Raquel Leviss Downplays Friendships With Ariana Madix, Scheana Shay

Raquel Leviss, Ariana Madix and Scheana Shay
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Ariana Madix and Scheana Shay will probably have some (new) alternative phrases for Raquel Leviss in the event that they tune into her chat with Bethenny Frankel.

Leviss’ look on “ReWives” marked her first interview after finishing 90 days of psychological well being therapy amid the backlash of her affair with Madix’s then-boyfriend, Tom Sandoval. Throughout half one of many podcast, which dropped on Wednesday, August 16, Frankel requested Leviss about how the world “thinks [she] slept with [her] greatest buddy’s boyfriend of 10 years.”

“That’s the narrative that’s being written for me,” Leviss responded. “It’s extra salacious that manner. Ariana and I weren’t greatest buddies. We had been acquaintances who turned buddies via the present. She’s all the time been anyone who’s been very candy to me. She would get up for me and encourage me to pursue no matter I used to be, I don’t know … pursuing. And that was all nice — however we by no means had, like, a deep dialog that I might have with a greatest buddy.”

Whereas Leviss stated it’s “painful to assume” that she “damage” Madix by having a months-long relationship with Sandoval, she insisted that she wasn’t making an attempt to be “a malicious individual.”

“I simply received wrapped up on this and wasn’t pondering clearly. However we weren’t greatest buddies,” she continued. “The alliances — I referred to as these folks my buddies as a result of I actually did consider that they had been my buddies.”

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Leviss — who referred to Madix as her “true” buddy on the “Chicks within the Workplace” podcast simply at some point earlier than Scandoval broke in March — alleged that she “by no means” noticed Madix when cameras weren’t rolling.

“Not simply us collectively — no,” Leviss stated. “[If we were best friends], we’d, I don’t know, exit to dinner simply the 2 of you or procuring or lunch.”

When requested about how the world has rallied round Madix, who ended issues with Sandoval for good after 9 years collectively in mild of the scandal, Leviss advised Frankel she is torn.

“A part of me says, ‘Good for you as a result of make the most of these alternatives whereas they arrive your manner.’ However it’s hurtful to me simply to assume that — my nature may be very sort and forgiving and understanding of different folks. So the idea of me being the last word actuality TV villain simply blows my thoughts,” she stated. “And the way in which that she spoke to me on the reunion, I really feel prefer it was uncalled for.”

Leviss did admit that Shay “was one in every of my greatest buddies,” however accused her costar of fixing the narrative round their friendship.

“She supplied her house to me to remain in whereas I used to be determining my subsequent strikes. After breaking apart with James [Kennedy], she saved this house in L.A. however wasn’t dwelling in it ’trigger she was dwelling down in San Diego, however she began creating this narrative that she was the sister I by no means had and like a mom to me,” Leviss advised Frankel. “And that she gave me a spot to stay when no one else would, you recognize, put me up anyplace. [She said] that I didn’t pay hire, which isn’t true. I did pay hire and I additionally cat sat for her cat who was pumped with Mercury for therapy. She couldn’t be close to the cat as a result of she was breast-feeding her daughter. And I additionally did her podcasts, and she or he stated the one podcast that I did along with her speaking about my breakup with James was the No. 1 most listened to podcast.”

Leviss concluded, “It’s simply unlucky that she’s making an attempt to create this narrative that I’ve taken benefit of her after I really feel like I did contribute in a manner.”