Raquel Leviss has admitted that she “wanted to get caught” in her affair with Tom Sandoval so it didn’t proceed.
The 28-year-old Vanderpump Guidelines star not too long ago spoke to Bethenny Frankel on her podcast, Simply B, the place she shared particulars of the key affair she had together with her co-star. “I wanted to get caught. I wanted to as a result of it could have simply continued, and that’s not who I would like to be,” Leviss stated. “This was the most important wakeup name for me.”
Frankel, 52, was fast to inform the fact star that she appeared to “hit all-time low” however Leviss agreed with the podcast host. Nevertheless, she defined how she sees a “silver lining” in the controversy as a result of she’s now ready to assist others who’re attempting to heal. Later in the episode, Leviss expressed no curiosity in ever returning to actuality TV, replying “hell no” when requested by Frankel if she was returning to the Bravo collection.
Sandoval, 40, was in a relationship with Leviss’ good friend and co-star, Ariana Madix, when the affair began. Leviss admitted that she was “actually hurting” by sneaking round with Sandoval, who had been in a relationship with Madix for 9 years.
“I wasn’t blissful. I used to be actually hurting,” she confessed. “I don’t ever need to be in a spot like that once more, and I’ll ensure that I don’t put myself in a state of affairs like that once more.”
After the affair was uncovered, she ended all communication with the remainder of the Vanderpump Guidelines solid. She revealed that Sandoval has solely tried to contact her a couple of occasions since information broke of their cut up.
In the direction of the tip of her dialogue with Frankel, a former Actual Housewives of New York star, Leviss provided an apology to these she damage. “I actually simply need to acknowledge that lots of people had been believing in me, and I really feel like I used to be a disappointment to these individuals,” she stated. “I do know that there was plenty of belief that was damaged between friendships and betrayal that occurred. I look again at my actions, and I’m dissatisfied in myself as effectively.”
On 3 March, information of Leviss and Sandoval’s affair broke when TMZ reported that Madix, 37, came upon she had been cheated on by Sandoval for no less than six months. The identical evening that Madix was caught kissing Sandoval at a live performance for his band, Tom Sandoval & the Most Extras, she reportedly came upon concerning the infidelity.
In accordance to People, Madix found “a selfie video sexual in nature from Leviss” on Sandoval’s telephone – the identical video Leviss is now accusing Sandoval of taking with out her consent. She supposedly “started scrolling and noticed their historical past of inappropriate texts.”
Whereas Madix promptly ended her nine-year relationship with Sandoval, Leviss headed to a 90-day remedy facility after their affair was uncovered.