James Kennedy‘s girlfriend, Ally Lewber, caught Tom Sandoval and Raquel Leviss in a compromising position months before Sandoval’s girlfriend, Ariana Madix, learned of their affair.
According to a new report, the Vanderpump Rules cast grew suspicious of Sandoval and Raquel after learning that the two were spotted getting “cozy” at The Abbey in West Hollywood, California, in August 2022.
“James’ girlfriend, Ally, saw Tom and Raquel at The Abbey dancing alone together and thought it was weird,” a source told Page Six on March 22. “When they realized they’d been spotted looking cozy, Tom and Raquel appeared to act a little strange like they were caught doing something bad.”
In the recently-released midseason trailer for Pump Rules season 10, Lala Kent questioned Sandoval about his night with Raquel, telling him, apparently of Ally, “She saw the both of you at The Abbey together.”
While the insider said Sandoval and Raquel were with a “group of people,” they noted that “something seemed off” as Ariana was not present.
“The cast began speculating that something weird was happening then, and Ally was the first to call it out,” said the source. “But Raquel and Tom were both adamantly denying it at the time.”
Another source confirmed that while season 10 was in production, cameras weren’t around at the time of Sandoval and Raquel’s alleged canoodling — and Ally didn’t mention what she saw with cameras rolling.
“She confided in other cast members off-camera simply because she was very much bothered by Tom and Raquel’s interaction,” the second insider explained.
But, as time went on, Lala and Katie Maloney grew further suspicious in regard to the relationship between Sandoval and Raquel.
“Over the past couple of months, the girls have been thinking things weren’t adding up,” the source added.
In other Pump Rules news, Tom Schwartz revealed on Wednesday’s episode of the show that although he was accused of kissing Raquel at Coachella in April 2022, it was actually Brock Davies’ friend, Joey Lennon.
“You know how people thought that Raquel and I made out at Coachella? Well, this is the actual guy who made out with Raquel,” Schwartz said in a confessional, via Page Six.
On the show, Joey attended a pool party at Sandoval and Ariana’s home. And, after meeting him, Schwartz joked that Joey was “me if I had ambition and follow-through.”
Still, many believe it was actually Sandoval who kissed Raquel at the event — and that Schwartz has been covering for him.
As the cast prepared to film the reunion on Thursday, Scheana’s attorney, Neama Rahmani, shared a statement with Reality Blurb in regard to how the reunion will be impacted by Raquel’s restraining order against her.
“Scheana will be present at today’s filming in person. Scheana intends to follow the law, but she wants to be part of the reunion. If Rachel attends, Scheana and Vanderpump Rules will make sure that Scheana remains 100 yards away to comply with the restraining order,” he explained.
“There is no real way for the temporary restraining order to be dropped, so it will remain in effect until the permanent hearing on March 29, and then it will just lapse if Rachel doesn’t pursue it. And if Rachel does pursue it, Scheana intends to call witnesses and present evidence to disprove her false accusations,” he added.
Vanderpump Rules season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.