TOM Sandoval has stunned fans as he appeared stressed, smoking a cigarette outside, during filming for the Vanderpump Rules reunion.
The Mega AgencyVanderpump Rules star Tom Sandoval was spotted taking a smoke break during the reunion[/caption]
SplashWhile Tom looked stressed, Raquel appeared in good spirits ahead of filming[/caption]
He was dressed in all black save for a white button-down shirt, wearing a slightly loose-fitting blazer, black pants and black sneakers.
The reality TV personality was accessorized with a Gucci belt that featured a gold buckle.
He had white nail polish on his fingers, which he has been wearing for quite some time.
In addition to smoking, Tom was seen clutching a takeaway coffee cup, the contents of which are unknown.
He had a concerned look on his face as he took his break.
Earlier that same day, cameras nearby caught Tom arriving to begin filming the special.
He did not appear to be in any better spirits at the time.
The Missouri native again had on black pants but paired them with a black T-shirt and a more fitted black coat that hung down over his thighs.
He shielded his face with a black baseball cap and had on a silver necklace.
Tom was again smoking and holding a cup of what appeared to be coffee in his hand.
At one point he was seen standing with a person presumed to be a member of the production team, smoking while hiding behind a pair of dark sunglasses.
Raquel was also spotted, though if she was feeling any stress she did not wear it on her face.
The ex pageant queen had on a silky spearmint green dress that hung off one shoulder and a strappy pair of high heels.
Her short sandy blond hair was curled ever-so-slightly.
She protected her hairdo beneath a clear umbrella as she made her way inside.
Cameras also captured Ariana’s arrival, which she apparently used as an opportunity to make a bold statement.
She was seen making her way inside the filming locale wearing a yellow sweatsuit with “1-800-boys-lie” written across her chest.
A short time later, Andy took to his Instagram Story from the set while seated alongside Ariana.
In the video, he appeared to be chatting with her and her co-star Lisa Vanderpump, asking Ariana: “Ariana, is it safe to say you’re wearing a revenge dress today?”
Ariana replied: “I feel like it certainly looks that way. I think his eyes are gonna bleed.”
She and the Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen host shared a laugh as he responded: “I’m actually feeling a little activated myself.”
Neither Andy nor Ariana revealed the look, however.
On Thursday Bravo released the official seating charts for the reunion, revealing to fans that they settled on two different arrangements to allow for Raquel and VPR co-star Scheana Shay to appear in person without issue.
Raquel recently filed for and was awarded a temporary restraining order against Scheana, claiming her former gal pal hit her during a physical altercation in New York City after filming an episode of WWHL.
The alleged incident is said to have happened after Raquel admitted to being involved in an affair with Tom, just before the news went public.
Andy will sit in the center, as is tradition on every Bravo reunion show.
He will have Ariana to one side of him and Lisa, 69 – who owns the restaurants at the center of VPR – on the other.
Seated next to Lisa on Andy’s left side will be Tom, followed by Raquel and then Tom Schwartz.
On his right, sitting next to Ariana, will be Katie Maloney followed by James Kennedy and Lala Kent.
When Scheana is on stage, Raquel will not be.
Instead, the two Toms – who own TomTom and Schwartz & Sandy’s together – will move next to one another and Scheana will be seated at the end.
Prior to Bravo’s big 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.
Bravo fans will have to wait a few weeks before the VPR reunion airs.
In the meantime, however, the show is still airing and episodes capturing the aftermath of the cheating drama – dubbed scandoval – have been added to the end of the season.
Since learning about Tom and Raquel’s sordid love affair, fans have been combing through episodes looking for clues.
Wednesday’s show was rife with signs – at least according to some viewers.
While the episode was filmed well before the cheating bombshell, it appears to some that all the signs were there.
Early in the show, Raquel crashed a cast boy’s night after a failed girl’s trip with Kaite and Lala.
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 partying.
Tom and the rest of the male cast, including Katie’s ex-husband Tom, 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.”
Once the pool party began, fans thought the clues kept rolling 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.
The episode aired hours after Raquel opened up to TMZ about the affair, smiling as she spoke about the drama.
SplashTom and Raquel have both been taking head over their affair[/caption]
SplashTom’s ex Ariana Madix, meanwhile, sent a message with her reunion look[/caption]
GettyVanderpump Rules fans are eager for more details about Tom and Raquel’s cheating scandal[/caption]