As the Vanderpump Rules “Scandoval” continues to unfold, those close to Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss are–- like many viewers–- replaying events and interactions from the last seven (or more) months and looking for signs as to when Sandoval and Raquel begun their affair.
As The Ashley previously told you, the Scandoval led to the demise of Sandoval and girlfriend Ariana Madix‘s nearly 10-year relationship, as Ariana was the one who discovered inappropriate texts and a recording of an explicit FaceTime conversation between Sandoval and Raquel on Sandoval’s phone.
Despite ‘VPR’ matriarch Lisa Vanderpump telling Andy Cohen last week that “nobody saw [the Scandoval] coming,” Peter Madrigal, the General Manager of SUR, may have had a hunch.
According to Page Six, Peter recently admitted that he overlooked some early signs that Sandoval and Raquel had something going on behind Ariana’s back.
“I kind of dismissed it,” he said on Monday’s episode of Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast.
While Peter said he “saw some things” that were suspicious, he assured himself at the time that “Sandoval is loyal to Ariana. He would never do something like that.” (Peter did not go into details about what exactly he witnessed between the two.)
As fans of the show saw earlier this season, Peter and Raquel even went on a few dates together, allegedly around the time Raquel and Sandoval began hooking up.
“I don’t know if going on a date with Peter is going to help me get over James [Kennedy], but they say your tastebuds change every five years maybe your taste in men do, too,” Raquel said of one of her “dates” with Peter.
That same outing ended with Raquel crying to Peter, claiming that the end of her pageant career and split from her ex-fiancé James had put her into a “deep depression.”
Looking back on the few dates they shared, Peter said he now wonders if Raquel agreed to go out with him as part of a “ploy” between her and Sandoval. He also said that he began to have feelings for Raquel during that time, but recalls noticing “a separation.”
“ … [things] got weird,” he said. “I think in the back of my mind, there was something else going on, which is now confirmed. She was already picking her next target.”
Peter said it was still “a shocker” to ultimately learn that Sandoval and Raquel were having a months-long affair, admitting he was especially “disappointed” in the former SUR bartender, as he “thought [he] knew Sandoval.”
“I thought [Raquel] was a good person,” he added. “But then again, I hardly knew her.”
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Ok I’m just gona say that the viewer and fans need to remember that these are real events happening in peoples lives. When things first came out with Tom and Ariana and Rachel people were saying how great this was and finally something worth watching. I was kinda blown away. There seem no compassion in their voices. It really kinda of weird that someone else’s pain makes other people happy and good TV. I’m interested in what happen but it’s not what make’s Vanderpump Rules a good show. I’m floored to say the least but I wasn’t liking or even remotely think that this is great and the show will get better because of it. It’s peoples pain, realize that it could be you.
They both are trash and refuse to watch anymore as long as it has been on. This is such a low blow to the other ones on VPR
Kick Tom and Rachel off the show, they are all trash, the get fresh new faces and let the show role on!
Very very sorry for Ms matrix life being complicated by this arrowhead phony known as Rachel. Her beauty pageant days are over and she was lost a great opportunity to be on the show with the other great ladies and gentlemen. Good friends are hard to come by, and she actually slept, drank and eat with this man in their home, why? Can’t afford motel rooms, no class at all!!!’n
not shocked by this and neither is really to blame for falling for one another–tom should have broke up with ariana knowing it wasn’t right before he even thought of anyone else–to me that is the worst, he had the commitment that was broken-no excuse for raquel–but tom is the one in the committed relationship and he did way worse IMHO-both wrong, but you can’t help who you fall for–just how you act on it. demonizing them is wrong, let them work it out without black eyes and bad yelp reviews–leave them alone
I HAVE WATCHED VANDERPUMP RULES SINCE IT BEGAN. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT KIND OF HUMAN BEING COULD DO THIS TO SOMEONE THEY CLAIM TO LOVE. TOM AND RAQUEL YOU NEED TO GO FROM THE SHOW. YOU HAVE RUINED WHAT WAS SO GOOD AND ALONG THAT PATH YOU HAVE LOST SO MUCH. YOUR CAST MATES AND ALL THE TRUST OF ANYONE. ME WITH ABOUT 15,000.00 OTHER PEOPLE WILL AND PLAN ON NOT WATCHING VANDERPUMP RULES. “SOMETHING NEEDS TO GO AND THAT IS (TOM AND STUPID RAQUEL. YOU GAVE UP A BEAUTIFUL GIRL ARIANA FOR THIS PERSON WHO SLEEPS WITH ANYONE. YOU BOTH ARE VERY DISGUSTING!!!!
PLEASE FOR THE SAKE OF THE SHOW TOM AND RAQUEL NEED TO GO ASAP!!!
why are you yelling at us? 🗣️🤷🏼♀️