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Rachel Leviss said she was furious with Tom Sandoval after he “made it look like we had a suicide pact” during a podcast interview.
The Vanderpump Rules alum, 29, criticized Sandoval, 41, after appearing on Tamra Judge and Teddi Mellencamp’s show: Two T’s in one capsuleback in December, where he claimed they had a conversation in which they ‘debated’ whether or not to commit suicide after their affair came to light.
During his appearance, Sandoval alleged that amid the backlash, he was “on the phone with Rachel and literally debating about killing ourselves.”
Leviss was enraged to see that Sandoval had portrayed her that way.
‘Tell Teddi, Tamra and anyone listening to this popular podcast that I’ve been having dark thoughts. But the way he said it also made it seem like we had a suicide pact, like it was a Romeo and Juliet love story,” she said on his podcast. Rachel goes rogue. “That really made me angry.”
Rachel Leviss said she was furious with Tom Sandoval after he ‘made it look like we had a suicide pact’ while discussing her mental health on a podcast.
Leviss, who entered a mental health facility after the scandal broke, said the incident caused her to go into “deep processing” with her therapist.
‘Because it was like, wow, why are you talking about this personal information that only your ears were aware of?’ As if this is a vulnerable topic from a vulnerable position to share with you.’
Sandoval also brought up Leviss’ mental health during a conversation with Scheana Shay on a recent episode of Vanderpump Rules.
While Leviss appreciated Sandoval defending her from Scheana, she still wasn’t happy that he had to discuss her well-being with others.
“So when we said it again, and I understand that yes, he was defending me to Scheana and exposing her for how vindictive she really was, but it’s also not okay to discuss that state of mind of personal emotional turmoil with the rest of the world.
And now it’s a topic of conversation. That really crossed a line,” she said.
Leviss landed at the center of controversy last year after it was revealed that she had been having an affair with her friend Ariana Madix’s longtime partner, Tom Sandoval.
He entered a mental health facility after the drama broke out and subsequently stopped communicating with Sandoval. She has not returned any of her phone calls since June, according to a profile of Sandoval by New York Times Magazine.
Sandoval faced major backlash last year after his romance with Rachel came to light, even though he was in a long-term relationship with Ariana Madix.
The fallout from their affair was covered in the Vanderpump Rules season 10 finale.
Leviss and Sandoval photographed in 2021
Rachel photographed in December 2023 at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball
Sandoval, who believed they would meet when she left the facility, told the publication, “She didn’t even give me any closure,” he explained.
‘It was really difficult. It still bothers me.’ He tried to contact her through her publicist but never received a response.
Leviss left the show after the scandal, but remained in the spotlight with her new podcast, Rachel Goes Rogue.