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‘Vanderpump Rules’ stars Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss apologize amid cheating scandal

“Vanderpump Rules” stars Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss issued lengthy statements apologizing to Sandoval’s girlfriend, Ariana Madix, after a cheating scandal ended their nine-year relationship and rocked the internet this week, likely causing shockwaves to many. long term on his reality series Bravo.

Rumors began circulating last week about a months-long romance between Sandoval and Leviss, who star opposite Madix in the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” spin-off.

According PeopleMadix found out that Sandoval had been cheating on her with Leviss after finding a recording of a FaceTime call and “inappropriate” messages among themselves on Sandoval’s phone last Wednesday. By Friday, Sandoval, 39, and Madix, 37, had called it quits on their closely watched relationship, the magazine reported.

A source close to the production told People that “cameras are rolling right now,” so the break will be shown on season 10, which is currently airing on Bravo.

The internet caught fire over the explosive revelation, likely prompting Sandoval to address the fallout from the love triangle over the weekend with a plea to his followers and former fans. The Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras frontman implored them to get his Schwartz & Sandy’s Lounge restaurant, family and friends out of “this situation” and asked for “some time to address everything else.”

That time ended Tuesday night when he apologized to “every person I’ve hurt during this process.”

“Most of all, I want to apologize to Ariana. I made mistakes, I was selfish, and I made reckless decisions that hurt someone I love. No one deserves to feel that pain in such a traumatic and public way,” she wrote Tuesday in instagram. “I can only imagine how devastating this has been for Ariana and everyone around us. I feel really horrible about it. My biggest regret is dishonoring Ariana. I never wanted to disappoint so many people including our loving families and friends.

“My love for Ariana was stronger than any camera could have captured,” she continued. “Some of our best moments together were never filmed. The same goes for some of our biggest struggles. I wish things would happen in a different order and that our relationship wouldn’t be severely tarnished, and that it would end with the same respect for her that it began with. He owed Ariana more.

Sandoval added that he is “more than sad because it ended the way it ended” and acknowledged that the decisions he made “hurt many people.”

“I acted in a way that clashes with who and how I want to be. I will continue reflecting and working on myself. I have work to do. I always have and I always will, ”he concluded.

Leviss, 28, followed suit on Wednesday, describing his actions as part of an “unhealthy behavior cycle” in his insightful statement.

“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 alleged affair 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.”

“I have sought emotional validation through unhealthy intimate connections with no regard for my own well-being, sometimes negatively affecting others and often prioritizing intimate connection over my friendships. I am taking steps to understand my behavior and make healthier choices,” she said.

Despite willingly participating in a reality series, Leviss said her privacy had been violated as a result, she had been physically assaulted, lost friends, and received death threats and hate mail. But he added that he does not “expect sympathy, understanding or forgiveness” and plans to learn from his mistakes while prioritizing his mental health.

Leviss’s statement comes a day after he filed for a restraining order against another co-star, Scheana Shay, a close friend of Madix’s, indicating legal ramifications that could call into question how a planned reunion episode of “Rules” would play out. of Vanderpump.” According TMZUnconfirmed rumors suggested that Shay “allegedly got violent with Raquel (Leviss) over her and Tom’s cheating scandal.”

Madix has yet to comment publicly on the scandal or subsequent statements from her co-stars. us weekly reported that he deactivated his Instagram and Twitter accounts last Friday after he allegedly deleted photos of Sandoval.

In the previous statement that Sandoval published in your instagram accountThe “Superstars” singer said his business partner, Tom Schwartz, recently found out about the alleged affair and “did not condone my actions.”

“Please direct your anger at me and not at them. They did nothing wrong. I am very sorry that my partners, Greg, Brett and Schwartz and our employees have to suffer for my actions. I will step back and pause out of respect for my employees and partners. I need some time to address everything else.”

Sandoval, Schwartz, Madix and Leviss have long appeared on the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” spin-off, which premiered in 2013. In its early seasons, the series focused on the staff at the Sur restaurant, the establishment from West Hollywood directed by “RHOBH”. star Lisa Vanderbomb. While several cast members have moved on from the restaurant, the show still follows their antics, troubles, and scandals.

Times staff writer Christian Martinez contributed to this report.