Vanderpump Rules’ Scheana Shay Reveals She Reached Out to Tom Sandoval, Shares Why, and Her Fears About ‘Scandoval,’ Plus If Raquel Apologized for Restraining Order Drama

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Scheana Shay Reveals She Texted Tom Sandoval, Shares Why, and Admits Fearing He Could "Harm Himself," Plus If Raquel Apologized for Restraining Order Drama

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Scheana Shay recently reached out to Tom Sandoval.

While Scheana made it clear during the finale episode of Vanderpump Rules season 10 that she can no longer be friends with Sandoval due to his treatment of her longtime bestie, Ariana Madix, who he cheated on with their friend, Raquel Leviss, for months, she revealed during an episode on her podcast that she decided to text him and shared if Raquel apologized for filing a temporary restraining order against her.

While looking back at her TRO drama with Raquel during an episode of Scheananigans earlier this month, via TMZ, Scheana confirmed that Raquel has yet to reach out to her with an “I’m sorry” — or an explanation for why she took legal action against her over their post-“Scandoval” spat.

During the episode, Scheana said she refrained from blocking Raquel’s phone number and social media accounts to allow an opportunity for Raquel to reach out.

She then claimed that while discussing the matter with Sandoval, he told her that it was Raquel’s family, who forced her to file the order.

As Pump Rules fans may recall, Scheana’s lawyer denied that Scheana punched Raquel after learning of her affair with Sandoval, calling Raquel a “known liar and a cheat” before the case was ultimately dismissed (Raquel was in Sandoval’s bed, according to Scheana, when she appeared in court).

Also, during the episode, Scheana said that after Raquel turned off her phone at the prompting of her PR team once cameras went back up on season 10, Sandoval called Brock to ask if they’d heard from her.

During a separate episode, Scheana revealed she texted Sandoval after learning of the death of his close friend, Ali Rafiq, weeks ago.

“I did [reach out],” Scheana revealed on the May 26 episode of Scheananigans, via Page Six. “He didn’t respond to me. The second one didn’t even deliver. I think … he turned his phone off, but this was a few days ago, and it still never delivered.”

“He could just be having his phone off right now,” she continued. “I don’t even know the place that he’s in. I just know that I don’t feel like a human if I don’t send my condolences and well-wishes.”

According to Scheana, there were others (she didn’t name anyone, specifically) who also reached out. But, like her, they’ve not heard back.

“[I’ve] kept in touch with [Sandoval’s pal] Kyle Chan, just checking in because [I do not] want anyone to harm themselves,” Scheana noted, adding that Sandoval has been through “too much” and stating that the backlash against him has been “on another level.”

In response to Scheana’s concerns about Sandoval, Jax Taylor agreed, “We’re getting to the point where somebody can hurt themselves.”

“I’ve gone through a lot of hell on that show, [but] nothing like this. And now you’re putting his best friend[‘s death] on top of that and the fact that his family is not all on board with him. … I’d be in a dark hole,” he shared.

Jax and Brittany Cartwright were surprised to hear that Sandoval hadn’t responded to Scheana’s “olive branch” messages, especially considering the circumstances.

“There is nobody in his corner right now. [In his mind], maybe this would be a way back in,” Jax stated.

But Scheana made it clear that her efforts to reach out were “not” a way back for Sandoval to get back into her life.

The Vanderpump Rules season 10 reunion concludes next Wednesday, June 7, at 9/8c on Bravo.