As Raquel’s comments were revealed following the news of her receiving death threats over her controversial affair with Tom Sandoval, who had been dating her now-ex-friend, Ariana Madix, for nine years, Sandoval’s rumored flame, Karlee Hale, who he was spotted with last month in Austin, Texas, set the record straight about their potential romance on Instagram.
“Anxiety tip: if you hangout with a famous person be prepared that someone will likely take your picture, sell it to the tabloids, [put] your face on blast, tell everyone you’re dating, and give you the worst anxiety you’ve ever experienced,” Karlee wrote in a post, via The Bravo Babe on Instagram. “Thank you to my closest friends for being there and checking on me right now.
“P.S.,” she added, “I’m not dating Tom. P.P.S find better hobbies.”
As for Raquel’s future on Pump Rules, her role seems to be up in the air at the moment, although she claimed during her one-on-one interview with Andy Cohen at the reunion that she wants to come back.
During the extended clip of the reunion, Andy wanted to know if Sandoval, or her parents, had encouraged her to take a step back from the show at the taping, which was filmed prior to her entering treatment for mental health concerns.
“Um, I don’t know,” she admitted, via Entertainment Tonight on June 2. “It’s in question right now. I want to.”
Since Raquel entered treatment several weeks ago, she hasn’t been seen publicly. However, Sandoval was recently spotted on the phone with her during a flight, which prompted many to speculate that she may have left treatment. That said, an insider told ET that was not the case.
“[Raquel is] very focused on doing the work required of her … Raquel only has certain times during the week she can make calls, and she and Tom had a scheduled call,” the source explained.
In other Raquel news, the former beauty pageant contestant’s family has been in touch with the FBI over the death threats she’s received.
“Thankfully, Raquel has not seen any of these messages as she’s been seeking help at a mental health treatment facility and hasn’t looked at her phone, social media or the internet in over a month,” another insider explained to ET.
The conclusion of the three-part Vanderpump Rules season 10 reunion airs Wednesday, June 7, at 9/8c on Bravo.
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