Raquel Leviss is ready to be held accountable.
While in Los Angeles ahead of the “Vanderpump Rules” season 10 reunion, cast member Leviss, whose affair with co-star Tom Sandoval was recently discovered by his longtime girlfriend Ariana Madix, said he plans to be there for the recording and face down. her colleagues “I know I have to take responsibility for my actions, so I am fully prepared to do so,” she said. TMZ.
Leviss, 28, has been embroiled in scandal since Madix, 37, found evidence on a cell phone of her months-long affair with Sandoval, 39. The affair ended Sandoval’s nine-year relationship and Madix and has thrown the Bravo show and its many fans into chaos. .
Leviss told TMZ Wednesday that she and Madix spoke on the phone and apologized via text, but admitted that Madix “didn’t take it very well.”
The relationship with Sandoval “began as a friendship and then it turned into something more,” he said.
“I don’t know where our relationship is going to be,” Leviss said when asked if she and Sandoval would continue dating. “We are just trying to take these next steps, make amends, listen to everyone. I know a lot of people are mad… We’re not going to put a label on it or anything, we’re just going to take a break for now.”
Earlier this month, both Leviss and Sandoval issued lengthy statements apologizing for their affair, with Leviss describing his actions as part of a “cycle of unhealthy behavior.”
“I want to apologize for my actions and my choices with Ariana, my friends and the fans who are so invested in our relationships,” he said in a statement posted on his account. instagram account. “There is no excuse, I am not a victim and I must own my actions. I am deeply sorry for hurting Ariana.”
Leviss added that since the matter came to light, she has been reflecting on her choices, talking to a counselor and “learning things about myself, like my patterns of codependency and addiction to being and feeling loved.”
Madix discovered that Sandoval had been cheating on her on March 1 when, according to People, she was in a place watching her boyfriend’s band play. She was seen kissing Sandoval and Leviss, the outlet said, presumably before Madix found racy video of them on her boyfriend’s phone. She then found her inappropriate text history.
Less than a week later, Leviss filed for a restraining order against another friend and Bravo co-star, Scheana Shay. Unconfirmed rumors reported by TMZ have suggested that Shay violently retaliated against Leviss over the cheating scandalalthough Shay said in a statement that the allegation was a “fabrication.”
On Wednesday, Leviss pointed to what he said was a scar from the alleged attack, saying, “Scheana knows what happened that night.”
Many of the show’s Season 10 cast members, including Sandoval, Madix, Leviss, Tom Schwartz, James Kennedy, Lala Kent, Charli Burnett, Brock Davies and Katie Maloney, are expected to take part in the reunion episode, hosted by Andy Cohen, who is scheduled for Thursday in Los Angeles, according to US Weekly. It will air on Bravo at a later date, but Shay’s involvement was not immediately clear, given the restraining order.