Raquel Leviss Discusses Letter That Led Her to End Things With Tom Sandoval and Slams Vanderpump Rules Star as a “Narcissist A**hole”

by Lindsay Cronin
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Raquel Leviss Discusses Letter That Led Her to End Things With Tom Sandoval and Slams Vanderpump Rules Star as a "Narcissist A**hole"

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Rachel “Raquel” Leviss opened up about what led her to end her relationship with Tom Sandoval on the latest episode of her podcast.

As she looked back on a package she received from her now-ex-flame during her months-long stint in a mental health treatment center, the Vanderpump Rules alum, 29, shared how Sandoval, 41, insulted her and proved he did not love her while also labeling him a “narcissistic a**hole” who targeted her with “love-bombing” amid their sordid affair, which began amid season 10 in 2022.

“When I was at The Meadows, Tom and I would send letters to each other. So I got a big package. There [were] three items in there, a friendship lamp, where you tap it and it changes colors, bluetooth-connected, one lamp per person and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s actually a really cool gift.’ And then the second thing that was in that box was an Us magazine and we were on the front cover in a little square on the top right and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh. I’ve always wanted to be on the cover of a magazine. I didn’t think it was gonna be like this. But, still cool.’ And then the third item that was in there was a letter,” Raquel revealed on the February 10 episode of Rachel Goes Rogue.

After saving the letter for later, Raquel ultimately began reading it and came to a big realization.

“I started feeling sick to my stomach because the letter was so insulting to me and the work that I was doing at this treatment facility. He was basically saying, ‘In all the years that I’ve known you, I’ve never seen you so dependent on a place,’” she recalled. “And he was trying to convince me to leave The Meadows and come back to him.”

According to Raquel, she knew she wasn’t ready to leave treatment at the time and expressed to Sandoval that she didn’t “think [she was] safe to [herself]” if she left at that point.

“He tried to convince me to leave anyway. And that’s when I really knew that this person does not love me. And this is a love bomb tactic to try to have this control over me,” she noted.

While Raquel initially wanted to reach out to Sandoval to explain why she was no longer interested in pursuing a relationship with him, her therapist advised her against doing so.

“So I just didn’t call him again, and I blocked his number. And, you know, some people would consider that ghosting. And I think he was hurt by it because, you know, he didn’t get any closure,” she explained.

During another segment of the podcast, Raquel spoke of two narcissistic a**holes she dated in her 20s.

“I fell in love with one narcissist a**hole, and after that relationship ended, after five years of being in that relationship, I fell into the hands of another narcissist a**hole,” Raquel shared, seemingly referencing Sandoval and James Kennedy, 32, whom she did not name.

While looking back at her romance with the first partner mentioned, Raquel confirmed the man had told her he loved her just one week after they met. And although their long-distance relationship included fireworks and excitement at its start, things ultimately took a turn due to the way he would treat other people and the inappropriate manner in which he would speak to her.

Moving on to Sandoval, Raquel said, “In that situation, I felt like he was really giving me this undivided attention. I was able to express my emotions and he could really understand what I was saying, and it seemed like it was on a deeper level than what I experienced before, and everything else went out the window, all my morals went out the window, and he became like the most important person to me, and you know, we would go on trips together and stuff like that, and I consider that like a form of love bombing.”

“I think that there’s like a part with living in the fantasy, and I don’t know, for some reason, whenever I’m dating guys like this, they become the most important person to me,” she admitted.

Vanderpump Rules season 11 airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.


57 comments

Wicked Cupcake February 12, 2024 - 3:09 pm

Says the other narcissist asshole.

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Nanoo February 16, 2024 - 6:44 am

The narcissistic stupid demon!

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Crazy Eyes! February 12, 2024 - 3:24 pm

You picked him sweetheart!! So tired of these morons with “buyers remorse”!!!!

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🧸 MamaBear 🧸 February 12, 2024 - 3:41 pm

And not only did she pick him, she screwed over a good friend to get him. 🙄🙄. Idiot….

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North February 12, 2024 - 4:22 pm

Oh please… They’re all skanks

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smalltalk February 12, 2024 - 3:47 pm

Great career choice, Rachella!🙃 Making a living of disclosing Scandoval details- sans looking in the mirror.

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The Best February 12, 2024 - 3:51 pm

If she thought Sandoval spoke to her on a deeper level, that’s not saying much for Rachel. She is basically calling herself shallow….no wonder she is very robotic in her actions and thoughts.

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Kyle’s FlyingHelicopterHair February 12, 2024 - 7:59 pm

She’s a stupid bitch plain and simple.

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The Dutch Slut February 12, 2024 - 5:30 pm

As deep as a light rain on concrete

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Kyle’s FlyingHelicopterHair February 12, 2024 - 7:59 pm

Lmaoo I can picture it…..

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Pattyann February 12, 2024 - 6:36 pm

That’s very poetic Dutchie!

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The Dutch Slut February 12, 2024 - 7:24 pm

😉😉

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Kyle’s FlyingHelicopterHair February 12, 2024 - 7:59 pm

Lmaoo I can picture it…..

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The Best February 12, 2024 - 9:35 pm

Lovely analogy, DS

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the underground train February 13, 2024 - 12:39 am

The rain is deeper

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The Dutch Slut February 13, 2024 - 12:53 am

That’s true. The atmosphere has a dew point…

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Kyle’s FlyingHelicopterHair February 12, 2024 - 7:59 pm

She’s a stupid bitch plain and simple.

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Kim R. IS Baby Jane February 12, 2024 - 3:53 pm

” I’ve always wanted to be on the cover of a magazine. I didn’t think it was gonna be like this. But, still cool.’ – and there you have it. What more do you need to hear to know she has not changed and does not have one bit of remorse for anyone.

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IWasn'tFired February 12, 2024 - 4:39 pm

She is shameless. Still.

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Kim R. IS Baby Jane February 12, 2024 - 6:28 pm

Absolutely! Dayum

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Bravolebrities or BravoCons? February 13, 2024 - 8:26 am

Right? I made the cover that’s all that matters!

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Savannah Jones February 13, 2024 - 7:01 am

Yes, that comment was all I needed to hear. Was actually feeling sorry for her at one point but now I’ve realized there’s been no growth.

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Kim R. IS Baby Jane February 13, 2024 - 4:07 pm

It’s not even so much the lack of growth but the obvious lack of concern for anyone she hurt. She is not sorry.

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Bravolebrities or BravoCons? February 13, 2024 - 8:26 am

Right? I made the cover that’s all that matters!

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Kim R. IS Baby Jane February 13, 2024 - 4:05 pm

How I got here certinaly doesn’t matter! — from the tears of my best friend and on my back with her partner

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Bravolebrities or BravoCons? February 13, 2024 - 8:39 pm

She is def not the brightest bulb in the package

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Nanoo February 16, 2024 - 1:43 am

I thought I would make a cover when I won the Miss California Pageant! The REAL reason I hooked up with James was to get on VPR so I could win that pageant!

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North February 12, 2024 - 4:23 pm

Imagine getting an US magazine and saying .. Oh cool. I’d be sick to my stomach

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carti February 12, 2024 - 4:43 pm

I just find it interesting when a new catchphrase develops in the Bravo universe, you hear it across all franchises. Now it’s “lovebombing”. Sandoval was lovebombing Rachel, John Janssen is lovebombing Alexis Bellino….. Makes me suspicious. Maybe Rachel is still in at Bravo? Maybe Rachel not being on the show this season is planned by producers so she can do a big reveal return next year.

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The Dutch Slut February 12, 2024 - 5:31 pm

It’s right up there with My Turth

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Like, Nathaniel Gray, Like February 12, 2024 - 8:59 pm

It’s “narrative” for me. I’m so sick of that word.

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The Dutch Slut February 12, 2024 - 9:21 pm

It’s therapy speak… that used to give power to victims but now means fuck all… I totally agree too about “narrative”… and also arm chair diagnosis of Autism… 🙄

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the underground train February 13, 2024 - 12:38 am

Journey. Platform and Gaslighting

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Like, Nathaniel Gray, Like February 13, 2024 - 6:08 am

Neurodivergent is overused as well.

meme February 15, 2024 - 5:38 pm

What?! What the hell, girl, using those big words. I had to think a minute to remember what it means. 🙃 (I don’t know what most of these emojis mean either – I just pick one)

meme February 15, 2024 - 5:40 pm

I called you girl then I saw your username – if that’s not the correct gender, no offense, OK?

meme February 15, 2024 - 5:31 pm

I’s

Bim-Bo-Dietl-Slice February 12, 2024 - 6:25 pm

I’d kill to be love bombed now and then. Lovebomb me with a car; lovebomb me with money; lovebomb me with trips and clothes. I promise I’ll never be mad 😃

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Leslietinhb February 13, 2024 - 12:05 pm

A new favorite is “performative”! UGG!

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Nanoo February 16, 2024 - 1:38 am

Lovebombing is the new “gaslighting.”

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Nanoo February 16, 2024 - 1:38 am

Lovebombing is the new “gaslighting.”

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Tee February 12, 2024 - 6:23 pm

Wish Sandoval would take some responsibility, like Rachel, who is 10+ years younger. Ariana didn’t take responsibility for her actions either while Kirsten was with Sandoval!

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Kyle’s FlyingHelicopterHair February 12, 2024 - 8:00 pm

That’s why I’ve always had a struggle getting to totally on board the Ariana train.

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Ellen in KC February 12, 2024 - 8:30 pm

Is she really taking responsibility though? I just read her blaming everything on the narcissist she was cheating with. And being on a magazine cover was cool!

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Tee February 14, 2024 - 4:10 pm

I think she is Ellen, compared to others who are much older than her

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The Dutch Slut February 12, 2024 - 9:24 pm

I’m fucking tired

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DoUNeedPantiesInPrison February 13, 2024 - 7:54 am

So the whole premise of her podcast is her affair with him? Talk about narcissism.

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Squirrellie February 13, 2024 - 11:23 am

YES!!!!!

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~~Medusa~~ February 13, 2024 - 9:23 am

The Raquel-Scandy relationship was doomed from the start. Neither party deserves pity or praise. I wish Scandy left the show. His narcissism, deflections & hammy, drawn out reactions are most annoying. Rachel can become a model/arm candy to land another selfish loser from the dog pile that she’ll encounter.

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Beachgirl February 13, 2024 - 11:16 am

Medusa! There you are! Where you been, girl? Glad to see you. Hope all is well and you are weathering this snow storm ❄️ with plenty of soup 🍵 and hot chocolate. ☕️
Great comment, as usual.
(p.s. Did I see you on twitter?)

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~~Medusa~~ February 13, 2024 - 2:37 pm

Hi Beachgirl! I’m fine. How are you doing?? I’ve been on Twitter (as MedusaMinx) laughing or arguing about the current political scene. I drop by RB when I can tolerate the endless ads. Yes, today is a snow day. Did you get hit by the “NorEaster” too??? So far, my area got only a few inches of snow & light winds. The south shore is expected to have heavy snow amounts.

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~~Medusa~~ February 13, 2024 - 2:37 pm

Hi Beachgirl! I’m fine. How are you doing?? I’ve been on Twitter (as MedusaMinx) laughing or arguing about the current political scene. I drop by RB when I can tolerate the endless ads. Yes, today is a snow day. Did you get hit by the “NorEaster” too??? So far, my area got only a few inches of snow & light winds. The south shore is expected to have heavy snow amounts.

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Beachgirl February 14, 2024 - 4:26 pm

Glad to hear it! Doing well. Yes, we got about a foot of snow. It’s cold today so it’s sticking around for awhile.
I saw you on twitter, said hey in a reply to one of your comments. Don’t know if you saw. I knew it was you!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Stay well. Catch you next time thru. 💞

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Squirrellie February 13, 2024 - 11:23 am

A therapist didn’t want you to talk to him to break up? That does not sound right. I mean you could have done it from their office, but to teach you to ghost people? Now you have lost me, are you really this dumb?

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Marty S February 13, 2024 - 11:34 am

More lies from Rachel. I don’t believe for a minute she was truly in therapy. Remember she was reported as being stashed away at her Grandparents house a few months. Allegedly. Anyhow her behavior is just as cheap and just as untrustworthy as ever.

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Marty S February 13, 2024 - 11:27 am

And Ratchet is a manipulative lying cheating ho. No one likes you Ratchet! Go away HO!

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Nanoo February 16, 2024 - 1:45 am

How could she look in the mirror and think those cups were the right fit?

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