According to a new report, the cast of the Bravo reality series was completely against Sandoval and Raquel, whose shocking affair was exposed earlier this month, throughout the explosive, five-hour taping. And at one point, Andy was forced to separate two others to prevent a physical altercation.
On March 24, sources close to production told TMZ that the taping was “like a nuclear bomb went off in the studio” — and that the cast members who nearly came to blows weren’t Sandoval, Raquel, or the victim of their devastating betrayal, Ariana Madix.
“[It] is not someone you’d guess,” their source teased.
The outlet also shared that Andy questioned Sandoval and Raquel about how their romance began. And while they didn’t specify that, they did say that they didn’t immediately begin a relationship after hooking up. Instead, they waited some time before getting serious.
Whatever the case, Ariana was understandably enraged at both and cried on occasion throughout the taping as Sandoval faced a bucketload of backlash from his castmates, many of whom were once his close friends.
Even after the group took a break to calm down, things were just as intense against Sandoval when they returned to set.
Although Sandoval and Raquel reportedly confirmed they are still together, no one is convinced their relationship will last.
“That relationship is like on an egg timer. It’s not gonna last,” someone explained.
Following Thursday’s taping, as cast members Ariana, Scheana Shay, and Katie Maloney visited a local bar with Kristen Doute and Jax Taylor, Lala seemingly returned home, where she said she was preparing to “sage and pray.”
“That was the most exhausting reunion I’ve ever done in my life,” she said on Instagram on Thursday night, via Page Six.
“I’m drained,” she continued. “I feel like I want to crawl into a hole and sob and scream, but I’m happy to be home now with my little one, crawl in bed, watch ‘Seinfeld’ and just, like, regroup.”
Lala also said that despite the intense drama, she’s happy to report that fans will “enjoy” the reunion when it airs, saying their joy is “the silver lining to it all.”
Vanderpump Rules season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.