Neither Tom Sandoval still Rachel Leviss has established when their affair began. Only a time frame of about seven months is known. Perhaps such details will be spared in order to respect Tom’s ex-girlfriend Ariana Madix’s Privacy. Or maybe the duo just don’t want to be honest about when their illegal activities began.
Surely, Vanderpump Rules Fans are overly busy looking for clues in the latest episodes. How about that little smile Tom gave Rachel when she joined boys night? Very telling that something was already brewing.
Us weekly reported that Scheana Shays Friends Jamie Lynne And Kael Ramsey Ackerson seemingly confirming the timeline of deception. They claimed so Rachel started getting “closer”. Sandoval that night and spilled some tea while he was on the Jamie everywhere podcast.
“She basically just told me [it happened] seven months ago and after the Las Vegas trip,” Kael called. “I told her, ‘Bro, you literally called me an hour or two after the girls that made you cry, and then you hit me back when you were in Los Angeles.’ And she said: ‘[After the boys night] as we got closer.’
jamie was part of a group who stayed away and moved the party to another location. Within a smaller group the dynamic between Rachel And Tom changed.
“Next episode of Vanderpump Rules is boys night. You and I were there. After that you went home and I went to Saddle Ranch with you Rachel, Sandoval And [Schwartz and Sandy’s manager] board. You were there because Raquel had just got back from Vegas and was very upset and asked you to come out that night,” she recalled. “Somehow the four of us went to Saddle Ranch afterwards and Raquel and Tom were super engaged in intense conversations at the bar.
When exiting the bar Tom And Rachel landed at the curb and was deep in conversation. jamie was so impressed by what was happening that she started filming the duo.
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The story goes on
“I’m in my car now with Brett and Rachel And Sandoval sat on the curb in front of Saddle Ranch and just talked. I wasn’t aware at the time how close they were talking or how intimate it actually looked. So I start filming the two of them talking. We’re so clueless that we have no idea what’s actually going on,” she said.
jamie decided not to release the footage out of respect for Ariana. And while Tom And Raquels Proximity and body language may have caused a second look, she wasn’t concerned.
She explained: “I had this thought [at the time]. I thought I wouldn’t post this because it looks way too intimate and I don’t want to Ariane [Madix] to feel about it in a certain way. I don’t want to make her feel disrespected, but it didn’t set off any alarm bells, eh, did something inappropriate happen? It was just that she might get the wrong idea and I don’t want to put anyone in that position.”
If we look back and know what we know now, the footage is damning. jamie adding, “If you watch it again – without the voiceover on it – it looks super close and super intimate. But the bottom line is, none of us knew that beforehand.”
The statement that Ariane And Tom “We’ve had issues for a while” doesn’t explain they’ve been sneaking out on dates since the summer of 2022. Ultimately, it “only came to a turning point” when Ariana discovered sexually explicit footage Rachel on her ex-boyfriend’s cell phone. She was “blind”.
The Schwartz & Sandy co-owner apologized to his former love via Instagram. Tom wrote: “First and foremost, I want to apologize to everyone I have hurt through this process. First of all, I want to apologize Ariane. I’ve made mistakes, I’ve been selfish and I’ve made reckless decisions that hurt someone I love. No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically and publicly. I can only imagine how devastating this was for Ariana and everyone around us. I feel really terrible about it. My greatest regret is dishonoring Ariana. I never wanted to disappoint so many people, including our loving families and friends.”
Rachel followed. “First and foremost, I want to apologize for my actions and my decisions Ariane, and to my friends and the fans who have invested so much in our relationships. There’s no excuse, I’m not a victim and I have to accept my actions and I deeply regret hurting Ariana,” she explained.
“Knowing how many people we’ve hurt, I need to understand my choices and learn to make better ones. I need to take care of my health, work on my personal development and make time to deal with being alone. I take care of Tom and I don’t want to write anything or predict what lies ahead. Right now I have to heal,” she offered in an Instagram post.
But the drama doesn’t stop there. Rachel accused Sheana for alleged assault after her former friend found out about the betrayal Ariane. Scheana defends herself against the allegations. The former beauty queen had her lawyer threaten to do so VPR take legal action if they post or share the video of her.
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE RAQUEL ABOUT THE 7 MONTH TIMELINE? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE STATEMENTS OF SHEANA’S FRIENDS? SHOULD JAMIE SHOW ARIANA THE VIDEO OF TOM AND RAQUEL TALKING? WOULD YOU SUSPECT SOMETHING IF YOU WERE THERE?
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Contributor Raquel Leviss claimed that the Tom Sandoval affair began after Vanderpump Rules Trip first appeared on Reality Tea.