Former ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Rachel Leviss Admits It Was Her Responsibility to Remove Herself From Affair With Tom Sandoval: “Now I Know Better”

…What Rachel SHOULD’VE said when Sandoval proposed that they start Vander-humping.

Nearly six months after her affair with co-star Tom Sandoval was revealed to the public (and Sandoval’s longterm girlfriend, Ariana Madix) Rachel Leviss is taking accountability for her actions. 

As you know, Rachel recently shared her side of the Scandoval on the Just B with Bethenny Frankel podcast in a three-part interview that was criticized by numerous Vanderpump Rules fans, as well as some of the show’s cast. 

“I think we can all agree that neither Tom nor Rachel should ever be given a microphone.”

One particular part of the interview that many took issue with was when Rachel seemingly diminished Sandoval and Ariana’s relationship in an effort to justify her and Sandoval’s affair. (In Part one of the interview, Rachel claimed she would’ve never gotten involved with Sandoval if she “thought there was longevity” between him and Ariana.) 

Jared B, host of the Bravo Tea with Jared B podcast, discussed the comments made by Rachel, claiming the former SURver looked “mad crazy” for using the alleged circumstances of Ariana and Sandoval’s relationship as an excuse for engaging in an affair with the latter. 

If you ask us, it’s “mad crazy” to risk it all for this man, period.

“ … Despite the circumstances, if you wanted to be with Tom Sandoval so bad, you should’ve let him know that this tryst, the situation that was going on between you and him, goes no further until you know officially that they have broken up,” the podcast host said in a clip posted to his podcast page. 

In a surprising move, Rachel–- who doesn’t follow the podcast account on Instagram–- responded to the clip with her verified account, telling Jared B he was “not wrong” and that she should’ve had more respect for herself and for “the relationship that Ariana had with Tom.” 

“No excuses …. However, looking back, I see I had low self-worth and Tom kept telling me he was actively breaking up with [Ariana] ‘amicably’ for her ‘mental health,’ which I can now see was magical thinking,” she continued. “He had a million and one reasons why they hadn’t broken up yet and it was easier to stay in that fantasy than to face the fact that the social anxiety and isolation was not worth it.” 

Rachel went on to admit that it was her responsibility to remove herself from the situation. 

“ … now I know better,” she added. 

Rachel, hoping this new direction will score her a job or two.

As The Ashley previously told you, Rachel is now claiming that although she believed at the time that she was in love with Sandoval, she now realizes she wasn’t in love with him, nor does she believe Sandoval was ever “truly in love” with her.

“Of course I loved Rachel. I mean, not nearly as much as I love the sound of my own voice, platform shoes and bedazzled flares, but there was definitely love there.”

“ … It was like, I was filming in a tumultuous environment, I was needing some validation and somebody to hear what I was going through and here comes along Tom, who really gave me that time of day to really share my side of the story in a non-judgement zone,” she said. “And that’s exactly what I needed in that moment.” 

RELATED STORY: ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Ariana Madix Explains Why She & Ex Tom Sandoval Still Live Together; Stassi Schroeder Offers Her Thoughts On Their Living Situation 

(Photos: Bravo; Instagram) 

7 Responses

  1. It was an affair , not the end of the world. They happen everyday. I say leave the girl alone. Tom is a user if not her it would have been someone else. In the beginning I was angry at her too but now it’s enough. Let her go one with her life.its no more her responsibility to get out of as it was his to not start anything.

  2. NOW you know better? No. You knew better beforehand and did it anyway. And no, it wasn’t your responsibility to remove yourself from the affair – it was your responsibility to never start it in the first place

  3. She’s only saying this because she finally realized Tom chose Ariana and will always choose her. I think their relationship was real but I don’t believe Ariana didn’t know. It’s all for ratings. Living in the same house because of lawyers advice? Please, they’re still banging.

  4. Really just over scandoval or should I say scamdoval cause that is all it is so cast can make endorsements & money! Ariana & Tom are in same house cause all of this is a hoax & they never broke up in the first place! What a joke!

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