Lisa Vanderpump was not a happy camper at the “Vanderpump Rules” reunion.
The Bravo star reportedly went off on co-stars Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss as they rehashed the aftermath of the 10th season. In March 2023, Sandoval and Leviss were embroiled in a shocking cheating scandal, and the two not only faced Vanderpump and host Andy Cohen, but also Sandoval’s ex-girlfriend Ariana Madix, at the season 10 reunion taping less than three weeks later.
Here’s what you need to know:
Lisa Vanderpump “Annihilated” Tom Sandoval & Raquel Leviss During the Reunion
Sandoval and Madix had been together for 10 years and shared a home before he had an affair with her close friend, Leviss. All three of worked for Vanderpump’s SUR restaurant at one point, which could explain why Vanderpump had a lot to say about what went down.
According to TMZ, the “Vanderpump Rules” reunion was intense from the get-go, and Sandoval and Leviss were “annihilated by everyone, including Lisa Vanderpump and Andy Cohen.”
“It was like a nuclear bomb went off in the studio,” an insider said of the 5-hour taping.
TMZ noted that no one at the reunion took Sandoval and Leviss’ side, and that two cast members had to be separated as things almost got physical. It has not been confirmed what Vanderpump said to her former employees or who was involved in the near-physical altercation.
Another source told E! News that “tensions were so high” throughout the taping and that it “really felt like it was the full cast versus Tom and Raquel.”
“Andy ultimately had to separate two cast members before a fight could happen,” the source confirmed.
Sandoval appeared upset during a filming break. In a leaked video, he and Leviss were spotted outside the trailers at the reunion filming site, and the Schwartz & Sandy’s co-owner appeared to be yelling at producers who were outside with him.
Following the reunion taping, Vanderpump posted to Instagram with, “Oh Lordy, what a day.”
Following the emotional taping, Cohen posted to his Instagram stories.
“Well, that was really confrontational,” he said. “It was really emotional. Nothing was left unsaid.”
According to Us Weekly, other cast members were also emotionally drained following the reunion. On her stories, Lala Kent told her followers, “That was the most exhausting reunion I’ve ever done in my life. I’m drained. I feel like I want to crawl into a hole and sob and scream.”
Lisa Vanderpump Previously Told Viewers Not to “Condemn” Tom Sandoval & Raquel Leviss
While fans will have to wait for the reunion to air to find out all of the details that went down, Vanderpump may have had a change of tune regarding how she feels about the severity of Sandoval and Leviss’ indiscretion.
During a March 2023 interview on “Watch What Happens Live,” Vanderpump admitted she was “gobsmacked” by the scandal, but denounced the “impassioned fan reactions” to the affair.
“This kind of vigilante justice I don’t agree with at all,” Vanderpump said. “I think these are people who are living their life in a public forum, which is very difficult.
“There’s so much infidelity in this world,” she added. “It’s not like they murdered someone. It’s a show and they’re all hurting. I’m not saying we should let them off the hook. Condemn their actions, but don’t condemn the people. All this aggression … it can have serious ramifications. I really mean that. I think everybody should be careful with that.”
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