Tom Schwartz knew about Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss‘ affair before the rest of the world, but how far in advance did he know?
As Andy Cohen questioned Schwartz at Thursday’s taping of the Vanderpump Rules season 10 reunion, an insider spoke out about Schwartz’s knowledge of Sandoval and Leviss’ betrayal of Ariana Madix, noting that he allegedly learned of the romance just prior to everyone else.
“Sandoval confided in Schwartz approximately three weeks before the news broke out, telling him he was having an affair with Raquel and that he was planning on telling Ariana,” an insider told E! News on March 23. “Schwartz urged him to tell Ariana right away.”
The source’s claim came just hours after Jax Taylor recounted a conversation he had with Schwartz on an episode of Watch What Happens Live.
“I talk to Schwartz every day, so I know for a fact, for a hundred percent fact, on my child, he told me he knew,” Jax revealed on Wednesday. “He goes, ‘I knew for a while,’ and kinda like left it at that, but then he said, ‘I tried to tell him to come forward with it.’ So that’s what he’s told me, verbatim. I gotta take his word for it.”
Also, on Wednesday, Raquel denied Schwartz was used to deflect from her romance with Sandoval.
“I genuinely had an interest in Tom Schwartz,” she told TMZ. “There’s a genuine curiosity there, so it wasn’t a coverup.”
Although fans will have to wait until the reunion airs to find out for sure what went down in the weeks leading up to Sandoval and Raquel’s affair being exposed, host Andy shared a video on his Instagram Story that featured him questioning Schwartz
“You know what I need to know from you? Were you silent or were you silenced?” Andy asked, via OK! Magazine, referencing a question Oprah Winfrey asked Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle in regard to the royal family.
“I’m going to marinate on that,” Schwartz replied, before adding. “Let’s get down and dirty.”
Vanderpump Rules season 10 airs every Wednesday night at 9/8c on Bravo.