'Explosive' Vanderpump Rules Reunion Leaves Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss Annihilated

Asma Irshad
Vanderpump Rules Reunion Leaves Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss Annihilated
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Vanderpump Rules castmates tore Tom Sandoval and his lover Raquel Leviss apart at the season 10 reunion taping of their iconic reality show, which took place on Thursday in Los Angeles, California.

Sandoval And Leviss Faced Their Co-stars

Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss
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Recently, the couple faced the rest of their co-stars for the first time on camera since their months-long romance was disclosed.

The Taping Became Explosive

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A source close to production told TMZ that "the taping became explosive within two minutes."

The Couple Was Criticized

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Tom and Raquel were criticized for their behavior, the tension "never let up for the entire five hours of shooting," putting an end to his nine-year romance with Ariana Madix.

It Was Like A Nuclear Bomb

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A source said, "It was like a nuclear bomb went off in the studio."

No One Was On Their Side

Tom Sandoval, Raquel, and Madix
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Sandoval and Raquel fought hard to defend themselves and their relationship. Despite this, no one was on their side. The VPR cast was all for Ariana.

The Couple Was Verbally Annihilated

Andy Cohen and Lisa Vanderpump
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Apart from being verbally annihilated by everyone including presenter Andy Cohen and Lisa Vanderpump at the reunion, two cast members were allegedly separated to prevent an assault and battery.

Sandoval Was Seated Next To Leviss

 Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss
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Sandoval, 39, was seated next to Leviss, according to a seating map issued by Bravo ahead of the reunion.

Ariana Was Seated Two Seats Away From Sandoval

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People | Mary Honkus

Ariana was seated next to Cohen, only two seats away from her cheating ex.

Shay And Leviss's Restraining Order

Shay And Leviss's Restraining Order
Reality Blurb | Lindsay Cronin

The 37-year-old Scheana Shay and Raquel were the subjects of a restraining order that was lifted on Friday, although it did cause some practical issues. Bravo replaced Raquel with Scheana to comply with the order and keep the women 100 feet apart.

Everyone Was Shocked After Hearing The News

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On March 3, everyone was shocked when "Vanderpump Rules" stars Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix announced their separation after nine years together.

Reason Was Sandoval And Leviss's Romance

Tom Sandoval And Raquel Leviss
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Following their breakup, several media sources claimed that Sandoval's romance with Madix's co-star Raquel Leviss for several months was the cause of their separation.

Stars Confirmed the News

Many Bravo superstars appeared to verify the revelation on social media, including producer Andy Cohen, who tweeted a siren emoji followed by the question, "How many parts is too many parts for the #pumprules reunion???"

Sandoval Was Cheating On Madix For Six Months

Nobody likes a cheater
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According to People, the romance had been going on for six months. Around that time, Leviss continued to spread stories about her relationship with Schwartz.

Sandoval And Leviss Said Sorry To Madix

Regret What Happened
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Sandoval and Leviss both issued apologies on March 8 apologizing to Madix for their involvement in the affair.

Sandoval's Instagram Post

Sandoval wrote, "I want to first and foremost apologize to everyone I've hurt through this process. Most of all, I want to apologize to Ariana. I made mistakes, I was selfish, and made reckless decisions that hurt somebody I love. No one deserves to feel that pain so traumatically and publicly."

Sandoval And Leviss Took Time Before Getting Serious

Raquel and Tom
Today | Today

In the recent reunion, Andy also questioned Sandoval and Raquel about how their romance began, according to the publication. And, while they didn't specify, they did indicate that they didn't start dating right away after hooking up. Instead, they took their time before getting serious.

Ariana Was Upset

Ariana Madix

Whatever the case, Ariana was understandably upset at both and cried on several occasions throughout filming while Sandoval faced a barrage of criticism from his castmates, many of whom were formerly close friends.

Fight Against Sandoval Was Strong

Tom Sandoval
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Even when the squad got a moment to relax, the fight against Sandoval was just as strong when they returned to the set.

The Couple Is Still Together

Tom and Raquel
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No one is certain if Sandoval and Raquel's romance will endure, even though they supposedly stated they are still together.