“Vanderpump Rules” star Raquel Leviss might have to work extra hard to be accepted by Tom Sandoval‘s family, as it’s been revealed that they snubbed her at a gathering.
A report noted that Sandoval took Leviss to his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, last December and suggested his family meet her, but they were unwilling to.
More details about the affair have emerged, with Sandoval’s friend and business partner, Tom Schwartz, revealing that he had a one-night stand with Leviss before falling in love with her.
Read on for more details.
Tom Sandoval’s Family Snubbed Raquel Leviss
According to a new report by TMZ, the pair’s relationship drama, famously dubbed “Scandoval,” started way before the world got a hold of it, as he was okay with Leviss meeting his family last December.
Sandoval, 39, took Leviss, 28, to his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, and opted to introduce her to his family, but they weren’t in on it.
A source told the news outlet that his family didn’t support their romance and had “no interest” in meeting her as they thought their relationship was “inappropriate” because he was still with Madix at the time.
Sandoval also reportedly brought Leviss to meet his friends after telling them that he was working on splitting from Madix.
During their visit to his hometown, the pair posed for pictures together in front of the Apotheosis of St. Louis statue.
He Had A One-Night Stand With Raquel Leviss Before Their Affair Started
The “Alien Presence” actor’s best friend, Tom Schwartz, gave an insight into how he learned about their affair.
During a recent appearance on “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen, Schwartz, 40, noted that he learned about the relationship in August and revealed that they had a “one night stand” before starting an “emotional affair.”
“The one-night stand was in August, and then it became, from my point of view, it became an emotional affair. Which is still inappropriate, but I didn’t think it was linear,” he shared. “[Then] in January, he came to me and told me that he was in love with Raquel.”
Schwartz added that he was “flabbergasted” but not “surprised” by Sandoval’s revelation at the time because their cheating scandal was allegedly an “open secret.”
He revealed that he had been given the “narrative” that Sandoval and Ariana Madix, who was then his girlfriend, had “broken up” or “attempted to break up” repeatedly.
Tom Sandoval And Raquel Leviss Were Blasted During ‘VPR’ Reunion
Leviss and Sandoval were trolled while filming the “Vanderpump Rules” reunion. The situation quickly escalated to the point where Bravo showrunner, Andy Cohen, had to separate two cast members to keep things from getting out of hand.
Sources who spoke to TMZ noted that the event became “explosive” barely two minutes into filming and maintained that tempo almost throughout the entire duration of filming.
Not one cast member took sides with Sandoval and Leviss, including Cohen himself and Lisa Vanderpump.
The news outlet reported that Sandoval and Leviss were quizzed about when their affair started but didn’t give an exact time frame, divulging that they “hooked up” but didn’t immediately start a relationship.
Madix, who was previously in a nine-year relationship with Sandoval, did not overreact but did cry at one point, as a source noted that she must have gone through intense therapy based on the way she spoke.
Ariana Madix Shades Tom Sandoval
The “Dead End” actress is leaving “Scandoval” behind her as she recently enjoyed a night out with fellow “Vanderpump Rules” co-stars Scheana Shay and Katie Maloney at Emo Nite in Hollywood.
Madix, 37, took it upon herself to show how she felt about Sandoval as she climbed on stage and joined the crowd in chanting, “F**k Tom.”
Somewhere along the line, she threw her hands up in the air and flashed her middle finger in a “F**k you” gesture while sporting a broad grin.
As things cooled, TJ Petracca, the founder of Emo, paid tribute to Madix and her friends, saying, “God, he wishes he was as cool as these girls,” referencing Sandoval.
In another video, the three gal pals can be seen on stage dancing to the music and joining in to sing along to a rock version of Kelly Clarkson’s hit song, “Since U Been Gone.”
Things are definitely looking good for Madix as she’s set to join a group of celebrity dancers on the next season of “Dancing With The Stars.“