Raquel Leviss was noticed for the primary time since checking herself right into a psychological well being remedy facility within the aftermath of her dishonest scandal with Tom Sandoval.
The Vanderpump Guidelines star, 28, was photographed in Tuscon, Arizona, on Tuesday, July 18, the place she was visiting household. Within the photographs, obtained by Web page Six, Raquel donned a hat that learn “Be particular person” with shorts, sneakers and a button-up shirt over a t-shirt.
A rep for the previous pageant queen confirmed to Us Weekly in April that Raquel had entered remedy. “Raquel and her household determined earlier than the connection was found that she would enter a voluntary facility for psychological well being counseling,” a press release learn. “Raquel had deliberate to confess herself earlier than the VPR reunion was taped on March 23. She was scheduled to go in pre-reunion however determined she needed to complete her filming dedication. Bravo and manufacturing had been conscious and in assist of her journey in the direction of higher psychological well being.”
In June, an insider solely shared with Us that Raquel was nonetheless within the facility and had been for “68 days and counting.” The supply continued: “Her remedy helps her be taught the premise of her choices and to develop from her errors with the hope of constructing higher decisions and turning into a greater particular person.”
The California native’s resolution to enter remedy got here one month after her affair with Sandoval, 40, made headlines. The TomTom cofounder and then-girlfriend Ariana Madix known as it quits after 9 years of courting on account of his infidelity. Though Raquel drew backlash from followers and costars alike amid the drama, the insider emphasised that the Bravolebrity was “remorseful for her actions” and had “apologized repeatedly.”
Days after the scandal got here to mild, Raquel issued a public apology to Ariana, 38, through Instagram, noting that though she was “not a sufferer” within the scenario, she was “talking to a counselor” to higher perceive what led to her actions.
“I’ve sought emotional validation by intimate connections that aren’t wholesome with out regard for my very own well-being, typically negatively affecting others and sometimes prioritizing the intimate connection over my friendships. I’m taking steps to grasp my conduct and make more healthy decisions,” she wrote on the time.
Raquel dropped a bombshell concerning the timeline of the affair on the finish of half 3 of the Pump Guidelines season 10 reunion, which aired in June.
“I believe it’s vital to me to inform the reality. I believe that I’ve been mendacity and being so deceitful this whole time that I don’t wish to lie anymore and it’s all on the market anyway,” she mentioned, earlier than admitting that she and Sandoval connected a second time “throughout Mexico [at Scheana Shay and Brock Davies’ August 2022 wedding].”
Raquel additionally revealed one other piece of the puzzle, which she claimed Sandoval needed them to proceed mendacity about.
“That is the one story that we’ve agreed on getting straight. And I do know the rationale why Tom needed to lie about it’s that it’s a very unhealthy look to hook up with somebody’s boyfriend in their very own home once they’ve gone out of city. Particularly for like a funeral of all issues,” she mentioned by tears, referring to Ariana going out of city to mourn her late grandmother in September 2022.
Though Raquel and Sandoval each claimed to be in love with one another through the reunion, they’ve shunned labeling their relationship within the aftermath of the affair.
In a March Instagram assertion, Raquel acknowledged the “indefensible circumstances” of their romance and acknowledged, “I don’t wish to label something or predict what lies forward. Proper now I have to heal.”
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Sandoval, for his half, echoed the sentiment throughout an April look on the “Howie Mandel Does Stuff” podcast. “We’re actually good buddies. We’re not placing any label on it,” he informed Howie Mandel on the time.