A week after Rachel Leviss confirmed that Tom Schwartz knew about her affair with Tom Sandoval all along, the former Vanderpump Rules star is revealing who else knew about the cheating scandal, prior to the Scandoval going public.
On a recent episode of her Rachel Goes Rogue podcast, Rachel was asked by her podcast producers if she believes ‘Vanderpump Rules’ matriarch Lisa Vanderpump and Lisa’s husband, Ken Todd, had a heads up on what was going on between Rachel and Sandoval– who at the time, was in a long-term relationship with cast member Ariana Madix.
“I don’t know if Ken and Lisa knew about the affair as much as I think production probably knew about the affair,” she said.
According to Rachel, producers likely suspected something after catching a moment between her and Sandoval on-camera while the cast was in Cancun, Mexico, for Scheana Shay and Brock Davies’ wedding.
“There’s a moment that they caught on-camera of Tom like, slapping my ass like, right behind Ariana’s back and me pushing his hand away, and they caught it,” she said. “I know that they saw it because they kept [that moment] in [the show].”
Rachel said she also suspects producers knew something was going on due to the content in the Season 10 trailer, which she claims “teased the affair.”
(While the Season 10 trailer did include the scene in which Sandoval addressed the rumor that he and Ariana were in an open relationship, as well as a glimpse of the couple swimming with Rachel in Mexico and Sandoval and Rachel hugging, the trailer definitely put more of an emphasis on Rachel’s alleged interest in Schwartz.)
Rachel also noted that producers are “all up in” the business of the show’s cast members during filming.
“They’re looking at what we’re posting [on social media] all the time, who we’re hanging out with, they’re hearing what we’re saying, like, when cameras aren’t rolling because we have mic packs on,” she said. “So it’s very enmeshed and I would be very surprised if they did not know about it.”
Season 11 of ‘Vanderpump Rules’-– on which Rachel will not appear–- premieres January 30 on Bravo.
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