PHOTO: Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss Caught on Trip Without Ariana Prior to Split as He Prepares for Free Show in Houston Amid Affair Backlash

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PHOTO: Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss Caught on Trip Without Ariana in November 2022 as He Prepares for Free Show in Houston Amid Affair Backlash

Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss kept their shocking affair to themselves for months before it was revealed weeks ago. But according to a recently posted fan photo from November 2022, they weren’t exactly being discrete.

Months prior to the Vanderpump Rules stars’ shocking betrayal being uncovered by Sandoval’s now-ex-girlfriend, Ariana Madix, who reportedly discovered a NSFW video of Raquel on his phone, Sandoval and Raquel posed for a photo with a fan in Roseville, California.

“I mean… I was a little curious as to why no one else was around. I guess I figured Tom had broken up with Ariana,” the fan wrote in the caption of the pic, as seen in a screenshot shared by a Pump Rules fan page on Instagram.

As the fan page explained, the image was taken at one of Sandoval’s show in November of last year, and no other Pump Rules cast members were present.

Vanderpump Rules Tom Sandoval, Raquel Leviss Without Ariana in November 2022

In another screenshot, shared by Best of Bravo on Instagram, it was noted that Sandoval and his band, Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras, a cover band specializing in 1980s tracks, will soon play a free show in downtown Houston.

Vanderpump Rules Tom Sandoval to Play Free Show Amid Affair Backlash

According to the Houston Chronicle, Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras will perform at Avenida Houston as part of the venue’s Party on the Plaza series on May 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The free show comes on the heels of tons of backlash against Sandoval and his businesses, including the bars he owns with Tom Schwartz, TomTom and Schwartz & Sandy’s. As fans may have heard, Yelp actually had to disable the comments on the restaurants’ pages due to a flooding of negative posts from people who seemed to be upset at Sandoval, rather than the actual restaurants.

Earlier this month, as news of his affair with Raquel broke, Sandoval pleaded with his followers to take it easy on his businesses.

“Schwartz & Sandy’s might have my name on it, but also there are 3 other partners and 20 employees, who especially rely on the restaurant for income for them and their families. Just like TomTom, I’m a small part of a much bigger thing. Please direct ur anger towards me and not them. They did nothing wrong,” he wrote on Instagram at the time. “I’m so sorry that my partners, Greg, Brett, and Schwartz, and our employees have to suffer for my actions. I will be taking a step back & taking a hiatus out of respect for my employees & partners. I need some time to address everything else. Sorry for everything.”

Vanderpump Rules season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.