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Tom Sandoval Describes How He Felt Watching Tom Schwartz Kiss Raquel Leviss … The Women He Loves
Tom Sandoval claimed that he was “stoked” to see Tom Schwartz kiss Raquel Leviss — the woman he was secretly involved with at the time — on camera.
Tom Sandoval addressed the scandalous smooch in an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada, during the Season 10 Vanderpump Rules premiere party.
“I was stoked. I thought it was fun,” Sandoval told the outlet of the kiss. “They went behind this little greenery wall and I went and cracked two beers and handed it to them.”
Tom Sandoval’s comments came before news broke that he had been in a six to seven month secret affair with Leviss while in a longterm relationship with Ariana Madix. Raquel and Schwartz kissed while the pair was in Mexico for the wedding of co-stars, Scheana Shay and Brock Davies, in August 2022.
The outlet asked Sandoval if he considered himself the “ultimate wingman” after Schwartz and Leviss’ on-camera kiss.
“I guess, you know?” he said with a smile.
Sandoval and Raquel had been in a secret romance since the summer of 2022, when he made the remarks during the February 2023 interview. While fans were shocked by Schwartz and Leviss’ make-out session, various cast members appeared to sense that something else was going on. Leviss shared a friendship with Schwartz’s ex-wife, Katie Maloney, at the time.
“Let’s just put it this way, I found it very interesting — I’m not gonna go into the details, because there are certain things I can’t go into details about — but how do I put this, they were hanging out quite a bit without Ariana around,” SUR manager Peter Madrigal said during an appearance on the “Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend” podcast, last week.
He added — “In the back of my head, I’m like, ‘This is weird, but OK, maybe Tom’s just trying to show her the ropes or something like that.’”
Ariana Madix found out about the affair after an explicit video of the 28-year-old popped up on Sandoval’s phone. Madix dumped Sandoval, 40, when she realized that he had been “communicating inappropriately for months” with Leviss.
Vanderpump Rules alum, Stassi Schroeder, later theorized that the kiss was a planned stunt to distract from the affair.
“It sounds like something that Sandoval would have come up with,” Stassi said during the March 8 episode of her podcast, “Straight Up with Stassi.”
Stassi, who called the whole situation “weird,” said — “He would be like, ‘This would be a great way to cover up.’ It’s a cover-up. And Raquel’s like, ‘Yeah.’”
Lisa Vanderpump weighed in on Stassi’s theory, during a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live.
“I think they are so close he knew something, but we’ll find out,” Lisa said when asked if she believed that Schwartz knew about the affair.
“I think they are so close, I mean I’d of been less surprised if you said Schwartz and Sandy got together rather than Sandoval and Raquel. I think he sits on the fence so tight it’s up his ass … He tries to placate everything and play both sides,” she told host, Andy Cohen.
Vanderpump Rules airs Wednesdays, at 9 p.m. ET, on Bravo.
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