Vanderpump Rules star Raquel Leviss has checked herself into a facility specializing in mental health following the fallout from her months-long affair with Tom Sandoval being made public back in March.
According to an insider at Page Six, Raquel has been at the facility “for some time,” and it’s not a quick fix as the source added, “It’s not short-term. It’s a long-haul program.”
According to sources, at the urging of her family, Raquel had “decided before the relationship [between herself and Sandoval] was discovered that she would enter a voluntary facility for mental health counseling,” per Entertainment Tonight.
The source continued by adding that Raquel was originally scheduled to enter treatment before the Vanderpump Rules season 10 reunion, but she decided she needed to first fulfill her commitment to Bravo, who were apparently aware of Raquel’s intention to seek treatment.
“She was scheduled to go in pre-reunion but decided she wanted to finish her filming commitment,” the source stated. “Bravo and production were aware and in support of her journey towards better mental health.”
Raquel’s rep made it abundantly clear that Raquel was not seeking treatment for substance abuse.
As news of the affair broke, Raquel issued the following statement.
“I am reflecting on my choices, speaking to a counselor and I am learning things about myself such as my patterns of codependency and addiction to being and feeling loved,” her statement read. “I have sought emotional validation through intimate connections that are not healthy without regard for my own well-being, sometimes negatively affecting others and often prioritizing the intimate connections over my friendships.”
News of Raquel’s affair with co-star Tom Sandoval has taken the Bravo world by storm. During the affair, he was allegedly still in a relationship with his partner of nine years, Ariana Madix, though he has insisted the two had broken up at least two weeks prior.
While Raquel has remained silent since the Pump Rules reunion, Tom recently gave a controversial bombshell interview with Howie Mandel that wasn’t well-received. During the interview, he repeatedly played the victim card while trying to justify his infidelity.
Vanderpump Rules airs Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.
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