VANDERPUMP Rules fans have learned the seating situation for the upcoming reunion amid a scramble to separate feuding stars.
The cast of the Bravo show was rocked after it came to light mid-way through season 10 that cast members Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss had been having a lengthy secret affair behind Tom’s longtime girlfriend Ariana Madix‘s back.
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Instagram/scheanaProducers were said to be scrambling to get it right due to a restraining order between Scheana Shay and Raquel Leviss[/caption]
The network revealed the seating arrangement on social media amid much speculation from fans of the show.
Raquel sought the order of protection after she and Scheana, her former friend, allegedly clashed over the news of the affair while they were in the Big Apple to film an episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen together.
At the reunion, host Andy will sit front and center as he always does.
He will be flanked on either side by Ariana, 37, and Lisa Vanderpump, who owns the restaurants at the center of the reality series.
Next to Lisa, 69, on Andy’s left side will be Tom Sandoval followed by Raquel and then Tom Schwartz.
The only change to the seating arrangement will be that when Scheana is on stage, Raquel will not be.
Instead, the two Toms – who co-own TomTom and Schwartz & Sandy’s together – will move next to one another and Scheana, host of the Scheananigans with Scheana Shay podcast, will be seated on the end.
Prior to Thursday’s reveal, many fans had wondered how Bravo would handle filming the reunion with Raquel and Scheana while respecting the constraints of the restraining order.
While the order is in place, the VPR co-stars cannot come within 100 feet of one another.
An insider close to production revealed that as of Wednesday, producers had not come to a decision about how to handle Raquel and Scheana’s participation.
Bravo and Scheana’s legal team were said to have been working hard, exploring various options to make it work, according to the insider.
“It could be anything from they’re both present but apart, Scheana appearing virtually or both appearing at separate times,” the source noted.
Raquel confirmed her participation via Instagram, sharing a text Story post the read: “Yes, I will be attending the reunion tomorrow in person.”
Her lawyer, Neama Rahmani, has also been confirmed as an in-person attendee.
“Scheana intends to follow the law, but she wants to be a part of the reunion.
“If [Raquel] attends, Scheana and Vanderpump Rules will make sure that Scheana remains 100 yards away to comply with the restraining order.”
A source close to production told The U.S. Sun that there were “minute to minute” changes taking place on Wednesday, and everyone was “hopeful” they intended have clarity by end of the day.
It’s unclear when they reached an agreement but it’s obvious from Bravo’s social media posts that they did.
“It’s going to be an all-day taping – from the morning until night,” the source confided.
Bravo filmed the highly-anticipated VPR season 10 reunion just one day after Raquel spoke at length about the affair, her relationship with Tom since the scandal became public, and her friendship with Ariana.
TMZ, which originally broke the cheating news, caught up with the embattled reality star outside a nail salon on Wednesday.
Raquel declined to get into the nitty-gritty of the affair but did reveal that she apologized to Tom’s ex Ariana.
“We talked on the phone and I apologized to her over text but she didn’t receive it very well,” she said.
The former pageant queen also opened up about the status of her relationship with Tom, who is currently the frontman of a cover band.
“I don’t know where our relationship is gonna be,” she said. “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.”
While Raquel tip-toed around several questions about her affair with Tom, including when it started, she did talk a little about how.
“It started off as the friendship and turned into something more,” she explained.
The Bravo star added that she was “sure we’ll go into detail” at the upcoming reunion.
Before the interview came to a close, Raquel also addressed the situation between her and Scheana.
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,” trailing off before finishing her thought.
GettyThe cast was rocked by news that Tom Sandoval had secretly been sleeping with Raquel[/caption]
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GettyTom had been in a decade-long relationship with Ariana prior to the scandal[/caption]