VANDERPUMP Rules fans have spotted ‘clues’ about Raquel Leviss and Tom Sandoval’s affair in the latest episode of the Bravo show.
The network resumed filming after news broke that the cover band frontman cheated on longtime girlfriend Ariana Madix with his co-star.
Vanderpump Rules star Raquel Leviss dropped several ‘clues’ about her affair with Tom Sandoval on the latest episodeBravoOnline, fans ripped Tom and Raquel for being not-so-subtle about the scandal[/caption]
During Wednesday’s episode of Vanderpump Rules, viewers noted several seeming nods that Raquel, 26, and Tom, 39, had begun their sordid romance when it was filmed.
Early in the episode, the embattled Bravo personality crashed a cast boy’s night after a failed girl’s trip with Katie Maloney and Lala Kent.
Raquel was shown breaking down the drama, accusing her one-time gal pals of picking on her and “setting her up” only to slam her for enjoying being single, sparking up flings, and kissing men while out and about.
Tom and the rest of the male cast, including Katie’s ex-husband Tom Schwartz, sided with her which fans thought was telling.
What’s more, eagle-eyed viewers noted Tom Sandoval rolling his eyes at one point as Raquel complained: “I was being young and fun and single, living my life, and these girls like literally set me up, making me seem like I’m only chasing after guys that they’re interested in.”
One Twitter user wrote: “Sandoval rolling his eyes at Lala’s comment about not trusting Raquel around men….BABYYYY.”
Later in the episode, Raquel caught up with her ex-fiancé James Kennedy to chat about him abruptly leaving the earlier outing.
The DJ revealed that his current girlfriend wasn’t comfortable with him being around Raquel, to which she replied: “Well, we’ll be around each other in instances where Ally probably won’t be around.
“I mean, I don’t know if she’s going to the pool party at Tom Sandoval’s later this week.”
James said he hadn’t heard about the party, at which point Raquel replied: “Well, you’re invited. Tom Sandoval told me.”
Fans on Twitter were stunned at the comment, with several suggesting that it was the biggest clue yet that the affair was going on.
One viewer wrote: “Ummmm…. Tom Sandoval told Raquel that she could invite James to his and Ariana’s pool party?!?!?!?! This screams [red] flags.”
Another tweeted: “Raquel inviting James Kennedy to Tom and Ariana’s pool party on behalf of Tom was telling.”
A third Twitter user wrote: “RAQUEL invited JAMES to TOM’S pool party. The signs. The red flags. OMG. It’s all right there! And isn’t it also ARIANA’S pool party? Why is HER name missing from Raquel’s lips? The disrespect.”
Someone else chimed in: “‘Sandoval told me’ oh okay.”
Another tweet read: “So Raquel says ‘Tom Sandoval’s party’ instead of ‘Tom and Ariana’s party.’”
A sixth tweet read: “not Raquel saying pool party at Tom Sandoval’s in lieu of ARIANA’S.”
At the aforementioned pool party, the alleged clues kept pouring in.
Raquel faced off with Lala and Katie while Ariana – who was not involved in the drama at that point – and the rest of the cast looked on.
Tom Sandoval, however, repeatedly inserted himself in the disagreement, defending Raquel.
He accused Lala of being “a bully” toward Raquel and fans took notice of his support.
The reality star said at the time: “Will you stop? I can’t unsee the f**king bully that you were to her for no reason. For no reason!”
“Watching the Tom’s gas up Raquel it all makes sense how this happened. She’s sooooooo desperate,” one fan wrote.
Hours before the episode aired, Raquel opened up to TMZ about the affair and she seemed anything but remorseful.
Sitting outside a nail salon, the Bravo star opened up for the first time about her relationship with Tom and her friendship with Ariana.
She told the outlet that while she said I’m sorry, it wasn’t well-received: “We talked on the phone and I apologized to her over text but she didn’t receive it very well.”
As for the status of her relationship with Tom Sandoval, she said: “I don’t know where our relationship is gonna be. We’re just kind of trying to get through these next few steps and trying to you know make amends, hear everybody out.”
She added: “I know a lot of people are angry. I think just getting through these next few steps and seeing where it goes. We’re not putting a label on it. We’re just kind of trying to take a break right now.”
Raquel didn’t say when her affair with her castmate started but did explain how, saying: “It started off as the friendship and turned into something more.”
She assured viewers they would “go into detail” at the reunion, which is set to film on Thursday.
In addition to talking about Tom and Ariana, Raquel addressed allegations that her co-star and former friend Scheana Shay hit her.
Raquel recently requested a restraining order against her fellow VPR star and was awarded it.
The drama began after it was reported that Scheana and Raquel were involved in a physical altercation while in New York together to appear on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.
Scheana’s team has denied allegations that she hit Raquel, while Raquel told TMZ: “Scheana knows what happened that night so I’m not gonna get into it. I do have a permanent scar on my eyebrow, so…”
TMZ was the first to break the news about Tom Sandoval and Raquel’s secret relationship.
Shortly after the scandal went public, an insider told The U.S. Sun exclusively that Ariana was “blindsided”.
“Ariana was completely blindsided by the cheating news this week. She had no idea. Completely no idea,” the source said.
“No one in the friend group knew. Raquel has been hanging out with the Toms more but everyone just thought she was hooking up with [Tom] Schwartz.”
The insider went on to say: “No one suspected she was with Sandoval. Ariana found out from a friend during Tom’s show on Wednesday night while Raquel was in New York.
“She immediately confronted Tom and made it clear she wouldn’t tolerate that and made the decision they were done almost immediately.”
According to the source: “Ariana is devastated and in a total state of shock. Tom is arrogant and still thinks she’ll come back to him.”
Bravo/YoutubeViewers were even more upset seeing Ariana Madix – Tom’s ex – defend Raquel[/caption]
GettyThe reality star opened up for the first time about the scandal, sharing new details[/caption]
Bravo/YoutubeBravo is set to air episodes detailing the fallout from the affair in the coming weeks[/caption]