A plot twist. James KennedyHe broke his silence Raquel LevissAnd Tom Schwartz‘s hookup — and weighed in on how it affected the Vanderpump RulesCast during season 10.
“It was weird. But honestly, I’m living my life, and everyone gets to live theirs,” Kennedy, 30, exclusively told Us WeeklyBravoCon on Saturday, Oct 15. “I mean, Raquel was like flirting with Peter [Madrigal]. Like, she had her tongue down Peter’s throat during my See You Next Tuesday party [during]The first week [of filming].”
While discussing his ex-girlfriend’s dating life, the U.K. native admitted he wasn’t thrilled that she was linked to his friends, saying, “Now, it’s Schwartz. I don’t know. She is homey-hopping a little bit.”
As season 10 was in progress, cameras began rolling. Vanderpump Rules, UseIt was confirmed that Leviss (28), and Schwartz (39), had gotten cozy during Scheana ShayAnd Brock Davies’ wedding in August. “Apparently there was some heavy drinking involved. They made out,” an insider exclusively revealed to Use, adding that they heard “through the grapevine” that “more happened” between the costars.
Kennedy said that Kennedy was forced to question his friendships after the incident. “Oh, yeah. We’ll see how it unfolds on the season,” he teased. “But now it is real friendships. It’s real emotions. So that’s why it gets so deep.”
The professional DJ noted that he was able to work things out with his costars, adding, “We’re good. There’s no bad blood. Like I said, it ended well, and I wish nothing but the best for everyone.”
In 2016, Leviss was introduced to viewers after Kennedy started dating Leviss. The reunion special was filmed by the couple who were engaged in season 9 of Bravo’s hit series.
“After these 5 wonderful years we had together, we decided we have two different goals and made the decision to call off the engagement,” they wrote in a joint Instagram statement in November 2021. “We love each other very much, but we aren’t in love anymore. We wish each other the best so please keep your thoughts positive. Sending Love.”
Leviss and Kennedy shared the shocking news during the season 9 reunion Pump Rules coworkers. “I didn’t want to give up on him because he really has shown me how dedicated he is to me, and the things that he is willing to do to better himself,” the model explained during the January episode. “But I feel like it is something deep within. I have been having nightmares about our wedding day, and I think that’s a telltale sign that something is wrong.”
Later, the California native admitted that she had mixed feelings about her ex boyfriend’s move on Ally LewberShortly after their split. (Leviss for her part was briefly associated with Madrigal.
“I am judging you if you have a girlfriend [shortly]After your engagement has ended. Literally, how many months? One month? Four weeks after the engagement was broken off, James has a new girlfriend,” she told Katie Maloney on her “You’re Gonna Love Me” podcast in April, while the host addressed her own split from Schwartz. “That’s not news to anybody but I am judging you if you have a girlfriend after your engagement has ended in a one-month period. It’s quick. It’s fine though.”
Kennedy shared a glimpse of his relationship with Lewber (26), during his appearance at BravoCon
“As far as marriage — I’ve never been married — so obviously that’s a big part of what I want in my life. But I’m really focused on my career as well right now,” he shared. “This relationship is different just because it’s a different relationship, you know? We’re human beings. We’re very intellectual beings, and I just feel like it’s amazing and I’m really happy.”
Christina Garibaldi reports