledge.
At the time of the revelation, the Season 10 filming had concluded, but cameras quickly resumed to capture the aftermath of this shocking affair. The cast reconvened shortly after that for a three-part reunion, during which Leviss and Sandoval were torn apart by their co-stars and the media.
Following the reunion, Leviss took a step back, admitting herself into an Arizona mental health facility, where her family resides. She stayed there until early July, eventually departing with a bill reportedly amounting to $200,000. At the time, several reports suggested that she was in negotiation with Bravo, and was “playing hardball” seeking higher compensation for her involvement in the Bravo series.
Raquel Leviss Claims Tom Sandoval Benefitted From Scandoval While She Suffered
In a recent development, Leviss has expressed her belief that Sandoval has unfairly benefited from the success of the Bravo show, while she has faced financial difficulties and mental health challenges.
During an appearance on an episode of Bethenny Frankel’s “Just B” podcast, Leviss alleged that Sandoval was offered a producer credit for Season 11 during negotiations. “He’s not technically a producer, he’s been on the series from day 1, season 1. I don’t know if I’m even able to disclose this information, but he did tell me during negotiations for season 11 that he was offered a producer credit for season 11,” she revealed.
Leviss shared her perspective on Sandoval’s alleged upgrade, saying, “So, I think he was being rewarded for the Scandoval of it all. To me, that’s kind of gross because it seems — it makes me skeptical.” She questioned whether it was a calculated move for a specific outcome, adding, “Was this really just something that was fabricated for this end result?”
However, Bravo has denied Leviss’s claims. In a statement to People magazine, they clarified that Sandoval was never offered a producer credit for Season 11 and had no influence over editing in any “Vanderpump Rules” season.
Ariana Madix Has Grown ‘Detached’ From Tom Sandoval
Amid everything, it appears that former couple Madix and Sandoval are comfortable being in the same space despite the bad blood between them following his affair with Leviss.
Per ET, they were both present at Lisa Vanderpump’s charity fundraiser hosted at her restaurant, Sur, an event that reportedly had “Vanderpump Rules” cameras capturing moments for the upcoming season 11.
Despite attending the charity event to support Maui Wildfire Relief, Madix, and Sandoval didn’t seem to interact and were not pictured together.
An insider disclosed that Madix has been candidly expressing her feelings towards Sandoval since filming began. The source emphasized that she “has been laying into him while filming and doesn’t have time for any of his nonsense. She’s becoming more and more detached and isn’t affected by him as much.”