Raquel Leviss just isn’t returning to Vanderpump Guidelines for season 11 after having an affair along with her co-star Tom Sandoval. Leisure Tonight broke the information of Raquel’s exit from the fact present on August 17. “Rachel will not be returning for season 11 of Vanderpump Rules,” a supply advised ET, citing Raquel’s beginning title, Rachel, that she’s utilizing once more.
“There was a possibility up until recently she’d be returning for the new season, but ultimately decided against it,” the insider defined. “Rachel is focused on her mental health journey and knew going back to the show would open her up to trauma she’s been working on healing. Rachel is looking forward to what the future holds for her.”
Raquel, 28, has not been concerned in filming VPR season 11. Manufacturing on the upcoming season started on the finish of June, and is predicted to wrap in early September. Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, Lala Kent, Lisa Vanderpump, Scheana Shay, James Kennedy, Katie Maloney, and Tom Schwartz are all again for the brand new season.
Raquel beforehand insinuated that her run on VPR was over when she appeared on Bethenny Frankel‘s podcast on August 16. Raquel said that Bravo was “running to the bank with this scandal — and I haven’t seen a single penny” after her affair with Tom induced record-high rankings for the present. “It’s not fair,” Raquel stated. “And I feel like a toddler saying, ‘It’s not fair.’ But it really isn’t. And I feel like I’ve been portrayed as the ultimate villain.”
“My mistakes that I’ve made on camera live on forever. And you mentioned something about the addiction of doing reality TV and the way that they always dangle that carrot in front of you, like, ‘Well, you need to tell your side of the story otherwise it’s gonna be written for you,’ ” she added to Bethenny. “And that’s terrifying. So I almost went back, I know just because of that.”
Raquel and Tom had a 7-month affair that Tom’s girlfriend Ariana Madix came upon about on March 1. “Scandoval” erupted, with solid members typically siding with Ariana — together with Scheana Shay, who bodily shoved Raquel in New York Metropolis after studying concerning the affair. In flip, Raquel filed a restraining order in opposition to Scheana, claiming she was assaulted over the scandal. The restraining order pressured Raquel and Scheana to movie the Season 10 Reunion individually with their different solid members.
After the affair was uncovered, Raquel issued an apologetic assertion the place she admitted that she was in search of counseling. “I want to apologize for my actions and my choices foremost to Ariana, and to my friends and the fans so invested in our relationships,” Raquel’s assertion learn. “There is no excuse, I am not a victim and I must own my actions and I deeply regret hurting Ariana.” She continued, “I am reflecting on my choices, speaking to a counselor and I am learning things about myself such as my patterns of codependency and addiction to being and feeling loved. I am taking steps to understand my behavior and make healthier choices.”
Raquel later checked herself right into a psychological well being facility for therapy, in April of 2023. A number of weeks later, information broke that Raquel and Tom formally broke up. Raquel checked out of the psychological well being facility after two months and she or he broke her silence about her expertise getting therapy on Bethenny’s podcast. “I was thrown into this place where it was a lot of new faces and I was already carrying so much shame, that it was difficult for me to be like, ‘Hi, I’m Raquel!’” she admitted. “But as time went on I was able to warm up and really share my story in an authentic, honest way,” Raquel added, “and I was met with grace and compassion for my peers.”