The drama at SUR by no means ends. Raquel Leviss and Peter Madrigal solely went on a handful of dates, however their romance took on a complete new that means after Leviss’ affair with Tom Sandoval was uncovered.
The previous pageant queen and the SUR supervisor had their first outing in early 2022 after Leviss break up from ex-fiancé James Kennedy. “It was only a enjoyable little time,” Leviss recalled throughout an April 2022 look on Katie Maloney‘s “You’re Gonna Love Me” podcast. “And I figured this is able to be a superb alternative for me simply to get again out within the courting world as a result of I haven’t had an official date because the breakup. So, when he requested me to go seize drinks with him, I used to be like, ‘Hm, OK, certain.’”
After that first date, nonetheless, the duo stored issues informal. In July 2022, Leviss solely advised Us Weekly that she’d solely been on “a couple of dates” together with her Vanderpump Guidelines costar. “He requested me out after my breakup, clearly, and I used to be like, ‘Nicely, why not? Proper?’” the California native recalled on the time. “I’m a yes-man now.”
The pair’s romance seemingly got here to an finish that very same month, as documented throughout a February 2023 episode of Pump Guidelines. Leviss advised Madrigal she wasn’t prepared for something critical, whereas the duo’s boss, Lisa Vanderpump, warned Madrigal of the hazards of courting somebody who works for him.
It appeared like that may be the top of story till March 2023, when Us confirmed that Sandoval break up from longtime girlfriend Ariana Madix after she found he was having an affair with Leviss. Two days earlier than the information broke, Leviss described Madrigal as a “beginning pony” throughout an expertise on Watch What Occurs Reside With Andy Cohen, explaining that he helped her get again within the courting world.
As luck would have it, Madrigal had booked his personal interview that very same week, and he wasn’t comfortable about his former flame’s remarks. “I’m no person’s starter pony,” the Daddy’s Dwelling director mentioned throughout an interview on the “Alison Rosen Is Your New Greatest Buddy” podcast. “Go f–ok your self. I all the time maintain a good keel, however my God. Who the hell do you assume you might be? Who the f–ok do you assume you might be?”
As extra particulars in regards to the timeline of Sandoval and Leviss’ affair turned public, Madrigal didn’t maintain again sharing his ideas. In April 2023, he mentioned he felt just like the duo had used him as a “scapegoat” to cover their rising emotions for each other. In response to Madrigal, Sandoval despatched him a textual content in January 2023 that made him assume the TomTom co-owner was seeing Leviss as early as July 2022.
“He hasn’t texted me in six months,” the College of Southern California alum recalled throughout an interview on Kristen Doute‘s “Intercourse, Love, and What Issues” podcast. “After which he texts me and he says, and I quote, ‘Dude, exclamation level. Simply watched the primary episode LOL, exclamation level. Did you bang Raquel the night time after SUR, exclamation level, query mark, crying laughing face.’”
Madrigal believes that Sandoval wished to seek out out the total extent of what occurred between him and Leviss as a result of their affair had already begun when Leviss agreed to exit with Madrigal. “She was already having intercourse with Tom,” Madrigal alleged. “And that textual content message from him proves it.”
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