Before reacting to claims of breaking girl code, dishing on her feelings for Tom Schwartz, and shading Katie Maloney as a “troll,” the Vanderpump Rules cast member was questioned by Andy Cohen about the comment James made on the latest episode of the Bravo reality show.
“I just don’t such James Kennedy’s d-ck,” Raquel clarified on the March 1 episode of WWHL.
“Given James’ track record, I wouldn’t put it past him. I think he will cheat on Ally,” she admitted as a viewer poll showed that only 7% of viewers felt he wouldn’t cheat.
Although Raquel doesn’t have much hope for James and Ally’s future, she said she’s in a good place with her new castmate, especially now that she’s gotten over James.
“It’s hard watching back the earlier episodes of the season because I was so hung up on James and so heartbroken. Looking back and seeing that girl, I feel for her,” she confessed. “But I’ve turned a new leaf. My relationship with Ally is great. I feel like a big sister to her in a way.”
“I probably regret saying that. I was just being honest,” she explained of her statement, which suggested it wasn’t “a big deal” since she didn’t want to have sex with him.
As for the infamous pic she shared of her and Tom at Schwartz & Sandy’s earlier this month, which led Katie to shade her as a “desperado,” Raquel said she took the pic to provide the press with a better image of her and Tom.
“It was golden hour … pure vanity,” she admitted. “There’s so many articles being written and the one photo that they keep using of Schwartz and I is like the same photo and I don’t love it that much so I was like, ‘Let’s give them a new photo!’”
Then, after confirming Katie has no right to tell Tom who he can hang with and denying hooking up with him prior to filming on Pump Rules season 10, Raquel said James was more upset about her kissing Peter Madrigal than Tom.
“I would say Peter … just give off of like how he talks about Peter, it’s vile,” she shared.
Although Raquel has been accused of purposefully sharing certain pics to hurt Katie, she said that wasn’t the case at all.
“I’m just trying to live my life and I’m sorry if that offends people, but it’s not gonna stop me from doing what I wanna do,” she declared.
She also denied breaking girl code, stating, “If I had to choose making out with Schwartz or pursuing a friendship with Katie, then I’m gonna pursue making out with Schwartz.” But she insisted that her feelings for Tom didn’t develop until after their breakup.
“I didn’t really view him that way and then I think just also being single, it’s like I’m seeing people with a new, rose-colored lens,” she revealed.
Despite her feelings for Tom, Raquel said she did feel bad to see Katie crying over their split.
“Oh, 100 percent. I felt really bad,” she shared. “I was terrified to tell her, too, but she’s gonna find out sooner or later.”
Also on WWHL, after being asked if Scheana was a troll as Katie suggested, Raquel clapped back.
“Scheana’s not a troll. If anyone’s a troll, Katie’s a troll and she was projecting that onto Scheana,” she explained.
And Scheana agreed, saying, “100 percent. She literally sits at home on Reddit.”
Vanderpump Rules season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.